prominent Vietnamese software and ICT sector companies visited
better understanding of the ICT sector in
cooperation with Finnish companies.
included two seminars, one in
October and one in
business opportunities of the ICT sectors in
The seminars provided comprehensive information on the two countries’ joint
interests in the ICT sector.
the seminars, one-to-one business meetings between Finnish and Vietnamese companies
provided a perfect time to test the learned things in practise and sound out
the true mutual interest for cooperation. At least the initial results proved
to be good since lots of promising business cooperation ideas were initiated –
not to speak about many more ideas that are surely still to come. The business
negotiations will be continued in the coming months between the contacts made
in the seminars, and during the whole week.
to the seminars, the Vietnamese delegates had a chance to visit and get to know
many key players of the Finnish innovation system and information society. The
delegates visited, among others, one of Nokia’s main offices in
Broadcasting Company YLE, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovations
(TEKES), and a joint ICT house of the universities and other higher education
these visits provided the Vietnamese business people a broad picture of the
successes and strengths of the Finnish innovation policy, information society
and ICT related higher education and gave a better idea on different
fastest growing market for telecommunications in Asia and the second most
interesting country for outsorcing software development, just behind
of these facts and other recent successes of the Vietnamese economy, the country is often being referred to as a
or the “Southeast Asian tiger”. International and well-known
companies such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle have already found
the Finnish companies take their chance and follow the same path?
of Finland in
financing the trip as part of its activities which are targeted to support
capacity-building of the private sector in
business partnerships. Other key organisers responsible for the programme and
Finnish Information Society Development Centre (TIEKE) , TE centre in
Finnpartnership business partnerships programme, and Finpro.