Funding and partnering opportunities

In addition to well-known funding from the Academy of Finland, EU, Tekes and various foundations (UTU pages; ÅAU pages), you can also get funding for your research from the private sector. Several pharmaceutical companies search for new drug development ideas all the time and offer partnering opportunities. However, it is strongly recommended that you contact university lawyers and innovation managers before doing agreements of any kind.

Pharma companies

AstraZeneca – Open Innovation

Bayer – Open Innovation and Grants4Targets

Bristol-Myers Squibb – Partnering

Daiichi Sankyo – TaNeDS

GSK – Discovery Partnerships with Academia

Lilly – Partners

Merck – Invent with us!

Novo Nordisk – Innovation Partnering

Sanofi – Partners

Pfizer – Collaboration

Roche – Partnering at Roche


Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation – Funding Opportunities

European Lead Factory – Drug target & assays and Library proposals