Financing the Internationalisation

Internationalisation can be financed in different ways. We will help your company to find the right financing for you.

Financing the Internationalisation

There are different possibilities for financing the internationalisation of SMEs such as business support for different purposes and finances for joint projects of corporate groups. With the help of the experts at Viexpo you can find out more about the different possibilities for financing and find the most suitable for your company. Our experts will also help you with the applications.


Our networks will provide up-to-date information and professional advising for formulating the financing plan.

Support for agricultural development are available for business that function in rural areas and increase the vitality and livelihood in Finnish countryside. With the support for establishing a company, you can invest e.g. in financing the advising services on how to run a business or making an internationalisation report.

Business Finland offers funding when a company is aiming for growth on international markets and wants to develop its business through innovations. Kiito funding enables companies to develop a vision and strategy for international growth, enhance their growth capabilities and map out demand in the export markets. Companies can use Explorer funding to buy new information and expertise to help your company make progress in a new international market. With Tempo funding, companies can e.g. explore demand in a new international market. In addition, Business Finland awards Trade Fair grants for B2B events. Trade Fair grants are for groups of at least four SMEs who are participating in a major trade fair in their sector that is held abroad.

Development grant by ELY Centre is for developing SMEs and investments when starting a company, when a company wants to invest in a remarkable renewal or aims to grow. A special focus is on the internationalisation of the companies.

Finnvera offers SMEs help in choosing the way for payment, in protection against risks and funding the payment time.

In addition, there are different investment funds and bank programs available to finance internationalisation.

Financing for internationalisation:

Viexpos experts will help your company to find a suitable financing. As an independent internationalisation unit at the Ely-Centre, as part of the TeamFinland network and in cooperation with Business Finland, your company has access to several different ways of financing.


Get familiar with e.g. these possibilities. You can naturally also contact our internationalisation experts and discuss the financing with them.