HPY Research Foundation

HPY Research Foundation was founded in 1999 and supports research studies of telecommunications technology, studies closely related to telecommunications business or to the use of telecommunications. These research studies should be in the areas of technological, economical or behavioral sciences and the level of post-graduate studies aiming to doctoral thesis or higher-level studies.

By 2023 the Foundation has granted a total of EUR 1.2 million to mainly researches for their doctoral thesis in various universities. The Foundation library has now 144 doctoral theses. 

Grant Applications 2024

HPY Research Foundation 2024 grants are open for applying from Monday 4 December 2023 and the call closes on Wednesday 31 January 2024. The foundation supports doctoral thesis students by awarding grants worth EUR 3,000  each.

The foundation supports research studies of telecommunications technology, studies closely related to telecommunications business and studies of the use or impact of telecommunications. The research area of studies should be technological, economical, business, behavioral or social sciences.

The grant application is sent using the foundation’s online application service during the application period.

Here is the link to foundations application service.

The application service requires you to input info on applicant, studies, research project, previous rewards, recommendations, applicants closely related parties.

The following attachments are obligatory:

  • Research plan, max three pages, with following content: Description of the problem, Objectives of the study, Methodology
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or equivalent
  • Proof of grades ie. diploma
  • Transcript of records of post-graduate studies
  • You may also attach other documents like list of publications, letters of recommendation or other relevant documents.

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday 31 January 2024.

Late arrival, incomplete application and/or missing attachments shall result in rejection of the application. 

Contact information

Mail address:

HPY:n Tutkimussäätiö – HTF:s Forskningsstiftele sr / HPY Research Foundation
Asiamies Ilpo Aarni
Kultakummuntie 1
00940 HELSINKI

Representative of the foundation:

Ilpo Aarni. Lic.Tech
Email: ilpo.aarni@kolumbus.fi
Phone:  +358 (0) 50 2435

Previous grants 

NimiTutkimustyön aiheYliopisto & valvojaMyöntö
DI Jan BergmanAdvancements in antenna arrays for frequencies beyond 100 GHz   
Aalto-yliopiston sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu
Elektroniikan ja nanotekniikan laitos
Ville Viikari


3 000 €
MSc Saiful Islam
Development of a Novel Resilient Software defined PNT ReceiverTampereen yliopisto
Information Technology and Communication Sciences
Elena-Simona Lohan


3 000 €
MSc Saku LindroosObserving and Forecasting Wireless Technology Adoption in the Information Society: A Systematic Long-term WLAN Security Landscape AnalysisTurun yliopisto
Faculty of Technology, Department of Computing
Seppo Virtanen
3 000 €
DI Jaakko MarinRadioturvallisuus - kaksisuuntainen tiedonsiirto full-duplex), tutkaaminen, häirintä sekä näitten toiminnallisuuksien yhdistäminenTampereen yliopisto
Sähkö- ja informaatiotekniikan laitos
Taneli Riihonen

3 000 €
MSc Maksim Masiukov
Towards reliable quasioptical and on-wafer measurement techniques at sub-THz frequencies for future short-range communicationsAalto-yliopiston sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Zachary Taylor

3 000 €
MSc Patrik RajalaHigh-speed vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers for long infrared wavelengthsTampereen yliopisto Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Mircea Guina

3 000 €
MSc Yasir ShafiullahDesign and Implementation of Integrated D-Band VCOs and Active Reflector Arrays for 6G ApplicationsOulun yliopisto
Center for Wireless Communications (CWC)
Aarno Pärssinen

3 000 €
MSc Andrei SpelmanDigital signal processing for wideband 5G transmittersAalto-yliopiston sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Jussi Ryynänen

3 000 €
SH Yamk Tiina Tarja VuohijokiOsallisuuden tukeminen älyvaatteiden avulla – käsintehdyistä designeista ratkaisuiksi yksilön arkeen/Participation and social inclusion trough intelligent clothing - from handcrafted designs to support individual’s everyday lifeTampereen yliopisto
Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunta
Johanna Virkki

3 000 €
MSc Lingyun YaoAI-based self-adaptive RF transceiver using hardware-efficient probabilistic modelsAalto-yliopiston sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu
Department of electronics and nanoengineering
Martin Andraud


3 000 €