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Tekes: The Finnish National Technology Agency

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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 programs offer excellent channels for cooperation with Finnish key players in R&D. Tekes maintains a technical information portal relating to the results of its research and development programs. The portal is called Akseli.

Tekes has a network of technology counselors in the USA, Japan, and Brussels whose aim is to increase technological cooperation.

Contact Information

Postal address: P.O.Box 69
Visiting address: Kyllikinportti 2, Länsi-Pasila
FIN-00101 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-105 2151
Fax: +358-9-694 9196
Web Address:

Content updated on 4/14/2003

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