TEKES’s Development of a Digital Matchmaking tool


Bird & Bird has advised the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES) on the development of a digital matchmaking tool

This new service helps researchers, companies and investors to connect with each other and find out what other players do in the ecosystem. This type of matchmaking already takes place at Tekes but has until now been very dependent on individuals’ personal knowledge of those in the field. This work will now be accelerated by the new digital tool TekesMatch, the first of its kind in the market and a groundbreaking innovation in the start-up/investor scene. The tool uses artificial intelligence and semantic search algorithms and was developed after the first Finnish public procurement design contest-hackathon, arranged by the state central procurement unit Hansel.

Bird & Bird has advised Tekes with a team including partner Jesper Nevalainen (Picture) and senior associate Outi Jousi.

Involved fees earner: Jesper Nevalainen – Bird & Bird; Outi Jousi – Bird & Bird;

Law Firms: Bird & Bird;

Clients: Tekes;