The expertise and know-how of Finnish companies - e.g. in the areas of ICT, energy and environment and life sciences - are well appreciated around the world. In addition being ranked as one of the most competitive economies in the world, Finland is ranked the top of the globe in terms of educational system, R&D spending per capita, and environmental sustainability.
Finland has world-leading companies, among other areas, in the sectors of ICT, electronics, pulp and paper industry, engineering, health-promoting functional foods, biomedical and other biotechnology products, environmental technology, industrial automation, medical electronics, energy production, and shipbuilding. These companies have a lot to offer for Malaysian companies and open up possibilities for a good partnership between Finnish and Malaysian parties.
Malaysian companies can try to find Finnish partners with the help of two organizations, Finpro and Finnpartnership.
Finpro is a consulting organization whose mission is to speed up the internationalization of Finnish businesses. Its operation is partly funded with public funds as the Finpro offices, known as Finland Trade Centers, work in close relationship with Finnish Embassies in respective countries. Finpro has nearly 60 offices in over 40 countries.
The Finnish business partnership programme, Finnpartnership, provides advisory services for the business activities of Finnish companies in developing countries as well as financial support in the planning, development and implementation phases of a project. These projects refer to business partnerships, long-term joint activities between companies or other economic actors in Finland and in developing countries, such as joint ventures or importing from developing countries. Finnpartnership provides its services free of charge. Also Malaysia belong its operational area.
Finnpartnership’s clients are, for instance, Finnish companies operating or planning to establish business operations in developing countries, or companies in developing countries whishing to do business with Finnish companies. The services provided by Finnpartnership free of charge are:
The companies can also browse for suitable business opportunities posted by other companies through the Partner Search function at www.finnpartnership.fi/partnersearch.
If a company in Malaysia is able to find a Finnish business partner for commercial business venture, the Finnish counterpart may utilize a financial grant provided by Finnpartnership. The grant can be used for e.g. conducting a feasibility study on a project between a company in Malaysia and Finland.
For more information, please contact:
Finnpartnership - Finnish Business Partnership Programme
Uudenmaankatu 16 B, 4th floor
Tel. +358 9 3484 3314
Fax +358 9 3484 3346