The aim of the competition is to effectively combine top Finnish research with private sector R&D. This will bring Finland new export products and services.
New knowledge, new business
The competition has two stages. In the first stage, we will fund research organisations that are gaining a deeper understanding of the designated problems and the related business potential.
Research enabling a solution will continue in the second stage of the competition, while the company participants use world-beating expertise to develop products and services that meet customer needs.
During the competition, Tekes will provide research organisations with funding totalling 30 million euros. In addition, Tekes will finance private-sector R&D projects through its normal loans and grants. Challenge Finland seeks to fulfil the goals of the Government's knowledge and ecucation key project.
Research organisations – on your marks, get set...!
The starting pistol has been fired! Research organisations can apply by 29 March.
Companies can engage in discussions with researchers in the first stage of the competition; they can also apply as the research projects progress between 1 June and 14 November 2016.
Research organisation projects funded via the competition must be completed by the end of October 2018. Private sector projects can continue after this period.
Find out about the competition and apply!
- Detailed information on the competition: Call for applications in English, Call for applications in Finnish
- Updates on the progress of the competition in Finnish: www.tekes.fi/challengefinland