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Develop your company's innovation expertise for growth

Into funding is intended to help startups and SMEs that plan to enter export markets. With this funding, you can buy the best possible consultancy services to boost innovation at your company. You can also use the funding to protect your industrial property rights or hire an expert from a research institute or a large company for a specific period of time.

INTO funding

The level of funding provided for an Into project depends on your company's goals and resources. Into funding is a Business Finland grant which is paid retrospectively to your company based on the actual costs you have reported.
Business Finland can provide funding for up to 50% of the total project budget. No maximum project budget has been set; however, consultancy services can be purchased only up to €200,000. The smallest possible project budget is €30,000, meaning that the smallest grant is €15,000.

What is required of your company?
  • Your company is a startup or an SME that is genuinely pursuing international growth.
  • Your company is developing new business models or solutions, not just making small improvements to existing product or service concepts.
  • Your company has financing of its own that is sufficient for implementing the project.

See instructions for applying for funding

How does Business Finland funding work?

Before you apply

Plan a project and define its goals. Ensure the sufficiency of self-financing.

Apply for funding

Submit your application through online services. Submit the additional information requested.

Approve the funding decision

Business Finland will assess your application and notify you of its decision. Read the decision and its terms and conditions, and approve the decision in online services.

Use the funding

Arrange project accounting. Notify Business Finland of any changes.

Report your project

Report your project's implementation and costs. Attach the additional information requested with your report.