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Tourism and Leisure Services

R&D programme

2006-2009

Funding for

InnovativeTourism and Leisure Service Concepts

programme s services for companies and public research institutions
Funding for the development and research projectsin-line with the goal of the programme

Programme services in order to encourage participant's

Networking

Internationalization

Development of business skills

Transfer of research results into SME`s

Community, where also the competitors can meet each other as partners

Possibility to gain publicity for the projects’ outcome

Programme's services for companies and public research institutions
the aim of the programme
The overriding aim of the programme is to strengthencustomer oriented innovation activities and businessdevelopment within the tourism and leisure service sectorThe aim of the programme

This, in turn, will help to

  • Create innovative, internationally competitive tourismand leisure services
  • Improve the availability, quality and attractiveness ofFinnish tourism and leisure services
  • Improve the efficiency of service production and thereliability of the service production chain
  • Start up new enterprises specialised on tourism andleisure services
  • Promote networked business model in the area oftourism and leisure services
what kind of development can be funded
New, innovative service concepts

Recognition of customer needs and market potential are in thecentral role

New concepts in service production

Innovation activities tourism and leisure service concepts

Whole process of service production; controllingthe value chain

Service production processes for a network ofcompanies

What kind of development can be funded ?
the focus areas in developing innovative tourism and leisure service concepts
Customer needs, customer behaviour and market potential

Development of methods and know-how ranging from the needsof multicultural clientele

Exploiting of methods for customer feedback and customer flow

Technologies supporting tourism and leisure service concepts

Applying and developing technologies that either support thewhole service concept or are precondition for the whole concept– customer interface services, back office services, equipment,appliances

Management, production and seamless coordination oftourism and leisure service processes in a networkedbusiness environment

Sustainable development and environment-friendly tourismand leisure services

Cooperation between corporate and private organisations

The focus areas in developing innovativetourism and leisure service concepts

International networking is an essential partof all focus areas

what is service concept
What is service concept ?
  • Standardizedservice product or production process
  • The individual aspect is always involved in services and they cannot standardized , but at least a part of a service or process can be standardized
  • The service process or at least a part of it must be multipliable in other environment or for other customer
  • Concepting improves productivity and quality of services
who can get funding from the programme
Who can get funding from the programme?
  • The programme is meant for all companies and research institutions, which are participating into the systematic develelopment of tourism and leisure services
    • Companies registered in Finland
    • No size limits
    • No regional limits
    • The companies must have capability to success
  • Tourism is the target area, but the development of any other service used ouside home can be suitable for programme funding
what kind of projects can be funded
What kind of projects can be funded?
  • Projects with high level of challenge
  • The services developed must be innovative and have a novelty value on the markets
  • The projects to be funded are selected by evaluating
    • the business to be generated
    • the technology, innovation and competence to be developed
    • the resources available
    • the cooperation to be developed and used
    • the social and environmental well-being factors to be promoted
    • the impact of Tekes funding and expert services
  • Funding is for
    • Product development
    • Service development
    • Business development
how to apply funding
How to apply funding
  • Companies can send in applications at any time.
  • Companies can participate through their own projects or become part of joint research projects.
  • Many programmes place special emphasis on participation by SMEs and promote cooperation with major companies and research institutes.
  • Each programme organises targeted calls for universities and research institutes to apply to the programme.
support for international co operation
Organisations based outside Finland can cooperate with Tekes programmes in various ways. Most research and development projects funded by programmes involve international R&D cooperation.Tekes can

offer funding for the Finnish counterparts in joint  projects

finance researcher mobility to and from Finland

facilitate the exchange of information

network partners across borders

Tekes has established cooperation agreements with international funding agencies all over the world to exchange information and launch joint calls for proposals or joint R&D programmes.

Support for international co-operation
project examples
Project examples
  • Operative integration of networks (EAKR)
  • WAF-Network ASP system
  • New Golf Game
  • Ice Event –concept
  • eTourismProfiler
  • Finnish hotel of tomorrow
  • Dynamic Travel Network Service
  • RoomToday-sms service
contact information
Contact information

Programme Manager:

  • Senior Technology Adviser Mr. Risto MäkikyröEmployment and Economic Development Centre for Lapland
    • firstname.lastname@tekes.fi

Programme coordinator and coordination team

  • Mr. Pauli Santala, coordinator
  • Ms. Minna Kurttila, assistant
  • Ms. Polina Podmazova, assistant
    • firstname.lastname@fcg.fi
  • Further information: www.tekes.fi/vapaa-aika