Funding from the society is needed for basic research that leads via applied research to new innovations and brings money for the society.

Furthermore, INAR has a strategic partnership with Vaisala Ltd and have close connections to many other Finnish (Space System Finland, Simosol Oy, CLIC Innovation Ltd., AGCO Power, Helen Oy, Neste Oyj, Pegasor Oy, Wärtsilä Oyj) and international companies (Aero-dyne, NEON Inc., LI-COR, AVL List GmbH, MAN Truck & Bus AG, Ricardo PLC).

Airmodus Ltd provides aerosol particle counters and mass spectrometer products.

Kärsa Ltd provides ultrasensitive multi-target threat detectors.

SMEAR Ltd provides SMEAR research infrastructure services.