The Turku region and Southwest Finland will require thousands of new employees by 2020 for the manufacturing technology industry and its growth phase that will also impact other sectors.
The City of Turku has sites available and suitable for business premises. The sites are mainly located in the precincts of Ohikulkutie (Turku bypass), Tampereentie, and the airport. The sites can be either rented or bought. A building obligation will be put on the site. The locations and prices of sites that are ready to be signed away can be found through the Turku City Map Service.
In the national core curriculum the schools and education institutions are encouraged to co-operate actively with companies and communities as a part of schoolwork and studying. The aim is to use multiform learning environments to increase know-how.
The management of the schools and education institutions as well as the teaching and education personnel need to be aware of the statutes concerning marketing and sponsorship when they are representing their school or education institution in corporate or community co-operation.
Looking for a site or premises for your business?
The City of Turku has vacant industrial and office sites suitable for businesses. The mode of assigning may be chosen; either a purchase or rent. A building obligation will be put on the site based on negotiations.
Vacant sites of the Turku region may be browsed with the business sites search tool. You may apply for industrial and business sites with a free-form application without deadlines. The duration of the application processing is case specific.
Applications and enquiries may be sent to:
Change of ownership and change of generation
Changes of ownership should be initiated at an early stage so that everything can be done systematically and thoroughly. The process may take years, be the continuator from within or outside the family circle.
Change of ownership is one of the biggest events in a business’s life cycle. When done right it gives the business new steam, but if organized poorly it may interrupt the operations of even a healthy business.
A business mentor is a reliable partner for an entrepreneur
Every entrepreneur will encounter times when having a more experienced person to discuss business with would be a good idea. For an entrepreneur, or someone intending to become one, a business mentor is a confidential partner to develop ideas with. A business mentor is a sparring partner and a coach who observes from outside and brings out matters and circumstances that may have escaped the attention of the entrepreneur.
Turku Science Park offers support with developing a business, accelerating research and product development as well as with finding funding. Turku Science Park helps with building partnerships in co-operation and with finding skillful employees.
Do you need a temp for a fixed-term project or are you looking for an intern for your company?
There are tens of thousands of young people studying in various higher education institutions (HEIs) of Turku, and their potential is at the service of your company. Hiring a student as an intern means you will get a skillful and enthusiastic employee in your work community. Projects conducted as student group work are an efficient way to get a fresh perspective for your company’s use.
Are you planning on starting a business?
Starting a business requires a business plan, onto which the business idea and its functionality have been recorded as clearly as possible. Business Service Centre Potkuri answers to questions about starting and developing a business in the Turku region. Its services are free of charge.
Help is also available on the internet, for example on the guide for starting entrepreneurs by Uusyrityskeskukset.
In 2018 SHIFT Business festival is bringing together tech and industry players together.
You should be able to talk to everyone you want to talk with and meet whoever you want to meet with, while not getting lost in the mix.
Technology is constantly shaping and being shaped by society, and many fields are on the brink of a revolution.
BIOCAD, founded in 2001, is one of Russia’s most significant and innovative biotechnology companies.
International hotel chains are considering Turku as a prospect, provided that a suitable location is found.
Also supporting the promotion and marketing of the Finnish Archipelago brand for one’s part is the national Visit Finland.