Team Finland -network in Singapore

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Short Handbook by Embassy of Finland and its partners for Starting a Business in SingaporeLink to another website..

COVID-19 CRISIS

You can find valuable information related to business during the current crisis from the following lists we have created with other Nordics in Singapore:

We also compiled a listing of more than 100 Nordic companies providing solutions to tackle the current crisis. The first listing includes the companies providing digital apps and web based services for health, communications, training and many other needs:

Team Finland in Singapore

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.fi/en/Link to another website.(Opens New Window).

Jointly established by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Team Finland Knowledge (TFK) network works to reinforce Finland’s reputation as a leading country in education, science and innovation. The aim is a more open, international and attractive Finland. Singapore with Southeast Asia is one of locations of the network. Team Finland Knowledge counsellors promote Finnish educational and research cooperation, networking and access to new knowledge. TFK network works to increase international mobility of students, researchers and talents and to support the exports of Finnish knowledge, expertise and educational innovation. 

Finnish Business Council SingaporeLink to another website. is a community of companies and individuals interested in fostering business between Singapore and Finland. The business council is part of the Team Finland network in Singapore.

Nordic Innovation House Singapore Link to another website.is a joint operation by Nordic countries. It connects Finnish and other Nordic startups and growth stage companies to Singapore and through Singapore to the SE Asia region. Embassy of Finland is part of the team that produces the joint services of the House.

Contact persons for Team Finland in Singapore

Chair

Ambassador Antti Vänskä
Embassy of Finland, Singapore

Coordinator

Mr Riku Mäkelä
Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs
Embassy of Finland, Singapore
riku.makela(at)formin.fi
Mobile +65 9815 7094

Team Finland Knowledge Network

Ms Anna Korpi
Counsellor, Education and Research 
Embassy of Finland, Singapore
anna.korpi(at)formin.fi

Ms Taiju Marttila
Intern 
Embassy of Finland, Singapore
taiju.marttila(at)formin.fi

Finnish Business Council Singapore

Ms Minna Hyväri, General Manager
fbcsg(at)fbcsg.org

Objectives of the Team Finland network in Singapore

Finnish companies are interested in the Singaporean and Asian markets as Singapore is a good gateway to whole Asia and especially to Southeast Asia.

Team Finland will concentrate on promoting business especially within health and wellness, solutions for smart cities and circular economy.

Team Finland network offers Finnish companies a working infrastructure in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The network helps emerging Finnish companies to access the market, plays a role in helping Finnish companies attract Singaporean investment and builds up the country brand through means of communication.

In Singapore, Team Finland consists of the Finnish Embassy and Finnish Business Council Singapore. Nordic Innovation House SingaporeLink to another website.(Opens New Window) is a key partner for serving Finnish growth companies entering Singapore or expanding from Singapore to Southeast Asia.

Team Finland's services related to business opportunities between Finland and Singapore

The following are Singapore specific services active at the moment. You can find all services of Team Finland from hereLink to another website.. Notice that you can find contact information to key stakeholders and listing of Finnish companies active in Singapore from the end of this page.

Forthcoming Events

Past events can be found under this list!

Team Finland Singapore will coordinate Finnish joint efforts during and around events in Singapore and in Finland. If you are interested in participating or collaborating, please contact the local Team Finland coordinator in Singapore [email protected] The following events are currently in the pipeline:

3.3. 16:00 - 17:00 (SIN)  Southeast Asia waste related opportunities with UNDP and EDBV

  • Embassy, as part of the Nordic Innovation House Singapore team, co-produces an overview webinar with UNDP Global Center Singapore and ADB Ventures as a warm-up for Nordic waste solutions market entry program towards Singapore. Watch recording hereLink to another website. 

8.3. 16:00 - 17:00 (SIN) Waste water related opportunities with Sembcorp

15.4. 14:00 - 15:30 (SIN) Emerging Technology forum on Plastic Recycling

19.-30.4. Nordic Water-Waste-Food Virtual Market Entry Programme to Singapore 2021

Past events 2020

22.4. SIN: Webinar on Nordic digital solutions by UNDP, Nordic Innovation House Singapore (and Team Finland) 

11.6. SIN: Opportunities in Punggol Digital District webinar to showcase what tech large players are looking for the developments in the smartest city district

26.8. SIN: Smart City opportunities in Southeast Asia -- Webinar towards the Nordics with Asian Development Bank and UNDP

14.-25.9. SIN: Nordic Health market entry program weeks virtually in Singapore with Nordic Innovation House

22.-24.9. SIN: Foodtech webinar series on Singapore Food Story and opportunities for business and innovation

Sept - Oct SIN: Indoor Air Quality business webinars/meetings by Helsinki Business Hub

  • Check event siteLink to another website. for more information on the following events:
  • 11.9. IPI’s Emerging Technology Forum on Indoor Air Quality
  • 18.9. Finnish built environment and IAQ solutions
  • 9.-30.9. in Finland: WDBE 2020 (World Digital Built Environment) – Redefining sustainability for urban environment
  • 8.-9.10. matchmaking events

25.-26.9. SIN/global: Talent Boost activities and events by Finnish actors

  • 14.10. Kick-off
  • 27.-29.10. Circular economy
  • Oct. Imaging technologies
  • 3.11. 5G and 6G technologies
  • 11.11. AI and data science
  • 17.11. Design thinking
  • Jan 2021. Women in Tech and Science

28.9.-3.10. SIN: EU Business Avenues in ICT to Singapore (ConnectTech Asia) and Thailand

7.10. SIN: Foodtech opportunities in Singapore webinar

12.-23.10 SIN: Nordic Smart Cities market entry program weeks in Singapore with Nordic Innovation House

29.10. SIN: Nordic Green event at Singapore International Energy Week SIEW

2.-5.11. SIN: EU Business Avenues on construction and building tech to Singapore and Philippines (Philconstruct 2020)

Oct - Dec SIN/global: Talent Boost activities and events by Finnish actors

29.11.-4.12. SIN: EU Business Avenues environment and water delegation to Singapore (Water Week) and Vietnam

7.-11.12. SIN: SFFxSWITCH week: TechInnovation, Fintech Festival and many other sessions with Finnish delegates

9.12. Introduction to Nordic Innovation House Singapore services for Finnish companies

8.-15.12. SIN EU Business Avenues on medical and health tech to Singapore (Medical Fair Asia 2020) and Indonesia

Business missions to Singapore plus another ASEAN country by EU Business Avenues

EU funded EU Business Avenues mechanism is a great opportunity to meet potential customers and business partners in Singapore plus one other country in ASEAN region (separate business mission are available also to China, Japan and South Korea). Notice that these missions are for SMEs who already have revenue and are ready for potential business development in Southeast Asia.

To apply, you first create an account to EU Business Avenues web site and give your basic details. If you are qualified, more details will be asked. Selected 30-50 companies from EU benefit from consulting interviews and coaching before the mission and during the mission from match making and substantial logistical and financial support. Embassy of Finland will do its best to provide additional help for participating Finnish companies. If you have any questions, and when you get selected, contact [email protected] in Embassy of Finland in Singapore.

The calendar of all missions is available hereLink to another website..

EU-Singapore Foreign Trade Agreement

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement EUSFTA entered into force in November 2019. The implementation will take place in stages. For example, nearly all import duties on EU-Singapore trade will be removed, at the latest in 2025. To learn more details and to follow up the implementation of different areas of the agreement into practice, see hereLink to another website..

Market Opportunities in Singapore identified by Team Finland

Check out the reports, market opportunities and sales leads identified from Singapore. The published materials can be found from Team Finland Market OpportunitiesLink to another website..  To know more about them, please contact [email protected] in Singapore. Below you can find the most interesting reports about Singapore:

Starting a Business in Singapore handbookLink to another website.

Benchmarking Digital PortsLink to another website.

Comparing Asia´s leading Fintech Hubs - Hong Kong vs. SingaporeLink to another website.

Singapore and Southeast Asia looking for smart city solutionsLink to another website.

Singapore: Opportunities in waste-to-value and circular economyLink to another website.

Maritime industry shifts: Benchmarking digital shipsLink to another website.

Free Trade Agreement between EU and SingaporeLink to another website.

Singapore kehittää aktiivisesti jo nyt laadukasta koulutusjärjestelmäänsä (in Finnish) 

Singaporen terveydenhuoltoon panostaminen kasvaa väestön vanhetessa nopeastiLink to another website. (in Finnish)

Singaporen kiinnostus kiertotaloutta kohtaan kasvaa (in Finnish)

Singaporen matka maailman huippujen joukkoon (in Finnish)

The following list includes most of the Finnish companies with local office or daughter company in Singapore:

  1. Aalto Executive Education Academy Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  2. ASSA ABLOY Singapore Pte LTtd / ABLOY SINGAPORELink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  3. BC PlatformsLink to another website.

  4. Cargotec CorporationLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  5. Clewat Pte LtdLink to another website. 

  6. Codemate Ltd SingaporeLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  7. Ductor Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  8. Exove Design Pte. Ltd.Link to another website.(Opens New Window)

  9. FCG Finnish Consulting GroupLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  10. Fincare Pte Ltd, SingaporeLink to another website.

  11. Finnair Plc (Singapore Branch)Link to another website.(Opens New Window)

  12. Frontier Nordic PTE LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  13. Glaston Singapore Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  14. HappyOrNotLink to another website.

  15. HelvarLink to another website.

  16. HMD Mobile Singapore Pte LtdLink to another website.

  17. Hovi Care (S) Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  18. Huhtamaki Singapore Pte LtdLink to another website.

  19. Huone SingaporeLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  20. KONE Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  21. Konecranes PTE LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  22. Lifelearn HoldingsLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  23. M-Brain GroupLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  24. Marinetek South East Asia Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  25. Metsa Board Singapore Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  26. Metso Asia Pacific Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  27. MultiTouch Asia Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  28. NapaLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  29. NesteLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  30. Neste Engineering Solutions Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  31. Nokia Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  32. Nordea Bank AB Singapore BranchLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  33. NormetLink to another website.

  34. NovarboLink to another website.

  35. Palmu Asia Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  36. Peikko Singapore Pte. Ltd.Link to another website.(Opens New Window)

  37. PlugIt Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  38. Rapala VMC Singapore Pte. Ltd.Link to another website.

  39. RauteLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  40. RelexLink to another website.

  41. SupersonLink to another website.

  42. SurgeryVisionLink to another website.

  43. Siratec Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  44. TridifyLink to another website.

  45. UpCloud Asia Pte LtdLink to another website.

  46. UPM Asia Pacific Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  47. ValmetLink to another website.

  48. VKS Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  49. Wartsila Singapore Pte LtdLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  50. Wipak Singapore Branch OfficeLink to another website.(Opens New Window)

  51. Wipunen Asia Capital Pte LtLink to another website.(Opens New Window)dLink to another website.

You can search for more Finnish companies registered in Singapore from hereLink to another website..

More information on Team Finland