Towards an international success story

There are various public financial services on offer for the internationalisation of businesses: assistance, loans and guarantees. Experts help you with bot planning the internationalisation as well as the practical questions.

Business Finland

Are you creating an international success story or do you need assistance in identifying opportunities in the market? The expert and financing services of Business Finland are meant for enterprises that strive for bold business growth and reorganisation for internaional markets.

Funding may be granted for innovations, service development, and market research, among others. Funding can be granted either as subsidy or loan, and the service includes guidance in filling out the application.


You can apply for funding from Finnvera for your company’s acquirements, investments and need of working capital.

For growth companies it is often most natural to apply for funding from their own bank. However, if your company is missing some of the collateral, the Finnvera financing for SMEs could offer a solution. You can make a normal credit application to your own bank, whereafter the bank will evaluate the state and creditworthiness of your company and apply for SME guarantee from Finnvera for you.

Finnvera also offers financing for change of ownership.

Capital investors

Business angels and other capital investors are usually interested in businesses that aim for rapid international growth through operations that are scalable. You can look for a capital investor or a business angel through Pääomasijoittajat ry or the Finnish Business Angels Network, for example.

Team Finland

The goal of Team Finland is to provide businesses with a smooth service chain, ranging from advice services to funding, and has managed to bring together all public internationalisation services. They provide information about the global markets and their opportunities, as well as a wide range of financing services.

You will also receive help for your company’s growth and internationalisation from your local Enterprise Agency. You will be shown further to partners or other other operators promoting internationalisation, if needed.