Tag: Finpro

Business Finland to start in 2018 with Pekka Soini as Director General

On 1 January 2018 Business Finland will commence its operations, intended to improve service to businesses. The Finnish Government has submitted a bill for an Act on Business Finland. Business Finland will bring under the same roof all the present services of the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and Finpro related to innovation funding…

Jari Hietala is TFCC’s new leader

At the annual general meeting of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce on 28 September Mr Jari Hietala was elected as the President, with Jouni Heinonen and Pornpracha Wattanakijsiri as Vice Presidents. H.E. Ambassador of Finland Satu Suikkari-Kleven also attended and held a speech. “I am obviously excited and honoured about this opportunity to represent the…

Hong Kong investment company starts two companies in Finland

The Hong Kong stock exchange listed investment holding company Paladin Ltd has established two technology companies in Finland. The company duo named Kindhelm and Pexraytech is set to conduct research and product development as well as carry out system integration projects and programs. InvestinFinland convinced the Hong Kong based Paladin group to grow its business…

Innovative Finnish solutions for Ageing Asia in Singapore

Better life for the growing elderly population was the big focus as 700 international and local industry representatives, government and community leaders were gathered in Singapore for the 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) on 25-26 April 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. There, the goals were to access the best global ageing models…

Finnish-Vietnamese co-operation in elderly care takes off

Holistic solutions in elderly care, covering remote population areas are increasingly in demand in the rapidly ageing Asian countries. Heta Hytönen, from FinlandCare program writes about Vietnamese-Finnish cooperation within elderly care and a delegation visit to Vietnam. “Many South-East Asian countries are open-minded when it comes to co-operating with Nordic healthcare service providers. Large infrastructural…

Finnish Lifestyle Asia promotes brands

On 13 – 16 October 2016 Finpro arranged a match showroom for its ‘Lifestyle Asia Growth Programme’ held in in Mode Shanghai, the official showroom tradeshow (for selected brands) of Shanghai Fashion Week. The Finnish three-year programme (officially launched in March 2016) helps Finnish lifestyle brands explore sales opportunities in Asian consumer markets. It offers…

Asean Finns meet in Singapore

During the last week of April 28-29 April a unique meeting took place where all Finnish Business Councils’ Directors and representatives in the Asean region met with FinPro and Finland’s Ambassadors to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand met to brainstorm and plan opportunities and collaboration. Coinciding with this unique summit, the Finnish Business Council Singapore was…