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Tsinghua FinLab

Tsinghua FinLab program offers Finnish companies a tailor-made market-entry plan for China. The market-entry plan is made by business professionals who know the local market and are simultaneously completing their MBA degree at Tshinghua School of Economics and Management.


Tsinghua University located in Beijing is the most prestigious university in China. Many of the highest politicians and business leaders in China have graduated from Tsinghua. The university has contacts all over China, top class research facilities and it is located next to China's Silicon Valley, ZhongQuanCun.

During an intensive 1–2 term period professional teams doing their MBA degree at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management work on the following areas:

  • Feasibility analysis for business operations
  • Product analysis and a development strategy
  • Business plan (focus points, networking, marketing, distribution and financing plan etc.)

The process will be supervised and coordinated by a dedicated professor from Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.

Benefits for Finnish companies:

  1. Tailor-made market entry strategy for China
  2. Access to local contact network
  3. Potential collaboration with Tsinghua
  4. Marketing and promotion opportunities in China market

Funding for Tsinghua FinLab

  1. Primarily Market Explorer funding for SME companies and midcap-sized companies. Other alternatives: 
  2. Tempo funding (SMEs) as de minimis subsidies,
  3. R&D funding (all companies),
  4. Funding for young innovative companies. This financing option is intended for companies that have been granted Tekes' funding for young innovative companies. Expenses related to participation to Market Access Programs will be incorporated into the projects' costs.

Tsinghua FinLab program requirements

  • Business operations based on an innovative product concept
  • Independent company or a unit of a larger corporation
  • Sufficient technological expertise
  • Concept that provides a sustainable competitive edge
  • Paying clientele
  • Sufficient funding and/or positive cash flow for the following 1 to 2 years
  • Website in English

Company commitment towards Tsinghua FinLab

  • € 15,000 program fee
  • Access to company information, customers, financials and strategic plans
  • Time to work regularly with the MBA students
  • Host 3-5 students for a final report and presentation in June-July 2021 (spring course 2021) or in January-February 2022 (fall course 2021)

Apply to Tsinghua FinLab

Applications round for the fall. Program begins in the first half of the year. More information will be published early fall 2021.

  • September-November 2020 (at the latest on 27 November 2020): Finnish companies submit applications to Business Finland
  • December 2020: Company selection and MBA-student selection and assignment to projects
  • January-June 2021: Conduct and completion of the Tshinghua-Business Finland FinLab project
  • Midpoint of the projects: Tsinghua MBA teams visit companies in Finland for final report and presentation

Finnish companies in Tsinghua FinLab

Environics Oy, Sarlin Oy

2019 Fall
Gemic Oy, OAC Finland Oy

2019 Spring
Caidio Oy, Bonne Juomat Oy

Wirepas Oy, MIP Electronics Oy

Beneq Oy

Rapal Oy

MyLab Oy


Senior Advisor

Harriet Gullstén

+358 50 5577 776

Elisa Yu

+86 138 0174 4271