Research, Development and Innovation Programme ICT 2023: Security and Privacy in Decentralised and Distributed Systems

1 April 2021
28 Apr 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time
7 million euros in total in two calls
1 January 2022–31 December 2024
  • can be applied for by individual research teams or consortia composed of two or several research teams; applied for to hire a research team
  • funding budget for two ICT 2023 calls some 7 million euros in total
  • only one application per applicant in either the Frontier AI Technologies call or the Security and Privacy in Decentralised and Distributed Systems call
  • possible business collaboration must be clearly indicated in the research plan (item 3.2).

The research, development and innovation programme ICT 2023 is jointly coordinated and funded by the Academy of Finland and Business Finland. The aim of the programme is to further improve 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 2021 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 topic through Business Finland’s normal application process (see Business Finland funding services).

Two ICT 2023 calls will open in April 2021. The Academy’s total funding budget for these calls comes to 7 million euros. The two themes are:

  • Security and Privacy in Decentralised and Distributed Systems
  • Frontier AI Technologies.

At the core of the Academy of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research. The research we fund is also expected to have high scientific and social impact. The results of Academy-funded projects must be made public and they must be produced following good scientific practice. In other words, the research must be ethical, follow the principles of sustainable development and make its results, material and data openly accessible. Equality and nondiscrimination must also be considered.

Before you fill in your application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the funding terms and conditions. If the call text and the funding terms and conditions conflict, the terms and conditions should always be considered primary. If the translated English or Swedish version of the call text is in conflict with the Finnish call text, the Finnish version should always be considered primary.

Read the full call text on this page.

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