Finnish foundations fund an abundance of scientific research that has a remarkable effect on society. They really are what you could call the support troops of science.

Now we've taken a good look at their science and research funding over the past 100 years. What has that funding given society? How has it evolved? All this and more is uncovered in the Tieteen tukijoukot – Support Troops of Science report, which has now been published as a book and a pdf copy in Finnish. In English a summary is available and can be downloaded below.

What do you think about Finnish foundations and the support that they have shown to science throughout the last century? Has it effected you you someone you know? Why is foundation funding needed? Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #tieteentukijoukot.

Download an English language summary of Allan Tiittas Support Troops of Science research report here: