The new Talent Explorer funding in Finland supports hiring of an international expert. The Explorer funding can be used to hire an expert in order to obtain new information and expertise to help the company make progress in a new international market.
The Explorer funding service is intended for Finnish small and medium-sized enterprises and Midcap companies (maximum group-level turnover of 300 million euros) in all sectors, with the exception of industries excluded from de minimis funding (primary agricultural production, fisheries and aquaculture).
The maximum amount of funding granted by Business Finland is 20,000 euros and may cover up to 50% of the expert’s employment costs for the first 6 to 12 months. In other words, the maximum project cost is 40,000 euros. The funding is intended only for the costs of hiring an expert.
Explorer funding can be used to hire an expert to support your company’s international operations. The hired expert may be an individual with specific experience or expertise related to your company’s potential new export market, such as a foreign national who has graduated from or is a graduate thesis student at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences.