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GCO coordinates LUT University’s applications for Business Finland’s Research to Business funding calls and the resulting projects. The GCO team supports research groups in all stages of their projects. The aim is to integrate the sustainable business viewpoint into the ideas.

Research to Business projects aim for the commercialisation of ideas that stem from scientific research. There are two calls for applications annually: in the spring and in the autumn. GCO provides more specific dates through the university’s communication channels.

The application process includes an in-house evaluation round before submitting official applications to Business Finland. During the process, the team of researchers will consult experts and industry representatives about the commercial possibilities of their project.

Business Finland’s Research to Business funding criteria focus on the possibility to commercialise research results into a successful innovation. GCO coaches teams in pitching, helping them to define a clear business idea.

Make an appointment or drop by. You will find GCO on the Lappeenranta campus, Building 6, office 6305. LUT University’s Research to Business contact at GCO:

Jari Varis
Innovation Specialist
+358 50 464 5312