Funding for Innovation and Growth Research is suitable for research organizations studying the impact of global challenges on Finnish businesses and society.
Innovation and Growth Research is Business Finland's research call for proposals to tackle the global challenges facing the Finnish economy and society. The aim of the research call is to increase the dialogue between policy makers and policy developers, on the one hand, and researchers, on the other.
The target group of the research call consists of research organizations studying the impact of global challenges on Finnish businesses and society. It is important that the researchers collaborate with business and innovation policy developers.
The research call for Innovation and Growth Research has a changing annual theme, according to which we select the funded projects. Check out the 2023 call and send your pitch proposal no later than February 24, 2023.
The funding call for Innovation and Growth Research can suit your research organization in situations such as these:
The themes of the funded Innovation and Growth Research projects are related to research on innovation activities and growth. The funding can be used, for example, as follows:
In the application process, you must give a brief presentation (an elevator pitch) of the project to Business Finland's specialists before submitting the application.
In the idea phase, you will send a summary of your idea to innovaatiotutkimus (at) businessfinland.fi.
Business Finland will select the best ideas from among those submitted and encourage their presenters to proceed to the funding application phase. The selected candidates will receive detailed instructions on how to apply.
Business Finland funds Innovation and Growth Research projects under the following conditions:
In other respects, the funding complies with the funding terms and conditions for public research.
If your project has proceeded from the idea phase to the application phase, send the application and its attachments via the online service using the Public research networked with companies template. Add the word "Innovation research" to the beginning of the heading.
You can also keep track of the processing of your application in the online service.
Business Finland can accept costs starting from the date the application was submitted, at the earliest.