Team Finland in China
Team Finland is a network of public actors, which helps companies with internationalisation. The network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand.
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, Tesi (Finnish Industrial Investment), Finnish Patent and Registeration Office, VTT Technical Rearch Center of Finland, Finnfund, Finnpartnership and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres. The Team Finland network is represented by over 80 local offices around the world. They bring together Finnish officials, publicly funded organizations and other key Finland-related actors working in each region.
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 Finlands website
Services for Companies
Advice and training
Team Finland contacts in China:
Contact in Beijing:
Ms. Hannakaisa Andersson
Second Secretary, Embassy of Finland, Beijing
Telephone +86-10-8519 8300, e-mail: hannakaisa.andersson(a)formin.fi
Contact in Shanghai:
Ms. Elina Rimppi
Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai
Telephone +86-21-5292 9900, e-mail: elina.rimppi(a)formin.fi
Contact in Hong Kong:
Ms. Johanna Karanko
Consul General, Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong
Telephone +852-2525 5385, e-mail: johanna.karanko(a)formin.fi
Chairman of Team Finland in China:
Mr. Jarno Syrjälä
Ambassador of Finland
Team Finland members in China
Activities of the Team Finland network in China
The aim of the Team Finland China network is to promote Finland and Finnish companies in China and to support the cooperation between Finnish and Chinese actors. The purpose of the Team Finland network is to strengthen the cooperation between Team Finland actors in China in order to gain better results through collaboration. The objective of Team Finland China is to support the competitiveness of Finland and the Finnish companies, and to enhance trade relations between Finland and China. Customer-orientated approach is at the core of the actions.
Finnish businesses are actively engaged in the Chinese market. With the world’s biggest population, rapid economic growth and vast opportunities, China will continue to be one of Finland’s most important trading partners. Finland offers high quality goods and services to China. With a wide range of Finnish professional skills and experience, based on Finland’s high-level education and knowledge, shaped by Finnish design, culture and nature, we focus on solutions.
Finland offers world-class expertise in technology, research and development, innovations and know-how. We are actively pursuing and developing close cooperation with Chinese partners. The outstanding and solid expertise of Finnish businesses offers a competitive advantage in China's markets.
We will assist you in developing new business opportunities. We promote Finland and Finnish businesses through our extensive contact networks, supporting and furthering cooperation between Finland and China.
Team Finland – Themes and focus areas for 2020:
In its 2020 Annual Plan, Team Finland China network has defined priority themes that will be highlighted in Team Finland work in China. Priority themes for 2020 are:
Sustainable cities (bio and circular economy, smart energy, smart mobility and digitalization)
Food & agro
Along with the priority themes mentioned above, Team Finland China network has identified the following cross-cutting themes relevant for Finnish companies in China:
Innovations, R&D and building ecosystems
In addition, Team Finland China network has chosen the following geographical focus areas for its activities:
Jilin (winter sports, sustainable cities)
Jiangsu / Nanjing (sustainable cities, winter sports)
Hebei (sustainable cities, winter sports, education)
Henan (sustainable cities)
Chengdu (sustainable cities)
Hangzhou (sustainable cities: digitalization)
Shenzhen (sustainable cities: digitalization, invest-in)
Team Finland China work in special geographical focus areas will include our proactive efforts such as focused, theme-based visits (both to the province and from the province to Finland), business delegations and building and keeping up networks in the above mentioned areas and cities.