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SMEs and midcaps: Enter new markets

We offer funding, advice, market insight, and networks for SMEs that want to enter new markets. When you are ready to grow in international markets, please, check these services.


Internationalization advice services

Business Finland's experts in Finland and around the world provide advice to startups. Read more about internationalization advice services.

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Among other things, you can test the functionality of your business concept, gain feedback from potential customers, and analyze demand in a new market. The maximum amount of funding is EUR 50,000, and the funding covers 75 percent of the project's budget. This funding constitutes a grant that does not have to be paid back. Read more about Tempo.

Exhibition Explorer

You can receive a trade fair grant to attend an international trade fair outside Finland. The grant can cover up to 50 percent of the eligible costs of the project. A grant of up to EUR 30,000 per trade fair can be approved for individual companies. Read more about the Exhibition Explorer.

Group Explorer

We grant funding to groups of at least four SMEs that are eligible for support and have a joint offering with significant growth potential on international markets. The funding is a grant for 50 percent of the eligible purchased services on the project. Read more about the Group Explorer.

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Market information and contacts

Soft Landing: Asia and USA

Develop your business in Asia and the USA without having to establish a local company. We provide office services, support with everyday challenges in a new market, and market entry services. Read more about the Soft Landing service.

Market Access: USA and China

Join us to test the potential of your business idea in the USA or China with our Market Access programs. Local advisers will provide a tailor-made market entry plan for your company. Read more about the Market Access program.

Team Finland visits

Business Finland organizes high-level delegations for Finnish companies to visit target countries in cooperation with other Team Finland partners. Read more about Team Finland visits.

Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network has experts in 60 target countries, and it provides European companies with free internationalization services. Read more about the Enterprise Europe Network.

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Business Finland's programs focus on a specific theme or sector and offer companies information and contacts in this sector. The programs help companies to improve their competitiveness and identify new markets for their products. There are programs in progress in many different fields: cleantech, bioeconomy and the circular economy, digitalization, the consumer sector, and health and wellbeing.

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