Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation

The Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation seeks solutions for increasing public research and development funding over the long term.

Finland’s competitiveness and wellbeing are built on competence, research and innovation. Research and innovation play a crucial role in increasing productivity, renewing business and industry and creating wellbeing. Finland aims to increase its research and development expenditure to four per cent of GDP by 2030.
In April 2021, Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government decided to set up a parliamentary working group to advance Finland’s RDI objectives.

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Current issues

Parliamentary RDI Working Group proposes legislative act to increase funding for research and development

13.12.2021 14.01
In its new report, the Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation proposes introducing a legislative act on the financing of research and development and drawing up a statutory plan for R&D funding that would extend beyond the spending limits period. The working group also proposes introducing a permanent and more extensive tax incentive for research and development activities.

Work of parliamentary RDI working group progresses – key actors heard at stakeholder event

10.11.2021 13.32
Seminaarin osallistujat istuvat tuoleissa täydessä seminaarisalissa.
On 8 November, the Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation heard the views of different stakeholders at a discussion event on the future of RDI funding. The work that had been done was considered successful, and the proposal of the working group on the principles for developing the RDI system won wide support. Of the alternatives for securing the long-term nature of public R&D funding and raising its level, a particular focus was on the Act on R&D funding and on the statutory plan for R&D funding that extends beyond the spending limits period.