When preparing to commercialise an invention, additional research and testing, as well as intellectual property right (IPR) protection, are often the key. Business Finland's Research to Business funding instrument, which is open for applications twice a year, offers preparatory funding for commercialising the results of academic research.
The objectives of a Business Finland Research to Business funded project include among other things:
Compared to many other forms of funding, Research to Business funding enables testing the applicability of, and interest in, the idea or invention within an industry or business context in a comparatively risk-free manner before the product or service takes on its final form.
Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd. as the technology transfer company of the University of Helsinki supports researchers to find funding for commercialisation of research.
Please contact us if you have any questions about commercialisation funding. We are here to support the commercialisation of University of Helsinki inventions.