Tempo Funding


  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Finnish companies, universities, and research organizations (mostly small to mid-sized Finnish companies)

Tempo funding is intended for startups, SMEs and mid cap companies aiming for international growth. The funding enables your company to improve its capabilities for international growth, test the functioning of the business concept, obtain feedback from potential customers, and identify demand in new international markets.

Tempo Funding

The maximum amount of Tempo funding is EUR 50,000. Funding from Business Finland covers 75 per cent of project costs that can be at most EUR 66,667. The funding constitutes a grant that does not have to be paid back. We will pay 70 per cent of the funding after the funding decision, and the remainder in conjunction with the project's final report. For mid cap companies, the entire funding will be paid in conjunction with the final report. Applications compete for funding and every company that meets the minimum criteria will not automatically receive funding. When making a decision, Business Finland always evaluates the company's business as a whole: competitive advantage and growth plan, team and adequacy of financing.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.