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Outline for rewarding creativity

21.02.2009

Helsinki – The Finnish Government has set up a new innovation policy. As its starting point, the Science and Technology Policy Council adopted the report “Review2008” in December, which outlines Finland’s new national strategy and development programme for the coming years.
According to the report, all existing policy measures will be redefined on the basis of an international assessment of the innovation system, scheduled to be completed in the autumn of 2009. Further aims include increasing research funding by up to 4% of the country’s GDP by 2011. In terms of research priorities, biotechnology is to be one of Finland’s major investment areas, and is to be promoted by the government along with other future-orientated sectors such as nanotechnology and environmental research.
As of the beginning of 2009, the Science and Technology Policy Council will be renamed the Research and Innovation Council. Its next comprehensive review will be drawn up in 2010.

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01.02.2010

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19.09.2009

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13.07.2009

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05.06.2009

Espoo – Finnish pharmaceutical and dia­gnostics company OrionA/S has agreed to pay Abbott US$18m to re-acquire the rights to the intravenous formulation of its heart failure treatment levosimendan, which is marketed as...

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29.04.2009

Helsinki – The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), and the forest-based industry organised in the Finnish Forest Cluster have announced the five-year-research programme “Future Refinery” (FuBio), a...

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07.10.2008

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14.08.2008

Helsinki – A proposal for national innovation strategy has laid down new outlines for reforming Finland’s innovation policy, and has presented an action programme for their implementation. The proposal was submitted on June 12th...

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20.05.2008

Helsinki – The Technology Academy Finland, an independent foundation established by Finnish industry, has announced the 4 finalists for the 2008 Millenium Technology Prize, which is awarded for technological innovation that...

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19.03.2008

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19.03.2008

Helsinki – An international research team under Prof. Rasmus Nielsen from Copenhagen University has discovered that Europeans carry significantly more deleterious mutations in their genomes than Africans. The results are based on...

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