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News, 03/01/2018

Finpro and Tekes uniting as Business Finland

Business Finland

As of January 1st, 2018 Finpro – the Finnish trade promotion organization – and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – will unite as Business Finland.

The new Business Finland will make public business services more effective. There will be one operator providing companies with services in internationalisation, innovation funding, foreign investment and travel. Business Finland has a staff of around 600 persons and nearly 40 offices abroad. It will also operate in 15 different regions in Finland.

Business Finland will be launching their new website at on 8 January 2018. Services for companies interested in investing in Finland can still be found at the familiar website For travel companies and tour operators, the Visit Finland services can be found at, and the Visit Finland website for travelers will remain at

Business Finland contacts in the UK

Harri Lanning, Head of Region West Europe
Business Finland, London
Tel. +358 (0)40 505 1516

Perry Le Dain, Senior Advisor, Digitalisation and ICT, Creative industries
Trade related queries (email queries in English)
Business Finland, London
Tel. +44 (0)7867 781 237

Janna Mure, Advisor, Digitalisation and ICT, Food, Health
Trade related queries (email queries in English)
Business Finland, London
Tel. +44 (0)7841 233 734

Meria Heikelä, Director, Health
Business Finland, London
Tel. +44 (0)7787 153 014

Caroline Stanton, Visit Finland Representative
Business Finland, London

Read more: 
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment: Business Finland to start operations on 1 January 2018​ Tekes and Finpro to be merged, the role of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will strengthen in the promotion of exports

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Updated 03/01/2018

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