Research, Development and Innovation Programme ICT 2023: Innovation, Business and Sustainability in and with Software

2 April 2019
6 May 2019 16:15 Finnish time
approximately 3 million euros
1 January 2020‒31 December 2022
  • The call’s total funding is approximately 3 million euros
  • The funding may be applied for by a research group or a consortium

The research, development and innovation programme ICT 2023 is jointly coordinated and funded by the Academy of Finland and Business Finland (formerly Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation). 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 programme is based on the report 21 Paths to a Frictionless Finland by the ICT 2015 Working Group. At least 10 million euros of the Academy’s budget authority for 2018 will be used to implement the ICT 2023 programme. Business Finland will not open a parallel call for business-related projects, but funding is available under this theme through Business Finland’s normal application process (see The background, objectives and research themes as well as the criteria for reviewing and decision-making are presented in more detail in the thematic memorandum. Read the complete call text and the review criteria below.

The applicant must be a researcher with a doctoral degree or at the professor or docent level. The funding can be applied for by both individual research teams and consortia composed of two or several research teams.

The Academy has set the call’s funding budget at a total of 3 million euros.

Before you log in to the online services (SARA) to fill in the application, make sure to carefully read the call text below as well as the Read more section, especially the funding terms and conditions. In the event of inconsistencies between the call text and the terms and conditions (general conditions and guidelines for use of the funding), the text contained in the terms and conditions takes precedence.

Read the full call text below.Click on the link below to print the text or save it in PDF format.

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