The Finnish Research Impact Foundation works to strengthen public-private partnerships and to promote the impact of research.
Tandem Industry Academia 2021 – apply by 25 April!
Funded by the Finnish Research Impact Foundation, Tandem Industry Academia (TIA) intends to support joint research projects between academic and industrial partners and to promote mobility across the academia-business interface. The TIA funding model has been developed by FRIF with a view to encouraging ambitious precompetitive projects that further the aims of both leading-edge academic research and business and industry.
The Board of the Finnish Research Impact Foundation decided at its meeting on 21 October 2021 to open the third Tandem Industry Academia funding call in spring 2022. The next, third round of calls in spring 2022 will be announced in the Foundation’s newsletter and through its social media channels.
Pooling resources and expertise is an effective route to achieving challenging goals, but the success of the project also depends on how well the two partners work together. Partners of the “Superior infrared sensors”, a project funded by the Finnish Research Impact Foundation, offer some useful pointers on how to make the most of collaborations.
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.