The Academy of Finland (AKA) [external link]
The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) [external link]
Research Strategies and Priority Areas
Finnish Research Roadmap [external link]
ICT Research Programme Strategy [external link]
Estimated Public Funding of ICT Research 2013
€170 – €190 million
Tivit Programmes [external link]
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland [external link]
Finnish Internet Forum [external link]
Centre of Excellence in Smart Radios and Wireless Research [external link]
Centre for Wireless Communications [external link]
The Computational Science Research Programme [external link]
The IT Centre for Science [external link]
The IT Centre for Science[external link]
Projects & Initiatives
The Cloud Software program aims to significantly improve the competitive position of Finnish software intensive industry in global markets in the areas of operational efficiency, user experience, web software, open systems, security engineering and sustainable development.
The aim of the Data to Intelligence (D2I) project is to develop intelligent tools and methods for managing, refining and utilizing diverse data in order to enable the development of innovative business solutions.
The TIVIT Digital Services Program is an ecosystem effort to pool services enablers and platforms so as to rapidly launch, horizontalize and ensure the maintenance of new mobile internet services.
The aim of the EVE programme is to create a community of electric vehicle and support system developers with close contacts to international research and business networks. The project also focuses on developing test environments and standards for the industry.
The Finland – China ICT Alliance is meant to become an open, scalable and sustainable platform for cooperation in ICT and digital services. The alliance aims both to create new business opportunities and to help in addressing the future challenges related to the environment, energy, traffic, well-being, health, and the creation of future urban environments.
The project seeks to develop new, scalable, compatible and secure solutions for both the management of the ever more broad, complexly-networked Internet of Things, and also for the support of various business models.
The Next Media research project aims to generate innovative solutions in for the media sector through developing new business models, concepts and technology. The main objective of the project is to renew the business environment of the media sector by breaking through the limits of media content and changing the way it is created, configured, serviced and consumed.
This project aims to develop a greater quality of security and trust management for the Future Internet, safeguarding end-users from unwanted and potentially harmful internet traffic.
The aim of Tekes’ Trial Environment for Cognitive Radio and Network project is to transform Finland into a globally attractive cluster of expertise and a unique trial environment for cognitive radio and networks.
The Ubicom – Embedded ICT project strengthens research into ubiquitous computing, increases the resources available for the industry’s commercial competitive offerings, enhances the international cooperation environment and spurs on cooperation between different branches of industry by creating new industry networks and industry standards.
Wireless Innovation between Finland and U.S. (WiFiUS) provides a platform for building long-term research and education collaboration between the two world leaders in the field of wireless networking.
The aim of the Witty City programme is to provide people with better living and working environments and to create opportunities for enterprise to bring new products and services on the market. City and town administrations will play a key role in the project as they are central players in such areas as planning, procurement and the choice of energy sources.