Business Joensuu helps you in planning funding, exploring suitable sources of funding, planning development and investment projects and preparing applications. In the Joensuu region, it is possible to apply for a business development funding from the ELY Centre. The maximum amount of ELY Centre investment funding is 35% and the maximum amount of development projects is 50%.

We will help you with the following matters related to business financing:

  • Financial advice, plans and calculations
  • Mapping of financing options
  • Planning of investment and development projects
  • Finding cooperative partners, investors and experts
  • Funding applications

We also utilise two regional investment funds and an extensive investor network. Funds and loans of Business Finland, as well as guarantees, loans and other services of Finnvera are also available.

Business Joensuu Start Up Fund helps startup companies who are relocating in the Joensuu region to grow, employ people and become international. Together with the Business Joensuu Business Accelerator and internationalisation services, the Fund supports the domestic and international growth of its target companies. The main focus of the Fund is on companies that specialise in digitalisation, the forest bioeconomy and materials and innovative technology.

North Karelia Growth Fund invests in newly established young enterprises, especially in the fields of digitalisation, forestry and bioeconomy, photonics and materials science as well as tourism and creative industries.