What is Finnpartnership

Business partnerships for a better world.

Finnpartnership is a business partnership programme financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and managed by Finnfund. Finnpartnership aims to generate positive development impacts by promoting business between Finland and developing countries. 

Societal functionality and development ultimately depend on how citizens, companies and societal operators are able to make society function. Finnpartnership activities aim to accelerate this development. In practice, Finnpartnership promotes business activities and partnerships with the aim of generating positive development impacts in the target country. As the business to be promoted must also be profitable and responsible, the activities ideally create a cycle that reinforces positive development.  


Our main services are Business Partnership Support and Matchmaking

In many ways, developing countries are different operating environments from those Finnish companies are accustomed to. In addition, the conditions between countries and within them can vary greatly. There are usually more questions than answers when visiting a foreign country for the first time. Finnpartnership offers funding, contacts and advisory services, which can be used to assess business opportunities in developing countries. Business Partnership Support is financial assistance for researching business opportunities. Matchmaking connects operators in Finland and developing countries with one another. The services are intended for companies, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations and other operators.  


Responsible business is sustainable business

When a Finnish company enters a developing country, it takes its methods and practices with it. Due to this, ethical questions and corporate responsibility are especially important when a company engages in business in a developing country. Finnpartnership is committed to supporting responsible business operations according to international standards and to requiring the fulfilment of corporate responsibility in the projects it supports.

Finnpartnershipa wealth of experience and comprehensive networks

Finnpartnership is a part of Finnfund’s activities. Finnfund is an administrator and implementer of the Business Partnership programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Finnfund has over 35 years of experience in development funding and working in the programme target areas, and has a comprehensive cooperation network of international development funders and internationalising Finnish companies.  

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Team Finland assembles all of Finland’s state-funded internationalisation services in a single place. Through Team Finland, you are able to obtain information on markets and their risks, funding for internationalisation, opportunities to participate in missions promoting exports, and contacts, information and advisory services.