Business Finland is an accelerator of growth and a neutral partner for SME and midcap companies. Business Finland's toolbox has everything you need to conquer the world. We offer funding, advice, as well as information and contacts in the target market for the Finnish companies with the most growth potential. Our basic services are free of charge.
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Business Finland's expertise and funding services are meant for companies seeking rapid business growth and bold renewal in the international market.
Does your SME or midcap company fulfil the above criteria? Contact our customer service so we can talk and find out how we can best help your company.
Startups are young, small and medium-sized enterprises seeking rapid international growth. Business Finland's services for startups are generally intended for growth companies that have been operating for less than five years. See our services for startups.
SMEs are companies with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of no more than EUR 50 million or a balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million. Companies larger than this are classed as large corporations.
Large companies with a turnover of up to EUR 300 million per the latest confirmed financial statements are referred to as midcap companies. Turnover is assessed at the consolidated group level.
Please note: Companies classed as large companies in terms of turnover but which are owned by public entities are never considered midcap companies.
The share of ownership of capital investors and other holdings are not taken into consideration in assessing whether the turnover limit of EUR 300 million is exceeded at the group level.
Large companies are corporations with more than 250 employees and a turnover of more than EUR 300 million or a balance sheet total of more than EUR 43 million. See our services for large companies.
Innovation voucher ‒ Purchase new knowledge and skills for your business
Exhibition Explorer ‒ Participate in international exhibitions
Talent Explorer ‒ Find an internationalization expert for your company
Market Explorer ‒ Conduct a market analysis
Group Explorer ‒ Investigate the possibilities of the export market with other companies
Tempo ‒ Get ready to grow into the export market
R&D Funding ‒ Develop a product, service, process or business model
Co-innovation ‒ For cooperation between companies and research organizations
EU funding ‒ Take advantage of the European funding opportunities
Into ‒ For acquiring expert services that strengthen innovation activities
Material Audit ‒ For investigating material loss
Energy Aid ‒ For investment and investigation projects
Audiovisual production incentive ‒ For compensating the costs of production carried out in Finland
Advisory services for internationalization ‒ Our experts in Finland and around the world advise you at all stages of internationalization
Market Access Programs: USA and China ‒ Start testing the potential of your business idea
Soft landing services: Asia and USA ‒ Develop your business in the target market without having to establish a local company
Team Finland visits to the target market ‒ See the world with ministers
Enterprise Europe Network ‒ Information about the market and international contacts
Business Finland's programs focus on a specific theme or sector and offer companies information and contacts in this sector. There are programs in progress in many different fields: cleantech, bioeconomy and circular economy, digitalization, the consumer sector, as well as health and wellbeing.