Are you a recently graduated PhD interested in putting your research knowledge and expertise into practice? Are you a company with cutting-edge renewal ideas and looking for the help of a talented postdoc to investigate your ideas? PoDoCo program may be just right for you!

The post doc researcher & business company program PoDoCo grants are open for application from 15 September to 31 October 2021.

The Post Docs in Companies (PoDoCo) program promotes the employment of doctors in companies and improves the ability of the Finnish business community to innovate in the long term. Within the framework of the program, the doctor and the business partner will jointly devise a research project that will open new careers, and the doctor will implement funding from the participating foundations. The total length of the PoDoCo project is 1-2 years and it is divided into two 6-12 month parts. The foundations award a work grant for one or half a year for the research phase, followed by an application phase of the same length funded by the company. The amount of the full-year grant is 30,000 euros.

Further information about the program and the application round is available on PoDoCo program website.

PoDoCo organizes two rounds of applications each year. The PoDoCo program is open to all Finnish companies or companies doing business in Finland and to all people who have recently completed a dissertation or will be defending their dissertation in the near future. There are 11 foundations and funds in the PoDoCo pool:  Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, The Foundation for Economic Education, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, KAUTE Foundation, Maa- ja Vesitekniikantuki ry, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, Svenska Kulturfonden, Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.

PoDoCo program is operated by DIMECC Ltd.