PoDoCo spring application round opens Monday March 1st

PoDoCo has been established to increase number of postdocs in companies and so increase companies’ competence. Currently about 90% of completed PoDoCo projects have ended successfully and postdoc has been hired to the collaboration company.

PoDoCo spring application round opens March 1st. Grants worth around one million will be distributed throughout the PoDoCo program in 2021. The funding round takes place twice a year. In the beginning of this year the PoDoCo grant was raised to 30 000 euros.

“The PoDoCo webinars held before the application round have been lively and I’ve been contacted by various postdocs and companies. It sounds like we are going to have many interesting cooperation project applications this spring”, says Dr. Seppo Tikkanen, the leader of the PoDoCo program.

In the autumn application round, the number of applications increased.

“PoDoCo gives companies a good opportunity to receive support for renewal even during these uncertain times”, says Tikkanen.

PoDoCo program:

The spring PoDoCo grant application round takes place March 1 – April 15, 2021.

There are no limitations regarding the branch of science or branch of industry.

PoDoCo program is funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry, Svenska Kulturfonden, The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS), Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, KAUTE Foundation, The Paulo Foundation and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. The total funding is up to million euros every year, which enables around 35 PoDoCo grants each year.