Innovation voucher helps you develop your company

The innovation voucher allows companies to work with universities, for example in the following areas:

  • develop or test ideas for new products or services
  • develop your processes
  • get help to grow or internationalise your business
  • create marketing plans or reports
  • measurement and testing services
  • feasibility studies and expert statements related to innovation activities
  • services for the evaluation and exploitation of research results

The innovation voucher is managed by Business Finland, and the maximum funding is EUR 5,000. The innovation voucher is intended for SMEs engaged in well-established business for the purchase of expert services. Innovation activities refer to measures employed by your company to develop products, services or processes, or to acquire new knowledge and competencies required in innovation activities.

 


Innovation voucher application process

  • Think about what kind of competencies and expertise you need
  • Contact VAMK and discuss your needs
  • Apply at Business Finland's online service, you can get help from VAMK for preparing your application

More detailed criteria for granting an innovation voucher and application procedure details can be found on the Business Finland website https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/for-finnish-customers/services/funding/research-and-development/innovation-voucher/ and from Business Finland's expert anssi.hakala@tekes.fi

 

VAMK's expertise and service areas

The services purchased with the innovation voucher are related to the core competencies of universities: VAMK provides assistance in the development of technology, business and social services and health care sectors.

VAMK's expertise and service areas

The services purchased with the innovation voucher are related to the core competencies of universities: VAMK provides assistance in the development of technology, business and social services and health care sectors.

 

Technology:

Technical measurements, product and production development projects, and competence-enhancing training. Further information: Director Jorma Tuominen, jorma.tuominen@vamk.fi, +358 40 582 7623

Business:

Business knowledge assignments, projects and training; especially international trade and logistics. Further information: Director Elina Martin, elina.martin@vamk.fi, +358 40 549 3542

Social services and health care:

Multidisciplinary training, anticipation of change, and emerging technologies. Further information: Director Elina Martin, elina.martin@vamk.fi, +358 40 549 3542

Research and Development Centre Muova:

Customer and user surveys, design services, product and service development, brand development. Further information: Director Annika Hissa, annika.hissa@vamk.fi, +358 50 568 5863