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.



Finnish Minerals Group aims to build a leading ecosystem for battery production in Europe. We own, manage and develop companies, an investment programme and R&D projects related to the Finnish battery and mining cluster. Maximising the value of Finnish raw materials is the driving force of our operations. We want to create partnerships that take Europe one step closer to electric mobility and more responsible future.


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.


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

Business Finland

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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.



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 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.


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



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.