Application workshops

Assess your project’s eligibility for funding and learn how to submit the application.

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!


Next application workshops

Note! Application workshops are intended for attendees who are eligible for applying for Business Partnership Support.


 Application workshops in 2020

Thu 19 November – Workshop in English (online via Microsoft Teams) – register by 11 November here!
Thu 10 December – Workshop in Finnish (online via Microsoft Teams) – register by 2 December here!


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.


NGOs also participate and provide additional value with their expertise

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.


At the workshops, companies will also be given information about other available Team Finland services in Finland and in the developing countries.

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