The Team Finland Explorer funding is intended to help companies secure such expert services. Expert services can provide assistance in identifying target markets and in drawing up an internationalisation plan. This funding may not be used for purposes other than that for which it is intended; for example, not for marketing or sales.
The aim of the funding is to help companies to broaden their clientbases. For instance, companies may need assistance in working out a strategy for exporting their existing product or service into a foreign market.
Naturally, companies may purchase services from the best provider in their eyes. However, Tekes will only approve purchases made from external service providers and not, for example, cover a company's own wage bill or travel expenses.
How much funding can a company receive?
Tekes will grant funding to cover 50 per cent of the purchased service costs.
The minimum amount of funding awarded is 4,000 euros, which means that the cost of the purchased service must be at least 8,000 euros. A company may be awarded a maximum of 200,000 euros de minimis funding over a three-year period. The company is liable for ensuring that its de minimis funding limit is not exceeded.
This funding can be applied for until the end of 2014. Applications for funding are submitted via Tekes online services, by filling in the application Planning for global growth.
If you would like more information about Team Finland Explorer, please use our Test your idea service. Please indicate on the Test your idea contact form that your enquiry concerns Team Finland Explorer funding. Once you have submitted the Test your idea form, we will aim to contact you within a week.