Networks

Internationalisation sometimes requires business partners. We can help you to find the ideal partner for business or research purposes.

 

Networking with businesses and public actors

What?

Finpro provides companies with information on potential lines of business in target markets, and on customers, operating methods, legislation and regulations such as those on approval procedures, and sources of financing. Companies are guided to the appropriate sources of information and assisted in networking with potential business partners, authorities, industry associations and Finnish companies already active in the target market. Finpro also organises networking events that enable companies to gain information on internationalisation, promotional opportunities, identification of potential customers and important business partners.

The Enterprise Europe Network operating as a part of Finpro helps companies to find partners for commercial, technological and research cooperation by utilising the network’s Business Contact Database as well as by organizing Matchmaking events and Company Mission visits.

Benefits    

- Companies can begin operating faster in the target market.

- The company receives assistance in finding a partner for commercial, technological or research cooperation.

How to make use of this service    

Further information is available here (Finpro) and here (Enterprise Europe Network)

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact Finpro directly, tel. +358 294 6951.

This service is free of charge.

 

Service provider search

What?

On behalf of the customer company, Finpro searches target markets for expert and reliable service providers.

Benefits

- Your company can hook up with service providers familiar with local conditions.

Use of service providers accelerates internationalisation and reduces the risks involved.

How to make use of this service    

Further information is available here.

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact Finpro directly, tel. +358 294 6951.

This service is free of charge.

 

Finnish Exporters Database

What?

Finpro's Finnish Exporters Database is mainly intended for foreign companies looking for Finnish products, but can also assist Finnish companies seeking growth on the global market. Finpro uses the database for the direct and cost-effective marketing of the products and services of over 900 Finnish companies to foreign buyers. Finnish manufacturers and exporters are welcome to join the Finnish Exporters Database. Finpro markets the products and services of companies included in the database to potential foreign buyers. Buyers can use the Finnish Exporters Database website to search for information on such companies.

Benefits

- The Finnish Exporters Database makes Finnish products and services visible to foreign buyers.

- Its digital service generates new business for the companies included in the database and raises their visibility among foreign buyers using the database to search for contacts.

How to make use of this service   

Further information is available here.

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact Finpro directly, via Jaana Niemenheimo, tel. +358 40 3433 300 or jaana.niemenheimo(at)finpro.fi.

This service is subject to a fee. Inclusion in the database costs €70 (+ VAT)/year, including entry into the database and a link to your company's website. Address listings from the database per market area (standard fee €1.50 per address + basic fee for data search €100).

Business opportunities and partners from developing countries - Matchmaking

What?

With the help of Finnpartnership's Matchmaking Service, companies and organisations in Finland and developing countries can seek new cooperation opportunities and business partners. Finnpartnership channels immediate business opportunities from developing countries to companies in Finland, and vice versa. External consultants can assist in checking the backgrounds of the companies involved and finding a match among Finnish companies.

Benefits

- Finnish companies can discover new business opportunities with partners operating in developing countries.

How to make use of this service    

Further information is available here.

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact directly Finnpartnership, via tel. +358 9 348 434 or fp(at)finnpartnership.fi.

This service is free of charge.

Partner in Russia

What

The Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) helps companies to find enterprises and cooperation partners important for doing business in Russia.

Benefits

- Among other things, companies receive help with assessing interest among potential Russian enterprises, arranging meetings and with any negotiations that may be organised (rooms and interpreting).

How to make use of this service

Please contact Team Finland’s service number, +358 295 020 510.

Also the FRCC has a free service number for questions concerning Russian trade, +358 10 439 1160, which answers from Monday to Friday between 9.15 and 13.00.

You may also contact Tarmo Suomalainen of the FRCC directly at +7 812 322 2121, or tarmo.suomalainen (at) spb.svkk.ru.

Partner in Sweden

What?

The Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce assists companies by seeking business partners, customers and other partners essential to conducting business in Sweden.

Benefits

- The company's need for a partner is defined (an agency agreement, an import agreement, retail, other type of partnership).

- The Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce performs the following tasks: charting of partners, contacts with interested companies, advice on preparing a well-functioning sales presentation and, where required, participation in sales negotiations and assistance in concluding agreements.

How to make use of this service    

Call the Team Finland service number, +358 295 020 510. You can also contact directly Kjell Skoglund, Managing Director, tel. +358 40 560 39 22 or kjell.skoglund(at)finsve.com.

This service is subject to a fee. The price depends on the scope of the service.

 

Team Finland programmes

Team Finland programmes are an effective way to accelerate growth and internationalisation and to promote investments. For the programmes, a group of companies is collected around a sector or development theme.  A service package meeting the sector’s needs and objectives is customised for the companies from among Team Finland’s services. By acting together, your company acquires better possibilities to seize business and financial opportunities and to be profiled as an international expert in your particular sector.

Boost your company’s growth by participating in a Team Finland programme. 

- Programmes on Finpro’s website
- Programmes on Tekes’ website