Tervetuloa! Welcome! Serving Finland technology companies entering or expanding in U.S. & North American markets
The soft landing and commercial launchpad for your Finnish company seeking a presence in the U.S.
FinnZone is a soft landing and commercial launchpad established in 2018 in Houghton-Hancock, Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan for Finnish companies seeking to establish a presence in the U.S. and access the large markets of North America. FinnZone provides assistance to Finnish SME’s with site location, market entry and commercialization in the U.S. FinnZone is comprised of MTEC SmartZone – a State of Michigan supported incubator and innovation center, Michigan Technological University and Finlandia (Suomi) University, as well as several U.S. economic development organizations.
Amazing Beauty, Great Opportunity
From the word’s largest Great Lake to advancing new technologies, we have the perfect mix of expertise, nature and passion for your people, your business.
Discover the Keweenaw
Finnish heritage, industry relationships, and STEM talent from a top Midwest University will help connect you to the U.S. Market
Dean, International School of Business, Finlandia University
MBA Eastern Michigan University
Founder & Co-Director
Chief Commercial Officer, MTEC SmartZone
MBA Michigan State University
Executive Director, Keweenaw Economic Developent Alliance
MA George Washington Univerisity
Executive Director, Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regions
MA Urban Planning, Minnesota State University
Vice President, External Relations and Advancement, Finlandia University
BS Forestry Management, Michigan Tech University