The aim of the Runar Bäckström foundation is to encourage and support inventions that are beneficial to Finnish businesses and thereby strengthen their global competitiveness. The foundation assigns grants once a year. Individuals, work groups, companies or associations can apply for the grants. There are no formal qualifications for the grantees, such as a certain academic degree.
The application period is open from 1 October to 15 December 2021.
Applying for grants
During the application period, inventors may apply for the foundation’s grants by filling an online form. Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The Foundation’s board of directors evaluates the applications. During the evaluation process they may use external experts at their own discretion. All applications will be treated confidentially. Before publishing the grants, details regarding publishing will be agreed with the grantees. The foundation’s decisions regarding the grants are final. Upon request, the grantees must to present a declaration of usage of the grant and progress of their development program. If the development program changes substantially, the grant must be returned to the foundation.
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For further information please contact the foundation’s representative Niklas Törnkvist: 050 514 9797 / email@example.com
Grant Winners For Year 2021
On February 10th 2021, the Runar Bäckström foundation’s board of directors has decided to award grants to a total of 15 applicants. The total amount of grant money is 225 000 euros. Congratulations to all the winning applicants! The new application period will start during the Autumn 2021.
Apply for grant online
Next application period opens in autumn 2021.