Funding

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.

We offer services on R&D and growth funding for companies and research organizations.

To get started with your idea sign up for a free online project 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 your idea looks promising and you want to get some spin we start by analyzing the situation and creating a commercial roadmap.

Public Funding

Europe

We give advice and write proposals to international funding programs. The European Commission funded Horizon 2020 program offers 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 is an open database, but we warmly suggest to start with some professional advice, to get your hands on the right project. It takes a while to learn, but the programs basically use the same project structures, guidelines and rules. Consider EU funding as a learning opportunity and extend your fundraising capacity as an investment for the next decade.

The EIC Accelerator (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 experienced in consortia building for Research and Innovation Actions in industry academy partnerships across Europe. As project partners we are active producers for innovation management, impact and exploitations communication activities.

However, there are so many options for funding in Europe that we really need to have a chat before listing all suitable funding options. There is surely a funding program out 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 also offer 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.

Finland

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 business, 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.

Innovation voucher (innovaatioseteli) is the fastest way to get started with a 5000 EUR purchasing value for product design and commercialization.

Co-creation is a project method to develop new project partnerships. In a 6 months project the goal is to find a consortia to make concrete business impact from research results. This co-creation service is offered mainly for universities and research teams.

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 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.

Non-profits

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