Ecosystem Integrator funding is suitable for SMEs and large companies that want to renew, develop, and internationalize Finnish R&D networks. The funding will help your company improve its capacity to develop networks, build ecosystems, and plan R&D activities in Finland, and integrate these into your company's global processes.
The maximum amount of Ecosystem Integrator funding is €100,000. Funding from Business Finland covers 50% of the project costs, which can be no more than €200,000 in total. The funding is a non-repayable grant. We will pay SMEs 70% of the funding after the funding decision has been made and the remainder in connection with the submission of the final project report. For large companies, the full amount of the funding will be paid on completion of the final report.
Funding is discretionary and competed for. Not every company that meets the minimum criteria automatically receives funding. Business Finland always assesses each company's business as a whole when making a decision: its competitive advantage, strength of international networks, and added value to Finnish ecosystems, the team and adequacy of funding.
The Ecosystem Integrator project must include the building, renewal and internationalization of networks and ecosystems. The funding must be directed primarily to activities carried out in Finland. The activities may be either in-house or subcontracted in Finland. The funding can be used in preparation of R&D activities, such as:
Funding is granted only once for each applicant company or a group's business unit.
Business Finland cannot grant funding if
The company must have secured sufficient funds for self-financing the project and other activities in Finland.
Head of Industry, ICT & Digitalization
Invest in Finland, Business Finland
janne.kari (at ) businessfinland.fi
The applicant must be ready to provide Business Finland with a project plan for the project to be funded, showing the costs and allocation of the work packages to be implemented as part of the project.