Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, CEO of Helsinki Business Hub (third from the left) with company representatives.
Helsinki Business Hub, the regional development agency for the Finnish capital region, helps foreign companies considering establishing operations in the region with a suit of market access and business solutions. Helsinki Business Hub provides information resources as well as matchmaking services to help foreign companies understand the Finnish business ecosystem and connect with the right business partners, free of charge. It also helps foreign companies identify the right growth opportunities for their business, such as R&D, manufacturing or Regional Headquarters, as well as connect with relevant public financing entities. A dedicated Chinese language service has also been launched to support the growing number of Chinese companies interested in establishing operations in Finland.
Investing in Finland and the Helsinki region has opened doors for Chinese companies across tech, manufacturing and ICT sectors, “As an innovation and tech hub, Finland offers great opportunities for Chinese companies,” commented Wang Yuhang, Vice President of China CAMC Engineering Co., which has a presence in Helsinki. “We’ve not only found great partnerships with innovative Finnish firms, we’ve also found many new business opportunities with greater access to the European market. It’s also a great place to live.”
“Innovation is a key focus of both Finland and China. As a full-life entrepreneurship service company, we’re riding on this synergy to help outstanding Helsinki startups better access the Greater China market,” said Leo Zhu, CEO of Comb+. ” With the support of Helsinki Business Hub we’ve established a presence in Helsinki and are now developing programs to help Helsinki companies gain a better understanding of China’s business environment. It’s a win-win relationship.”