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Acquire information about a new Export Market

The Market Explorer funding is suitable for SMEs and mid-cap companies seeking new international markets for their product, service or business model. You can use Market Explorer funding to buy expert services that help your company gain new information and know-how regarding a new international market.

Market Explorer

The Market Explorer funding is provided as aid which your company does not need to return at a later time. The funding is designed for covering expenses incurred in purchasing expert services. In addition, other costs will be accepted up to the amount of 20 percent of the sum of the purchased services. The amount of Market Explorer funding is EUR 5,000–10,000, covering 50% of the total expenses of your project. Therefore, the total budget of your Market Explorer project may range from EUR 10,000 to EUR 20,000.

No Market Explorer funding is paid in advance, so the company must have sufficient financing to cover the costs of the project and other business costs. The maximum duration of a Market Explorer project is one year. A company or a group of companies may receive Market Explorer funding a maximum of three times.

What is required of your company?
  • At least a committed team of two working in Finland.
  • Your company has its own product or service, or a product or service idea that is at least in the pilot phase.
  • The market being surveyed in the Market Explorer project is a new market for your company, and it has not been researched in previous projects.

See instructions for applying for funding

How does Business Finland funding work?

Before you apply

Plan a project and define its goals. Ensure the sufficiency of self-financing.

Apply for funding

Submit your application through online services. Submit the additional information requested.

Approve the funding decision

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.

Use the funding

Arrange project accounting. Notify Business Finland of any changes.

Report your project

Report your project's implementation and costs. Attach the additional information requested with your report.