Turku Days will be organized in Saint Petersburg 20–22 October 2015. Business co-operation will be on display in a big way this year. The Turku Region Development Centre will organize a business-to-business event offering company visits, a networking buffet and theme groups from various fields for the registered companies. The event is organized in co-operation with the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce and their Finnish Business in St.
Taito Restaurants are a collection of independently operating and stylistically different educational restaurants under one roof. Come and enjoy a good meal at excellent value. We also serve drinks.
Our branches are:
Lunch cafeteria Taito
Come enjoy our delicious lunch buffet table, which includes a selection of starters, two possible main dishes and coffee or tea after. We are particularly suited to serving large groups like seminars and conferences.
Open Monday to Friday 11 AM to 2 PM, or by prior arrangement
The old henhouse in Kurala is available for hire. It is a unique place to host your birthday party, a conference, a lecture or a sporting event. You are free to organize your own catering and move the furniture around in the henhouse.
The venues include
- data projector
- mini kitchen
- coffee maker and kettle
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
You can get guidance on infectious diseases from Infectious Diseases Monitoring. The operation of the unit is based on the Communicable Diseases Act and is strictly confidential.
You can visit Infectious Diseases Monitoring without an appointment and call a public health nurse specialised in infectious diseases during the opening hours of the unit. Infectious Diseases Monitoring looks into the following matters, among others:
Apprenticeship training is a flexible and practical form of education where the student and the employer together make a contract of employment and training. The student must find the apprenticeship job him/herself.
Apprenticeship training will be suitable for you if
- you lack vocational training
- your duties at work have extended
- you want a new occupation
- you want to develop your expertise and know-how
Learning takes place mainly at the workplace with practical tasks, which is supplemented by studies at the institute.
In the national core curriculum the schools and education institutions are encouraged to co-operate actively with companies and communities as a part of schoolwork and studying. The aim is to use multiform learning environments to increase know-how.
The management of the schools and education institutions as well as the teaching and education personnel need to be aware of the statutes concerning marketing and sponsorship when they are representing their school or education institution in corporate or community co-operation.
Organizations, communities, companies and private persons can rent school facilities outside teaching hours (mostly weekday evenings and weekends).
The costs for renting school facilities can be found on the application form. The principal of the school may also allow the use of school facilities for free or for 20% discount if the criteria mentioned on the application form are met. The renter must also pay for a supervisor if the principal demands that a supervisor needs to be present.
When does an event require permission?
All outdoor events and sales require permission from the landowner. If you wish to organize an event in a public area owned by the city, such as a park, street or market square, you must get permission from the city of Turku. Fill in the event announcement form below. The form is in Finnish/Swedish.
Market squares and selling spaces
The City of Turku rents selling spaces
The Employment Services Centre, Työpiste, offers help and guidance concerning employment. The main task of Työpiste is to bring work and workers together.
We serve you personally by phone, by mail and in appointed meetings at Työpiste. You can visit us also without an appointment. There are customer service terminals at your use to whose usage we offer guidance.
We serve the unemployed citizens of Turku in many ways. Information, guidance, counselling, training and jobs are available.
Looking for a site or premises for your business?
The City of Turku has vacant industrial and office sites suitable for businesses. The mode of assigning may be chosen; either a purchase or rent. A building obligation will be put on the site based on negotiations.
Vacant sites of the Turku region may be browsed with the business sites search tool. You may apply for industrial and business sites with a free-form application without deadlines. The duration of the application processing is case specific.
Applications and enquiries may be sent to:
Central Administration Procurement Services of the City of Turku provides goods and services needed for its residents and for the use of service sector within Cityconcern. Central Administration Procurement Services issues public tenders for all procurements for goods and services with a value exceeding the national threshold value and that are therefore subject to competitive tendering in accordance with the Procurement Act. The tendering process for construction projects is managed by Urban Environment Division and Real Estate Services Centre.
Change of ownership and change of generation
Changes of ownership should be initiated at an early stage so that everything can be done systematically and thoroughly. The process may take years, be the continuator from within or outside the family circle.
Change of ownership is one of the biggest events in a business’s life cycle. When done right it gives the business new steam, but if organized poorly it may interrupt the operations of even a healthy business.
A business mentor is a reliable partner for an entrepreneur
Every entrepreneur will encounter times when having a more experienced person to discuss business with would be a good idea. For an entrepreneur, or someone intending to become one, a business mentor is a confidential partner to develop ideas with. A business mentor is a sparring partner and a coach who observes from outside and brings out matters and circumstances that may have escaped the attention of the entrepreneur.
Turku Science Park offers support with developing a business, accelerating research and product development as well as with finding funding. Turku Science Park helps with building partnerships in co-operation and with finding skillful employees.
Do you need a temp for a fixed-term project or are you looking for an intern for your company?
There are tens of thousands of young people studying in various higher education institutions (HEIs) of Turku, and their potential is at the service of your company. Hiring a student as an intern means you will get a skillful and enthusiastic employee in your work community. Projects conducted as student group work are an efficient way to get a fresh perspective for your company’s use.
Business service centre Potkuri offers consultation for businesses in the Turku region.
The most common questions posed by entrepreneurs can be found from the virtual service Keijo in Finnish. Questions and answers include topics such as financing, premises, taxation and licenses.
Advice in energy and material efficiency matters can be inquired from Valonia, the Service Centre for Sustainable Developmentand Energy of Southwest Finland.
Are you planning on starting a business?
Starting a business requires a business plan, onto which the business idea and its functionality have been recorded as clearly as possible. Business Service Centre Potkuri answers to questions about starting and developing a business in the Turku region. Its services are free of charge.
Help is also available on the internet, for example on the guide for starting entrepreneurs by Uusyrityskeskukset.
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