FinNode is a global network of Finnish innovation organisations. Operating via nodes in global innovation activity, FinNode actively reveals new openings for Finnish business and research organisations and supports their internationalisation. It connects Finnish and international experts and the know-how required to promote innovation. As FinNode represents all sections of the Finnish innovation system in the countries where it operates, foreign partners can engage with Finland’s central public innovation organisations.
The FinNode network operates in the United States, China, Russia, Japan and India.
FinNode’s international network consists of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finpro, Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Academy of Finland. The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK also participate in directing FinNode’s activities.
In Japan the FinNode consist of four main players: Embassy of Finland, Finnish Institute in Japan, Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for technology and Innovation) and Finpro. Through us all key players of the Finnish Innovation system can be reached.
Besides the activities in Tokyo, the Finnish Wellbeing Center in Sendai and the newly opened Finnish Institute Sapporo office are contributing to FinNode activities. FinNode Japan is also cooperating closely with Finpro Korea in order to benchmark the new technologies.