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Grants and subsidies

Due to the situation caused by coronavirus, the content of this page may not be up to date. Up-to-date information is available at Federation of Finnish Enterprises’s website Kaikki koronasta yrittäjälleOpens in a new window. (only in Finnish).

Your company can receive public grants and subsidies at different stages of its operations. You can apply for grants for establishing your company, for making investments in your company and for the development of your company. Grants that you can apply for include research, expertise and innovation grants as well as subsidies for different types of experiments and trials. Usually, grants and subsidies do not need to be repaid, but they do often include a requirement for self-financing.

Key financial services for company founders and companies:

Start-up grant: support for the livelihood of a new entrepreneur (TE Office)

Business development aid (ELY Centre)

Business Finland's funding services (Business Finland) and Business Finland programsOpens in a new window.

Pay subsidy to support job seeking (TE Office)

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