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Enersizes press release on Finnpartnership funding

In press release 21.12.2017 Enersize announced that they got a lump sum for market development from Finnpartnership, which is not correct. »

Register as a Potential Vendor to the UN Organizations with the United Nations Global Marketplace

The United Nations Global Marketplace - UNGM - is the common procurement portal of the United Nations system of organizations. »

Season's Greetings!

Finnpartnership wishes Happy Holidays! »

Chile, Uruguay, Antigua and Barbuda will be removed from the DAC list of ODA recipients in the beginning of 2017.

Chile and Uruguay as well as Antigua and Barbuda will be removed from the DAC list of ODA recipients from the beginning of 2017. »

ElectriFI will support renewable energy investments, with a focus on rural electrification.

ElectriFI will support renewable energy investments, with a focus on rural electrification. The main actor to be targeted is the private sector. Public institutions, including Local Authorities, may nevertheless equally benefit under the same market based conditions, considering the needs and opportunities in each targeted country/region. »

UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make investments in tech startups, 26 Feb 2016

Do you know a company who should apply for venture funding from UNICEF’s new Innovation Fund? Send them to »

Reforms in Finnpartnerships's activities from the beginning of next year

As of the beginning of 2016, there will be some reforms in the activities of Finnpartnership, among others related to the Business Partnership Support application and handling processes. Current application forms will be accepted till the end of 2015. »

Team Finland boosts its services to entrepreneurs

The Team Finland network is developing its domestic services. The aim is to simplify companies’ access to the network’s services and to improve the smoothness of service. Thanks to the new service model, network organisations can serve companies in an unbroken chain, without referring them from one organisation to another. The first changes visible to companies are the common service number and online contact form taken into use on Thursday, 27 August. »

General terms and conditions of BPS have been updated

The new general terms and conditions of Business Partnership Support are valid for applications registered as of January 1, 2015. »

Funding for Indo-Finnish industrial technology R&D and innovation collaboration

Tekes and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India through Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), will jointly fund Indo-Finnish technology R&D and innovation cooperation. »

Revised EU trade scheme to help developing countries applies on 1 January 2014

The EU rules (GSP) determining which countries pay less or no duty when exporting to the 28 country trade bloc, and for which products, changed on 1 January 2014. »

New success story: animation studio headed to Asia via Malaysia

The animation studio Anima Vitae entered into a joint venture in Malaysia which is a good entry point into the growing Asian market. »

Finland offers opportunities for exporters from developing countries

These weeks CBI and Finnpartnership will publish 16 factsheets about exporting goods to Finland. The factsheets contain information about sectors in Finland which offer opportunities for exporters from developing countries. »

Good business opportunities in Upper Middle Income Countries

At the Andean Fashion Week, fair trade fashion was sold worth of 11 million dollars. »

Demand for know-how in energy, electricity, ICT and fertiliser sectors in Ethiopia

A Finnish-Ethiopian Aid for Trade and Business Forum was held in Addis Abeba on June 5, 2013. The aim of this forum was to strengthen the cooperation between Finnish and Ethiopian companies as well as embassies and major stakeholders. »

Cao Bang in Vietnam, rich in natural resources, reaches out for development

In June 2013 the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi arranged a business seminar in Northern Vietnam, Cao Bang, in order to promote business contacts between the two countries. Finnpartnership told about the business opportunities in Finland and presented its Matchmaking service. »

Hue and Da Nang in Vietnam offer many possibilities for Finnish companies

In May the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam arranged two business seminars in central parts of the country in order to promote business cooperation between our countries. Over one hundred local companies took part in these meetings. »

The European Commission launched the new version of the Export Helpdesk

The European Commission today launched the new version of the Export Helpdesk. This free online service is the one-stop-shop to inform business in developing countries on how to export to the EU. Just in a few clicks businesses can find the EU requirements, taxes, tariffs, preferential arrangements, rules of origin and statistics applying to their case. »

Team Finland network's webpage published

The Team Finland network promotes Finland's external economic relations and country brand, the internationalisation of Finnish companies as well as foreign investment directed at Finland. Its aim is to intensify cooperation between Finnish players in these sectors. »

Pakistan organized an Opportunities and Challenges seminar together with Finpro 12.12.2012

Keyspeakers included Ambassador to Finland Mr. Nadeem Riyaz and Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Rauli Suikkanen. »

Business Partnership Support terms and conditions changed 1 January 2013

Business Partnership Support terms and conditions changed 1 January 2013 (e.g. terms regarding de minimis aid). New terms and conditions can be found in "Support Facility" section. Please, contact Finnpartnership for further information. »

Doing business in Finland and the Nordic countries, 21st of November 2012, Hanoi, Vietnam

Finnpartnership, together with the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), organized a seminar under the heading "Doing business in Finland and the Nordic countries" on November 21st, 2012, in Hanoi. »

3rd EEP Mekong Regional Forum, Melia Hanoi, Hanoi Vietnam, 20 November 2012

The 3rd EEP Mekong Regional Forum was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 20 November 2012. The theme of this 3rd Forum was “Policy and Incentive Mechanism for Renewable Energy Development in EEP Mekong Countries”. »

Life Changing Careers with AMSCO

Do you have a passion for working in Africa? Are you looking an opportunity to play a role in the growth and development of businessess in Africa? If yes, then see what AMSCO has to offer. »

Business opportunities in South and Central America

Finnpartnership participated in the Expoalimentaria 2012 trade show in Peru on 19-21 September. Expoalimentaria is the largest international trade show in South America in the field of agriculture, with over 25 000 professionals visiting annually. »

Finnpartnership's webpage: "Exporting to Finland" section updated!

Finnpartnership has updated "Exporting to Finland" section! »

New Nordic Business Angel & Investor Network – for Creative Industries

Nordic Business Angel & Investor Network – for Creative Industries has been launched! »

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has launched Anti-Corruption Handbook for development practitioners

Finnish development cooperation is deeply based on human rights, and therefore, there is no room for corruption, one of the worst forms of human rights violation. A new Handbook provides guidance for everyday work of development practitioners. »

Business Opportunities in Finland and in Tanzania

Finnpartnership organised in cooperation with Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) and the Finnish Embassy in Tanzania a seminar “Tanzania-Finland Business Opportunities” on 10th of May in Dar es Salaam. The seminar attracted over 50 Tanzanian entrepreneurs, programme officials, TIC management and officials from the Embassy, and got quite a lot of attention in the Tanzanian media. »

Cleantech Finland launched SOLVED expert service

All over the world people are struggling with environmental challenges. Cleantech Finland’s new SOLVED expert service at harnesses the Finnish problem solving ability and world-class technology expertise to solve them. »

The Caste System influences lives in South Asia

Although caste based discrimination is prohibited in the constitutions of India and its neighbouring countries, over 3000-year-old tradition is difficult to weed out. »

Finnpartnership introduced its Matchmaking service for Kazakh companies.

Kazakhstan has been the new key focus country of Finnpartnership since the beginning of 2011. Finnpartnership visited Kazakhstan in September and organized a seminar on “Best Practices and New Technologies in the Water Sector” in Astana. The seminar and networking event were organized together with the Finnish Water Forum, the Embassy of Finland in Astana, Cleantech Finland and Finpro. »

Finnpartnership promoted its services in Vietnam.

Finnpartnership organized a side-event seminar to the GreenBiz 2011 Conference on September 16th, 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City. The seminar was organized together with Energy and Environment Partnership Program for Mekong region – EEP Mekong, Innovation Partnership Programme, the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi and Finpro. »