Finland is a northern, sparsely populated country, where conditions vary greatly between different seasons. Life and traffic must flow smoothly whether the temperature outside is -20 C or +20 C degrees. These stringent conditions are forcing innovation.
The aim of this brochure is to introduce a variety of Finnish smart solutions and projects that Tekes has recently funded. Thematic areas covered are Smart Energy, Smart Building, Smart Transport and services related to these themes. Some Smart City examples are also presented.
Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1 500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.
Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights.