Tekes, the National Technology Agency finances research and development (R&D) projects of companies and universities in Finland. The funds are awarded from state budget via the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The impact of Tekes activities is felt in Finland as increasing exports, a broader industrial base, more jobs and an improvement in the general welfare of society.
Tekes also coordinates and finances Finnish participation in international technology initiatives. Tekes and its technology programmes offer excellent channels for cooperation with Finnish key players in R&D.
Tekes has a network of Technology Counsellors in USA, Japan and Brussels whose aim is to increase technological cooperation.
Got interested in Finnish Technology? By visiting on the Tekes web site at http://www.tekes.fi you can subscribe Tekes Newsletter and you'll get e-news every sixth week, or you can also subscribe Tekes' annual magazine Views on Finnish Technology.