The Academy of Finland and Business Finland (formerly Tekes) are committed to implementing the research, development and innovation programme ICT 2023. The aim of the programme is to further improve Finland’s scientific expertise in computer science and to promote the extensive application of ICT.
The theme of the September 2018 call is Programmable World and Advanced Software Techniques. The contents and aims of the call are described in more detail in the memorandum that will be posted on our website before the call opens. Business Finland will not open a parallel call for business-related projects, but BF funding is available under this theme through BF’s normal application process.
The funding can be applied for by both individual research projects and consortia composed of two or several research teams. In September 2018, the applicant may be involved in only one individual research project or consortium as a consortium PI or subproject PI.
The funding period is three years. As a rule, the funding period will start on 1 September 2019. The Academy’s preliminary funding budget for the projects is a total of 5 million euros.
The memorandum of the thematic call contains more detailed information on the call’s background, aims, thematic areas and review criteria. The memorandum will be posted on the Academy’s website. Read the memorandum carefully.
Parts of the application
- invitation by foreign university or research institute, if the research or part of it will be conducted abroad; please do not append any letters of recommendation
- statement by ethics committee or committee on animal experimentation
- progress report on all Academy-funded projects headed by the applicant that have not submitted final reports
- collaboration plan (if the project involves cooperation with businesses) with the company mentioned in the application; the collaboration plan guidelines are available in the memorandum
The technical instructions concerning the application will be supplemented in August so that they are ready when the call opens on 10 September. You can use the previously published guidelines to help you prepare your application before the call opens. Please check the updated guidelines on our website before filling in your application.
How to apply
The non-negotiable deadline for applications is 1 October 2018 at 16.15 local Finnish time. Fill in the application in the Academy’s online services. Select Open calls > ICT 2023: Programmable World and Advanced Software Techniques.
Draft the application so that the Academy’s contribution to funding comes to no more than 70% of the estimated total project costs. Read more on our website under Full cost model.
Applicants may be invited for interviews during the review process.
If the applicant is a consortium, see detailed guidelines on our website under Guidelines for consortium application (to be updated). Please note that consortium PIs can submit the consortium application only after all consortium subprojects have tagged their applications as complete. The non-negotiable call deadline also applies to consortia. Consortium compositions cannot be changed after the call deadline has expired.
- Senior Science Adviser Juha Latikka (Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research), tel. +358 295 335 058
- ICT 2023 programme