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    Funding counselling help desk and funding clinics

    Business Tampere’s help desk for funding advice offers help in planning or applying for funding and provides advice on finding suitable financiers for each case.

    The help desk can provide answers to questions such as the following:

    • What kinds of funding instruments are available and how to apply for funding?
    • Wondering where to get funding for your company’s growth and internationalisation?
    • What is the impact of the disruptions caused by COVID-19 on the funding of growth companies?
    • Do you need advice on how to approach different financiers?
    • How can public financiers, such as Business Finland or ELY, help with internationalisation or could the EU’s funding for SMEs suit your company’s needs?

    The confidential and free-of-charge advisory service is available to companies in the Tampere city region that have a plan for growth and internationalisation, but that need information or guidance on how to obtain funding. In acute crisis situations, you can also ask for advice regarding crisis funding.

    Remote counselling over the phone and via digital channels helps your company to find the right sources of information and the most suitable providers of funding. The service offered by Business Tampere is produced by Tommi Pajala (Fimentum Oy).

    How to contact?

    Contact us via the following channels:

    Tel.: +358 50 543 0232

    Remote meetings, for example with Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet, Skype or Teams, can also be booked via the above channels.

    Business Tampere’s funding clinic as an extension of the help desk

    In addition to the funding help desk service, a start-up or growth company operating in the Tampere region can make use of Business Tampere’s free-of-charge funding clinic service. You can book the first funding clinic appointment (1 h), during which the company’s situation will be mapped and suitable follow-up measures proposed.

    Book a funding clinic slot from Tapio Siik

    The help desk mainly provides short-term funding-related counselling. At the moment, counselling also exceptionally covers funding advice which is needed due to COVID-19. A separate discussion appointment may be booked to answer a wider question or one needing more background information. If necessary, a follow-up discussion appointment will be agreed to ensure that the matter is resolved.

    If the question cannot be answered immediately, the aim is to complete the service request within a few working days. Due to the hour quota allocated for the help desk service, the availability of the service may need to be restricted.

    The help desk can help with individual funding-related documents, but it is not a consultancy service that produces funding applications, investor presentations or similar expert work performances. Nor does the service include legal advice, for example in relation to the terms and conditions of investment contracts.

    Funding-related questions are company-specific in nature. Questions are handled confidentially, but the use of the service (person/company, channel, time use) is recorded for general service reporting.

    Messages and conversations between the service provider and the company using the service may be recorded in the communication services used. The service provider deletes chat conversations and e-mails sent by the client upon request.

    The client is solely responsible for decisions concerning their company and the consequences thereof. Business Tampere and the service provider (Fimentum Oy) do not guarantee that the information, advice and service offered by the service provider are faultless and correct.

    Business Tampere and the service provider are not in any way liable for damage caused by incorrect advice or instructions given by the help desk or by the incorrect operation of the tool. Business Tampere and the service provider are also not in any way liable for any indirect damage caused to the client. Limitations of liability do not apply to damage caused deliberately or through serious negligence.

    The funding counselling package is part of the 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, with the support of which the service package has been established and launched.

    Tapio Siik

    Senior Business Advisor, startups

    +358 40 568 1483

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