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 for companies and organisations that are eligible to apply for Business Partnership Support. The workshops are organized in collaboration with Business Finland’s Developing Markets Platform, and they also provide information about Business Finland’s funding opportunities. Register now, welcome!
Note! Application workshops are intended for attendees who are eligible for applying for Business Partnership Support.
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.
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 workshops are held online via Microsoft Teams.
Registration to the events is available using the above links. Welcome!
Application workshop programme
8:30 a.m. Welcome and introduction
8:40 a.m. Introductions
9:00 a.m. Business Finland’s funding opportunities
9:15 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support: Discussion and conclusion
11:10 a.m. Matchmaking service for connecting companies
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:10 p.m. NGO presentation
12:30 p.m. Know Your Impact: Environmental and social responsibility and development impacts
1:30 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. Other funding channels related to development financing
2:20 p.m. Discussion and questions
2:30 p.m. Workshop close – opportunity to talk with experts until 3:00 p.m.