Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organization for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasizes the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.
From early 2018 Tekes and Finpro, the Finnish trade promotion organisation, will be merged into a new organisation with the working title Business Finland. Business Finland will gather all services related to innovation funding and to the promotion of exports, investments and travel under one roof.
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