Staying Competitive in a Global Business     Helsinki your gateway to EU & beyond     Kimmo Koponen     Senior Business Ad...
Finland rises in competitive studyFinland jumped from seventh to fourth place in the World EconomicForum’s annual study of...
Prime Location HelsinkiBangkok 9 h 45 minBeijing 7 h 40 minBerlin 2 hBrussels 2 h 40 minChicago 9 h 30 minCopenhagen 1 h 4...
Greater Helsinki - a busy capital region withexcellent access to the world•  Your first strategic business   location in t...
Easy, transparent and safebusiness environment
Value to Russian companies•    Technology and product validation for EU and global markets•    EU regulation product certi...
Support services for companies•    Business setup services•    Market entry services•    Acquisition services•    Investme...
Entrepreneurs value Greater HelsinkiThe companies that establishedbusiness in Greater Helsinki          Jonni: any nice pi...
Helsinki Business Hub is a vibrant business ecosystemand a strategic investment location•  Helsinki is a unique business e...
The world’s fastest growing consumer brand everAngry Birds hatched out in Helsinkihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNzRyd1x...
Real quality of life
Newsweek ranked Finland as the best country to live in whencomparing the standard of living in 100 nations. The countriesw...
HELSINKI is a           Great place to go                Global              Thank you.           kimmo.koponen@helsinkibu...
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  1. 1. Staying Competitive in a Global Business Helsinki your gateway to EU & beyond Kimmo Koponen Senior Business Advisor, Greater Helsinki PromotionKimmo Koponen23 2011
  2. 2. Finland rises in competitive studyFinland jumped from seventh to fourth place in the World EconomicForum’s annual study of global competitiveness:-  Finland is one of the innovation powerhouses in Europe, the report said.-  It also occupies the top position in the higher education and training pillar, the result of a strong focus on education over recent decades. This has provided the workforce with the skills needed to adapt rapidly to a changing environment and has laid the groundwork for high levels of technological adoption and innovation.Kimmo Koponen23 2011 2
  3. 3. Prime Location HelsinkiBangkok 9 h 45 minBeijing 7 h 40 minBerlin 2 hBrussels 2 h 40 minChicago 9 h 30 minCopenhagen 1 h 40 minFrankfurt 2 h 40 minHong Kong 9 h 50 minLondon 3 h 10 minMoscow 1 h 45 minMumbai 7 h 25 minNew York 8 h 40 minParis 3 h 05 minSeoul 8 h 30 minSe. Petersburg 1 h 05 minStockholm 55 minTokyo 9 h 25 min
  4. 4. Greater Helsinki - a busy capital region withexcellent access to the world•  Your first strategic business location in the EU and beyond•  One of the leading innovation hubs in the world: ~ 50 % of R&D&I in Finland is located in the Greater Helsinki area•  Excellent international growth business ecosystem in action•  Easy access for Russian companies & individuals (biggest foreign minority, language skills etc.)
  5. 5. Easy, transparent and safebusiness environment
  6. 6. Value to Russian companies•  Technology and product validation for EU and global markets•  EU regulation product certification partners•  Evaluation of company’s readiness for international markets•  Fast track to strategic partners•  Access to public and/or Venture Capital financing•  Safe and transparent business environment•  Easy set up EU companies•  You get what you pay for
  7. 7. Support services for companies•  Business setup services•  Market entry services•  Acquisition services•  Investment targeting•  Office space (+benefits)•  Advise in international business development•  Networking & matchmaking•  Access to relocation services and expat networks to ease the personal side of establishing business in Helsinki
  8. 8. Entrepreneurs value Greater HelsinkiThe companies that establishedbusiness in Greater Helsinki Jonni: any nice picture to goduring 2004-2005 are happier with this?with their city than theircounterparts in otherEuropean cities.Source: ECER 2009 BanquePopulaire Ranking study. 2,400European entrepreneurs from 37European cities answered the study.Kimmo Koponen23 2011
  9. 9. Helsinki Business Hub is a vibrant business ecosystemand a strategic investment location•  Helsinki is a unique business ecosystem powered by a deregulated business environment, an efficient logistics infrastructure, and has one of the highest R&D&I investment per capita ratios on the globe.•  The region is highly suitable for knowledge intensive businesses and especially when research & development & innovation is key.•  The business ecosystem is varied and holds strengths in the areas of Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences, Design & Creativity, KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) and Logistics.•  Helsinki is not simply a great location for business. It is a great place to work and live, stable and secure, with a very high standard of living and welfare.
  10. 10. The world’s fastest growing consumer brand everAngry Birds hatched out in Helsinkihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNzRyd1xz0&feature=player_embedded Tatu Laurila23 2011 10
  11. 11. Real quality of life
  12. 12. Newsweek ranked Finland as the best country to live in whencomparing the standard of living in 100 nations. The countrieswere compared in categories of education, health, quality of life,economic competitiveness, and political environment.Especially Finland’s educational system was praised in the study. Newsweek 2010 Best Countries special issue
  13. 13. HELSINKI is a Great place to go Global Thank you. kimmo.koponen@helsinkibusinesshub.fi Tel. +358 44 757 2244Kimmo Koponen23 2011 13

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