Business Finland in cooperation with ITS Finland, SCIC and Sustainable Transport Sector Growth Program are delighted to invite you to our webinar 4 October, 2023 to hear more about the opportunities in smart transportation in Indonesia. The webinar will give you a very good insight to smart transportation business opportunities in Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara and Smart transportation development project of Solo city in Jawa.

We will open up the domains of smart transportation that are gaining interest in Indonesia.You will also learn the project that Business Finland is having to boost the Finnish know how towards the new capital development.

Date: Wednesday 4 October, 2023 at 9:00-10:30 (EEST)
Venue: Teams




A world-class smart city is rising on the island of Borneo, Indonesia. Named Nusantara the new capital has been envisioned as an inclusive, green, and sustainable city for everyone. The project offers opportunities for Finnish companies to construct basic infrastructures and digitize services.

The city aims for zero emissions by using 100 percent renewable energy, investing in energy efficiency and recycling, electrifying traffic entirely, and favouring public transport. Nusantara has also set as a goal that citizens have access to public services, public transportation, and green areas in ten minutes – a “ten-minute city.”

Nusantara authority has named Intelligent Transportation System as one of the main subdomains in the Smart city. Different features of the system are for example: traffic and parking system, incident management, autonomous driving, commercial vehicle operation.

The Head of the Nusantara Capital Authority (IKN), Bambang Susantono, says smart solutions, digitalization, and the latest technologies are utilized in the city planning and implementation. However, Susantono emphasized in his meeting with Finnish companies that the technology must serve people.

“Building a new city is more than just building its physical features. It is planning in a way that promotes social cohesion. I want my citizens to be happy,” he said and referred to Finland as the world’s happiest nation.


  • Opening – BF & ITS
  • Transport sector development in Indonesia – ITS Indonesia
  • Nusantara New capital and its smart transportation goals
  • Solo smart transportation
  • Q&A and next steps


This webinar is organized together with ITS Finland, SCIC and Sustainable Transport Sector Growth Program.

COP28 FINLAND PAVILION at Expo City Dubai 30.11.-12.12.2023

For the first time, Finland is organizing her own pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference. COP28 will be held 30.11.-12.12.2023 at Expo City Dubai. COP meetings have evolved to be the largest climate event of the year! This year, the first Global Stock Take (GST) after the Paris Agreement will be dominating the scene.

COP28 is expecting some 60-80.000 accredited visitors to the UNFCC managed site, where Finland Pavilion will be located. The surrounding Green Zone will attract some 30-50.000 visitors daily during the two weeks program.

Site Overview & MAp

COP28 Presidency has published the Thematic Program. Changes on topics or even dates of the Thematic Program are possible, although quite unlikely.

Find out more about the venue and program in the attached presentation.


Business Finland is organizing the COP28 Finland Pavilion as public-private-partnership, funded by Business Finland and participating companies and organizations.

Finland Pavilion aims

  • To promote and strengthen Finland’s brand as a green tech hub
  • To showcase Finnish companies in international arenas in the context of the innovations accelerating green transition
  • Support the climate negotiations with the forerunner companies

By partnering with COP28 Finland Pavilion you can

  • Strengthen your brand image in association with largest climate event
  • Get visibility in Finland Pavilion during COP28 event
  • Organize own events or participate in shared events in the pavilion
  • Strengthen your existing contacts and make new ones
  • Gain visibility in project communications

Learn more about the Finland Pavilion and Gold, Silver and Bronze Parnership Categories in the attached presentation.

Interested in participating in the COP28 Finland Pavilion?
Please contact us for more information!


In the Finnish pavilion, we will hear interesting and topical speeches that are linked to the themes of the COP28 program and present a wide range of Finnish climate solutions.

Do you work outside the corporate sector, for example, in an NGO, academic institution, municipality or ministry and you have a topic or perspective that appeals to a global audience and that you would like to present on stage?

We will distribute the pavilion’s available program places among the best Open Call applications.

To participate, the organizer of the event must follow the rules of the pavilion and agree with its goals.

Before filling in the application form, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the background information and instructions on organizing the event.

You can submit an Open Call application between 1.–22.9.2023.
Decisions on applications will be made and notified by 6.10.2023.


Severi Keinälä

COP28 Finland Pavilion / Business Finland
severi.keinala (at)
+358 40 594 9944


Leena Mäenpää-Wirtz

Head of Communications / Deputy Director

COP28 Finland Pavilion / Business Finland

leena.maenpaa-wirtz (at)

+358 50 577 1915

Business Tampere delegation visit to OVIN Partnership Forum, Ontario, Canada 17.-19.10.2023

Business presentations and direct meetings


The visit will focus on automotive and off-road work machine topics. We will send more detailed information regarding the visit to those who have shared their contact info through this form. The delegation visit is organized to Tampere region companies by Business Tampere.

The October trip to the Ontario region will visit the OVIN (Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network) Partnership Forum, Linamar, Tigercat, Toyota, NuPort Robotics, Kubota, Ontario Tech University / Automotive Centre of Excellence and General Motors.

At the OVIN Partnership Forum, the Business Tampere delegation will also have the opportunity to make company presentations and participate in round table discussions.


Please register your interest as soon as possible, preferably by 30 August.

Binding registration by 15 September to the contact persons:

Heini Wallander
Account Manager, Industrial Research and Development
040 735 5177

Ari Lylynoja
Account Manager, Industrial Digital Solutions
050 568 7608


Business Finland’s Smart Green Ports USA Export Booster, together with the Team Finland network, is organizing a trade mission to Long Beach and Los Angeles, USA on 14-15 September 2023. The upcoming visit program focuses on smart port technologies, logistics and green transport technologies surrounding ports.


We invite Finnish companies developing emission reduction technologies, connectivity, network, logistics and port digitalization solutions to join the delegation. The delegation will meet Long Beach and Los Angeles area ports’ representatives as well as the leading port terminal operators. The visit will bring Finnish companies together with American businesses in the ports, logistics, intermodal, mobility and connectivity sectors.

The port complex of Los Angles and Long Beach is making significant investments. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are to receive about $840 million in funding for infrastructure improvements. The state of California is aiming to spend $1.2 bn to fund port and supply chain upgrades to remedy the disruptions that hindered cargo flows through the US’s premier ports for ocean freight. Of the funds, 70 % will go towards improvements at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with 30 % for port and logistics infrastructure across the rest of California. The State of California launched a Port and Infrastructure Program in 2022 to address the growing congestion and vessel backlogs. The projects include intermodal yard expansion and grade separation, and projects targeting zero emissions.

During the same week, on September 11-13, Long Beach is hosting IANA’s Intermodal Expo, the premier event in intermodal freight. IANA organization represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight transportation industry.

The recent technical developments for example around data sharing, make our planned visit to the Los Angeles area ports even more interesting and timely for the Finnish port technology companies.

In late April, California’s five containerized ports (the Port of Hueneme, the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Oakland, and the Port of San Diego) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and launched the California Port Data Partnership alongside state and federal partners. The MoU outlines steps to jointly advance computerized and cloud-based data interoperability with a common goal of supporting improved freight system resilience, goods movement efficiency, emissions reduction, and economic competitiveness. The MoU and the partnership will serve as the basis of cooperation for the $27M in grant funds from the state of California.

More details and the MoU document itself can be found here


This delegation visit is aimed for Finnish companies interested in ports and logistics’ related projects, intermodal logistics and entering the U.S. market, as well as companies offering new green or digital transport, logistics or networks’ solutions.


To cover the expenses of joining the delegation, Business Finland will charge a participation fee:

  • Major Companies: 2500 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: 2125 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program. Please note that the delegation participation fee does not cover participation to IANA Expo. The delegation program will begin after the IANA Expo has ended.

Mobile Machinery Electrification Trade Mission to Poland 25.-28.9.2023

Business Finland together with the Embassy of Finland in Poland, SIX Mobile Work Machines Cluster and Polish Alternative Fuels Association invite Finnish companies to join this Trade Mission on Mobile Machinery Electrification to Poland. During this Trade Mission Finnish companies will visit the New Mobility Congress in Łódź – the largest sustainable transport industry conference and expo in the CEE region as well as have meetings with potential customers and partners.

Register to this visit no later than 16 August 2023 through the link below!



Machinery production is an important manufacturing segment in Poland. There are several machinery OEMs with significant local and global recognition, including both locally owned companies and multinationals producing on the Polish market, representing mobile mining, construction, forestry, agriculture, harbor machinery.

Electrification is a rapidly developing trend in different transport segments in Poland (such as cars, buses, trucks), which is strengthened by the country’s solid position in global battery manufacturing. Poland plays a leading role in the battery supply chain, being the second largest producer in the world. However, the electrification shift has not been that recognized on the Polish mobile machinery market so far.

Electrification of machinery in Poland offers a promising business opportunity for Finnish companies. A few pilot projects were initiated by the most progressive market players, but there is a big untapped potential to introduce Finnish offering early to market.


  • Participation in the New Mobility Congress in Łódź, focusing on battery industry, heavy-duty and machinery electrification events during 27.9. and 28.9.
    • Premiere of the Polish-Finnish report about mobile machinery electrification
    • Panel debate about electrification of mobile machinery with Finnish and Polish experts
    • Technology workshops with Finnish companies
    • Networking activities and matchmaking meetings for Finnish companies
    • Finnish cocktail reception for the Polish target group
    • Media coverage as a part of the media campaign during the New Mobility Congress
  • Meetings and site visits to potential customers and partners outside of the New Mobility Congress’ program



  • Companies and R&D organizations offering solutions for the heavy-duty and machinery electrification, targeting both machinery OEMs, as well as end-customers (construction companies, mining companies etc.)
  • Companies and R&D organizations offering solutions for the battery value chain, targeting battery manufacturers
  • Other companies with relevant offering for the sustainable transport market that would like to benefit from joining the delegation under Team Finland umbrella

If you recognize your company or organization, hurry up and register!


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit to Poland during 26-28 September 2023, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.

  • Micro Businesses and SMEs: 640 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Major Companies: 755 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice participating companies after the visit. The fee will be based on actual costs but not exceed the sum mentioned above.


Ms. Anna Łomża, Senior Advisor
Business Finland Poland
+48 500 826 560
Mr. Toni Mattila, Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Finland
+358 40 500 9909

Ms. Anna-Stina Sandfors, Project Manager
Delegations, Business Finland
+358 50 572 4392


Finland Pavilion at MOVE America 2023 exhibition 26–27 September, in Austin, Texas


Business Finland warmly welcomes Finnish companies and regions to join Finland Pavilion at MOVE America 2023 exhibition 26–27 September, in Austin, Texas.

Austin Convention Centre
Austin, Texas, USA

The conference participation is free of charge for limited number of registrations. Our Business Finland experts will contact you for confirming the registration.

Please make sure to also register if you’d like to use the Finland Pavilion as a meeting location.


MOVE America will bring together nearly 4,000 buyers and sellers across the mobility value chain, with a focus on innovation and new technology across all transport disciplines. Representatives of the Finnish cities of TampereOulu and Vantaa will be speaking on topics related to mobility and digitalization at the conference.

In addition, Finland will have an exhibition booth showcasing what the different regions have to offer for companies who are looking to partner with or invest in new mobility related technologies to enhance and grow their businesses, municipalities, or governments.

Business Finland and the cities of Tampere, Oulu and Vantaa have earned free entrance to the conference and exhibition for 30 companies. Finnish regional development agencies and Finnish companies are welcome to come to and participate in the conference. The Finland Pavilion will be available to hold meetings with prospective clients.

Finland has signed a state partnership with Texas, and this is an excellent opportunity to explore doing business with U.S. companies as well as with the different municipalities of Texas.

If you would like to take part to the Finland Pavilion or have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch with our Business Finland experts:

Nancy Najarian
Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland
Cleantech, Bio and Circular Economy
nancy.najarian (at)
+1 202.500.0360


Fikriye Selen-Okatan
Senior Advisor, Business Finland
fikriye.selen-okatan (at)
+1 646.240.2193

See more about MOVE America 2023


We are delighted to invite you to a webinar on Smart Urban Mobility, focusing on market opportunities in Italy. This webinar, commissioned by the Finnish Embassy in Rome, aims to provide valuable insights into the rapidly growing field of urban smart mobility in Italy and highlight the potential market prospects.

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about Italy’s Urban Smart Transport and a logical continuation of the previously started opening of the Italian transport market for Finnish companies as a part of The Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector. During the webinar, we will explore the current market landscape, identify key players, discuss the various opportunities available, and offer guidance on how to capitalize on them. The event will offer a comprehensive overview and serve as a starting point for Finnish technology providers offering solutions for new mobility, digitalization of transportation and logistics sectors, electrification, and other related sub-sectors.

After the presentation, there will be a dedicated Q&A session where you can seek clarification on specific topics. Additionally, all participants will receive a summary of the market opportunities study, which will further enhance your understanding of the sector.

The webinar will be held in English via Microsoft Teams. The webinar is free of charge but requires a registration via the link below, latest by 11th of June.


The webinar will be held in English via Microsoft Teams. The webinar is free of charge but requires a registration via the link below, latest by 11th of June.


  • Introduction by Marko Forsblom, ITS Finland
  • Welcome remarks by Hanna Laurén, Finnish Embassy in Rome
  • Presentation of the market opportunities by Marjaana Karjalainen, Dreamex
  • Q&A session
  • Follow-up and conclusion by Kimmo Ylisiurunen, National Programme for Sustainable Growth in the Transport Sector

The webinar is targeted at Finnish companies in the smart and sustainable transport sector.



Luke Kähkönen
Advisor, Business Finland
luke.kahkonen (at)


The Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector continues to seek new market opportunities together with Team Finland and ITS Finland. The next opportunity window we will open is the Polish market.

Why Poland?

Transport sector is a significant contributor to Polish economy, responsible for approx. 6% of Polish GDP. Large infrastructural investment projects benefit from funding at local, national and EU level. For many years, Poland has been one of the largest beneficiaries of EU funds (e.g. from the Cohesion Policy) supporting investments in the transport sector. Also under the upcoming RRF, Poland is supposed to have over 6 billion EUR at its disposal targeting the area of green, smart mobility.

Poland is a highly urbanized country with 35+ cities having over 100k inhabitants, which opens up a big market for technologies and service providers in the field of sustainable urban mobility. Digitalization, telematics and automation are increasingly visible trends in the Polish mobility market. A number of ongoing and planned investments to be done by public and private sector cover areas such as, among others, EV charging infrastructure, zero-emission city fleet, passenger information systems, road traffic management systems, development of wireless communication in public means of transport. Green and smart mobility developments are also entering new transport segments, such as long-distance transport and heavy-duty transport.

Railway investments are booming. 2,000 km of new railway lines are to be built by the end of 2034 only as a part of the major Polish infrastructure investment – Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) – which will develop the new central airport with a network of connected railways, as well as the new airport city. Other large investments will take place in the automotive, battery and maritime sectors.

The Polish transport market and existing partnerships create great business opportunities for Finnish companies with high-quality, competitive offering which can be targeted towards both public and private sectors.

The purpose of the webinar is to provide Finnish companies with the introductory market overview and information about relevant business opportunities, as well as recommendation on how to capture the opportunities. Event will host the leading Polish expert organizations in the discussed field. The webinar is targeted at Finnish companies in the smart and sustainable transport sector.

Note that the webinar you are participating is arranged together with Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme, ITS Finland and Business Finland in Poland, with whom we share information you provide us about you.


The webinar will be held in English. Please confirm your participation until 9.06.2023.


  • 10:00 Welcome and introduction – Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme, Business Finland
  • 10:10 The sustainable transport market in Poland: electrification and charging infrastructure developments – Polish Alternative Fuels Association
  • 10:30 Smart mobility in Poland and potential for international know-how exchange, how to capture the opportunities on the Polish market – ZDG TOR
  • 10:50 Introduction to ITS Poland network as a cooperation platform – ITS Poland
  • 11:05 Discussion
  • 11:20 Summary, next steps and upcoming events – Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme, Business Finland



Ms. Anna Łomża
Senior Advisor
Business Finland Central Europe
anna.lomza (at)


Business Finland in the UAE in co-operation with the Finnish Embassy and it’s partners have prepared a study outlining the opportunities in the transportation and logistics sectors. The study will showcase high level opportunities, main stakeholders, strategies and the value chain with the focus on the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It will provide a good picture and the starting point for Finnish technology providers in new mobility solutions, digitalization of the transportation and logistics sectors, electrification, smart ports, airports and other sub-sectors in the UAE.

United Arab Emirates have positioned itself as a global transportation and logistics hub. UAE’s logistics market is predicted to grow by 8.41 per cent with an approximate value of $31.4 billion by 2026 and it already contributes 8% to the national economy. The country is ranked number 1 in the region in logistics performance index. UAE have been investing heavily in the transportation infrastructure; despite its world-class infrastructure there are still many opportunities in the country.

This webinar aims to give an outlook on the progress and highlight opportunities in the target market. After the presentation there is time reserved for Q&A. Alternatively, companies can leave their questions beforehand along on the registration form. The full report will be shared with all the participants.

Register by 9 May, 2023


  • 11:00 Introduction, Victoria Ivanova, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • 11:05 Welcome remark, Marianne Nissilä, Ambassador of Finland to the UAE
  • 11:10 Presentation of the report, Abdul Ali, Ares Information Technologies, UAE
  • 11:45 Q&A
  • 12:00 End of the event


Victoria Ivanova
Senior Advisor, Business Finland United Arab Emirates
victoria.ivanova (at)


Daphne Wang
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland (at)

Market Opportunities in the Railway Ecosystem in Italy Webinar 30.05.2023, 14:00-15:00 (EEST)

The Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector, Team Finland and ITS Finland organize a webinar presenting results of a market opportunity study on the railway ecosystem in Italy.

Themes covered include structure and key players of the railway sector in Italy, market needs, public funding driving investment decisions, key trends and challenges.

The webinar is targeted at Finnish companies in the smart and sustainable transport sector with solutions for railways.


14:00 Opening

  • Kimmo Ylisiurunen, The Finnish Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector
  • Presenting the results of the market opportunity study
    Marjaana Karjalainen, Dreamex

Q&A and next steps

15:00 End of the webinar

The webinar is free of charge and will be held in English via Microsoft Teams.

Please confirm your participation by 28.05.



Further information

Hanna Lauren Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Luke Kähkönen Advisor, Business Finland

Kimmo Ylisiurunen Program Director, Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector

Marko Forsblom CEO, ITS Finland Ry