Grow your business in Helsinki

Grow your business in Helsinki 

Ready to expand your business into Europe? We’ve got you covered. We know Helsinki’s business ecosystem inside and out and can provide you with free support throughout the expansion process.

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Jussi Hellsten

Our services

As a city owned organisation, our mission is to offer you expert guidance and support, at no cost to you. Here’s how we can help you in expanding your business in Europe.

A word from a customer

Our business model requires a highly efficient patent law infrastructure and related capabilities, a global mindset, a diverse group of technology-driven companies (SMEs and multinationals), and a venture capital infrastructure. We find everything we need in Finland, and particularly in Helsinki.

William Carbone

Co-founder & CEO at The Adjacent Possible

© Peter Forsgard

About Finland

#1

Finland is the happiest country in the world for six years in a row.

World Happiness Report, 2023

#1

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals of all UN Member States

Sustainable Development Report, 2023

#1

Best business environment in the world.

Global Innovation Index, WIPO, 2021

#1

Best country for launching a startup

Business Money, 2023

#2

Finland is the second most gender-equal country in the world.

World Economic Forum, 2022

#12

Healthiest city in the world

Money, 2023

A word from a customer

Our business model requires a highly efficient patent law infrastructure and related capabilities, a global mindset, a diverse group of technology-driven companies (SMEs and multinationals), and a venture capital infrastructure. We find everything we need in Finland, and particularly in Helsinki.

William Carbone

Co-founder & CEO at The Adjacent Possible

© Peter Forsgard

Why expand in Helsinki

Aerial view of Oodi Central Library at dusk

Tomorrow’s innovation today

Helsinki isn’t just a city; it’s a thriving innovation hub where tomorrow’s solutions are developed today. We’re committed to obsessively optimising your growth opportunities in this dynamic environment. Our collaborative approach creates a place, where public institutions, businesses, and universities converge to shape the future. Join us at the forefront of innovation.

Person with a handful of berries

Culture amplified by nature

Helsinki’s unique blend of urban vibrancy and natural beauty offers the ideal setting for your expansion journey. Immerse yourself in a city where authenticity is embraced. Helsinki’s approachable culture ensures you feel right at home.

elicacy from restaurant Grön - Leek & pike "Roast", herbs from the Grön farm, grilled butter, mussel broth and parsley oil. Presented by Badass Food Stories in their piece, Farm-to-fork at Michelin-star restaurant Grön in Helsinki.

Wellbeing that works

In Helsinki, wellbeing is more than a concept; it’s a way of life. Experience an obsessively optimised wellbeing that empowers both individuals and businesses to thrive. Finland’s world-renowned education system ensures a workforce consciously crafted for success, offering a rich talent pool to fuel your expansion. Helsinki’s businesses like Wolt, Smartly, and Supercell are proof of this.

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Effortless expansion

Navigating Helsinki’s business environment is effortless, thanks to its tight-knit networks and a culture of approachability. Our goal is to make your expansion experience as future proof as possible.

Standing in the huge underground tunnel that is the Helsinki airport tain station, a woman wearing a long blue coat stands at the platform waiting for her train into Helsinki. On the left are the train tracks and on the right are the lifts and escalators to the airport.

Your gateway to east and west

In Helsinki, a lively city means more than urban hustle. It’s connecting with calming seashores, untamed nature, ice dipping, pop-up culture, and spontaneous bridge parties. Discover a vibrant city where unique experiences unfold at every turn. In this curated gallery you’ll find photos that capture the essence of our lively and dynamic city.

Sitting on a picnic blanket with the rolling greenery of the park in the background, a mother laughs with their eyes closed while holding a girl who's lying in her lap. Two other kids and a small dog are also laying on the blanket.

Safe, stable, and functional

In Helsinki, design is ubiquitous. It enhances the lives of residents, belonging to everyone. From functional furniture to urban planning solutions, Helsinki’s design embodies simplicity, functionality, and beauty. Find photos of a city where design enriches how we live, work, and play.

A word from a customer

Our business model requires a highly efficient patent law infrastructure and related capabilities, a global mindset, a diverse group of technology-driven companies (SMEs and multinationals), and a venture capital infrastructure. We find everything we need in Finland, and particularly in Helsinki.

William Carbone

Co-founder & CEO at The Adjacent Possible

© Peter Forsgard

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Contact info

If you are interested in expanding and developing your company in the capital of Finland, our dedicated team is ready to help you deep dive into the Helsinki business ecosystem. Contact us to get you started.

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Maria Melnikova

Senior Advisor, Growth and Investments

+358 50 523 7417

maria.melnikova(at)helsinkipartners.com

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Sami Häikiö

Senior Advisor, Growth and Investments

90 Day Finn Program Manager

sami.haikio(at)helsinkipartners.com

+358 40 769 0717

Contact Helsinki Partners

If you are interested in learning more about Helsinki and its possibilities – please contact us via the form here. We’ll make sure to get back to you within a few working days.

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