FRIF is planning a new funding pilot and wants to learn about the needs and views of all stakeholder groups. On 23 March 2022, the Foundation hosted a discussion to canvass new ideas and perspectives. This questionnaire is intended to give a wider audience the opportunity to weigh and assess the views raised in this discussion and also to put forward any further suggestions regarding the foundation’s funding models and funding areas. Responding to the survey is a way of having an influence on Foundation’s funding priorities!
Completing the questionnaire will take around 10 minutes. We look forward to your response by Wednesday, 20 April.
You can access the questionnaire by clicking the following link or by copying it into your browser: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/6882572C8368DD06
The ideas and priorities brought forward in the questionnaire will be placed at the disposal of a working committee, which will submit to the FRIF Board its proposals for the most effective funding solutions. The responses we receive and your feedback are invaluable for us in developing new funding opportunities.
What is the Finnish Research Impact Foundation?
The Finnish Research Impact Foundation was created by the Finnish government in 2019 with a view to strengthening public–private partnerships and increasing the interaction between industry and academia. Ultimately the aim of FRIF is to strengthen Finnish business and industry through research excellence and to build a stronger platform for Finnish know-how and renewal in the long term.
FRIF funding is mainly dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research at universities and research institutes and to enhance the impact of that research by means of collaboration with business and industry. We have annually awarded funding worth around two million euros to universities and research institutes in the form of targeted research project grants.
The FRIF strategy underscores the foundation’s mission to experiment and pilot new innovative research funding instruments. Our existing funding instruments have already gained strong popularity and we are now looking to identify obstacles to industry-academia cooperation and to develop and try out new solutions.
Many thanks for responding!
Petro Poutanen, CEO