Results and impact
R&D and innovation are important for the national economy and welfare. The impacts of innovation are widely disseminated throughout the national economy and society at large. They increase prosperity and improve employment and the vitality of regions.
Several Finnish and foreign studies show that public R&D funding for companies serves to boost the companies' own R&D investments. The research findings show that R&D investments substantially increase corporate expertise and networking. They generate patents and new products, processes and services. Expertise and new procedures manifest themselves as a growth of turnover, productivity and employment.
The purpose of Tekes funding is to encourage businesses to engage in more R&D. The results of Tekes funding and expert services bear fruit in businesses as new expertise and innovations.
Their impacts are distributed far and wide through networking and through innovative companies, boosting productivity and economic growth. Ultimately, the innovations funded by Tekes contribute to the welfare of citizens and of the environment.
- Success stories
- Innovation funding with proven impact (pdf)
- The Impact of Tekes and Innovation activities 2015 (pdf)
- The impact of Tekes and Innovation activities 2013 (pptx)
- The impact of Tekes activities on wellbeing and environment (2014) (pdf)
- Tekes key figures 2015 (pptx)
Journey of innovation – How to boost economic growth
Open data storehouse
The open data storehouse is where you can find information on the R&D and innovation funding awarded and paid for by Tekes, funded projects, and the results of these projects.
Information on Tekes R&D and innovation funding can be searched by company or organisation name, by a specific year or years, organisation type, size of organisation, branch, or province.
You can download the data in html, excel or pdf format.
Awarded and paid funding
When making a funding decision, Tekes is committed to paying the sum awarded to a R&D and innovation project. Tekes makes funding payments in accordance with a project's progress.
Detailed information on public research projects and corporate R&D projects in Tekes programmes can be searched for using the open data storehouse app. The data can be filtered, for example, by programme or organisation type.
There may be discrepancies in the data and older entries may be less populated than the newer ones. For example, older information cannot be searched for using the new research types.
Key figures 2015
Tekes has partly funded
of well-known Finnish innovations
In SMEs funded by Tekes the annual growth of exports was
euros in three years after the end of the project
SMEs expect projects in 2015 to produce
billion euros in turnover during the target year
Projects that were completed in 2015 generated
products, services or processes
Over 80 %
of Tekes customers state that the Tekes funding was a significant factor in their success
In SMEs funded by Tekes 10 years ago the increase of jobs was
In growth companies funded by Tekes, the increase of turnover was
-units faster than in other SMEs in 2011-2014