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Funding call 1.3.-29.4.2022 and 4.4.-16.9.2022

Funding call for the sustainable growth and digitalization of the tourism industry

Funding call to support the sustainability and digitalization of the tourism industry.

Further information

Projects by individual companies: tuija.tommila (at) businessfinland.fi

Joint projects: aki.parviainen (at) businessfinland.fi

Funding call

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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).

The aim is to increase the RDI intensity of the tourism industry in the long term and strengthen cooperation between tourism businesses and research organizations. The funded projects must be in line with the objectives of sustainable tourism and the green transition and to promote the development and use of digital solutions in the tourism industry. The desired results must be aimed at developing and applying new digital solutions in relation to the current practices of the Finnish tourism industry.

In particular, the funding is used to promote the following themes:

  • extension of the length of stay of tourists
  • year-round tourism , and
  • new customer groups.

What kinds of projects are eligible for this funding?

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.

Joint projects

  • Co-Innovation Light joint project model

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.

  • Research projects

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.

How to apply for funding?

Projects by individual companies: tuija.tommila (at) businessfinland.fi

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.

Funding schedule

  1. The funding call for individual companies will start on March 1, 2022 and applications must be submitted by April 29, 2022.
  2. For joint projects, the funding call will begin on April 4, 2022 and end on September 16, 2022.

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 2024 at the latest.

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This funding call is currently being examined by the European Commission. The content of the funding call may be changed later if the Commission so requests.