Paying with innovation voucher

We have registered as a service provider for Business Finland’s innovation voucher. The innovation voucher is funding intended for Finnish SMEs for purchasing expert services related to innovation activities. In innovation voucher funding, the amount of aid is  5,000 euros, which is 100% of the amount of the purchased services excluding VAT. You can spend this amount to buy services from one service provider. The aid is transferred to your company after you have approved and paid for the work performed by the chosen service provider.

What is it for?

The innovation voucher can be used for purchasing expert services, which are connected to developing products, services or processes with international growth potential. 

Concrete applications for the voucher are, for example, services related to the development of a product or service strategy, making demos or prototypes, assessment or testing and measurement services, or acquiring expert statements. 

At Optotec, the voucher can be used, for example, for conducting a concept study or having a cost estimate done.

Who is it for?


Eligibility for the voucher includes, i.e., meeting the following criteria: 

  • The company belongs to the Prepayment register.
  • The company’s Asiakastieto Rating Alfa is at least A.
  • The company has plans related to internationalisation.
  • The company has not been awarded funding from Business Finland during the current or previous year. 
  • The company does not have outstanding tax liabilities.

To get more detailed information about the innovation voucher, go to Business Finland’s website.

Are you facing an innovation project for which you could potentially utilise the innovation voucher? Call +358 40 632 9649 or send e-mail to, and we will help you figure it out.