Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and develop-ment(R&D)inFinland.Tekesfundsindustrialprojectsaswellasprojectsinresearch organisations, and especially promotes innovative, risk-intensiveprojects. Tekes offers partners from abroad a gateway to the key technol-ogy players in Finland.
Technology programmes – Tekes´ choices for the greatest impactof R&D funding
Tekes uses technology programmes to allocate its financing, networkingand expert services to areas that are important for business and society.Programmes are launched in areas of application and technology that arein line with the focus areas in Tekes’ strategy. Tekes allocates about halfthe financing granted to companies, universities and research institutesthrough technology programmes. Tekes technology programmes havebeen contributing to changes in the Finnish innovation environment fortwenty years.
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ISSN 1239-758-XISBN 978-952-457-380-1Cover: Oddball Graphics OyPage layout: DTPageOyPrinters: Painotalo Miktor, Helsinki 2007