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RDI talent and opportunity in Finland

RDI talent and opportunity in Finland



Finland's ranking in R&D reports. Mobile Industry. Intelligent Machines Cluster. Security in cloud services. Big data and Analytics.

Finland's ranking in R&D reports. Mobile Industry. Intelligent Machines Cluster. Security in cloud services. Big data and Analytics.



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  • No 1 in:Efficiency of legal systemIntellectual property protectionB2b internet useImpact of ICTs on new services & productsICT PCT patents, applications/million population (economic impacts)No2 in:Judicial independenceEfficiency of legal system in settling disputesQuality of educational systemQuality of math & science educationExtent of staff training (business usage)Impact of ICTs on new organizational models
  • Index ranks 50 leading economies on their dynamism in five key areas:Business operating environmentEconomics & growthLabour & human capitalScience & technologyFinancing environment
  • Gartner estimates:2014 more mobile devices than PCs globally 2015 mobile application development projects outnumber PC projects by 4:1Predictions:By 2015, a third of consumer brands will integrate payment into their branded mobile appsBy 2016, the use of mobile apps will surpass that of internet domain names, making mobile apps the main way of engaging with brandsBy 2016, over 50% of mobile apps will be hybrid – this is driven by the enterprise market and bring your own device (BYOD), which creates diversity in mobile operating systems supported by ITBusiness-strength app stores will require features for all new smartphone/tablet platforms by 2016
  • Finland has and is a part of several networks that enhance the dialogue between research and business, including great ideas that spur from existing world-class companies but don’t fit their strategy.EIT ICT LabsEIT ICT Labs is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities set up by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as an initiative of the European Union. EIT ICT Labs’ mission is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.There are six EIT ICT nodes and co-location centres in Europe: Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, TrentoTIVIT Not only brings together and systematises research and development, but also ensures that the results of research are understood, applied and adopted as part of companies’ business practice faster than ever before.Intellectual property (intellectual property rights, IPR) includes, for instance; patents, copyrights, industrial designs, and trademarks
  • Optimized design and rawmaterialcalculationsmeanproduction is also a viable option in highcostcountrieslike Finland. Optimalrawmaterialplanning and the lowestpossibleamount of materiallossdue for qualityfluctuationsmeansthatsmall, hi-tech production is cheapest to do in hi-tech countriessuch as Finland.
  • F-Secure also has asecure personal cloud service, used for example by BT for its clients“Google is proud to call Finland home to one of our data centers.” http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/hamina/In August 2012, Google announced a further €150 million investment in Phase II of the Hamina data centrePredictions (Gartner):By 2015, 70% of enterprises will include a cloud file-sharing and sync capability when implementing or upgrading enterprise content management applicationsBy 2016, 75% of organisations that don't structure their applications to use cloud, mobile, social and major data will lose market share
  • Near the top of almost all international comparisons of economic, social, environmental, educational, business and technological performance Heart of a northern European market of around 80 million consumers, long-established connections with Russia and the Nordic and Baltic countriesAn open, transparent, stable and business-friendly economy with strong links between business sectors and universities A highly skilled and efficient workforce – with lower labour costs than in the other Nordic countriesHigh-quality transport and communications networksProfessional Finns speak excellent Finnish and usually at least one other foreign language as well.Finland ranked 2nd in global innovation hotspotsOne of the highest R&D spending per capitaFinland ranked #1 in IPR protection (IPRI 2012)

RDI talent and opportunity in Finland RDI talent and opportunity in Finland Presentation Transcript

  • Locate your R&D and Innovation activities here!
  • Finland is number one according to Global Information Technology Report 2013 Finland is the best place in the world to benefit from new information and communication technologies
  • Finland no. 2 for dynamic businesses to flourish The Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2012 business operating environment economics & growth science & technology labour & human capital financing environment Singapore 72,1 Finland 70,5 Sweden 69,6 Israel 69,3 Austria 66,1 Australia 65,6 Switzerland 65,1 Korea 64,9 Germany 64,8 United States 64,1
  • EUR 134 million in investments for Finnish start-ups in Q1 2013  Finnish start-up companies received EUR 134 million in investments during January through March 2013  Finnish companies generated more investments than German ones during Q1 and were only surpassed by British and French businesses
  • The mobile cluster Mobile patents and world’s strongest IP-protection! Source: IPRI 2012
  • Leading-edge cluster: The mobile industry Finland has invested in education and it has fostered Europe’s largest cluster for mobile professionals: a unique pool of talent, innovation and successful companies. Prevailing talent includes:  Development of advanced mobile technologies  OS development  Strong app development community for all major platforms Supported by a thriving peer community acting nationally and regionally  Europe’s hottest start-up event Slush every November in Helsinki  Nokia spin offs exceeded 400, new entrepreneurs actively developing the mobile cluster Finland has but also:
  • Mobile cluster: World class collaboration & research R&D results are well protected: Finland ranked 2nd in quality of protection of IPR (WEF 2011) drives European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life. Strategic Center for Science, Technology and Innovation A non-profit association aiming to improve the operational efficiency of companies using RFID technology utilizes unused ideas and innovations from Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Kemira, Metso, Rautaruukki, Wärtsilä converting them into new products and services Centre of Internet Excellence in Oulu HIIT: Helsinki Institute of Information Technology Centre for Wireless Communication in Oulu
  • The internet of things - Getting hyperconnected
  • Leading-edge cluster: The internet of things The Finnish Intelligent Machines cluster includes regional centres of expertise, all pitching in to enable the best surroundings for innovation  develops all aspects of the intelligent machines field, from product design to development of the flexible production needed for manufacturing the machines, and of the necessary logistics and business expertise.  engages a significant number of machine-building companies in creating strategies for the industry’s future and, in co-operation with the research institutions, in starting and financing research and development projects.
  • Cloud computing - For the future rocket scientists in business
  • Leading-edge cluster: Security in cloud services  By 2016, 40% of enterprises demand proof of independent security testing a precondition for using a cloud service (Gartner)  Finland is home to secure country-wide data and wireless networks and pioneering cyber-security companies Finnish success stories : Investors success:  Finnish bedrock is ideal for stable and secure data centres  Google’s data centre in Hamina is one of the company’s most efficient and advanced ones  2012 TelecityGroup acquired two data centre operators in Finland to get a fast gateway to Russian markets A visionary in enterprise network firewalls (Gartner), recently acquired by McAfee A leading anti-malware company for over 20 years
  • Emerging clusters: Big data and analytics Finland is an ideal test bed for Big Data analytics with access to open data sources such as population, economy, environment, transport, urban structure, well-being (biobanks, genonbanks, vaccination records, etc.) Finnish success stories  M-Brain  Big Data Scoring  Big Data Scoring Oy  CGI (Logica)  Comptel  Data Rangers Oy  Datactica Oy  Gisforest  Ineo  Analyse Solutions Finland Collaboration & research:  Forum Virium Helsinki, Helsinki info sharing  Open knowledge summer festival  Data mining, signal processing, search algorithms  Mirasys Ltd.  Mobisoft  Music.Info  QPR Software  Riskpointer  Super Analytics  Tieto  Valuemotive  Vidamin
  • Bring your R&D&I to Finland!  Sources and further information:  Centre's for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment www.ely-keskus.fi  Ministry of Employment and the Economy www.tem.fi  Enterprise Finland www.enterprisefinland.fi  Finnvera www.finnvera.fi  Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation www.tekes.fi  Finnish Tax Administration www.vero.fi
  • Entry to the East Creative solutions Stable Society Competent professionals Why Finland?
  • Invest in Finland services for international companies • Data collection & analysis • Opportunity analysis • Guidance on entry alternatives • Networking • Location management • Setting up a business www.investinfinland.fi