With access to top high tech talent and a Silicon Valley inspired business culture, Finland is an R&D hotspot and a testing ground for your next big thing. Innovation driven and economically successful Finland has already brought to the world the SMS, the Wearable Hearth Rate Monitor, the Linux operative system, Clash of Clans, and Angry Birds. Finland is the biggest contributor to global innovation in the world. Knowledge transfer between business and universities has been one of the key factors in Finland’s track record of innovation and economic success.
Due to a structural change in the Finnish ICT sector, there is now a unique opportunity to engage top talents. Even better – you can recruit ICT brainpower with an extremely competitive cost. The total salary costs of the senior software engineer in Finland are 30 % lower compared to the cost of a German engineer. Nokia’s lasting legacy ensures that Finnish engineers know how to mass manufacture even the most complex electronics. The Finnish talent pool continues to be replenished with Finland’s superior educational programs. Finland repeatedly ranks among the best nations in the world in PISA surveys, which measure young people’s knowledge and skills in mathematics, reading and science.
Finland, as a EU member state, has immediate and long-term opportunities for international companies, especially in these sectors:
Corporate European Headquarters. Want an English speaking business environment for your European HQ? Take advantage of the only Nordic country with the Euro, offering one of the lowest corporate tax rate – only 20 % – in Europe. With the fastest flight connections between Europe and Asia, Finland serves as an excellent gateway to Asian companies.