Multiannual plan for research and development funding

In line with the Government Programme, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment are preparing a multiannual plan on the use of research and development funding and on other aspects of RDI policy.

The plan will present the current state of the research, development and innovation system, the objectives of the system, and the main policies for funding research and development. The plan will be prepared by a working group, with significant contributions from research and business communities. The Government is due to adopt it in June 2024 and Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will submit a Prime Minister's announcement on it to Parliament.

The preparatory work draws on the Act on the Central Government Funding of Research and Development, the entries on RDI in the Programme of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo's Government, and the decisions of the parliamentary RDI working group. The allocation of R&D funding made in the 2024 budget proposal and in the General Government Fiscal Plan for 2025-2028 will also be taken into account. 

The preparatory work will be chaired by the Research and Innovation Council. The plan will also be discussed in the parliamentary RDI monitoring group.

Take part in the preparatory work

The working group will carry out extensive consultations with stakeholders and the relevant experts. The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment organised a stakeholder event on 15 November 2024. The plan was also presented at events organised by the Research Council of Finland, Business Finland and stakeholders.

The plan will be circulated for comments between 8 and 24 May 2024.

Request for an opinion (in Finnish)


Harri Länsipuro, Chief Specialist 
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Innovaatiot ja yritysrahoitus, Osaaminen, innovaatiot ja uudistuminen Telephone:0295047305   Email Address:

Riina Vuorento, opetusneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) Telephone:0295330363   Email Address: