The helsinki area is one of the best places to establish a company’s regional headquarters for nordic and european markets.
Helsinki is well known as a haven for innovation. It is a home for companies specialising in everything from mobile games and robotics to the IoT and healthtech. The Helsinki area hosts many corporate or regional headquarters of multinational companies, all forming a rich ecosystem.
Yet there is more to the greater Helsinki area than just technology. In fact, it has quite a few well-kept secrets.
The city is one of the most liveable cities in the world according to various indices. It offers many advantages for companies that wish to invest in R&D. We have an ecosystem that supports innovation.
Helsinki Business Hub helps investors to invest in the Helsinki region and accelerate business growth in the area, as well as assisting potential companies with data, analysis, networking and advice, among other things. In addition, Finpro provides similar services in other parts of Finland.
If someone wants to set up a business in Finland they should contact Helsinki Business Hub and Finpro at the earliest opportunity to get familiar with the Finnish business and tech system. This process is super efficient and transparent.
The labour market in Finland is flush with high-quality talent, thanks to veterans of major companies like Supercell and Rovio, as well as the famous Finnish education system. Getting the right people is extremely important. He stresses to find a team leader who fits your working culture, has deep experience and connections to get the team in place.
The Helsinki region is increasingly the place for multinational companies to set up their R&D operations, thanks in part to Aalto University, which is eager for corporate research partnerships. For instance, Finland is the ninth top European destination for Chinese R&D and is even higher in the ICT and electronics category.
Bayer, a global company best known for its healthcare expertise, decided to put its Nordic headquarters in Espoo in 2011. One of the reasons they chose Finland was the talent available – not only medical know-how but also procurement, legal and communications expertise.
Some companies have decided to move their entire headquarters to Helsinki, such as Nordea, the Nordic region’s largest financial group. Nordea was attracted by Finland’s membership in the European Union’s banking union as well as its stable and predictable regulatory environment.
The outward-looking nature of the Helsinki economy has made it extremely internationalised in recent years. During the first half of 2017 ten percent of open jobs were English-speaking.
Helsinki is not just a great place to work. It’s also a great place to live.
By the way, Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to the U.N Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2018 World Happiness Report, which ranked 156 countries according to their scores in GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption. People voted Finland as being the safest, most stable, and best-governed country in the world.