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1 Technology clinics - the technology clinic -concept is based upon Tekes funding, and what the Finnish laws rule about that funding - if the legislation in a country does not make this kind of funding possible, the concept has to be different

2 Technology Clinics Tool for technology transfer A defined, existing technology area, that can give competitive advantage to Finnish industry (sme), but implementation is going on too slowly

3 Technology Clinics Tekes - funding - desisions Co-ordinator - marketing - contracts - reporting - money Technological service provider (or providers) - university laboratory - research institute - company Clients - smes in need of new know-how and technology Each clinic has three main operators

4 What is a Technology Clinic? a concept, where a company – can test new methods and new know-how quickly and flexibly – gets easily the results of Finnish research and the best experience in Finland (in that particular field) – can learn to use the services of universities and research institutes shared risk Tekes pays 50 % of the costs of an assignment

5 Technology Clinics Typical project (assignment): – a problem, that a company is not able to solve by itself but the matter is not large enough to be a real r&d project – FIM (~ ) – working months Not separate application for Tekes No bureaucracy Reporting by coordinator

6 Financing Tekes appropriates financing for a technology clinic, so the financing of any individual assignment inside a clinic needs only the decisions (or approval) of the person who is responsible for that particular clinic at Tekes. No specific application is needed.

7 Clinics helping Small & Medium-sized Enterprises Testing and implementation of new techniques The best experts in the country available Teaching SMEs use the expertise of universities and research institutions Flexible way to finance smallish problems for SMEs New customers for research institutions Tekes will pay 50 % of the costs

8 Project flow First contact – Preliminary information of the problem and the company Approval by Tekes Closer look at the problem Offer to the customer – Actions, time schedule, costs Continues...

9 ...Continues Offer is accepted; Agreement THE WORK Company gets the results with explanations, also consultation - if needed Customer will be charged 50 % of the price and Tekes will pay another 50 %.

10 Clinic Examples surface coating- machine vision- beam welding- noise- and vibration- electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC)- wood drying- packaging- intelligent (functional) materials- software prosesses- dynamic strenght calculation- plastic composites bakery technology- food hygiene


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