Application workshops

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

Finnpartnership organizes monthly workshops in Helsinki for companies and organisations that are eligible to apply for Business Partnership Support. 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 13 Feb – Workshop in English – register by 5 February here!
Thu 19 March– Workshop in Finnish – register by 11 March here!
Thu 16 April – Workshop in English – register by 8 April here!
Thu 14 May – Workshop in Finnish
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.

 

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 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

9:30 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support

10:30 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. Applying for Business Partnership Support: Discussion and conclusion

11:10 a.m. Matchmaking service for connecting companies

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. NGO presentation

12:35 p.m. Know Your Impact: Environmental and social responsibility and development impacts

1:35 p.m. Business Finland’s funding opportunities and other funding channels related to development financing

2:30 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

 

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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