Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry will join PoDoCo program for the year 2017 by allocating 112 000 euros in grants to young doctors for academic research with high-industry relevance. The aim of the PoDoCo program is to promote academic research supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of Finnish companies, and the employment of young doctors in industry. PoDoCo facilitates novel meetings and matches of post docs and companies and offers young scholars funding for academic research having strategic importance for Finnish companies. PoDoCo program is aimed for young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctoral degree. PoDoCo program has two application rounds each year and awards some 15 post-doctoral grants in each round.
PoDoCo program, is a joint initiative of Finnish universities, industry and foundations. PoDoCo program is set up by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, KAUTE Foundation, Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and DIMECC.