Special funding for RDI partnership networks

11 August 2020
2 September 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
EUR 10 million
1 July 2020–31 Dec 2022 (starts retroactively)

This funding call has closed. Please note that the Academy’s new website was launched on 6 October 2020. Some links in this call text may therefore not work. If you have questions about the call, get in touch with the call’s contact persons.

  • recommended minimum amount for Academy contribution to individual application is EUR 200,000; in consortium applications, recommended minimum amount to consortium subproject is EUR 100,000 euros and EUR 600,000 euros to whole consortium
  • applied for by higher education institutions and government research institutes, or consortia composed of these

The aim of this special funding for RDI partnership networks is to support and promote the networking of higher education institutions and government research institutes with the business sector in order to boost the societal impact of high-quality research.

According to the National Roadmap for Research, Development and Innovation, the building blocks of Finland’s competitiveness and wellbeing are strong competence, research and innovation. Finland’s rise from the emergency caused by the pandemic and success in global competition require the generation of new knowledge, innovations that bring social benefits and added value, and a high level of competence.

In order to strengthen, broaden and increase the effectiveness of the competence spearhead, research and the networks that utilise it must be grouped into larger competence centres and ecosystems. Supported by the Finnish Government’s fourth supplementary budget for 2020, the Academy of Finland will advance this goal with its Finnish Flagship Programme, research infrastructure funding and funding for RDI partnership networks.

Before you fill in the application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the ‘Read more’ section, especially 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.

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