FinNode China looks closely at the rapid development of China as it is transforming itself from an Industrial Economy into an Innovation Economy. China has huge ambitions and wants to become the world’s most innovative country by 2020 ie. around the same time when China is predicted to become the world’s largest economy. There are over 300 Finnish companies present in China employing over 50.000 people and more and more of them are also starting up R&D activities in China. Science and Technology cooperation between China and Finland is very active and has formally been going on for over 15 years within the cooperation framework coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Technology in China and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy in Finland.
The FinNode China network covers 5 cities in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong) where 6 of the FinNode member organizations are present with totally 13 offices. The FinNode China hub is located in Shanghai at the Finland China Innovation Center. Besides the ongoing FinNode projects the target of FinNode China is to create strong national cooperation and joint actions in the focus areas of:
- Cleantech & Renewable Energy
- Social Challenges / Wellbeing & Aging Care
- Emerging /Disruptive Innovations, Business and Production models
- Geographical focus areas in China & Sister City/Regions Cooperation Strategy
Sari Arho Havrén
+86 (0)21 6104 2253
FinNode India, part of the Finnish innovation network, connects experts and knowledge
between India and Finland to create innovations and to scale these innovations up to reach both developed and emerging markets. The main focus areas of FinNode India are cleantech – renewable energy and clean water, education and learning, healthcare and wellbeing, and innovations to base-of-the-pyramid markets.
Cooperation between Finland and India has a lot of future potential in research, development, innovation and business. Almost 100 Finnish companies operate currently in India. The number of Indian companies operating in Finland is much smaller.
Research collaboration does exist in small scale between the two countries. India is a country of big numbers. As a market, India is a mix of tens of millions of people in the rich segment, hundreds of millions in the poorest of the poor segment, and the rest of over one billion in between. India’s challenges are huge in the areas of infrastructure, water, energy, healthcare and education. At the same time, many Indian corporations and universities are amongst the world leaders in their sectors.
+ 91 886060 0627
Japan is producing together with USA 70% of the new patents in the world and even in USA the Japanese companies are responsible of 60% of new patents. As emerging economies are running up Japan still holds it’s position as the Asian superpower in science and technology and is dedicated to hold this position by investing nearly 4%
of the GDP in R&D&I.
High education level and inner market with over 100 million wealthy consumers provide a vivid market for new technologies. This market is also extremely demanding , it is easy to say that if one succeeds in Japan then the quality is enough worldwide. But besides direct sales Japan is more- for Finland Japan is a strategic companion in Asian activities as Japan is involved in all big projects in the continent.
+81 803028 5187
Finnode Russia is an integral part of Finnode´s global network, operating in Russia.
The goal of Finnode is to support networking and integration of Finnish Innovation system and Russia. Russian national innovation environment is changing rapidly, and driven by Government’s innovation and modernisation programs, there are a lot of innovation events, venture fairs and competitions in various Russian regions. New innovation centres, incubators, technology centres & techno parks and financing tools are to be opened in major Russian cities.
For our Russian partners, Finnode represents an access point to Finnish innovation operators, R&D organizations, industrial clusters, investors and venture capital.
Finnode Russia’s mission is to network Finnish innovation organizations with leading Russian institutional partners and companies and to formulate potential ideas into business leads for Finnish companies, R&D - organizations and industry clusters. Finnode´s main interests are focused on natural resources and sustainable economy, supporting co-operation in creating Finnish Russian Ecograd Platform, Intelligent Environments as Energy Efficiency and Smart Grids in Russia, long term business opportunities of Russian Digital World development and participation to planning of joint Bio Platform.
+ 7 92 1942 1216
USA is the largest and the most developed economy in the world. It is also the most important innovation hub creating around 40 % of the world’s innovations. In addition many consumer trends and new business models originate from USA. This makes USA the most important target for innovation scouting around the globe.
The focus areas of FinNode operations in USA in 2011 are ICT, cleantech, health and wellbeing and services/education. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finpro – Finland Trade Center, and Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation all participate in hands-on FinNode work in Silicon Valley/Santa Clara, Washington DC, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Stamford. Through its DC office there is also
a strong link with World Bank and other development institutions. FinNode USA initiates
joint projects in these focus areas to foster collaboration, evaluate opportunities and identify
new business models.
+1 202 203 8001