The Academy of Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, 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 broad-based application of ICT.
In April 2017, funding may be applied for under the following three themes:
- industrial internet
- computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence
- user-centred health technology and digital health services.
The contents and aims of these thematic calls are described in more detail in the memorandums that will be posted on our website before the call opens.
Who is eligible to apply?
The funding can be applied for by both individual research projects and consortia composed of two or several research teams. Applicants may be consortium PIs or subproject PIs in only one application for ICT 2023 funding.
The funding is granted for two years. As a rule, the funding period starts on 1 January 2018. The Academy’s preliminary funding budget for these thematic calls is a total of 12 million euros.
The memorandums of the thematic calls contain more detailed information on the calls’ backgrounds, aims, thematic areas and review criteria. The memorandums will be available on our website at www.aka.fi/ict2023 > EN by the launch of the call at the latest. Carefully reading through the memorandum ensures that you are able to submit a competitive application.
Appendices to application
- Obligatory appendices: see Appendix 1 A of the April 2017 call text.
- Case-specific appendices: collaboration plan (if the project involves cooperation with businesses) See the memorandum for guidelines on how to draft the collaboration plan.
How to apply
This call is a single-stage call. The non-negotiable deadline for applications is 26 April 2017 at 16.15 local Finnish time. Draft the applications in the Academy’s online services. Select Open calls >
- ICT 2023: Industrial Internet
- ICT 2023: Computation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- ICT 2023: User-Centred Health Technology and Digital Health Services.
Make sure to select the correct call.
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. 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 deadline has expired.
- Senior Science Adviser Juha Latikka (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Unit), tel. +358 295 335 058
- www.aka.fi/ict2023 > EN