This funding call is connected to the Sustainable Growth Program for Finland, which seeks to build a greener and more digital society and is a part of the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
Business Finland is launching a funding call for the research, development, and innovation (RDI) projects of companies and research organizations. The aim is to increase the RDI intensity of the creative economy in the long term and to strengthen cooperation between companies and research organizations in the creative economy, thus promoting the renewal of the creative economy. Funding will be allocated in particular to projects that modernize the digital business environment and promote the green transition.
In particular, the funding is used to promote the following themes:
In the context of the Creative Content as a Service theme, the funded projects will develop new concepts based on digital solutions, which will put the service at the center and bring genuine new added value to the customer experience. The best projects can be implemented into an experience so intuitively that it feels like a special occasion. Particular attention will be paid to the novelty of the ideas, the revenue model and competitive advantage in relation to existing solutions. The content offered as a service can be all kinds of creative content from different industries, such as literature, media, gaming, events, fashion, and music. It is essential that they are subject to significant, commercially scalable opportunities and are also sufficiently based on exploiting digital opportunities as a competitive advantage. The actual content production cannot be included in the projects.
Under the theme Development projects related to the production of audiovisual formats, funding will be provided for development projects in the sector which will produce a prototype for a scalable content concept in a new, competitive way. Competitive advantage can be achieved, for example, with a new scalable tool or production method. A prototype can be, for example, a pilot episode of a TV series and/or a format bible that makes use of this new method.
Projects by individual companies
The maximum eligible budget for the funded development project can be EUR 100,000. Business Finland can provide funding for 50% of the eligible project costs, which means that the maximum amount of the aid is EUR 50,000. The funding is de minimis support.
Business Finland can provide funding for joint projects by companies and research organizations. All parties must apply for funding separately to cover the costs of their own contribution.
The maximum eligible budget for the funded parallel business development projects is EUR 100,000, and the projects will be funded with a de minimis aid of up to EUR 50,000.
Funding may also be granted for research projects conducted by research organizations. One or more research organizations together can apply for funding. All participants must apply for funding separately to cover the costs of their own contribution.
Always contact Business Finland first. Consultation before submitting your funding application will help you move forward faster.
Projects by individual companies: contact our customer service and leave a message with the label "RRF – funding call for the creative industry". One of our specialists will contact you as soon as possible.
Joint projects: aki.parviainen (at) businessfinland.fi
Please attach your project plan to your application. If you do not have a ready-made project plan, you can use this project plan template as a framework: Tempo project plan help and template (docx).
Basic applicant and application information is completed in the Business Finland online service.
For companies, the funding call will be suspended from 20 June to 31 July due to a break in the Tempo application service.
If necessary, a second funding call may be opened in spring 2023. A decision on the matter and the applied implementation model will be made by the end of 2022.
Projects funded in this call through the RRF must be completed by December 2025 at the latest.
Read more about Finland's Sustainable Growth Program.
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