Apply for funding and report the project in online service. Please, see the instructions on this page. Maintenance breaks in online services on 22.9. at 9 - 9.20 pm,
24.9. at 5 - 12 pm and 5.10. at 5 - 9 pm.
If you want to cancel your application, please email Business Finland’s registry. Include the application’s document number in your email.
The decision takes effect after you have approved the decision and the related funding terms and conditions in the online service. Approve the funding decision within the time period mentioned in the decision.
You will see a note that there’s a decision waiting for approval on the service’s homepage under “Issues awaiting action”. If there are specific prerequisites that need to be fulfilled before the decision takes effect, the decision can be approved only once these prerequisites have been fulfilled.
If you are not going to accept the funding, please inform Business Finland’s registry.
You can approve the decision in the online service if you are the company’s CEO, deputy CEO or a person with procuration rights. As you sign in to the service, the suomi.fi identification method will check your role and authority to sign from the Trade Register.
If your company’s trade register information is incomplete, you can complete it by contacting the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.
Approve the decision in the online service
If the person with a right of representation in the trade register has some other role in the company than the CEO, deputy CEO or person with procuration rights, the funding decision will be approved with a form. The form is also used in cases in which the company’s name is signed by two or more people together.
Remember to also note down the bank account number on the form’s second tab.
Research institutes, universities and universities of applied sciences will always accept the decision in Business Finland’s online service. In order to make the approval possible, the people who approve the research organization’s funding decisions must have sufficient rights to the projects in the online service.
For the purpose of maintaining access rights, research organizations must provide Business Finland’s registry (kirjaamo(at)businessfinland.fi) with a list of people who have the right to approve the decision on behalf of the beneficiary according to the regulations or some other authorization. The list must be updated whenever changes are made.
If you are unsatisfied with the decision, you can apply for a rectification. The decision includes instructions for how to file for a rectification.
Even the most well-planned project might undergo changes: the responsible person changes, you need more time, work that was planned to be completed internally must be ordered from a third-party supplier or the costs exceed the budget. You will need a prior approval from Business Finland for most project changes.
Business Finland provides project funding on the basis of reports and cost statements. The beneficiary must keep a record of project costs as referred to in the funding terms and conditions. The funding terms and conditions include guidelines for the costs that can be approved for your project and how to report your project's progress. Read the funding decision and terms and conditions carefully and discuss them with the accounting firm or accountant responsible for your cost statements. You can find the decision as well as the terms and conditions that apply to your project in the online service.
If the funding terms and conditions applied to your project require an auditor's report in the connection of the final report, inform the auditor about the project as soon as it starts.
Several people can work on the report and cost statement in the online service, just not simultaneously. The report and cost statement for a company project can only be submitted by the project's responsible leader.
The online service assigns the main user rights of the project automatically to the person who opens and saves the application for the first time. The project’s main user can grant and remove access rights to the project’s information.