EU funding

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, EU Funding Advisory Service and the EU Research and Innovation Programmes EUTI.

EU Funding Advisory Service

The Finnish national level EU funding advisory service offers free general-level information and advice on EU funding programs and instruments.

The service gathers information on the different forms of EU funding, including grants, loans and guarantees, subsidies, prizes and public contracts, and offers advice regarding them. The service aims to offer centralized information on EU funding and further its utilization at a national level.

The advisory service is offered to Finnish stakeholders interested in EU funding. Funding is available for companies, research institutions, financial institutions, municipalities, and other parties. The service offers current information and project-specific guidance and organizes events related to EU funding. The service is implemented by Business Finland under the guidance of the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Please note that this is a Finnish national level EU advisory service targeted at stakeholders operating within Finland. Read more here.

Horizon Europe Programme

The EU Research and Innovation programmes, EUTI, provide information on the Horizon Europe 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.

Finding partners

The Finnish consortium assists companies in finding potential R&D partners using the Enterprise Europe Network.