Exhibition Explorer funding is suitable for SMEs and midcap enterprises participating in international B2B trade fairs abroad.
The Exhibition Explorer funding is aid for participation in international B2B trade fairs held outside Finland. The financing is intended for SMEs and midcap companies that want to increase the export of their own products or services. A company can have a presence at the trade fair at a joint stand or its own, separate stand.
The prerequisite for funding is for at least four Finnish SMEs or midcap enterprises to apply for Explorer Exhibition funding for the same trade fair. At least half of the aforementioned group of enterprises must be SMEs.
SMEs may receive funding for a maximum of 50% and midcap enterprises for a maximum of 40% of the eligible costs. The maximum amount of funding that can be granted to an individual enterprise is EUR 35,000 per trade fair, while the minimum funding granted is EUR 1,000 per enterprise. The funding is paid in arrears.
Plan a project and define its goals. Ensure the sufficiency of self-financing.
Submit your application through online services. Submit the additional information requested.
Business Finland will assess your application and notify you of its decision. Read the decision and its terms and conditions, and approve the decision in online services.
Arrange project accounting. Notify Business Finland of any changes.
Report your project's implementation and costs. Attach the additional information requested with your report.