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The most important ideas often arise during long-term basic research. Because the commercial value of such ideas depends on how well they meet market demand, interaction with companies and other partners is vital. This is where we can help you – you do not have to do everything on your own.
When preparing to commercialise an invention, additional research and testing, as well as intellectual property right (IPR) protection, are often the key. Business Finland's Research to Business (R2B) funding instrument, which is open for applications twice a year, offers preparatory funding for commercialising the results of academic research.
The objectives of a BF Research to Business funded project include among other things
Compared to many other forms of funding, Research to Business funding enables testing the applicability of, and interest in, the idea or invention within an industry or business context in a comparatively risk-free manner before the product or service takes on its final form.
According to Business Finland’s policy, the research commercialisation unit of the university coordinates the application process with Business Finland. At the University of Helsinki, Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS) coordinates and supports all UH applicants during the application process, as well as throughout the full lifetime of a funded R2B project. All applicants will receive hands-on support by HIS team members throughout the entire application process.
The steps listed below will guide you through the application process:
Find a detailed version of this process including funding call specific information here on Flamma.
Please contact the HIS team if you have any questions about the BF R2B funding. HIS is here to support the commercialisation and IP of University of Helsinki inventions.