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Turku Region

A Bright Future in a Great Location

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Turku Region

Turku Region not only boasts a solid track record in the development of pharmaceutical products, but also has a long history of academic achievement.

Turku Region is strategically located in the heart of the Nordic IT cluster. It is only a few hours drive from St Petersburg and connections to Russia, and onwards to China and the Far East, are excellent. Stockholm, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Riga and Tallinn can all be reached by direct flight. You can easily reach the entire Baltic Sea market area from Turku region.

Educational centre

Turku is an educational centre, where universities and vocational institutes produce thousands of Finnish, Swedish and English speaking graduates every year. Native speakers of other languages, such as Russian, are also easily found. If doing business with Russia is of interest to you, our St Petersburg Business Contact Centre offers free consulting and contact information for companies based in Turku.

Leading life science centre

Turku region is the leading life science centre in Finland, and about half of Finland’s pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry is located in the area. Many world-famous products, such as Benecol (Raisio Benecol Ltd), Mirena (Bayer Schering Pharma Ltd) and Xylitol (Leaf Ltd) originate from Turku. In addition to these, international companies including PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, BioTie Therapies, Hormos Medical (part of GuatRx Pharmaceuticals), Orion, and 100 other sector-related organisations are located in Turku region.

Applied ICT

Turku region is known for its abundance of specialised knowledge and know-how in applied ICT. Ap-plied ICT is utilised particularly in social affairs and health care, the maritime and metal industries and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Other strong areas include electronics, digital media, and speech and language technology.

Invest in Turku Region -services

If you are looking for new business opportunities, take advantage of our free, personalised Invest in Turku region -services. We offer you confidential and professional business assistance to help you achieve your goals.

Our tailor-made services cover everything, from your first inquiry to establishing your business within Turku region, and even more – companies based in the region are entitled to certain extra services, such as consulting and contacts to Russia.

We gather information, coordinate site and building searches, and assist you in setting up your business. Our services also cover networking and help with employment related questions. Furthermore, we are happy to help you find apartments, child care centres, schools, leisure time activities, or anything else you are in need of. We are also pleased to supply you with cultural knowledge and tips for everyday life in the wonderful Turku region.

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Apartment Search

In Turku region you can choose from living in the lively city centre, having your own house in the suburbs, or living by the sea – all at a fairly reasonable price. Although it is easy to find an apartment in Turku, we are glad to share our knowledge of the region and help you…

Consulting and Contacts to Russia

Free consulting services.

By setting up your business in Turku region you will be entitled to receive free consulting services and contacts to the Russian market. This is especially useful for companies hoping to establish trade relations with Russian companies, but the services are also available for those companies who already operate in Russia.

Employment Services

Personalised emplyment services.

When establishing your business in Turku region you will be entitled to personalised employment services, including counselling in recruitment, access to Finland's best known job board, the possibility to search for candidates throughout the EU, and much more. In addition to the basic employment services, there are also certain special products, such as subsidised worker…

Contacts to Leisure Time Activities

In order to ensure that you feel at home in Turku, we are pleased to help you to find leisure time activities that interest you. Turku is full of sports clubs, recreational opportunities, and a wide variety of free time activities and cultural events.


We help can you find potential business partners and assist in networking within both the private and public sectors.

We have contacts with universities and other educational institutions, subsidised business development services, law and accounting firms, banks, real estate professionals, and construction and engineering firms.

Providing Information

If you are looking for new business opportunities, take advantage of our free, personalised Invest in Turku region -services. We offer confidential and professional business assistance to help you achieve your goals.

We help you to identify potential business opportunities in Turku region by providing detailed information concerning your field of business, the major local players in the sector, as well as competitors and regulations. We have access to several databanks and we are happy to supply statistics that might ease your decision making process. Let us…

Contacts to Schools and Day-Care Centres

Although it is easy to find schools and day-care centres in Turku region, we are happy to help if needed. You can choose from Finnish, Swedish, English, French and Russian speaking day-care centres, and Finnish, Swedish, English, French, German and Russian speaking schools in Turku. Turku region offers high quality education at all levels, from…

Setting Up a Business

We can provide you with personalised information and practical assistance when setting up a business in Turku region.

We provide advice and consultancy on establishing a company, assistance in analysing business ideas and concepts, and training in starting and managing a business. In addition, we can advise regarding financing and handle all your company registration issues. Our services in helping you establish a business are confidential and mainly free of charge. There are…

Sites and Premises Search

We search sites and premises based upon your needs, and help you to find the right location for your business.

You can also take a look at some of the available premises and sites listed on the Internet. Tell us your requirements – we are here to help and we can also organise visits to possible locations.
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