European cooperation

Tekes provides information on European programmes and on how to apply for funding. Tekes also promotes the networking of Finnish businesses and research groups with international partners around the world.

In European programmes and networks, Finns will have opportunities to develop their know-how in cooperation with international research groups and businesses.

Those participating in the Horizon 2020 programme can directly seek funding for example for a research and development project or for researcher exchange. With its invitations to tender, the European Space Agency ESA, for its part, acquires technology for satellites, space probes and their control.

In the COST and EUREKA projects, each participant applies for funding separately, for example from national funding sources. Eurostar, on the other hand, is a joint funding program of national funding organisations and the European Commission.