Tekes finances challenging research and development projects, as well as promote business development. Tekes consist of academic engineers, architects, physicists, mathematicians, IT specialist and other professionals working in the field of technology. The Creative Director of Seos Design, Pekka Kumpula, is nominated as a design expert for Tekes. In Tekes design theme clinics, he consulted 25 start-up companies from different fields of business. Design theme clinics were based on the meaning of design in business for start-up companies; how to make attraction with design, how to create design guides and what is the value of design for companies.