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Established as an initiative of Nokia Oyj in August 1995, the Nokia Foundation promotes and supports scientific development and education throughout Finland’s information and telecommunications technology sectors. Multidisciplinary research in these areas, in addition to approaches from other scientific fields, such as social, behavioral, business and service sciences, are also highly valued.
To help achieve its mission, the Foundation offers annual grants and awards to most qualified applicants. Decisions are made by the Foundation’s Board Members, which include representatives from both Finnish universities and Nokia.
Nokia Foundation is an independent foundation according to the Law about foundations in Finland 1.12.2015.