The Finnish Research Impact Foundation works to strengthen public-private partnerships and to promote the impact of research.
Tandem Industry Academia (TIA) Professor
TIA Professor funding is intended to support joint research projects undertaken by professors working at universities and research institutes in partnership with an industrial company. The funding has a dual objective: On the one hand, it will give academic partners first-hand knowledge about relevant areas of research interest for industry partners; and on the other hand, it will give industry partners unique access to top-tier research insights in the fields of their interest.
New Tandem Industry Academia (TIA) funding recipients met at a reception hosted by the Finnish Research Impact Foundation on 19 September 2022. The event included an interesting panel discussion about what lessons have been learned from industry-academia cooperation so far. There is no question that the world has become an increasingly complex place. One critical…
Outi Vanharanta, Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, has been appointed into the newly created role of Research Impact Officer at the Finnish Research Impact Foundation, starting 1 September 2022. Key aspects of this role include the development of funding programme evaluations and new funding instruments.
What is the Foundation about?
Enhance the interaction between industrial and academic stakeholders
The Finnish Research Impact Foundation was created by the Finnish government in 2019 with a view to strengthening public-private partnerships and enhancing the interaction between industrial and academic stakeholders.
Funding for public-private partnership research projects
Ideally, research and industry will work closely in mutually beneficial joint projects where research helps businesses to develop new products and services for the future. At the same time, the joint effort towards novel solutions will generate new research questions.
Reinvigorate Finnish industry through world-class research
Ultimately the Foundation’s aim is to reinvigorate Finnish industry through world-class research. At the same time, these efforts will contribute to a stronger platform for Finland’s renewal and regeneration and the development of Finnish know-how.