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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/.

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. 

Team Finland partners in Singapore

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

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 Singapore 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 here. 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

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 by Team Finland Singapore (in addition to EU Business Avenue missions listed below):

18.-22.5. SIN: Ageing Asia and health delegation by Business Finland

  • Business Finland coordinates a Finnish delegation to Singapore at the time of Ageing Asia 2020 flagship event of innovations related to ageing. For more information, check event site for more information, contact [email protected] and follow communications from Business Finland.

6.-10.7. SIN: EU Business Avenues environment and water delegation to Singapore (Water Week) and Vietnam

  • Deadline 13.3.2020. Check more information from event site.

29.-30.7. SIN: Innovate by CHI/TTSH and Finnish and Nordic health representatives

28.8. FI: Team Finland Day in Helsinki and opportunity to meet Ambassadors and Team Finland representatives

31.8.-4.9. SIN: Nordic Health market entry program week in Singapore with Nordic Innovation House

6.-11.9. SIN: EU Business Avenues on medical and health tech to Singapore (Medical Fair Asia 2020) and Indonesia

  • Deadline 21.4. Check the event site for more information.

7.-11.9. SIN: Indoor Air Quality business delegation by Helsinki Business Hub

  • Deadline 30.4. Check event site for more information.

25.-26.9. (tbc) SIN: Talent Boost activities and events by Finnish actors

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

  • Deadline 24.4.2020. Check more information from event site.

12.-16.10 SIN: Nordic Smart Cities market entry program week in Singapore with Nordic Innovation House

20.-23.10. SIN: ITB and We Love Finland Party

4.-5.11. SIN: EU Business Avenues on construction and building tech to Singapore and Philippines (Philconstruct 2020)

  • Deadline 19.7. For more information, please check event site.

4.-12.11. SIN: Nordic Impact Week series of events (tbc)

9.-12.11. SIN: SFFxSWITCH week and TechInnovation and Finnish delegates

  • Finnish delegation to ‘Singapore superweek’ has been 50 – 200 people strong in the last three years. This year, we will see less Finnish delegates with clear focus on offering fintech solutions or offering potential technology transfer and innovation cooperation opportunities for potential Singaporean and Asian partners.
  • For more information, check the 2019 event info and contact [email protected].

11.-12.11. SIN: EdutechAsia 2020

  • More information about the main event at event site, and for more information about Finnish connections, please contact [email protected]

13.11. SIN: Japan-Singapore-Finland health seminar

  • Japanese medical network in Singapore will organize their annual flagship event in Singapore to focus on innovations in healthcare and social services. Finland in, for the third time, a partner country. For more information, contact [email protected]

14.-21.11. FI: SLUSH week in Helsinki

  • Large number of Singaporean and Asian investors and entrepreneurs will again participate at SLUSH and its side events. To express your interest to connect with them or to tell about what you are cooking up to connect Finland and Asia at the time of SLUSH, please contact [email protected]

 

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 here.

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 here.

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 Opportunities.  To know more about them, please contact [email protected] in Singapore. Below you can find the most interesting reports about Singapore:

Benchmarking Digital Ports

Comparing Asia´s leading Fintech Hubs - Hong Kong vs. Singapore

Singaporean and Asian infrastructure companies need smart building and smart infrastructure technologies

Singapore and SE Asia smart traffic opportunities 

Maritime industry shifts: Benchmarking digital ships

Free Trade Agreement between EU and Singapore

Singapore kehittää aktiivisesti jo nyt laadukasta koulutusjärjestelmäänsä (in Finnish) 

Singaporen terveydenhuoltoon panostaminen kasvaa väestön vanhetessa nopeasti (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 Ltd

  2. ASSA ABLOY Singapore Pte LTtd / ABLOY SINGAPORE

  3. BC Platforms

  4. Cargotec Corporation

  5. Codemate Ltd Singapore

  6. Ductor Pte Ltd

  7. Exove Design Pte. Ltd.

  8. FCG Finnish Consulting Group

  9. Fincare Pte Ltd, Singapore

  10. Finnair Plc (Singapore Branch)

  11. Frontier Nordic PTE Ltd

  12. Glaston Singapore Pte Ltd

  13. HappyOrNot

  14. Helvar

  15. HMD Mobile Singapore Pte Ltd

  16. Hovi Care (S) Pte Ltd

  17. Huhtamaki Singapore Pte Ltd

  18. Huone Singapore

  19. KONE Pte Ltd

  20. Konecranes PTE Ltd

  21. Lifelearn Holdings

  22. M-Brain Group

  23. Marinetek South East Asia Pte Ltd

  24. Metsa Board Singapore Pte Ltd

  25. Metso Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

  26. MultiTouch Asia Pte Ltd

  27. Napa

  28. Neste

  29. Neste Engineering Solutions Pte Ltd

  30. Nokia Pte Ltd

  31. Nordea Bank AB Singapore Branch

  32. Normet

  33. Novarbo

  34. Palmu Asia Pte Ltd

  35. Peikko Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  36. PlugIt Pte Ltd

  37. Rapala VMC Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  38. Raute

  39. Relex

  40. Superson

  41. SurgeryVision

  42. Siratec Pte Ltd

  43. Tridify

  44. UpCloud Asia Pte Ltd

  45. UPM Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

  46. Valmet

  47. VKS Pte Ltd

  48. Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd

  49. Wipak Singapore Branch Office

  50. Wipunen Asia Capital Pte Ltd

You can search for more Finnish companies registered in Singapore from here.

More information on Team Finland