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Business Finland challenges global companies to lead ecosystems that consist of companies of different sizes and other players.

Challenge competition 2022

The challenge competition is aimed at leading companies operating globally that are able to increase research, development and innovation (RDI) in Finland very significantly. Challenger companies can also participate in the challenge competition this year. The deadline for first-round proposals is Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

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Partnership model funding call 2022

Business Finland offers partnership funding for research, development, and innovation projects in leading companies' ecosystem themes. Funding is intended in particular for joint projects between companies and joint projects between companies and research organizations. Funding can be applied continuously. Next cut-off date is September 30th, 2022. Cut-off dates for 2023 are: January 13th, April 13th and September 13th.

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What is a challenge competition?

In 2020 and 2021 Business Finland launched challenge competitions in which companies with international operations agreed to resolve significant future challenges and increase their research, development and innovation investments in Finland. If successful, these projects will lead to additional investments of several billion euros in Finland. The proposed projects were to solve significant future challenges and have a remarkable impact on the R&D&I (Research, Development and Innovation) target of 4% and the employment target of 75% laid down in the Government Programme.

The winning companies have committed to creating hundreds of new research, development and innovation jobs and increasing their R&D&I investments by several hundred million euros in total. In addition, the leading companies were to boost R&D&I cooperation with research organisations and SMEs.

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