Tekes is the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. It promotes the development of industry and services by means of technology, innovations and growth funding.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT has a national mandate in Finland.

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is a pioneering science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of technology and business since 1969. LUT is among the 300 best universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2014−2015).

​The Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) is a multidisciplinary academic research, training, and development organisation. The aim is to research alternative futures, and the challenges and possibilities included in them. FFRC is a department at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku.