The National Roadmap for Research, Development and Innovation
Finland’s competitiveness and wellbeing are built on competence, research and innovations. Finland’s rise from the emergency caused by the pandemic and success in global competition require the production of new knowledge, innovations that bring social benefits and added value, and a high level of competence.
The RDI roadmap has been prepared to promote the achievement of this goal and the resulting sustainable growth, as well as to create an operating environment that encourages both Finnish and foreign companies to invest in RDI activities in Finland. The aim is for Finland to remain at the forefront of both the production of new knowledge and the development and application of technology.
Strategic development targets
The roadmap identifies three interlinked strategic development areas: competence; a new partnership model; and an innovative public sector. They implement the goals of the Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government to make Finland the most attractive and competent environment for experimentation and innovation in the world, producing sustainable solutions to societal challenges.
I Competence »
The targeted growth of RDI activities also requires a significant increase in the national level of competence and education. As R&D funding doubles, there will also be a need for many more highly educated experts and other RDI professionals. This challenges the education system from early childhood education to higher education institutions.
II New partnership model »
Finland has good starting points to succeed as a leading country in competence and innovations. Companies are key research partners and engines of making choices for higher education institutions and research institutions. In order to strengthen, broaden and increase the effectiveness of the competence spearhead, research and the networks that utilise it must be grouped into larger competence centres and ecosystems.
III Innovative public sector »
Promoting RDI is a common task for all branches and levels of government. Strengthening Finland’s competitiveness requires that measures promoting RDI activities in different sectors or levels of government are mutually supportive and parallel.
Roadmap follow up and indicators
Appendix: Other measures supporting the objectives
Erja Heikkinen, Deputy Director General
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330101
Matti Kajaste, opetusneuvos
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330378
Riina Vuorento, opetusneuvos
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330363
Petteri Kauppinen, opetusneuvos
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330147