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Business Finland is the Finnish innovation funding, trade, investment, and travel promotion organization, headquartered in Helsinki. Business Finland is fully owned by the Finnish Government. Business Finland employs over 760 experts in 40 offices globally and in 20 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.

Business Finland is the Finnish government organization for innovation funding and trade, travel and investment promotion. Business Finland's 760 experts work in 40 offices globally and in 20 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.

Business Finland is an accelerator of global growth. We create new growth by helping businesses go global and by supporting and funding innovations. Our top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories.

Business Finland was created on 1st January 2018 by the merger of two organizations: Finpro, which offered services for internationalization, investments and tourism promotion, and Tekes, which offered funding for innovation activities. We aim to develop Finland to be the most attractive and competitive innovation environment in which companies are able to grow, change, and succeed.

Our new strategy aims to serve the needs of the Finnish Economy even better than before and in a more needs-oriented manner. We will adopt an even more customer-oriented approach while enhancing our employee experience, we will be more proactive in seizing the opportunities arising from significant societal changes, and we will place sustainable development at the heart of our strategy and operations.

Personnel in Finland and globally

Business Finland's Director General is Nina Kopola.

Business Finland's organization 1.1.2021

The Leadership Team

  • Nina Kopola, Director General
  • Ari Grönroos, Executive Director, Funding Services and Support & Enablement
  • Hannu Kemppainen, Executive Director, Strategic Performance Management
  • Teija Lahti-Nuuttila, Executive Director, Network Services
  • Satu Maaranen, Executive Director, Customer Management & Fast Growth
  • Hanna-Mari Parkkinen, Executive Director, Offering Management, Marketing & Communications*
  • Paavo Virkkunen, Executive Director, Finland Promotion Services
  • Risto Vuohelainen, Executive Director, Global Growth
  • Laura Ylä-Sulkava, Executive Director, Renewal & Human Resources

Business Finland Board of Directors

The members of the Business Finland Board of Directors are

  • Chairman – Päivi Marttila, Professional Board Member
  • Vice-Chairman – Petri Peltonen, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Juha Ala-Mursula, Director, BusinessOulu
  • Sami Lampinen, CEO, Inventure Oy
  • Miia Porkkala, Chairman of the Board, Aho Group Oy
  • Nina Vaskunlahti, Under Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Jaakko Aspara, Professor, Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan
  • Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, CEO, Langh Group Oy

Business Finland's logos, headquarters, management members:

Business Finland's Code of Conduct applies to every member of Business Finland's personnel, irrespective of the type and duration of their employment or assignment. Business Finland's contractual partners are also obliged to adhere to these principles in their operations related to the contractual relationship.

Our industry contacts

Finland works for us, now let it work for you. Explore what Finnish key industries have to offer. If you want to know more about Finnish industries and business opportunities, you can also contact directly our industry experts.