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Startup: Scale up to international markets

We offer funding, advice, market insight, and networks for startups who want to scale up their operations on international markets. Ready to scale your business? Please, check these services.


Young Innovative Companies (NIY)

Promising startups seeking rapid international growth can apply for Young Innovative Companies funding for the all-round development of international business activities, including aspects such as reinforcing the team, developing the business model and growth strategy, and opening up new markets. Read more about funding.

EU funding

European programs and networks offer funding for Finnish companies. Business Finland's advisers help companies to identify and exploit the funding offered by European programs. Read more about EU funding.

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Advice services

Business Finland's experts in Finland and around the world provide advice to startups. Typical topics include:

  • Local challenges
  • Local renewal and growth strategy
  • Expert search
  • Market-specific information

Read more about advice services.

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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.

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.

See all programs here