Business Finland supports Finland-China innovation collaboration. Innovation collaboration can offer a gateway for companies to develop scalable business.
The call is targeted to joint projects of partners from Finland and China with a joint project plan. The cooperation priorities of r&d&I projects are life sciences and health technologies, information and communication technologies, circular economy, carbon neutrality and green technologies. The topics are described more in detail in the call text Zhejiang call text 2021. Zhejiang call Bilateral Cooperation Form 2021 is needed as an appendix to the digital application.
Applications must fulfill both the joint call criteria and the national funding criteria. Business Finland can fund Finnish companies or co-innovation projects with at least three Finnish companies and one or more research organizations. In special cases, even short co-creation projects (research organizations) may be considered in areas where opportunities for future company collaboration should be surveyed. The proposal should demonstrate applicant’s resources to enter and grow in the Chinese markets in addition to the needed resources for innovation. The proposals will be evaluated according to Business Finland’s normal funding criteria and the Finland-China Call co-operation requirements. The Business Finland funding terms apply.
Applicants need to contact Business Finland well in advance before submitting the applications.
Finland-China Joint Innovation Calls 2021 Launch is organized on June 17th at 9-10:30.