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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 Paula Parviainen
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 Britain, 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 team-finland.fi/en/. 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):

  • 8.-10.5. HEALTH in Singapore: Innovate conference by Center for Health Innovation

  • 13.-16.5. HEALTH in SINGAPORE: Ageing Asia health and healthtech conference and Expo

  • End of June TECH in THAILAND: TEACHSAUCE event.

  • 11.-13.9. HEALTH in THAILAND: Thailand Medical Fair

  • 16.9. ROADSHOW in FINLAND: Finnish ambassadors from Southeast Asia, India and Australia in Espoo

  • Sept (tbc) TECH in SINGAPORE: Slush Singapore (event site) and side events.

  • 21.-25.10. MOBILITY in SINGAPORE: ITS World Congress 2019 aobut intelligent transport systems (event site)

  • 29.10. - 2.11. CIRCULAR ECONOMY in SINGAPORE: Nordic Green and Nordics at Singapore International Energy Week SIEW

  • 4.-6.11. EDUCATION in SINGAPORE: Edutech Asia 2019

  • 11.-15.11. HEALTH, MOBILITY, BUILDING and FINANCIAL TECH in SINGAPORE: Nordic Health, Nordic Smart City Solutions and Nordic Fintech side events during SWITCH Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology events, incl. TechInnovation technology marketplace, Fintech Festival and plenty of others (event site)

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

The following almost-free-of-cost business missions 2019 with other small and medium size companies from EU have already closed their application process:

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.

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. Currently highly relevant ones are listed below. To know more about them, please contact [email protected] in Singapore.

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. Cargotec Corporation

  4. Codemate Ltd Singapore

  5. Ductor Pte Ltd

  6. Exove Design Pte. Ltd.

  7. FCG Finnish Consulting Group

  8. Fincare Pte Ltd, Singapore

  9. Finnair Plc (Singapore Branch)

  10. Frontier Nordic PTE Ltd

  11. Glaston Singapore Pte Ltd

  12. HMD Mobile Singapore Pte Ltd

  13. Hovi Care (S) Pte Ltd

  14. Huhtamaki Singapore Pte Ltd

  15. Huone Singapore

  16. KONE Pte Ltd

  17. Konecranes PTE Ltd

  18. Lifelearn Holdings

  19. M-Brain Group

  20. Marinetek South East Asia Pte Ltd

  21. Metsa Board Singapore Pte Ltd

  22. Metso Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

  23. MultiTouch Asia Pte Ltd

  24. Napa

  25. Neste

  26. Neste Engineering Solutions Pte Ltd

  27. Nokia Pte Ltd

  28. Nordea Bank AB Singapore Branch

  29. Normet

  30. Palmu Asia Pte Ltd

  31. Peikko Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  32. PlugIt Pte Ltd

  33. Rapala VMC Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  34. Raute

  35. Siratec Pte Ltd

  36. UpCloud Asia Pte Ltd

  37. UPM Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

  38. Valmet

  39. VKS Pte Ltd

  40. Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd

  41. Wipak Singapore Branch Office

  42. Wipunen Asia Capital Pte Ltd

More information on Team Finland