Finland needs to be the world’s best innovation ecosystem in order to stay competitive in the future. It can be achieved only when companies, academia, investors and public sector are networked, and there is transparency of different actors in the field.
We believe that this would lead to better research results, faster adoption of innovation and more competitive companies.
Invitation to Design Contest
We want to help researchers, companies and investors connect with each other and find out what other players do in the ecosystem. At Tekes, our 200 experts do this matchmaking every day but it’s still very dependent on individuals’ tacit knowledge of actors in the field. Our belief is, that this work could be accelerated by digital tools.
This is why we are opening a #TekesHack Design Contest to find partner or partners who can help us build these digital services. This is the first time a digital innovation is bought by a public entity.
In our work to empower the ecosystem, we have defined key challenges from point-of-view:
How can we help research groups in universities, research institutes and R&D organisations find relevant companies as research partners?
How can we help startups, growth companies, SMEs and large corporations find relevant contacts and partners from research groups and other companies working in the same field as they are?
How can we help international corporations find investment targets in Finland?
How can we serve other stakeholders, such as public entities, jobseekers, venture capitalists, decision makers, media and general public to have better visibility in the different actors in the market?
Visit http://www.tekes.fi/en/programmes-and-services/campaigns/tekeshack/ for more information