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Thursday, December 04, 2008

We would love to be a very innovative nation

Tekes boosts the development of the Finnish information society by technological means and through innovation. That sounds great. What does it mean in practice?

Tekes - the Finnish Funding agency for Technology and Innovation is the main public funding organisation fore research and development (R&D) in Finland. Tekes funds industrial projects as well ass projects in research organisations, and especially promotes innovative, risk-intensive projects (Eur 469 million in 2007). Tekes offers partners from abroad a gateway to the key technology players in Finland

Tekes strategy focus ares, People - Economy - Environment, outline future priorities for innovation in Finland.

Tekes intends to encourage innovation innovation in areas defined on the basis of clear user need - in fields such as ICT, health and wellbeing, business models and services.

Source: ICT Cluster Finland Review 2008.
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