DevPlat funds the development of innovations especially for African and Asian markets

Developing Markets Platform (DevPlat) is a joint platform of Business Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs that brings together services for companies interested in developing markets and their partners. DevPlat provides information, advice, contacts and project funding related to developing markets.

A key element of the platform is the funding of development innovations in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The platform supports the development of innovations, knowledge and skills by companies, NGOs, research organisations and other actors in order to promote the wellbeing of poor people in developing countries.

DevPlat was preceded by BEAM, a joint development innovation programme of Business Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, which ended in 2019. The programme activated a large number of Finnish companies and other actors to develop innovations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Over a period of five years, the programme funded more than 150 projects with a total amount of approximately EUR 60 million.

More information on DevPlat is available on the website of Business Finland.