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Possibilities for Malaysian companies

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 logoFinpro 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.

More information:

Finpro ry
PL 358, 00181 Helsinki
Street address: Porkkalankatu 1
Tel: +358-204 6951
Fax: +358-204 695 200 or


Finnpartnership_logoThe 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:

  • Business Partnership Support Facility
  • Identifying business partners (matchmaking)
  • Planning and financial advice
  • Mentoring service

The companies can also browse for suitable business opportunities posted by other companies through the Partner Search function at

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
00120 Helsinki

Tel. +358 9 3484 3314
Fax +358 9 3484 3346 

Further information

  • Ministry of Finance
    The Ministry develops and implements Finland’s economic and fiscal policies and tracks the short- and medium-term fluctuations of the economy and central government finances.
  • Ministry of Employment and the Economy
    The Ministry deals with employment and labour issues and  regional development. It oversees industrial, energy,  innovation and technology policies. The functionality of markets, promotion of competition and consumer policy also fall under the Ministry's sphere.
  • Bank of Finland
    The Bank of Finland conducts studies and releases data on economic development, the banking sector, money, and financial and currency markets. Under the terms of the European Monetary Union (EMU), Finland and 11 other European countries adopted the euro, the new common European currency, on January 1, 2002. The Bank of Finland is the Finnish affiliate of the European Central Bank (ECB).
  • Statistics Finland - Data on Finnish economy and business.
  • The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA
    Carries out research on economics, business and social policy, and issues economic forecasts.
  • Finnfacts
    Independent media service unit of Finnish industry and business.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Finland
    The Finnish Chamber of Commerce comprises the Central Chamber and 21 local chambers. It monitors issues of interest to general enterprise, and strives to improve the business climate regionally, nationally and in the European Union. 
  • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK - leading business organisation in Finland by representing the entire private sector, both industry and services, and companies of all sizes.
  • Federation of Finnish Enterprises- has the largest membership among economic federations in Finland.
  • Finnish customs - trade statistics


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Updated 1/4/2010

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