What is a flagship?
- The flagships selected by the Academy of Finland represent an effective mix of cutting-edge research, societal impact in support of economic growth, close collaboration with business and industry and society, adaptability, and a strong commitment from host organisations.
Flagship host organisations
- 6G Flagship – 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem | University of Oulu
- FCAI – Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence | Aalto University, University of Helsinki & VTT
- FinnCERES – Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy | Aalto University & VTT
- iCAN – Digital Precision Cancer Medicine Platform | University of Helsinki & Helsinki University Hospital
- INVEST – Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State | University of Turku & National Institute for Health and Welfare
- PREIN – Photonics Research and Innovation | University of Tampere, Aalto University, VTT & University of Eastern Finland
Flagship programme funding 2019–2022
- Academy of Finland € 54.5m
- EU funding €100m
- Host organisations € 320m
Flagship programme figures
- Six flagships selected.
- Two calls: 15 applications reviewed in both calls.
- 205 international reviewers.
- Applicants included 10 universities and 6 research institute.
- Success rate for applications 20 %.
Flagships – High-impact competence clusters
- Each flagship has a long-term plan for eight years.
- Flagship term: 2019–2026.
- Collaborators include large corporations, SMEs and startups, educational institutions, hospitals and other public organisations.
- 8 years of activity within the flagships areas, with an estimated total worth of 9 billion euros.
- Most of this is financed by business companies.
Last modified 18 Mar 2020