What is it? – Funding for utilising artificial intelligence in business
The Team Finland Augmented Intelligence – Artificial intelligence campaign encourages businesses to use artificial intelligence and benefit from AI expertise in Finland. The campaign offers funding and up-to-date information on e.g. potential of AI technologies and innovations and helps to create networks between businesses, research organisations and other public bodies in AI.
The objective of the Team Finland Augmented Intelligence campaign is to:
- increase the competitiveness and productivity of Finnish companies by creating innovations based on artificial intelligence technologies
- increase expertise in artificial intelligence in companies, research institutions and universities
- to improve the productivity of businesses and the public sector and to drive demand for innovations by encouraging the adoption of innovations based on artificial intelligence
Call for proposals
Tekes is calling for proposals for Finnish SMEs and Mid-Cap companies (group-level turnover less than EUR 300 million) seeking a global competitive advantage through artificial intelligence. Proposals will be accepted until 2nd May 2017.
Why? – Artificial Intelligence boosts Finnish competitiveness
Billions of euros are invested in artificial intelligence technologies globally. Artificial intelligence technologies evolve at a fast rate and have already reached the stage where they can be applied on a wide scale. It is critical for the Finnish national economy that we get the necessary artificial intelligence technology expertise and new competitive innovations.
Accenture has evaluated that artificial intelligence applications can double Finland's gross national product. In Finland there are many good data sources with relatively easy access to them such as valuable health data and open data provided by the authorities. Artificial intelligence can also be used in the provision of public services. All this will create new business opportunities for Finnish companies.
Interested in utilising artificial intelligence in business? Can your company offer expertise to other companies to apply artificial intelligence?
Please contact us!
tel. +358 2950 55663
outi.keski-aijo (at) tekes.fi
tel. +358 2950 55287
aki.ylonen (at) tekes.fi
Smart application of artificial intelligence requires cooperation between companies, universities, research organisations and public actors.
The Team Finland Augmented Intelligence campaign encourages companies, universities, research organisations and public actors to work together in utilising artificial intelligence. Examples of such cooperation include that between Tekes and IBM in health care and the Reboot Finland D.Day events.
In the beginning of the campaign, the focus is on SMEs and in the research. The Augmented Intelligence campaign covers all sectors, but the focus during the first year will be on health and wellbeing and intelligent machines.
What is artificial intelligence?
Artificial intelligence will help machines to utilise data and to learn from it independently. Artificial intelligence is already used in, for example, virtual assistants, autonomous vehicles, intelligent medical imaging systems and retail trade marketing campaigns.