European cooperation

Tekes is engaged in European ERA-NET co-operation. ERA-NET projects network public funding organisations. They may choose to open calls for European consortia in selected topics or areas.

Tekes is involved in following ERA-NETs

Bioenergy Sustaining the Future (BESTF) will provide funding to collaborative bioenergy projects that demonstrate at least one innovative step and will result in demonstration at a pre-commercial stage. Boosting the contribution of bioenergy to the EU climate and energy ambitions.

Since 2006, ETB has been launching annual calls for innovative research proposals. The mission of ETB is to foster the competitiveness of the European biotechnology industry by supporting research intensive SMEs and their strategic partner with the aim of achieving a thriving European biotechnology industry.

M-ERA.NET aims to address societal challenges and technological needs with an interdisciplinary approach, creating a flexible umbrella structure to allow coverage of topics in materials science and engineering. It also organises joint calls for transnational RTD projects.

The network of national and regional funding organizations has been established in order to increase transnational cooperation between RTD and innovation programmes, and to contribute to achieving the objectives of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative (SEII) through dedicated transnational activities (especially transnational calls).

The WW-Net+ consortium consists of 20 eligible partners - ministries, funding agencies and programme management organisations - which are key players in the implementation of national or regional research activities in the field of wood and material science and engineering as well as forestry. 

Ended projects

MATERA+ aimed at launching, managing and following-up a Joint Call for Proposals for research projects in the field of Materials.

EPISIS – European policies and instruments to support service innovation
EPISIS project was funded under PRO INNO Europe initiative of the European Commission. Tekes was the coordinator of the project.

This ERA-NET project was coordinated by Tekes. The MATERA ERANET united the materials science expertise of programme managers from 13 countries. The partners aimed to develop procedures that would first allow national research to be opened up, then integrated into joint, transnational programmes.