Business Finland Innovation Vouchers for 2024!

Business Finland offers innovation vouchers for SMEs with a new product or service idea that has potential to grow internationally. You are able to apply for innovation voucher starting from January 24, 2024. The Innovation Voucher, tailored for small businesses under 5 years old, is intended to provide support for...

Unlocking Success: How AI Drives Efficiency in Startups

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the capacity of machines to perform tasks that typically necessitate human intelligence, including reasoning, learning, and decision-making. Recent years have witnessed rapid advancements in AI, thanks to the availability of extensive data, robust computing resources, and breakthroughs in algorithms. AI holds the potential to revolutionize...

Future of The Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Preparations for the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) have progressed. The court estimates that it will start operating in early 2023. There are currently a little over 50,000 European patents and national patents valid in Finland. With the Unified Patent System, the number of patents concerning...

Apply for a Startup Permit and set up your business in Finland 

Finnish Startup Permit enables entrepreneurs from outside the EU to establish a startup company in Finland. Applying for the permit is an easy two-step process that can be done online. First, you need to receive an Eligibility Statement from Business Finland, which assesses whether your business is suitable for the...

EU and WTO Members Reach Deal to Simplify Trade in Services

On December 2nd, 67 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including the European Union, concluded negotiations on an agreement to simplify trade in services and to reduce red tape in that sector. The signatories, including key players such as the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, and China, represent...