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, Finpro, Tekes, 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: services.team.finland.fi.
Tapio Rantanen, Second Secretary
Tel. +39 06 852231
Contact person in Milan:
Ms. Birgitte Kankaro
Janne Taalas, Ambassador
Italy has a favourable operating environment for Finnish businesses. SMEs have a particularly strong position in the Italian economy, which makes it an easy environment for also smaller Finnish companies to find suitable partners. Areas with largest potential for Finnish business include clean technology, life sciences, social media applications, embedded software especially for auto and shipbuilding industries, video games and education export.
Malta is so far a less-known, yet in certain industries a very interesting operating environment. For instance in telecommunications and life sciences Malta has proved to be an interesting test bed market.
Team Finland works to increase trade and investments between Finland and Italy and between Finland and Malta. The network encourages Finnish companies to Italian and Maltese markets by producing timely and relevant information on market opportunities and business environment. Team Finland opens doors and assists Finnish businesses in establishing contacts with local companies, representatives of public administration and other key actors.
Team Finland organises promotional events and participates in the organisation of high-level export promotion missions from Finland. It spreads information on Finland through its media, communications and cultural projects, including the social media.
Team Finland brings closer together all Finnish actors. In this network headed by the Embassy of Finland and the Finnish Institute in Rome participate all 14 Finnish Honorary Consuls in Italy and Malta, a large number of Finnish companies, many business and cultural associations and institutions.