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[FILIERE] Opening in national innovation funding policy - The Finnish Flagship programme

The Finnish Flagship Programme provides a new, unique way of doing R&D&I 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 know-how, and helps to create solutions to societal challenges, develop new business opportunities, and contribute to sustainable growth.


The Finnish Flagships are attractive, large ecosystems and hubs for excellent people with high ambitions. They represent high-quality research and proven societal impact, peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts and selected by the Academy of Finland, Research Council of Finland.


With six flagships in total, the programme is now ready. The host organisations of the flagships include six universities, two research institutes and Helsinki University Hospital. Between 2019 and 2022, the organisations will fund the flagships with a total of 320 million euros. The Academy of Finland’s funding contribution comes to 54.5 million euros.


Photonics is one of those flagships – PREIN (Photonics Research and Innovation) . Other 5 are

  • 6Genesis – Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem
  • FCAI – Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • FinnCERES – Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy
  • iCAN – Digital Precision Cancer Medicine Platform
  • INVEST – Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State
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