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SSDM – Success for SMEs and Start-ups through better Decision Making

Branch: Entrepreneurship and business

Duration: 1.1.2022 – 30.06.2022

Region: International

Financed by: Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

Project Manager: Egidija Rainosalo


SSDM focuses on testing the feasibility of providing an innovative Structured Scientific Support Program (SSSP) to improve the decision-making of start-ups, SMEs, and spin-offs. In 2020, SSSP was proven to significantly improve the success rates of start-ups. In this bridging call, we propose informing the adoption of SSSP by business support agencies in the NPA by trialing SSSP with 10 start-ups, SMEs, and spinoffs in the circular economy sector in Ireland and Finland.


This preparatory project aims to develop a full application for submission under the 2021-2027 NPA programme.


Katja Jankens