FINLAND, WHY?

We Finns are the world’s biggest technology geeks. While anyone can see the beauty of a golden sunset on the lake, we also see the world’s most beautiful 5G test laboratory. And while 5G represents the future of wireless data transmission, for us it also means the opportunity to better communicate with our loved ones. The list is endless.

Finland has always been home to well-renowned technology, music, art and design talent. We are able to effortlessly combine creativity and artistic flare with superior expertise and technological know-how. We also have an exceptional ability to understand both technology and people. What we may lack in small talk, we make up in honesty, commitment and listening skills and we can transform these factors into exceptionally innovative products and services. Truly understanding the human desires, we can create solutions that make a real difference. Endless success stories from text message to Clash of Clans show that Finnish knowhow is the bridge between an idea and a success story.

At the same time, Finland is one of the most efficient countries in the world. We have learned to take care of each other in the Nordic conditions, we have perseverance and we have guts. Our country may be ice cold but we love what we do – and it shows!  

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  • Finland is ranked as the most innovative countryin the world and the 2nd most competitive country in Europe
  • Finland is ranked number one in the Europe 2020 competitiveness index
  • Finland’s software and business services sectors had the most foreign direct investments in Europe
  • Globally we rank 3rd in utilizing Industrial Internet of Things and services.
  • In 2013, the Economist magazine listed Finland as number three in its combined ranking of countries in terms of global competitiveness, ease of doing business, global innovation, perception of corruption, human development and prosperity.
  • The number of software firms in Finland has risen by 40% in six years.
  • Our Government’s new strategy ”Finland 2025 – built up together“ promotes digitalization

FINLAND’S FOCUS AREAS AT THE MWC

2016 Let’s sum it up, then! We are true technology geeks – and proud of it! We have long traditions in research and development of world-renowned ICT products and services. Our healthcare is state-of-the-art among the OECD countries. We have top-notch expertise in robotics and what’s more, we are enjoying a Silicon Valley style of an entrepreneurial culture. With all this in mind, it is no wonder that Finland is an ICT hotspot in the areas of 5G, health tech, MaaS and big data, among others.

Finland – The 5Geekiest nation in the world

Finland – The 5Geekiest nation in the world

The future of wireless is almost here. Finland is on the front-line of the new 5G technology. Forerunner in reshaping telecommunications for decades, Finland has agile, fast-moving companies with strong expertise in providing services to operators and digital service providers. Several international companies are already developing new technologies jointly with the VTT research center and Finnish universities. What’s more, Finland is introducing the world’s best and most appealing 5G test network environment and ecosystem for research and business development. Thus, why spend big G on your own 5G test network, if you can join the leading global ecosystem in Finland? Read more: http://5gtnf.fi/

MaaS – Put your pedal to the future!

Maas – Put you pedal to the future 

Finland has a strong ICT tradition and expertise in robotics and work machinery. It is therefore no wonder that Finland has introduced several smart traffic innovations that connect the driver with the vehicle like never before. Many of them are already widely in use as the Finns are early adopters of various smart traffic solutions. We are committed to making traffic smoother, safer and more environment-friendly. Finland is also the only country that allows testing automated driving without a driver inside the vehicle. Make road for the future in Finland!

Health is the new wealth

Health is the new wealth

Changing the world with new innovative technology and smart apps, Finland is home to the most vibrant digital health hub in Europe. We have the highest number of digital health start-ups per capita in the world and the health technology exports are increasing at double speed compared to the global growth rate in the field. With all that in mind, it is easy to agree that Finland has the best digital health plan in the world!

It’s time to think big data!

It´s time to think Big… Data

The era of big data creates endless possibilities for new kinds of customized services. Finnish companies are forerunners in collecting and analysing data from various sources, thus making the most out of the value chain.

The knowledge accumulated in the ecosystem around Nokia is now being expanded into new companies in the Finnish IoT space. Embedded information systems for cars, healthcare, municipal infrastructures, building automation, intelligent machines and aviation industries have all benefited from this expertise. There are several success stories, for example, in creating services for the smart home or developing energy efficiency in buildings.

ICT Finland: A talent scout’s dream destination!

Ranking consistently in TOP3 in innovation and competitiveness, Finland has a booming start-up scene in areas such as gaming, wellness and health, mobile and Internet of Things. As we also have an unparalleled amount of globally experienced, world-class technology talent available, you can certainly say that Finland’s got some serious talent!

Due to structural change in the ICT sector in Finland, there is now unique opportunity to engage top talents for creating e.g. consumer and B2B devices and services needing wireless connectivity, imaging, algorithms, embedded software, connectivity and automation. Large international companies are setting their R&D, acceleration and investment activities in Finland. Companies such as Huawei, Zalando, GE and Telefonica have recently opened or expanded their operations in Finland. The Finnish ecosystem and government strongly supports this development. 

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