Background information

Finnish Flagships – high-impact competence centres

  • The Flagship Programme has organised two calls; both included 15 applications reviewed.
  • In all, 205 international experts participated in the review.
  • Applications from ten universities and six government research institutes
  • Success rate 20% (of applications reviewed)
  • The Flagships have long-term plans covering eight years.
  • The Flagship term is 2019–2026.
  • Collaborators include large enterprises, SMEs and start-ups, educational institutions, hospitals and other public actors
  • During the eight-year period, there will be an estimated EUR 9 billion of activity in the Flagship areas.
  • The majority of this funding comes from the business sector.

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