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1 Finland-China collaboration in research and innovation Kari Hiltunen Counsellor (Science & Technology) Embassy of Finland Director, Tekes Beijing Presentation at Opportunities for R&I Cooperation with Europe event 30th August 2011

2 Key actors of the Finnish innovation environment Finnish Industry Investment Ltd Business Angels Investors Companies Research institutes Universities Academy of Finland Research and Innovation Council Ministry of Employment and the Economy Other ministries Ministry of Education and Culture Tekes Technology Centres Centres of Expertise Polytechnics Regional ELY Centres Regional Councils Finnvera Finpro Sitra Associations Inventions EU structural funds for innovation Private investments in innovation Invest in Finland National Board of Patents and Registrations of Finland Investments in different sectors like environment, health and traffic National public investment in innovation and know-how Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation

3 The figures represent the total extent of each organisation in million euros in 2008, those marked with star are earlier. In parenthesis the share that is funded from the State budget. **includes polytechnics *** includes R&D costs of corporations foreign units Private Basic researchApplied researchBusiness R&D Business development Marketing Internationalisation R&D at companies 4,179* Business Angels Approx. 380* Public Finnvera 468 (44) Universities and polytechnics** 1,165 (482) Academy of Finland 297 (297) Ministries, ELY Centres, sectoral research 413 (402)* Tekes 526 (526) VTT 245 (74) From abroad 407 *** Innofin 7 (5) Finpro 35 (21) Venture capitalists: Private 364 Finnish Industry Investment: direct 19, venture capital funds 131, seed funding 7 Sitra 35 Resources in the innovation environment

4 The Academy of Finland The Academy of Finland has bilateral agreements on cooperation with three Chinese research funding organisations: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Joint calls have been implemented in the following fields: 2002: Centre of Excellence project programme, 2002–2005 (NSFC) 2005: Research Programme on Neuroscience, 2006–2009 (NSFC) 2006: Cross-cultural Communication (CASS) 2007: Environment-related Energy Research (NSFC), Environmental Ecology (NSFC) 2008: Ubiquitous Computing and Diversity of Communication (NSFC)

5 State agency under the Ministry for Employment and the Economy - key player implementing national innovation policy - Our services funding for innovative R&D and business networking Finnish and global companies and researchers Customers Finnish and foreign companies located in Finland universities, research institutes, hospitals etc. Resources budget: 600 million euros annually 6 personnel: 360 in Finland and abroad 360 public organisation under the Ministry of Employment and the Economy Tekes - Creating networks for innovations DM Copyright © Tekes

6 Tekes funding and services for international research projects and commercialisation From idea to project Commercialising research findings Project implementation on For what purposes is funding available? Preparation of project Partner search (EU, global) International cooperation Researcher mobility (in/out) FiDiPro - Finland Distinguished Professor Programme Preparation of commercialisati on Commercialising of research findings Tuli programme Tekes services FundingExpertise Programmes and SHOKs Intl cooperation frameworks Events, publications, news Preparation of international research project

7 Programmes are Tekes choices for the greatest impact of R&D funding In 2009, 43% of the funding granted by Tekes was channelled via the programmes. The rest of Tekes funding is granted to projects that are outside the programmes. The focus areas of these projects are not generally restricted 57 % 43 %

8 Green Mining National Tekes Programmes (Energy and Environment area) BioRefine (200M) Water (90 M) Sustainable Community (100 M) Growth from Renewables -Groove 2010 – 2014 (95 M) 2014 Fuel Cell (144M) 1. WOOD ENERGY WASTE TO REF & ENERGY CODE WOOD COMBUSTION SMALL SCALE PRODUCTION AND USE OF WOOD FUELS DENSY FUSION , PROMOTOR PROCESS INTEGRATION CUBE CLIMTECH CLIMBUS STREAMS FINE

9 GREATER BEIJING AREA: Official presence and central government relations ICT, biotech and energy activity + other fields EU and EU member state contacts PEARL RIVER DELTA: Business hub of South China High tech production & R&D SHANGHAI & YANGTZE DELTA: Major business hub ICT and biotech activity + other fields Business and financial contacts PORTFOLIO: State agreement S&T 1986 (TT-sopimus): MOST – MEE – (Tekes) 5 year MEE-National Development and Reform Commission MoU 2008, Environmental cooperation 5-year Tekes MoUs: practical level enablers (activities so far: eg. Nanotech&advanced materials, ICT/software, Living Labs, Environment, Healthcare,&biopharma, Mutual project funding) Shanghai S&T Commission (2005) Beijing S&T Commission (2007) Jiangsu Province S&T Department (2007) Shenzhen S&T Bureau (2007) Zhejiang S&T Commission (2009) Program agreements NAMI agreement Tekes (FinNano + Functional Materials) & MOST 2007 Tekes (FinNano) & Suzhou Industrial Park 2007 ICT Alliance 2010 University agreements 1 year at a time Tekes & Tsinghua University Industry Cooperation Committee 2007 Tekes /Sustainable communities) & Shanghai Tongji University 2007 (5 years) Tekes China Network

10 International cooperation in projects funded by Tekes Number of projects

11 Tekes promotes European cooperation Tekes is the host of the Finnish Secretariat for EU R&D. Together with the EU Commission and other member countries, Tekes co-finances several European programmes including AAL, ARTEMIS, Enterprise Europe Network and Eurostars. EUREKA is a European network that supports businesses performing close- to-market R&D. Tekes finances Finnish participants in EUREKA projects and coordinates EUREKA in Finland. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an instrument supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers. Tekes in the national coordinator for COST in Finland. Tekes coordinates, manages and funds European Space Agency cooperation in Finland. Tekes supports the Ministry of Employment and the Economy in implementing the national space policy. Tekes participates in steering of several R&D programmes of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

12 Finland-China collaboration in FP7 21 joint projects funded during FP7 19 Finnish participants 9 universities and research organizations 10 companies 22 Chinese participants 19 univeristies and research organizations 3 companies Total costs of projects 142 million euros EU contribution 97 million euros EU contribution for Finnish participants 8,6 M EU contribution for Chinese participants 3,8 M Thematic AreaNumber of Joint Projects ICT6 Health2 Research Infrastructures2 Environment1 NMP2 Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology4 Transportation2 Space1 Research for the benefit of SMEs1 Total21

13 Finland-China collaboration in FP7 Most frequent Chinese Participants in Joint Projects Most frequent Finnish Participants in Joint Projects University of Oulu University of Eastern Finland Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira National Institute for Health and Welfare Oy L M Ericsson Ab SeaRail Ltd. Wapice Ltd. Destia Ltd. Aalto University Finnish Meteorological Institute VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Peking University Sun Yat-sen University Nanjing Agricultural University Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications The Chinese University of Hong Kong Zhejiang University China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company

14 Thank you! Information about Finnish innovation environment, Tekess activities interesting publications and research and development projects Tekes Subscribe to Tekes Newsletter at Tekess Newsletter,

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