Tekes funding is mainly intended for SMEs. The presentation nearby describe the various ways in which SMEs, large corporations, and research institutes and universities can participate in joint projects. Projects in which only large companies participate are financed in accordance with the normal funding criteria for large companies.
In the case of international joint projects, Tekes will fund Finnish organisations according to the principles listed here, but based on an assessment of the Finnish participants only.
Each party to a joint project should send a separate funding application to Tekes, accompanied by the joint project plan as well as a project plan describing the party's own contribution to the project. Each applicant describes its own contribution in its application.
A jointly agreed project identifier, such as an abbreviation of the project name, must be added to the 'Project identifier' section of the project application. This ensures that the projects will be processed together by Tekes.
In joint projects the applications can be submitted to Tekes at any time.
Reporting and special terms and conditions
Participants in joint projects must simultaneously report the implementation of their sub-projects and cooperation in accordance with the reporting schedule given in the funding decision. Simultaneous reporting makes it easier to monitor the project and its goals.
In addition to the monitoring of project costs and progress, the project partners must report on how well cooperation has been realised. If the cooperation described in the approved project plan needs to be changed, the changes must be approved by Tekes in advance.
Joint project partners should make a mutual cooperation agreement, which includes conditions such as the following:
- ownership of and access rights to the results
- principles governing the exchange of information
- the division of large-scale sub-contracting between the parties
- responsibilities, if one of the parties has to withdraw from the project.