Published: 27 February 2013

Government to fund R&D activity with EUR 2 billion in 2013

In the 2013 Government Budget, the total funding of research and development goes up to EUR 2,002 million. The Budget appropriations and outlays for research and development fall EUR 53 million short of the previous year. According to Statistics Finland, government R&D expenditure as a proportion of overall government spending exclusive of debt servicing is estimated to be 3.8 per cent.

Government budget appropriations or outlays for R&D ministry in 2013

Government budget appropriations or outlays for R&D ministry in 2013

The amount of R&D funding grows only in the administrative branches of the Ministries for Foreign Affairs and of Justice. The good EUR 17 million reduction in the funding of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy comes mostly from cuts in the outlays and appropriations for technology of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. R&D funding awarded by the Ministry of Defence also falls by nearly EUR 15 million. The funding of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy amounts to EUR 688 million and that of the biggest administrative branch, the Ministry of Education and Culture, to EUR 984 million. The funding of the Ministry of Education and Culture goes mostly to universities and the Academy of Finland.

Nearly one-half of the R&D funding of government research institutes comprises other than budget funding. The research institutes estimate that the amount of extra-budgetary research funding will rise to EUR 300 million, which is EUR 14 million more than in the year before and just EUR four million less than budget funding. Research funding received from the European Union will also grow by over EUR five million to nearly EUR 52 million.

Government budget appropriations or outlays for R&D (GBAORD) in 2013

  R&D funding € million Share of R&D funding, % Nominal change from 2012, % Real change from 2012, %
R&D funding total 2 001,6 100,0 -2,6 -5,5
Main administrative branches (ministries)
Ministry of Education and Culture 984,0 49,2 -0,7 -3,7
Ministry of Employment and the Economy 687,9 34,4 -2,5 -5,4
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 120,9 6,0 -7,2 -10,0
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 95,2 4,8 -0,9 -3,9
Funding organisations
Universities 575,6 28,8 -0,6 -3,6
TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation 542,3 27,1 -1,8 -4,8
Academy of Finland 329,3 16,5 1,4 -1,6
Government research institutes 303,7 15,2 -0,9 -3,8
Other R&D funding 219,7 11,0 -14,2 -16,8
University central hospitals 31,0 1,5 -13,9 -16,5

Source: Government R&D funding in the state budget 2013, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tero Luhtala 09 1734 3327, Teemu Oinonen 09 1734 2634, tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 27.2.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Government R&D funding in the state budget [e-publication].
ISSN=2489-3250. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.10.2021].
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