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Call 30.9.2021-30.9.2022

Partnership model funding call for companies and research organizations

Partnership funding for research, development, and innovation projects in leading companies' ecosystem themes.

Further information on ecosystems

ABB

Simo Säynevirta
simo.saynevirta (at) fi.abb.com

 

Sini Uuttu
sini.uuttu (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Borealis Polymers

Jari Lehtinen
jari.lehtinen (at) borealisgroup.com

 

Tuomas Lehtinen
tuomas.lehtinen (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Fortum & Metsä Group

Maiju Miettinen
maiju.miettinen (at) fortum.com

 

Katariina Kemppainen
katariina.kemppainen (at) metsagroup.com

 

Tuomas Lehtinen
tuomas.lehtinen (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Kone

Mikko Mattila
mikko.mattila (at) kone.com

 

Sakari Karppinen
sakari.karppinen (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Meyer Turku

Ilkka Rytkölä
ilkka.rytkola (at) meyerturku.fi

 

Esa Lindqvist
esa.lindqvist (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Neste 

Juha Leppävuori
juha.leppavuori (at) neste.com

 

Maarit Kokko
maarit.kokko (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Nokia 5G 

Jarkko Pellikka
jarkko.pellikka (at) nokia.com

Kari Leino
kari.leino (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Nokia Edge

Jarkko Pellikka
jarkko.pellikka (at) nokia.com

 

Sixten Sandström
sixten.sandstrom (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Sandvik

Miika Kaski
miika.kaski (at) sandvik.com
 

Kari Koskela
kari.koskela (at) businessfinland.fi

 

TietoEVRY

Christian Sundell
Christian.Sundell (at) tietoevry.com

 

Timo Sorsa
timo.sorsa (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Valmet

Janne Pynnönen
janne.pynnonen (at) valmet.com

 

Kari Koskela
kari.koskela (at) businessfinland.fi

 

Wärtsilä

Kenneth Widell
kenneth.widell (at) wartsila.com

 

Esa Lindqvist
esa.lindqvist (at) businessfinland.fi

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 may also be granted to individual companies or research organizations or to joint projects of research organizations.

Leading companies can participate in the joint projects, but they are not eligible for funding. Therefore, the participating leading companies do not have to apply for funding for their own share. Several calls are opened annually. Cut-off date for the 2022 calls: September 30, 2022. Cut-off dates for 2023 are: January 13th, April 13th and September 13th.

In 2020 and 2021, Business Finland challenged leading companies to solve significant future challenges and to increase their research, development and innovation (RDI) investments in Finland. The leading companies are ABB, Borealis Polymers, Fortum, Kone, Metsä Group, Meyer Turku, Neste, Nokia, Sandvik, TietoEVRY, Valmet and Wärtsilä.

The objective of Business Finland is to increase innovation activities and the competitive advantage of Finnish companies in international markets with partnership funding.

What themes are eligible for funding?

Applications for funding may be submitted for projects relating to the subjects described in leading companies' roadmaps. Roadmaps set out leading companies’ views on the solutions, technologies and competences needed to achieve the defined missions.

See roadmaps (pdf):

What projects are eligible for funding?

Companies can apply funding for:

  • A Co-Innovation joint project between companies or between companies and research organizations.
  • Their own research and development project.

Research organizations can apply funding for:

  • A Co-Innovation joint project between the research organization and companies.
  • An individual research project or a joint research project. Research projects require international cooperation and at least three companies must participate in the project steering group. These companies may also include leading companies.

Read more about Business Finland’s R&D funding:

How to apply for funding?

Before submitting the funding application, please discuss the content and implementation of the project with Business Finland and the contact persons of the leading companies (see contact information). However, this is not a prerequisite for funding. Business Finland makes funding decisions according to the normal funding criteria.

Call declaration and instructions (pdf)

Call summary (pdf)

Read more on the funding for leading companies and ecosystems

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