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Nine new Academy Projects to Aalto

The total funding granted by the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment and Research Council for Culture and Society is 3.3 million euros.
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The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and Environment and Research Council for Culture and Society have decided on 3.3 million euros in funding for nine new Academy Projects.

Projects supported by the Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment investigate the conversion of methane into electricity and remote sensing in the monitoring of plant diversity and develop methods to support environmental decision-making.

Projects supported by the Research Council for Culture and Society focus on the decision-making of individuals in investments, incentives in economic applications and production of health services, and quantum computing from a business perspective. Researchers also focus on the meanings of the location of companies and a digital tool for developing language skills.

In the September 2018 call, the Academy of Finland had a 25 million euros additional funding to be used to support the younger generation of researchers. The Academy decided to distribute these funds in Academy Projects.

The funding decisions of the research councils were made on 22 May (Research Council for Biosciences, Health and Environment, BHE) and 24 May 2019 (Research Council for Culture and Society, CS). The funding periods start 1 September 2019.

Academy of Finland's Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering will publish its funding decisions on 11 June.

Academy Projects

Granqvist, Nina, Dept. of Management Studies

From margins to mainstream – The emergence of quantum computing as a field of science and business

480.000e (CS council)

Consortium DigiTala: Digital support for training and assessing second language speaking

Kurimo, Mikko, Dept. of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University 280.000e

Hilden, Raili, University of Helsinki 280.000e

Kuronen, Mikko, University of Jyväskylä 272.339e. (CS council)

Consortium SYKE-AALTO-LUKE: Right tools for the right problems – Improving environmental planning with portfolio decision analysis

Liesiö, Juuso, Dept. of Information and Service Management, Aalto University 127.915e

Marttunen, Mika, Finnish Environment Institute 238.250e

Tolvanen, Anne, Natural Resources Institute Finland 122.211e. (BHE council)

Murto, Pauli, Dept. of Economics

Endogenous information in economic applications

439.377e (CS council)

Piekkari, Rebecca, Dept. of Management Studies

The shifting meaning of firm location: From a physical setting to a perceptual sense of place

479.862e (CS council)

Consortium Comp-pro Health: Competition and provider incentives in health care markets

Toivanen, Otto, Dept. of Economics, Aalto University 233.360e

Kotakorpi, Kaisa, VATT Institute for Economic Research 280.000e (CS council)

Academy project funding for early-career researchers

Rautiainen, Miina, Dept. of Built Environment

Spectral Diversity Metrics for Boreal Forests [DIMEBO]

250.000e (BHE council)

Rantapuska, Elias, Dept. of Finance

Shortlisted investments – How heuristics affect investment decisions?

480.000e (CS council)

Scheller, Silvan, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Biochemical interconversion of methan to CO2 and electricity (BioEle)

548.271e (BHE council)

Read more about the funding decisions on Academy of Finland website (> Press releases, Latest funding decisions)

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