The Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, NewCo Helsinki and the Helsinki Business Hub are inviting Russian technology companies to help them enter the European market through Finland.

Take part in the program and get support in registering and developing your business in Finland.
Winners of the program
  • Cactus - everything you need to launch and develop online trading in a single service;
  • Escort group - manufacturer of measuring equipment for GPS/Glonass satellite systems of transport monitoring;
  • Motorica - innovative digital prosthetic company;
  • - apartment building automation software combining all IoT technologies in one application.
Finalists of the program
  • Ambiot - lighting management platform;
  • Between Exchange - single access point to the programmatic market;
  • Digift - еlectronic gift cards from popular stores;
  • Greenbar - vertical farms for growing greens, berries and vegetables;
  • Infomaximum - business intelligence software;
  • IRCam - high-speed automatic device for finding people, animals or fire from the air;
  • Knowledge Genesis Group - new generation smart enterprise management systems based on multi-agent technology;
  • Octoglass - manufacturer of electrochromic glass products and control systems;
  • Photomechanics Automation - professional sorting systems;
  • ViewApp - platform for creating and managing of any types of inspections.
Who should participate?

Finlanding is the open call for the tech companies with global ambitions with:

🔹 finished product/established service and a track record of sales on the domestic market

🔹 an established team with required competencies in marketing and technology

🔹 annual business turnover during the last year not less than 1,5 mln rubles

🔹 ready to enter new markets, starting from Finland

Technology & business spheres of startups

Opportunities for startups

Finlanding experts will choose three companies which will get:

🔹 consulting support by Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg in launching the product on the European market

🔹 tickets to the largest startup event in Northern Europe Slush 2021

🔹 support in business registration and business development in Finland



❓Question: How to participate?

Answer: To apply, fill out the form by 23:59 (Moscow time) October 15, 2020.The finalists will be announced on October 29, 2020. The list of finalists will be posted on the website. If successful, we will invite you to an online pitch session.

❓Question: What language can I apply in?

Answer: Applications for participation in the program are accepted only in English, since the experts evaluating the applications submitted to the program are English-speaking. Applications completed in Russian will not be able to participate in the program.

❓Question: I have 2 projects. Can I submit multiple applications?

Answer: Yes, you can. The number of applications is not limited. Please note that a separate application must be submitted for each project.

❓Question: Is it free?

Answer: Yes, participation is absolutely free.

❓Question: I submitted an application and did not receive feedback. When will I receive any response?

Answer: We check all applications and study them carefully. The list of finalists will be published on the website.

❓Question: How is the online pitch session going?

Answer: The online pitch session will be held on November 05, 2020 in English. Selected companies will present their project to experts. The time, regulations and platform for the event will be determined by October 15, 2020. Only companies selected by experts will be able to participate in the online pitch session.

❓Question: Can I discuss the issue in person?

Answer: You can write your question to We will contact you. At the stage of collecting applications, we do not provide individual consultations.




Helsinki Centre, established in 2008, is the representative office of Helsinki and Uusimaa region. The centre facilitates promotion of economic and business potential of the Finnish cities in Russia, introduces business opportunities of the Finnish regions to Russian companies and entrepreneurs; maintains and promotes friendly relations and cooperation among the cities and Saint Petersburg. Our main goals are to provide assistance to entrepreneurs who are planning to invest in Finland, develop and deepen long-term relations between our cities and Saint Petersburg, as well as conducting Mass Media and PR.  



NewCo Helsinki is a City of Helsinki business unit that aims to help new businesses and startups succeed. We provide confidential business advisory services to lend a hand to entrepreneurs who are starting a new business and developing their operations. We also assist startups in their efforts to grow and expand to international markets. Together with our partners and local communities, NewCo Helsinki works to foster the city’s entrepreneurial and startup culture. Among other things, we utilize this collaboration to support promising niche markets that can serve as platforms for new business.



Helsinki Business Hub is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. We help foreign companies to set-up their business, grow and develop in Greater Helsinki, which offers key business opportunities in (but not limited to) the following fields: information and communications technology; health: personalized health & med tech; smart & clean solutions, especially related to smart buildings & smart mobility.



GoTech Innovation has been providing corporations with services for selecting and working with technology projects for more than 10 years. GoTech Innovation pipeline contains more than 10,000 startups and is updated annually. Key competencies: scouting of startups and technologies, acceleration and tracking of innovative projects, creation and conduction of corporate programs and events for working with startups "on a turn-key basis". GoTech Innovation has developed SaaS platform TechScout for organizing application process and pipeline evaluation.

Finlanding 2020
Application accepted until: October 19, 2020
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