About Talent Boost

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What is Talent Boost

Success in export markets is gained through relevant market insight and expertise. Often this means that the desired experts come from abroad. Companies might also face the problem of operating in a field, such as the software industry, in which there simply is a shortage of experts.

Talent Boost Finland

Talent Boost makes Finland attractive for international experts and startup entrepreneurs.

Talent Boost is a program that boosts Finland's attractiveness as a lucrative and innovative country for talents and businesses. The program unites the companies with relevant people by offering events, materials and funding as well as actively coordinating stakeholder resources for the benefit of creating mutual services.

The program is also tightly connected to the developer, startup and other professional events where Finland and Finnish companies gain visibility.

In brief

  • Supports companies' internationalization by supporting the recruitment of international experts
  • Provides platforms in the form of networking events, recruitment campaigns and funding (see Talent Explorer funding)
  • 2019 target destinations are South Korea, India and Russia as well as some other Eastern European countries.
  • Open for companies operating in Finland and students and professionals in Finland and abroad
  • Operates in connection to other growth programs such as Work in Finland and Startup Kit.
The 2020 target destinations are India, South Korea, Russia and Eastern Europe.

Target groups

Aiming to unite the best talents with the right companies, Talent Boost is as much intended for companies as it is for the rising international talent. Whether it is foreign experts already living in Finland with their spouses or young talents freshly graduated from the university, international growth requires international knowhow.

Talent Boost is intended for companies, graduated students and foreign experts already living in Finland.

More than 3,000 foreign students graduate annually from Finnish universities. These people have professional knowledge and experience in the Finnish culture and lifestyle as well as their own language, culture and networks – something that is very valuable for international companies with a Finnish base.

How it works

The Talent Boost program provides several tools and services for companies and professionals. Companies can benefit from meeting people in industry events or funding. Professionals, in turn, can reach out for our services for job seeking and networking.

Business Finland is also actively participating in the public discussion to generate awareness about Finland as an interesting and attractive country for international professionals and students.

All the recruitment campaigns and events are carried out in close collaboration with major cities and the EURES network. The advantage of Talent Boost network is that the opportunities provided by the place of residence are seamlessly included in the recruitment communications.

Business Finland actively generates awareness about Finland as an interesting and attractive country for international professionals and students.

Where to start? See these steps to get you going.

1) Get to know Talent Explorer funding

2) Utilize the information on the Work In Finland website for your recruitment purposes

3) Participate in recruitment campaigns and events and see more on the Work In Finland website and follow #Finlandworks LinkedIn page.

4) Utilize the services and platforms of your residential city in attracting and recruiting international talents. Check for example Helsinki's International House Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub pages or Turku and Tampere program pages.

NB! For those international experts who want to start a startup company in Finland, we offer a service package that includes a Startup Permit residence process for people from outside the EU, as well as a Startup Kit to support the starting of a business.