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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 Tsinghua 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 the intensive four-month work period, professional teams doing their MBA degree at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management work on the following areas:

  • Market analysis and analysis for market entrance
  • 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.

Funding for participation costs

  1. For under 5 years old startup companies Tempo
  2. For over 5 years old SMEs and midcap companies Market Explorer 
  3. Participation costs can be included as part of an ongoing R&D project or Young Innovative Company (NIY) project.

Program requirements

  • An innovative product or service with an international competitive advantage
  • Sufficient funding and/or positive cash flow for the following 1 to 2 years
  • Have paying customers
  • Independent company or a subsidiary of a corporation
  • Website in English

Company commitment

  • € 15,000 program fee
  • Prepare to spend in average 1-2 hours per week for the project
  • Prepare to host project team's visit to your company in Finland
  • Prepare to visit China if both sides agree to do so

Submission of application in fall

  • September-October:company sends application form to Business Finland
  • Early November: Tsinghua interviews candidate companies
  • End of November: Tsinghua decides final company participants
  • Coming March: official kick-off of the project
  • Coming June: project final presentation

Please contact Business Finland advisor before applying to the program.


Finnish companies in Tsinghua FinLab

Optitune Oy

Environics Oy, Sarlin Oy

Gemic Oy, OAC Finland Oy, Caidio Oy, Bonne Juomat Oy

Wirepas Oy, MIP Electronics Oy

Beneq Oy

Rapal Oy

MyLab Oy


Senior Advisor

Shi Ting Chen

+358 45 263 1612
Innovation Advisor

Elisa Yu

+86 138 0174 4271
Innovation Collaboration