The Finnish Research Impact Foundation
The Finnish Research Impact Foundation works to promote industry-academia cooperation from the vantage-point of academic research interests and considerations. FRIF’s role is to facilitate joint research projects that not only bring commercial success but also strengthen Finnish expertise and research excellence.
The Finnish Research Impact Foundation was created by the Finnish government in 2019.
This is how we promote industry-academia cooperation in practice:
- FRIF invests annually some two million euros to support research collaborations through its Tandem Industry Academia funding programme. The funding is mainly driven by research interests and objectives. The funding criteria are based on academic research considerations, with a view to achieving more effective practical application of research results.
- Projects funded by FRIF provide the opportunity to collect and produce information about research-driven industry cooperation and the conditions for its success.
- FRIF produces insights into the conditions for research-driven industry cooperation and contributes to the public discussion around the subject.
- FRIF facilitates meetings and exchange between Finnish industry and academia.
Board of directors
Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Global Medicine Design, Orion Corporation
Co-founder and CEO of Askel Healthcare Ltd.
President & CEO at Natural Resources Institute Finland
CEO, High Metal Group
Rector of the University of Jyväskylä
You can contact Board Members by email email@example.com.
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Former board members
Board Member 2019–2021
Vice President (Research) at Tampere University