The Into funding service is intended for SMEs aiming to enter export markets. Startups can also apply for Into funding. Business Finland offers funding for companies registered in Finland.
With this funding, your company can buy the best possible consultancy services to strengthen your innovation expertise. You can also acquire industrial rights or hire an expert from a research organisation or large company on a temporary basis.
The application for funding is made by using Business Finland's online services. Before submitting your application, please contact us by presenting your idea via the Team Finland service form. This will help you find a suitable funding service for your situation and speed up the application process.
With Into funding provide SMEs with the opportunity to develop a range of innovation competencies. Your company's project can focus on just one of the options below, or cover a range of elements.
During the application stage, your company and Business Finland will agree on two to five clear and measurable goals which your company aims to meet using Into funding. The selected goals will be based on your company's potential, in such a manner that they promote your growth and internationalisation. The goals may be as follows:
The achievement of the goals is an important factor when we consider possible follow-up projects run by
The funding for an Into project depends on the goals and resources of your company. Funding will cover 50% of the project's overall budget. No upper limit is set for Into projects, but the size of the project depends on your company's own goals and resources.
The smallest possible size of project is €30,000 and the minimum grant is €15,000. Business Finland can provide a maximum of €200,000 for the purchase of expert services.
Into funding is a Business Finland grant paid retrospectively to reimburse companies for actual costs reported by them. At the outset of your project, the company must have sufficient funding of your own for the project's completion.
How to apply
Before submitting your application, please contact us by presenting your idea via the Team Finland service form. This will help you find a suitable funding service for your situation and speed up the application process. The application for funding is made by using Business Finland's online services.
In the application you are asked to describe the current status of your company's business, staff, and resources, the vision for growth, project objectives, project plan, and cost estimate.
Your funding application should include a free-form project plan. You can write the project plan either directly in the application form or send it as an attachement to your application.
Please attach an accounts ledger from the current accounting period to your application. The accounts ledger should include an income statement and a balance sheet no more than two months old.
Business Finland may ask also other financial information during the application process if necessary.
Business Finland pays out project funding on the basis of reports and cost statements. The beneficiary must keep a record of project costs, hours worked, and purchased services.
The funding decision and terms and conditions provide guidelines for reporting and describe which costs can be covered by Business Finland's funding and how they should be monitored during the project. Please read the decision and the terms and conditions carefully and review them with the accounting firm or accountant responsible for project accounts.
The project cannot cover
We approve costs starting from the date, at the earliest, when the application was submitted to Business Finland.