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About Team Finland

Team Finland network provides businesses with a smooth service chain, ranging from advice services to funding. The network offers tailor-made service packages for companies' internationalisation needs based on the services provided by the network actors.

Team Finland service packages typically bring together services provided at least by centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Business Finland, Finnvera and Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Team Finland network organisations

The network consists of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, Business Finland (Finpro and Tekes merged), Finnvera, Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment), Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Finnish Patent and Registration Office, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnfund, Finnpartnership and Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes.

Team Finland globally

Abroad, the Team Finland network is represented by more than 80 local teams. Each local team gathers together the Finnish authorities, publicly funded organisations, and other central actors representing Finland in the particular region. In Finland, an important part of the Team Finland network consists of the 18 local teams in the forthcoming counties.

Steering

Executive group

The network’s activities are guided by an executive group that gathers the central Team Finland organisations and business representatives round the same table. The executive group is responsible for the operational development and reforming of the Team Finland activities and for ensuring that businesses have access to seamless and smooth service packages.

Chair 

Director-General Ilona Lundström, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Vice-Chair 

Director-General Nina Kopola, Business Finland

Members

Director Petri Vuorio, Confederation of Finnish Industries
(substitute: Director Hanna Laurén)

CEO Pauli Heikkilä, Finnvera oyj
(substitute: Executive Vice President Juuso Heinilä)

State Secretary Minna-Mari Kaila, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
(substitute: Director General Tuula Packalen)

Executive Director Timo Vuori, The Finland Chamber of Commerce
(substitute: Senior Advisor, International Affairs, Jenni Isola)

Director Jaana Korhonen, Kainuu ELY Centre
(substitute: Director-General Mika Soininen, Southern Ostrobothnia ELY Centre)

Manager of International Relations Thomas Palmgren, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
(substitute: Head of Tax Affairs Sanna Linna-Aro)

Director of International Relations Jaana Palojärvi, Ministry of Education and Culture

Under-Secretary of State, External Economic Relations, Nina Vaskunlahti, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Experts

Director Risto Vuohelainen, Business Finland
Ministerial Adviser Mari Hakkarainen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Team Finland Ambassador Juha Markkanen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Secretary

Director Reijo Kangas, Business Finland