AI Business

New value from AI and platform economy

The AI Business program aims to make Finland the best place to research and develop artificial intelligence and platform economy. The program also targets to build global ecosystems and to attract investments in Finland.


The AI Business program accelerates the global growth of the Finnish digital service business. Artificial intelligence and platform economy can automatize currently localization-dependent operations and services. This enables Finland to provide significant international services.


AI Business is targeted at startup, SME, Midcap and large companies registered in Finland, and Finnish research organizations. Companies can apply for funding for their own development project or joint-project with other companies and research organizations.

Foreign companies are welcome to join the Finnish AI ecosystem and partner up with Finnish companies and research organizations.


  • To increase the competitiveness and productivity of Finnish companies by creating innovations based on artificial intelligence and platform economy
  • To increase expertise in AI and platform economy in companies, research institutions and universities to improve the productivity of businesses and the public sector
  • To drive the demand for innovations by encouraging the adoption of innovations based on AI and platform economy
  • To build global ecosystems and digital platforms and make Finland an attractive target for investments

The AI Business program offers innovation funding, networking and internationalization services for R&D and utilizing artificial intelligence and platform economy in business.

The program will run from 2018 to 2022 with a total budget of EUR 200 million, of which Business Finland will cover appr. half. Business Finland can also fund the development of digital platforms that have a significant global networking impact.

Interested in joining the program?

Please contact our advisors.


Program Manager
Outi Keski-Äijö
+358 50 5577 663
Senior Advisor (AI)
Aki Ylönen
+358 50 3952 603
Senior Advisor (platform economy)
Manu Setälä
+358 50 5577 910
Senior Advisor (research)
Aki Parviainen
+358 50 3511 354
Senior Advisor (internationalization)
Teuvo Heikkinen
+358 50 5538 378
Invest in
Janne Kari
+358 40 5410 580