Sustainable growth agenda / Pillar 3 / Research & innovation

Last updated: 5 October 2021

The European Commission has approved Finland's recovery plan on October 4th, 2021.


Within the third pillar of the plan is the Research and Development (R&D) sub-area. The investments will be directed to R&D projects focusing on the priorities set by the first pillar of the plan (green transition):


- New uses for low-carbon hydrogen (i.e. Power-to-X)

- Electrification and digitalization of processes and machines

- Materials technologies (including reuse and recycling)

- Carbon capture and storage/recovery (CCS/CCU)

- Clean energy solutions

- Increasing the value added of bio-based products (i.e. wood construction)


The investment packages are the following:


- R&D funding promoting the green transition: EUR 192 million

- Research and innovation infrastructure in support of sustainable growth and digitalization structures: EUR 75 million



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