FINNISH
MINING CLUSTER

Finland has systematically developed its mining cluster. Today the cluster is strong consisting of more than ten mining related universities and research organizations, more than 200 mining technology and service providers, over 40 mines and ten smelters and steel mills. Consequently Finland is considered one of the most attractive mining jurisdiction in the world not only due to the geology, but also due to its well developed and innovative mining ecosystem. Finland is an excellent hub for mining technology development.

Supporting FINNISH MINING
COMMUNITY

FINNISH INDUSTRY INVESTMENT

State-owned Finnish Industry Investment Ltd partners with private investors, funding small to large mining operations and suppliers in the mining cluster.

FINNVERA

Finnvera provides financing for the start, growth and internationalisation of enterprises and guarantees against risks arising from exports. Finnvera strengthens the operating potential and competitiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, domestic guarantees, export credit guarantees and other services associated with the financing of exports. The risks included in financing are shared between Finnvera and other providers of financing.

FINNMIN

The Finnish Mining Association, founded in 1999, is a promoting and cooperative organization for Finnish companies operating in the extractive industry.

TEKES

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, invests and partners in research for sustainable mining, pushing the frontiers in green mining technology.

Universities of applied sciences

Finland has a high educational level and engineering know-how, which is reflected in the global scale of Finnish mining technology companies. 3 universitites of applied sciences offers mining education.

 

Universities

Finland has a high educational level and engineering know-how, which is reflected in the global scale of Finnish mining technology companies. 7 universitites offer geology or mining process technology education & research.

VTT

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Their research and innovation services give their partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. VTT paves the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services.

TUKES

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, administers mining permits and licenses.

 

GTK

The Geological Survey of Finland serves as a national geo-scientific information center and provides data, testing and consulting services on the mineral deposits in Finland and abroad.