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Postdocs in Companies autumn application round is open until Oct 31

Postdocs in companies program’s application round is open from until 31 October. The program aims to increase the number of postdocs employed in companies to develop companies’ competences.

PoDoCo autumn application round is open until October 31, 2021. This year around one million euros will be distributed through the program in two funding rounds.

“The backbone of PoDoCo is a two-phase research project based on the expertise of the PhD and the company’s need for development. The research project lays the foundation for the company’s future products, business, and growth. The goal is that after the end of the project, postdoc will remain in the company to continue this development,” says the PoDoCo program leader Dr. Seppo Tikkanen from DIMECC Ltd.

Already 187 PhDs have supported business renewal through the PoDoCo program, which began in 2016. After fully implemented PoDoCo projects, 90 percent of PhDs have been employed by a partner company.

PoDoCo program

The PoDoCo grant application round continues until October 31, 2021. There are no limitations regarding the branch of science or branch of industry.

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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.