Finnish-German Partnering for Joint Innovation Funding – Virtual Info Session & Matchmaking

20.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

Business Finland and German ZIM program are looking for inspiring market-oriented joint innovation projects between small and medium-sized enterprises in Finland and Germany. The funding call is currently ongoing and is open for applications until February 28, 2021.

Join to hear more about the innovation call and use the opportunity to pitch your company or innovation project idea.  You can also find new business contacts during the matchmaking. Registration deadline for pitching opportunity is Oct 6, 2020.

Program Info Session 20th October: 

11:00 Welcoming words

Kirsi Armanto, Business Finland

Paula Schnippering, AiF Projekt GmbH

11:05 Secondary use of health data in Finland

Antti Piirainen, Findata – Health and Social Data Permit Authority in Finland

11:15 Introduction of German-Finnish Call for Proposals

Central Innovation Program for SMEs

Paula Schnippering, AiF Projekt GmbH

Finnish Funding Program

Kirsi Armanto, Business Finland

11:30  Company Pitch* Session

12:00 Promotion of the matchmaking event and end of the online seminar

* In case of excess amount of pitching candidates, Business Finland will select companies for pitching based on the funding criteria for the joint ZIM innovation funding.


Registration Link for online info session and virtual matchmaking sessions:


(Please remember to register separately to the virtual info session on the B2match platform on Oct 20, 2020 at 11:00)

Virtual matchmaking sessions take place on B2Match –platform and are available for meetings between Finnish and German companies on

  • 20 October 2020 – 13:00 to 16:00 (after the info session)
  • 29 October 2020 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • 12 November 2020 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • 25 November 2020 – 10:00 to 13:00

These targeted 1:1 meetings offer an opportunity to find partners for joint proposals. In addition, these matchmaking sessions offer a great opportunity to generate new business contacts in Finland or Germany.


Please read more about the German-Finnish ZIM innovation call

For more Information:

Ms. Kirsi Armanto

Tel: +358 50 3962846

Ms. Elina Iso-Oja

Tel: + +49 160 9484 7253

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