Propellerhat helps companies get support for their strategic business development goals. Usually that means more resources, in one form or another, but we really like money, so let’s talk about funding.

To get started we offer a free online project idea review.

Our funding advisors personal track record spins over 35 MEUR of R&D project funding raised from different innovation programs across the world.


If it looks promising and you want to get some spin, we can organize an online or onsite workshop to analyze the current situation and create a roadmap. Typically aworkshop takes a day or two where we kick-off the collaboration and get to know your dreams. The next step is to make an innovation plan and start doing.

Public Funding


We can give you advice on international funding programs including European Commission Horizon 2020 programs. They offer billions of R&D funding for projects, so it is your citizen and/or corporate right to go and get your money back. The vast number of programs and funding calls requires expertise so I warmly suggest to start with some professional advice, before you get your hands on a project. It takes a while to learn but when you got it all programs and priorities are open with basically the same project structures and rules. Consider it as a learning and fundraising capacity investment for the next decade.

Especially the SME Instrument is great for small and medium sized companies. With us you do not need to worry about the proposal process or bureaucracy. We help you reach the deadlines with a spin. We are also pretty experienced in consortia building for industry academy partnerships across Europe. And producers for the impact, management and communication activities, as well as IPR. However, there are so many options for funding in Europe that we really need to have a chat before listing suitable funding options. There is surely funding program there that fits your purpose. 🏁

Currently we have customers from several countries and you could be next. For big projects the proposals sometimes do not get funding the very first time. Too bad. Don’t worry. That means you need to keep perfecting your project pitch and submit the proposal again. We offer a EU project plan & proposal reviews as a service for re-submissions to help you reach that nasty threshold and get selected for funding. To get some spin for a resubmission of a proposal, contact us now.


If you have your company set up in Finland, life is great. We are the happiest nation in the world – always improving and never satisfied for the status quo. Business Finland projects are really good for gearing up the tempo and boosting your product and service development investment when you are still in the early phase of building your business. There is several public funding options available also for going international and vice versa coming to Finland to do your R&D on a big scale. We have the best in class ecosystem for that. More about opportunities for Finnish customers is coming up soon, so sign up now to get informed.

Private Funding

It is really easy to set-up a startup or spin-off company in Finland. Private investments from the early investors ( family, friends and fools) can be leveraged by business angels or professional venture capital funds. There are numerous opportunities for raising pre-seed, seed or bigger funding rounds. But it all depends on your team and the product you are building for business. If you already have some cash, traction and team spirit we can spin your company to the next level. If not, there are a lot of free resources and accelerators to start also with empty pockets. In any case. It is a matter of teamwork and persistence. Sisu as we call it in Finland.


Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics are important for us. Therefore we have set up program for those of you who work for a good cause. ❤️