Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation 2022

The Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovations' task is to draw up a long-term plan for R&D funding and to monitor the implementation of the policies initiated by the previous parliamentary RDI working group, which operated during 2021. 

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 has set a goal of increasing its research and development expenditure to four per cent of GDP by 2030 in line with the Government Programme and the National Roadmap for Research, Development and Innovation. All of the parliamentary groups committed to this goal in the report of the previous RDI working group published in December 2021. 

The Government appointed a new Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation in April 2022.


Current issues

Parliamentary Working Group to draw up plan for long-term research and development funding

7.4.2022 15.03
The Government has appointed a Parliamentary Working Group on Research, Development and Innovation 2022 (RDI Working Group) to draw up a plan for research, development and innovation funding that extends beyond the spending limits period, and to follow the implementation of the decisions and policy outlines of the RDI Working Group 2021.

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.