The Team Finland network promotes Finland's external economic relations and country brand, the internationalisation of Finnish companies as well as foreign investment directed at Finland. Its aim is to intensify cooperation between Finnish players in these sectors.
The core of the Team Finland network consists of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as the publicly funded organisations and overseas networks whose performance they oversee. The Team Finland network is steered by the Government. More than 70 local teams around the world handle its activities abroad.
Fundamental changes in the global economy have led to a situation in which the well-being of Finns depends ever more strongly on matters outside Finland's borders. We must be able to influence the operating environment abroad, and to support the making of choices abroad that are advantageous to us. We can accomplish this best through cooperation.
Internationalisation opens new opportunities for the development and growth of enterprises. Finnvera is included in the Team Finland network that provides services for companies at various stages of internationalisation.
For companies engaged in export trade, Finnvera offers export credit guarantees both to protect companies against credit losses and to improve the options available for the financing of exports. By using guarantees, Finnvera can help companies to have the working capital and collateral needed for exports. By means of a loan or guarantee granted to the parent company, Finnvera can finance the business of a Finnish SME abroad.