PoDoCo Programme promotes the employment of doctoral graduates in industry
The Post Docs in Companies Programme aims to raise awareness of doctoral graduates and their expertise among industry and business and offer better incentives to encourage the private sector to hire doctoral graduates. All companies are welcome to join the PoDoCo Programme, which is available for young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctoral degree. PoDoCo provides a platform for matching doctoral graduates with companies. Financial support for spending a research period in a company is also available.
The purpose of the Post Docs in Companies Programme is to promote the employment of doctoral graduates in industry and facilitate the renewal of Finnish industry and business.
The PoDoCo Programme provides doctoral students, who have recently graduated or are approaching graduation, with access to information about the specific R&D challenges of companies. The partner companies are kept up-to-date with newly graduated doctors and doctoral candidates and are offered the opportunity to tap into their expertise.
Doctoral graduates who participate in PoDoCo are expected to demonstrate an interest in the challenges facing the private sector and the ability to apply research findings. Companies are expected to demonstrate an interest in the development of an analytical approach to their business challenges and problem-solving processes.