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The Internationalisation Award of the President of the Republic is a recognition granted each year to Finnish companies that have gained international success, and to the communities behind them. Since 2015, the proposal on companies and communities to be recognized has been made by the Board of Directors of Team Finland.

Team Finland collects proposals on companies and communities deserving of the award and evaluates them during the autumn. Team Finland's Board of Directors then presents its proposal on award-winners to the President of the Republic. The award is granted by the President of the Republic. 

2021 awards

Mikko Kärkkäinen, RELEX

Newcomer 2021: RELEX Solutions, CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen
Photo: Otso Alasko

RELEX Solutions: How a Finnish software company closed a major deal in Australia


Peikko Group, Topi Paananen

Growth Company 2021: Peikko Group Oy, CEO Topi Paananen


Bayer Oy, Miriam Holstein
Long-term International Investor 2021: Bayer Oy, Miriam Holstein, CEO of Bayer Nordic region
Maria 01, Ville Simola
Community Award 2021: Maria 01, CEO Ville Simola

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Award granted already since 1967