International innovation co-operation
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy bears the overall responsibility for business environment policy, as well as promotion of exports and the internationalisation of enterprises as part of the policy.
In a country like Finland, rapid economic growth can only be achieved by utilising the global market, i.e. by exporting and going global. Therefore the basis adopted for public internationalisation services is the the so-called Finnish interest. This means that public measures are to enhance economic development in Finland, regardless of the ownership base of enterprises.
The Ministry’s export promotion policy aims to ensure that Finnish enterprises have at least equal internationalisation conditions and operating possibilities in the market compared to the companies of our competitor countries.
Public export promotion services are primarily provided for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Ministry strives, with public services and subsidies, to encourage enterprises operating on the home market to internationalise their business, as well as to accelerate the internationalisation process of enterprises that have already started exporting.