c/o Teollisen yhteistyön rahasto Oy (FINNFUND)
P.O. Box 147
00181 Helsinki - FINLAND
tel: +358 9 348 434 (please ask for Finnpartnership)
Finnpartnership organizes monthly workshops in Helsinki for companies and organisations that are eligible to apply for Business Partnership Support. Register now, welcome!
Note! Application workshops are intended for attendees who are eligible for applying for Business Partnership Support.
Thu 16 April – Workshop in English (online via Microsoft Teams) – register by 8 April here!
Thu 14 May – Workshop in Finnish – register by 6 May here!
Thu 11 June – Workshop in English
Thu 13 August– Workshop in Finnish
Thu 17 September – Workshop in English
Thu 22 October – Workshop in Finnish
Thu 19 November – Workshop in English
Thu 10 December – Workshop in Finnish
In addition to Business Partnership Support, the workshop introduces companies from the developing countries that are currently seeking business partners in Finland and that have been subject to Finnpartnership’s preliminary screening. These companies are also listed in the public Matchmaking database.
In addition, the workshops cover companies’ environmental and social impact matters, especially from the perspective of operating in developing countries, as well as the positive impact possibilities for development through business. This also provides new types of opportunities for further funding for business activities that can be considered to promote sustainable development by, for example, creating jobs, promoting equality, improving the environment or increasing energy efficiency. By recognizing your company’s influence on the development of the target country and by knowing how to communicate this, new partnership opportunities can emerge with international organizations (UN, EU, etc.) and also, new funding opportunities can be found among the growing field of impact investors. The application workshop works as an introduction to this.
The application workshop also features a presentation of Business Finland’s funding opportunities. After the workshop, there is a possibility to stay for SDG Talks organized by Finnpartnership and the Kymppi project from 15.15 to 17.00, where you can deepen your knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals together with experts from Finnpartnership and Kymppi project.
Workshops are also open to NGOs operating in developing countries, which can work together with companies on projects that are not seeking to make a profit. Good cooperation models have been created between companies and NGOs at the workshops – NGO expertise complements business expertise specifically in the area of development impact.
The Helsinki workshops are primarily held at Ruoholahden Tähti at Porkkalankatu 22 A, 00180 Helsinki from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the location may change and the final location is always communicated to the participants along with the programme).
Registration to the events is available using the above links. Welcome!
Application workshop programme
8:45 a.m. Morning coffee
9:00 a.m. Welcome and introduction
9:10 a.m. Introductions
9:25 a.m. Business Finland’s funding opportunities
9:35 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support
10:35 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support: Discussion and conclusion
11:15 a.m. Matchmaking service for connecting companies
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. NGO presentation
12:35 p.m. Know Your Impact: Environmental and social responsibility and development impacts
1:35 p.m. Other funding channels related to development financing
2:25 p.m. Discussion and questions
2:45 p.m. Workshop close – opportunity to talk with experts until 3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m. SDG Talks – deepen your knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals together with experts from Finnpartnership and Kymppi project