Team Finland in Belgium
The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Business Finland, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres. The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see Team Finland website(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window).
Contact persons for Team Finland
Ambassador Jouko Leinonen
Team Finland partners
- Embassy of Finland, Brussels
- Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
- Business Finland(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
- Visit Finland(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)
- Finnish Honorary Consulates in Belgium
The objectives of the Team Finland network
The aim of the network is to increase the activity of Finnish businesses in Belgium and Luxembourg. In Belgium, this applies in particular to the bioscience, service, information technology, logistics, environmental technology and energy sectors. In Luxembourg, the focus is on biosciences, renewable energy and logistics. Potential growth areas in Luxembourg also include environmental technology and the cleantech sector. The network aims likewise to promote investments in Finland.
The network is geared to actively foreseeing trends and new opportunities benefitting Finnish businesses, and invests in strengthening co-operation in research, development and innovation between the countries. Team Finland reinforces the positive image of Finland in Belgium and Luxembourg, for example, by highlighting actual examples of Finnish success stories. Finnish culture plays a significant role in creating Finland’s image, and it is used to highlight, for instance, the equality and solution orientation of Finnish society. Knowledge of Finland is spread through websites, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and by a variety of brochures and publications.