Announcement for Joint Funding for Global Business Creation by TEKES-NATIF

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) as the primary funding partners are announcing a Joint Call for companies. Funding will be available for joint business creation projects with an internationally relevant problem-solving perspective. Funding will be granted to individual company participants of eligible Joint Project Plans according to the funding principles of the financing partners identified by the company applicants.

The deadline of the call is 15th December 2016.

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About the Joint Call

The Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) have signed a cooperation agreement between the two countries. The cooperation is expected to support and promote joint research, development and innovation in enterprises and science institutions between Vietnam and Finland in the upcoming years. In the Joint Call, National Technology Innovation Fund (NATIF) is assigned to represent MOST.

Within the context of the continuing the success of Vietnam – Finland Innovation Partnership Program, Phase 2 (IPP), the two governments have created funding mechanisms through which companies may seek support for joint Vietnamese-Finnish research and development and innovation (R&D&I) projects and other activities intended to generate new or expanded research and technology-based partnerships and business between the two countries and globally.

IPP has been assigned to provide procedural support for the Joint Call, covering the management of evaluation of Joint Project Plans and also facilitation for partner search and the search for alternative funding sources for both Finnish and Vietnamese and possible third country counterparts.

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