Spaces and Places 2008–2012
The Spaces and Places Programme started at the beginning of 2008 and continued until the end of 2012. Financed projects totalled 170 with a total budget of 73 million euros, of which Tekes financing amounted to 36 million euros.
The programme has enabled the networking of companies and research institutions from a number of sectors. In the projects funded by the programme the focus on spaces has been adopted as part of the companies' business operations and strategic management of organisations.
The Spaces and Places programme had five main themes:
- Work environments
- 3D virtual spaces
- Public and commercial spaces and
- Emotional response inspired by spaces
Internationally significant results were achieved in the development of e.g. work environment know-how and 3D virtual solutions. The role of public spaces has taken a major step forward.