Tekes (Finland)

Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.

Tekes boosts wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors.

A broad-based view on innovation

Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations.

Funding for challenging R&D and business development

Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and polytechnics.

Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to

projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the

economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights.


Budget: 600 million euros annually

Personnel: 360 in Finland and abroad

Public agency under the Ministry of Employment and the Economy


Tekes Website