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Cooperation between enterprises and higher education institutions

  1. 1. <ul><li>Pirkka Salo </li></ul><ul><li>Managing director </li></ul>Co-operation between Enterprises and Higher Education Institutions
  2. 2. The Regional Organisation of Enterprises in Lapland
  3. 3. Main purpose <ul><li>Federation of Finnish Enterprises is the central organization of </li></ul><ul><li>enterprises and entrepreneurs with policies on entrepreneurship, </li></ul><ul><li>business and labour relations. </li></ul><ul><li>Federation of Finnish Enterprises as a SME lobby </li></ul><ul><li>improves the conditions of enterprises and entrepreneurs for profitable business </li></ul><ul><li>increases the influence of entrepreneurs in political decision making </li></ul><ul><li>creates a favourable enterprise climate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Safeguarding of Entrepreneurs’ Interest <ul><li>Central Organization: </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Central Administration Boards </li></ul><ul><li>EU </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Organisation: </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Employment and Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Development Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Local Association: </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authorities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Enterprises in Finland <ul><li>Enterprises in </li></ul><ul><li>Lapland </li></ul><ul><li>Total apr. 8500 </li></ul><ul><li>Large 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Micro 8000 </li></ul><ul><li>Sole > 50 % </li></ul>Source: Statistics Finland, Business Register 2008 Total 320 952 enterprises. Total 263 001 without Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (in diagram).
  6. 6. Functional district <ul><li>Lapland 100 000 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>183 000 inh. </li></ul><ul><li>< 2 pers./km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional organzations: </li></ul><ul><li>Lapland 77000 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Western Lapland 23000 km2 </li></ul>

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