Market visit to Italy – Finnish companies offer intelligent transport solutions for the future
Thirteen Finnish companies had the opportunity to get to know the industrial centers of northern Italy in Turin and Milan during Team Finland’s trade mission trip in May. The trip was organized parallelly with the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari’s, visit to Italy.
Finland has gained top notch expertise in the fields of green transition and intelligent transportation, as well as in the digital sector, including 5G / 6G technologies and cyber security. Northern Italy, on the other hand, is known for its automotive industry, and the mission gave Finnish companies the opportunity to present their know-how to important European companies.
“We had noticed that investments of tens of billions of euros are underway in Italy related to the electrification of transportation and the use of artificial intelligence in mobility. We wanted to meet this demand by inviting companies that were experts in these fields. The process of internationalization of these companies was also at the stage where they were potentially ready to enter the Italian market. In northern Italy, and especially in Turin, there is a strong interest in investing in solutions of intelligent transportation and digitalization both on the private and public sector,” says Hanna Laurén, a Senior Specialist in Foreign Trade at the Finnish Embassy in Rome.
Altogether 13 companies from the Finnish mobility industry participated in the trade mission: Aalto University, Akkurate, Basemark, Elisa IndustrIQ, Fortum, JOT Automation, Nanoksi Finland Oy, Solita, Stora Enso, TactoTEK, Ultra Design & Strategy, Vaisala, and WithSecure.
Safe and efficient solutions for future mobility
According to the experts, in the future assisted and autonomous driving will require new safety solutions. This requires modern software services as well as new capabilities for shuffling data, AI, and machine learning – in all of which Finnish know-how is top of the world.
In the publication of Embassy of Finland, Rome, Finnish mobility technology forerunners Vaisala, Solita, Basemark and Nanoksi Finland tell their stories about enabling safer and smoother mobility through data and automation. Go check them out!