The Experience Commerce Finland program enhances the international growth of companies selling their products and services direct to consumers (D2C). The goal is to increase the ability of companies to meet the expectations of digital age customers for individual and seamless customer experience.
Consumer business is disrupted. Customers make choices globally and the growing majority of them expect personalized, comprehensive experience from companies and brands. Channels blend. Intelligent technologies enable companies to reach customers real-time, gather data that are more accurate and build a personalized, inspirational customer experience.
Finnish companies have high-quality products and services that are in line with the values of sustainable development and have global demand. We challenge companies to seize the opportunity, because Finnish exports need a more versatile structure to smooth out the economic fluctuations.
Experience Commerce Finland program helps companies take advantage of opportunities arising from changes in consumer behavior and values, on the one hand, and the intelligent technologies enhancing the sales process and improving purchasing experience, on the other hand.
With our funding and services, companies can renew their business models and develop attractive brands and future commerce technologies. The program is part of Business Finland's new Consumer Business focus area, which has been established for the need to diversify Finland's export structure.
The target groups of the program are retail companies, brand owners, technology companies (data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR/VR, etc.), companies in logistics, payment and security solutions, and research institutes.
The four-year program serves a diverse range companies in various growth phases. The program accelerates concrete development projects, which are supported by Business Finland funding. The projects can be both small and fast acting and long-term, research-based ecosystem projects.
The program enables companies to benefit from funding, cross disciplinary and -sectoral research and ecosystems in the area of future commerce. 2019-2023, Business Finland will finance the innovation projects of this program for a total of EUR 40 million.
Business Finland's customers include all companies with the ability, willingness and resources to invest in international growth. There is no separate entrance fee. The detailed content planning for Experience Commerce Finland program has now begun. Some of the program's activities are open to everyone, some will be tailored to selected business groups and include an entry fee.
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