The Finnish Research Impact Foundation works to strengthen public-private partnerships and to promote the impact of research.
Call for applications 15 October – 15 November 2020
The Finnish Research Impact Foundation is announcing a new call for proposals for the assessment of the impact and effectiveness of the FRIF Tandem Industry Academia funding programme.
A report commissioned by the Finnish Research Impact Foundation on the current state of business-academia cooperation in Finland attracted wide attention both in the news and social media.
A report just out by VTT Finland and Tampere University highlights a worrying trend in the Finnish RDI field. Commissioned by the Finnish Research Impact Foundation FRIF, the report raises concerns about a slowdown in cooperation between academia and industry. Download report in FinnishFile format: pdfLanguage: FinnishSize: 1MBDownload report “Finland has been quite at the…
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.