Research Council of Finland grants substantial funding for research infrastructure projects

5 Dec 2023

The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee at the Research Council of Finland has decided on more than 29 million euros in funding for the building and upgrading of national and international research infrastructures. The funding will be divided between eleven research infrastructure projects. This is the first set of decisions on the FIRI 2023 call for research infrastructure applications.

The funding will strengthen biobanking services for research and innovation as well as platforms and a national network of services for life sciences and biomedicine technology. Funding was also awarded for the development of microscopy methods and equipment for bioimaging and for the exploitation of data and technologies in social sciences and humanities.

The funded projects will also promote the integration of quantum computing with high-performance computing and research into natural and synthetic inorganic materials. The funding will also support research to address and study the challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change, air quality and pollution, as well as the analysis of molecules and materials to promote research on the green transition and lifelong health. In addition to the above, funding was also granted for investments in equipment and methods for structural biology research and for research into new phenomena in particle physics.

The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee is set to make more funding decisions on 31 January 2024 based on the 2023 research infrastructure call.

The Research Council of Finland provides funding for the acquisition, establishment, strengthening and upgrading of nationally significant research infrastructures that promote scientific research.

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