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Kyllikinportti 2, Länsi-Pasila
Helsinki, FIN-00101, FIN


Program Manager



Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.

We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors.

Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations.

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 polytechnics.

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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Thinglink 8/2013Series A$2M4
SportSetter 7/2013Seed$133k1
Surveypal 5/2013Seed$1.07M1
Canatu 3/2013Series B$12M4
ProtoGeo 2013Seed$1.6M3
Runteq 5/2012Debt€50k2
Stylewhile 2012Seed$300k2
Applifier 2/2011Seed$2M4
Canatu 9/2010Series A€4.7M3
GigsWiz 7/2010Seed€150k3



  1. Image Tagging Platform ThingLink Grabs Another $2 Million ( [edit]
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  4. Finland's Canatu Closes $12M for Carbon Thin Films and Sensors ( [edit]
  5. No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone. ( [edit]
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  8. Applifier Raises $2M Seed, Expands Beyond Facebook ( [edit]
  9. Canatu Raises €4.7M ( [edit]
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