The Finnish Flagships – Breaking the ice for a better future

The northern fleet of excellent science, successful collaboration and solutions for tomorrow

The Finnish Flagship Programme provides a new, unique way of doing research, development and innovation in Finland. Substantial, long-term funding is granted for six large ecosystems, Flagships, each operating in their specific field.

The Programme promotes active collaboration between research, business and society in the field of each Flagship. This supports future knowledge and knowhow, and helps to create solutions to societal challenges, develop new business opportunities, and contribute to sustainable growth.

The Finnish flagships present

  • effective mix of cutting-edge research
  • long-term plan for eight years
  • versatile societal impact e.g. in support of sustainable growth and development
  • close collaboration with business, industry and society
  • high ambition level
  • excellent working facilities, infrastructures and strong commitment from host organisations
  • high-quality research and proven impact, peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts and selected by the Academy of Finland, Research Council of Finland.

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