European cooperation

EUREKA is a pan-European network for market-oriented and industry-related R&D. It promotes the competitiveness of European companies by creating links and networks of innovation. Tekes is the coordinator of EUREKA activities in Finland.

Get involved in EUREKA

The EUREKA Initiative is a network that brings together the European member states and the European Union with the aim of fostering cooperation in research and innovation.

The EUREKA network operates through national EUREKA offices, which also serve as initial contact points for further information about EUREKA's activities and procedures. Each country controls its own funding.

Tekes is responsible for the coordination of EUREKA activities and as a result, the national EUREKA Office is an integral part of Tekes. Tekes is also the main funding body of Finnish EUREKA participants.

Tekes supports the marketing of EUREKA activities and encourages Finnish companies and research institutes to get involved in EUREKA project cooperation. Proposals for the cooperation are assessed by Tekes advisers and evaluated according to technology, market potential, management and financing.

Through EUREKA cooperation Tekes aims to network national programmes with partners and national programmes in Europe. Finland was one of the founding members of EUREKA in 1985 and has the chairmanship of the EUREKA network in 2017/2018, more information here.

The year of the Presidency culminates in a major innovation event in Helsinki 22-24 May 2018.

Welcome to network with international top companies and research organisations. The conference is open to companies and other actors interested in innovation.


Mr. Tom Warras
EUREKA NPC Group Chairman
Senior Adviser
Tel. +35829 50 55839

Mr. Matti Evola
EUREKA Project Coordinator (NPC)
Tel. +35829 50 55835

E-mail format: firstname.lastname (at)

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