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March2009|MarkprintOy|GraphicDesign:kari.lehkonen@kpl.fi|Images:iStockPhoto,Tekes Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

Summary: March2009|MarkprintOy|GraphicDesign:kari.lehkonen@kpl.fi|Images:iStockPhoto,Tekes
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and development (R&D) in Finland. Tekes funds industrial
projects as well as projects in research organisations, and especially promotes innovative, risk-intensive projects.
Tekes offers partners from abroad a gateway to the key technology players in Finland.
Tekes has an annual budget of over 500 million.
Tekes programmes part of the innovation chain
Tekes programmes are an essential part of the Finnish innovation system. These programmes have proved to be
an effective form of cooperation and networking for companies, universities and research institutes for developing
innovative products, processes and services. Tekes programmes boost development in specific sectors of technology
or industry, and the results of the research work are passed on to business systematically.
The programmes also serve as excellent frameworks for international R&D cooperation.
For more information
GIGA Converging Networks
GIGAbit services anytime anywhere in 2010s
GIGA programme offers international partners an opportunity
to cooperate within the programme framework. Examples
of current international cooperation activities within GIGA


Source: Aazhang, Behnaam - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering