Business Finland will fund the Horizon 2020 project preparation phase, i.e. writing a proposal for the H2020 programme. Thus, Business Finland encourages Finnish companies to develop international research and innovation networks.
H2020 project preparation can be built into a normal Business Finland project if the Business Finland project aims to broaden its future scope into international activities. The actual funding for H2020 project preparation is aimed for Finnish companies for the proposal writing phase of large projects with a significant impact on Finland, or if the Finnish participant(s) has a substantial role as the coordinator and/or a work-package leader(s).
Thus, this funding is not meant for preparation work on the popular SME instrument.