Different types of EU funding programmes provide SMEs with several opportunities of developing their business. Experts from the Enterprise Europe Network assist companies in studying which funding programmes could be applicable to their business.
Up-to-date information on EU funding programmes is provided in cooperation with the national Enterprise Europe Network and the EU Research and Innovation Programmes EUTI.
Horizon 2020 Programme
The EU Research and Innovation programmes, EUTI, provide information on the Horizon 2020 Programme, instruct future programme participants and coordinate the national contact person network. The framework programme is the most important tool of the EU to steer and fund European research and development.
EFSI – EUROPEAN FUND FOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) offers funding (including various financial instruments and guarantee schemes) for economically viable investments. The majority of funding is intended for investments in infrastructure and renewable industries, with around one quarter directed to SMEs. In addition to loans, EFSI also provides funding in the form of investments in funds. OP Financial Group is the first intermediary bank for EFSI funding in Finland. For more information about EFSI, see here.
The Finnish consortium assists companies in finding potential R&D partners using the Enterprise Europe Network.