Business Finland programs

Joining forces to drive international business

Accomplishing more together with Business Finland programs

In the programs, we offer the internationalization and innovation-funding services of Business Finland as entities which have been customized in accordance with the goals and target groups of each program. Programs provide networks which enable the participants to resolve common challenges and learn from their peers.

Business Finland Program activities

About Programs

Business Finland is launching programs in areas with significant new market potential for Finnish companies. 

The purpose of Business Finland's program activities is to prompt businesses to benefit from market transitions and to increase understanding of themes affecting the future of business. This enables us to increase international business operations and to renew Finnish society.

Business Finland's programs enable the participants to resolve common challenges and learn from their peers. The programs provide a unique way for bringing together various different operators: companies of different size seeking growth, renewal and internationalization as well as research and other organizations working in cooperation with the companies. The programs mobilize a critical mass of actors and build joint offerings from Finland in strategically selected sectors and markets.

Business Finland program activities are committed to making progress towards sustainable development with equal emphasis on environment, economy, and people as presented in the United Nations´ Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are prominent business possibilities for Finnish businesses for example in smart, digitalized solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.

The programs and SDG

We operate persistently: the typical duration of the programs is 4–6 years.

Customized service entities

In the programs, we offer the internationalization and innovation-funding services of Business Finland as entities which have been customized in accordance with the goals and target groups of each program.

  • We provide the companies with advice on entering the markets and networking with suitable partners.
  • We assist them in finding new, growing markets and customers as well as in enhancing international networking and using innovations for renewal.
  • We build joint offerings as part of which companies gain visibility in the target market.
  • We connect international investors and companies with each other in order to receive capitalization.

In principle, there is no membership fee for participating in the programs. Some of the services related to the development of the company's own business operations (such as participation in trade fairs, delegation trips and meetings with buyers) come with a fee.