Group Explorer funding is aimed at groups of 4–10 enterprises to explore significant joint business opportunities in international markets.
The Group Explorer funding service is aimed at groups of enterprises to explore joint business opportunities in the international market.
We grant funding for groups of 4–10 enterprises eligible for support which possess either a joint range of products/and or services with significant growth potential or a strong desire to explore an identified business opportunity together. The group of enterprises must include a minimum of four mutually independent enterprises. The group of enterprises can include enterprises belonging to the same group of companies, as long as the aforementioned condition is fulfilled.
Group Explorer funding is aid provided under the de minimis rule and does not need to be repaid. The proportion of the aid is 50% of approved costs. The amount of the funding is a minimum of EUR 2,500 and a maximum of EUR 20,000 per enterprise.
The recommended maximum duration of a Group Explorer project is a year.
In addition to funding, Business Finland can provide help in finding suitable service providers in the target markets and in Finland. You can find people with expertise in international markets through the Expert Search service.
Plan a project and define its goals. Ensure the sufficiency of self-financing.
Submit your application through online services. Submit the additional information requested.
Business Finland will assess your application and notify you of its decision. Read the decision and its terms and conditions, and approve the decision in online services.
Arrange project accounting. Notify Business Finland of any changes.
Report your project's implementation and costs. Attach the additional information requested with your report.