Did you know that 96% of the people living in Joensuu are happy with their hometown? This also keeps the local businesses happy. Perhaps that is why more than 480 companies were established in the region only in 2020.


Relocating your business in Joensuu is quick and easy

Best talents for your company

We will help you in finding the best talents, including recruiting employees – also from abroad, if necessary. We offer different tools for recruitment, explore funding opportunities and provide guidance when applying for funding, if necessary. Additionally, we assist you in taking advantage of the exceptionally wide opportunities offered by the education sector, private training providers and training subsidies in Joensuu.

On the video, Karelics Oy talks about their experience of recruiting an expert from abroad.


Best funding opportunities in Finland

Business Joensuu helps you in exploring suitable funding options, 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%. The fundings in the Joensuu region are the highest ones in Finland.

Our tools also include two regional investment funds and an extensive network of investors, which also includes European funds. 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.


Best plots and facilities and excellent synergies

Green Park Joensuu

We will find suitable facility and plot options for your company in Joensuu, Outokumpu, Ilomantsi, Polvijärvi and Heinävesi. The Joensuu region has a wide range of business plots located along good transport connections.


Find suitable partners and create a competitive value chain

Tiedepuisto Joensuu 2021

If product development and the application of new technology are at the core of your business, we offer services for agile product development in cooperation with our research and development partners. Forest bioeconomyindustryphotonicsICT and extractive industry are the strengths of our region. We offer unique expertise and networks for national and international cooperation in these business sectors.


Explore the opportunities in Joensuu – a 24-hour visit tailored to your needs 

Joensuu - keskusta - kaupungintalo - joki - 2021

We will prepare a customised visit that meets your company’s needs. During the visit, you will be able to explore the opportunities offered by Joensuu:

  • Through the initial assessment, we will help your company identify the market potential, potential business partners and other partners in the region.
  • We will organise meetings with potential partners, research institutes, universities, educational institutions and authorities.
  • We will find out the supply of workforce that your company needs.
  • We will explore the support options for recruitment and continuing education services.