Business growth service

Growth through cooperation

The objective of the business growth service is to encourage and help SMEs in Kainuu to expand and develop their operations as well as seek growth in Kainuu, in Finland and in international markets. The goal is to improve the productivity and ambition of the companies whilst simultaneously improving the quality of working life.


FDI and ICT services

Kainuun Etu Ltd. supports the business life in Kainuu by getting investments in the region.

Foreign Direct Investment, i.e. FDI activities are an essential part of the Invest in Kainuu task of Kainuun Etu Ltd. as well as of two IT-clusters of Kainuun Etu Ltd.: DIGITICE Finland and KAVIO Cluster.


Experience production

Kainuun Etu Ltd.'s services further the readiness of companies in Kainuu to provide versatile experiences to national and international travellers.

The tourism sector of Kainuu gets its power from the unique nature experiences of the region. The familiar strengths, culture and sports, now have game and film industries on their side as new developers of attraction.


Mining industry

Mines employ and provide a wide spectrum of business opportunities for companies in Kainuu.

New business opportunities, eco-efficient production and networked services that support the mining industry have been selected as the top development tools of Kainuu's mining industry.


Bio economy

Bio economy is the production of products and services using renewable resources.

Developing the bio economy offers a global opportunity for strengthening sustainable development, as bio economy prevents the eco systems from weakening and at the same time creates new green economy jobs.


European projects

Kainuun Etu Ltd. furthers international collaboration

Kainuun Etu Ltd. has a long track record of Interreg projects and other research and development projects in collaboration with partners around the EU. In these projects, Kainuun Etu strives to empower the competitive force of the region and the capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation.