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  • Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation is the main public funding organisation for research, development and innovation in Finland.
  • The Foundation for Finnish Inventions screens and evaluates inventions and innovative ideas generated by private persons and start-up companies and helps to develop them into businesses.
  • Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC)
  • The New Eurasia Foundation - supports also the development of entrepreneurship, especially small and medium-sized.
  • Norrlandsfonden - The Norrland Fund, provides flexible last mortgage loans for start-ups, development and expansion, primarily to small and medium-sized manufacturing and service-providing enterprises in North Sweden.
  • Lunova - Lunova AB was established to provide seed capital and business advice to start-up companies that have a connection with Luleå University of Technology.
  • Industrifonden - a large multi-sector, early stage investor in Swedish growth companies.
  • See also: Funding pages in the portal
  • NorInnova - Norinnova is an innovation company with the main objective to commercialize new business ideas based on research activities and new technologies through the use of competence, contact network, capital and creative environments.
  • Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Finland) - The tasks of the Centres comprise those of the former Employment and Economic Centres, Road Districts, Regional Environmental Centres and State Provincial Offices. The Centres operate in close collaboration with the Regional Councils.

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