Consulting and hands-on help

Leveraging nearly ten years of experience from taking a product and a service from idea to international markets, SEP Consulting offers product development, internationalisation and performance improvement consulting, services and training.

Our target audience is start-ups, SMEs, incubators/accelerators, universities and economic development agencies

With clearly defined services as well as training packages and hands-on consulting, we’ve got you covered whether you’re looking for help with applying for public funding, developing a new product, exhibiting at a trade show or finding business opportunities. Read more about our services, or contact us for more information.

Interested in applying for public or private funding, or need help with managing or reporting the costs of an on-going project?

We offer advice and practical help in applying for public funding from Ely or Business Finland, and once secured, we also offer help to keep tabs of the grant or loan.

Qualifying for public funding is in the end the easy part, and if you don’t ensure you spend it on acceptable costs, you not only run the risk of the project failing, you may also have to pay back the funding.

We’ve helped dozens of companies successfully apply for funding with many of them also needing help with reporting project costs.

We also offer help in writing proposals and delivering pitches to angel investors, VCs, or other potential collaboration partners. We’ve performed in front of various audiences in Finland, Sweden, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Bulgaria and China, and our presentations have won praise, secured funding, sealed collaboration agreements, and earned media exposure.

DIY Public Funding Application and Project Reporting™

A public funding application in three weeks and a project report in three weeks

DIY Public Funding Application and Project Reporting is a quick do-it-yourself public funding (Ely or Business Finland) solution for a micro-enterprise with less than 1M€ revenue.

DIY Public Funding Application in short:

  • Intended for applying for either Ely or Business Finland funding
  • This service consists of two parts:
    • We guide you with the application and the project plan, providing advice and help as needed so that you can apply for funding
    • We guide you with the report content and cost statements, providing advice and help as needed once you’ve secured the funding and completed the project.

Duration for both parts: three weeks, one 2 h review per week Reviews as video meetings Monday to Friday mornings from 8 to 10

Part 1 end result is a ready-to-submit Ely/Business Finland funding application and  part 2 end result is a ready-to-submit Ely/Business Finland project report.

Price: 3200 € + VAT 24%

Turn-key Public Funding Application™

A public funding application in three weeks.

As the name suggests, the Turn-key Public Funding Application is a 360° solution for a public funding application (Ely or Business Finland) where we do all the heavy lifting.

Turn-key Public Funding Application in short:

  • Intended for applying for either Ely or Business Finland funding
  • We do all the heavy lifting and prepare the funding application and the project plan including work packages

Duration three weeks, one 2 h review per week

Reviews as video meetings Monday to Friday mornings from 8 to 10

The end result is a ready-to-submit Ely/Business Finland funding application

Price: 4000 € + VAT 24%

Turn-key Public Funding Project Reporting™

A public funding project report in three weeks.

As the name suggests, the Turn-key Public Funding Project Reporting is a 360° solution for public funding (Ely or Business Finland) project reporting where we do all the heavy lifting.

Turn-key Public Funding Project Reporting in short:

  • Intended for reporting project progress and cost statements for Ely or Business Finland funding
  • We do all the heavy lifting and prepare – based on the information you provide – a content report on the progress of the project incl. broader results and impacts of the project and a cost statement on the costs allocated to the project
  • We’ll also communicate with your bookkeeper to ensure the cost centre contents are in keeping with the report contents

Duration three weeks, one 2 h review per week

Reviews as video meetings Monday to Friday mornings from 8 to 10

The end result is a ready-to-submit Ely/Business Finland project report

Price: 2400 € + VAT 24%

Have a product or app idea but not sure where to start?

We’ve made both products and apps, and we know just how hard it can be to see the forest from the trees, and how tempting it can be to make the solution more complicated than it needs to be.

We can take you through our 12-step program that helps make the right decisions at every step of the way, which saves development time and cost while also reducing the risk of failing, or we can simply help turn your idea into a physical product or a digital app.

Planning to exhibit at a trade show?

We’ve exhibited at tens of international trade shows and other industry events and know how to get the most return on the investment – before, during and after the event.

We’ll help you choose the shows with the most potential for your business, and we can take care of everything from registering for the event and exhibiting at the event to negotiating with the prospects and taking care of the post-show contacting.

We’ve exhibited at events held in Finland, Sweden, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Bulgaria and China. Our exhibition efforts have resulted in earned media coverage, orders from more than 40 countries and an acquisition offer.

Interested in exploring business opportunities?

We’ve explored business opportunities with companies big and small, and navigated joint ventures trying to change the world.

We have an extensive network of seasoned professionals from different fields of business, and especially in China, we can help you find business partners, set up a business, do networking and set up manufacturing. We have great local contacts in Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong committed to helping companies develop successful business relationships, and post-covid, we’ll be happy to resume regular travel to China as well as to other places in the world either together with the client or representing them.

About

SEP Solutions Oy was founded in Oulu in 2012. The company has taken multi-award winning baby monitors paired with smart services designed to help parents stay connected and informed from concept to international markets, finding inspiration and a gap in the market based on the founders’ own experiences of becoming parents.

With hands-on, deep-in-the-trenches and full-spectrum experience from every stage of product development, the company’s founders now focus on helping other companies with funding, with product or app development and with launching or growing in new markets.

SEP Solutions Oy was founded in Oulu in 2012. The company has taken multi-award-winning baby monitors paired with smart services designed to help parents stay connected and informed from concept to international markets, finding inspiration and a gap in the market based on the founders’ own experiences of becoming parents.

SEP Solutions has won numerous awards, including several design and innovation awards and the European Commissions’ Seal of Excellence award, twice.

SEP Solutions has also interacted with UNESCO and explored collaboration opportunities with, for example, Samsung, Chicco, Chiesi, Kimberly Clark, British Telecom and China Telecom.

SEP Solutions is an authorised Business Finland internationalisation consultant.

Contact

Phone: + 358 405363486
Email: satu@sep.consulting
Rantapolku 1B1 90940 Oulu