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 the Finnish development NGOs’ umbrella organisation Fingo. Register now, welcome!

Note! Application workshops are aimed at companies/organizations that are eligible for applying for Business Partnership Support, which means that they need to be registered in Finland, or have a substantial tie to Finland through ownership.

Next application workshops

Thu 19 October. In English. Register before 12 October

Thu 16 November. In Finnish. Register before 9 November. 

Thu 14 December. In English. Register before 7 December. 


As for Finnpartnership’s services, 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.

The workshop also introduces Business Finland’s funding opportunities for developing markets and what kind of possibilities collaboration with NGOs can offer (presentation by Fingo).

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.

Application workshops are intended for companies/organisations who are eligible for applying for Business Partnership Support.

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.

Schedule and place of the workshops

The workshops are held online via Microsoft Teams.

The final programme for the workshop is sent to registered participants usually on the Monday of the week of the event. Upon registration, participants are asked to provide a short description of their current business activities/industry and what types of business partners they are seeking in the developing markets.

Registration to the workshops is available using the above links.


Application workshop programme

9:00 Welcome and introduction

9:05 Introduction round

9:25 Finnpartnership funding: Business Partnership Support

10:25 Break

10:40 Business Partnership Support presentation continues

11:20 Business Finland’s funding opportunities

11:40 Partnership opportunities with NGOs / Fingo’s presentation

12:00 Lunch break

12:40 Finnpartnership services: Consortia, Matchmaking service and Global Gateway campaign

13:00 Environmental and social responsibility, development impacts

13:45 Break

14:00 Funding channels related to development financing

14:30 Discussion and questions

14:45 Workshop closing – opportunity to talk with experts until 15:00

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