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Business Finland's services for SMEs and midcap companies

Are you aiming at international growth and renewal? 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.

Our services for SMEs and Midcaps

How to become

a customer?

For whom?

Business Finland's expertise and funding services are meant for companies seeking rapid business growth and bold renewal in the international market.

Business Finland's potential customers are companies with

  1. a Finnish business ID
  2. enough financial resources for internationalization
  3. versatile competence and team
  4. a desire to grow in the international market
  5. competitive advantage 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.

Become a customer

Company size definitions


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 and midcap companies

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

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.