Innovation funding for media developments

The industry-wide organisational change in the media sector is advancing at pace. Tekes is offering funding for innovation activities in this area.

This funding is intended for projects seeking to renew and develop areas of the media industry as part of the digital landscape. A total of EUR 20 million will be made available to RDI projects in this field 2015-2018.

This innovation support is aimed at projects seeking to radically and courageously renew the whole media sector. It is not intended to breathe new life into old structures and operating models, and is instead meant to support the proactive recognition and creation of new opportunities for growth and international business development. Digitisation is one of the key themes of the funding remit. How can digitisation lead to new working methods, concepts, and customer experiences?

Parties wishing to apply for this funding may be existing operators in the media sector or those from other fields of industry, who are seeking to challenge the current status quo by proposing new operating models and business visions.

The standard Tekes funding criteria must be met in order for the financial support to be awarded. This funding may be used for the development of products, services, business models and operating procedures, as well as new expertise. The support is available either as a grant or a loan and it can be applied for throughout the year.

Further information

Petri Rajahalme, petri.rajahalme(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 (0)29 50 55625
Aki Parviainen, aki.parviainen(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 (0)29 50 20005
Kaisa Holma, kaisa.holma(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 (0)29 50 29045
Antti Salminen, antti.salminen(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 (0)29 50 21239
Anna Alasmaa, anna.alasmaa(at)tekes.fi, tel. +358 (0)29 50 36039

Eero Lukin