Telectronics research programmes were part of a national public research funding effort aimed to strengthen the position of Finnish electronics and telecommunications research at the international forefront. Telectronics I research programme was launched in 1998-2000, and it was in co-operation with national technology programmes ETX and TLX. Telectronics II programme was launched in 2001-2003. The accent of both research programmes was on basic research, but one of key concerns was with the practical applicability of the information yielded. The programmes were aimed to support the development of new research teams and clusters of teams involving both basic and applied research.
The original themes covered in the programme included
- Telecommunications electronics
- Embedded telecommunications software and information systems, and
- The requirements of new telecommunications techniques, and the prospects they open for telecommunications-based business activity chains.
Broadband data transfers was another central theme. In the second phase the program concentrated on issues that either had been left in the previous programmes without adequate research or which were estimated to become bottlenecks of technological development and extensive use.
Telectronics I national research programme comprised 13 projects, six of which were consortia involving several research teams. A total of over 80 researchers were involved from the following organisations: Helsinki University of Technology and Tampere University of Technology, the universities of Helsinki, Joen-suu, Jyväskylä and Oulu, the Technical Research Centre VTT and the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA - Taloustieto Oy. Total funding was EUR 5.05 million. Telectronics II comprised six projects, four of which were consortia. Total funding was EUR 2.72 million
TELECTRONICS I, 1998-2000 TELECTRONICS II, 2001-2003
Evaluation 2/04 Telectronics II. Evaluation Report.pdf
Programme memorandum Telectronics II.pdf
This research project was coordinated by programme manager Petri Ahonen, Academy of Finland