SRC programmes seek solutions to and opportunities in societal challenges
The research conducted within the programmes funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) is solution-oriented and multidisciplinary research. An important element is active collaboration between those who produce research knowledge and those who use it.
First, the Finnish Government determines the research needs. The SRC annually prepares a proposal on key strategic research themes to be approved by the Government. The Government then decides the final themes and priorities. After the Government’s decision, the SRC can launch its programmes. The projects funded within an SRC programme form an integrated set of projects around a joint theme.