The closing date for the INNOFINLAND competition is 21 September 2007. The entry form and the accompanying documentation have to be submitted to your local T&E Centre (Employment and Economic Development Centre). The INNOFINLAND Prizes of the President of the Republic will be presented in November 2007.
Finland, Italy, Japan and Germany are among the first countries in the world to face the challenge of an ageing population. What is needed now are new, innovative operational models, services and products to meet the needs that will arise in the future. This year INNOFINLAND will highlight these opportunities under the theme “Innovations and Age” in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Finland’s independence. Competition entries are welcomed from all sectors, both technological and service innovations and combinations thereof.
The entry form and the accompanying documentation should be submitted no later than 21 September 2007 to your local T&E Centre (Employment and Economic Development Centre).
INNOFINLAND is a national project which showcases and awards enterprises, organisations and individuals whose ideas, inventions and innovations have significantly promoted entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial spirit, the market entry of inventions and, thereby, such things as creativity, skills and co-operation in Finland.
INNOFINLAND’s background organisations include a wide range of organisations influential in Finnish business life: the Confederation of Finnish Industries, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Foundation for Finnish Inventions, the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (Stakes), Jobs & Society in Finland, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, the National Technology Agency of Finland (Tekes), the Employment and Economic Development Centres (T&E Centres), and the Ministry of Labour. Other contributors are the Finnish Regional Councils, the Technology Centre of Åland, educational establishments and other organisations supporting innovative activities