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Innovation voucher with new terms available as of 8 January 2018
The innovation voucher with new terms became available on 8 January 2018. Business Finland’s innovation voucher can be used to purchase services in order to boost innovation, such as intellectual property services.
As of 8 January 2018, innovation vouchers may be granted to businesses having a minimum Rating Alfa of A (previously the limit was A+). Also, it is no longer required to conduct business for a minimum of one financial year before the voucher could be granted. These improvements aim to encourage more and more new businesses to take up innovation.
Read more about our IP service packages that you can purchase with Business Finland’s innovation voucher. We can also offer you a tailored IP service package, and advise you of other forms of public funding available to develop your innovation.
The innovation voucher is a very well-suited form of funding for enterprises seeking to strengthen and take better advantage of their innovation process, and gain a competitive edge.
Applying for the innovation voucher is easy and straightforward, and you may get the decision even in one week. The value of the voucher is €6,200 (€5.000 + VAT), and you can use it to purchase Papula-Nevinpat’s IP service package. The voucher is valid for six months from the date it was granted, and the vouchers are being piloted until the end of 2019.
Contact us to learn how to gain full advantage of your company’s innovations: Folke Johansson, Director, Patent Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call one of our patent team leaders (Jukka Korhonen, Tomi Konkonen, Satu Lehesranta), tel. (09) 348 0060.