Assessing past achievements and future potential in ICT – A joint future for Finland and Sweden?

We wish to engage you as an important stakeholder in a debate about the ICT future of Finland and Sweden and the role that Tekes and VINNOVA should play in this context.
Ajankohta: to 19.03.2015

Welcome to join us for discussions on March 19th at the Finnish Embassy in Stockholm, Gärdesgatan 11 in Stockholm, about the past, current and future ICT possibilities.

Please register to the event as soon as possible through this link.

09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 Welcome, agenda and aims

  • Jarmo Viinanen, Finnish ambassador to Sweden
  • Charlotte Brogren, General Director (VINNOVA)
  • Ilona Lundström, Executive Director, (Tekes)

9.45 Learning from past developments, Moderator: Christopher Palmberg, Chief Advisor (Tekes)

The rise and future potential of Finnish and Swedish ICT in global competition

  • Petri Rouvinen, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
  • Annika Rickne, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Panel discussion – Finnish and Swedish strengths, weaknesses and complementarities?

  • Timo Ali-Vehmas (Nokia), Anders Caspaŕ (Ericsson), Lisa Renander (GoEnterprise), Tekes and VINNOVA

10.45 Refreshments

11.00 The role of ICT programs and future collaboration opportunities, Moderator: Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General (VINNOVA)

Key findings from a joint evaluation of VINNOVA and Tekes ICT programs including Q&A

  • Ramboll Finland and Sweden

11.30 Towards a joint vision for smarter traffic and seamless service solutions?

  • Raine Hermans (Tekes)

New Tekes and VINNOVA ICT programs, ongoing and new collaborations

  • Marko Heikkinen (Tekes)
  • Cecilia Sjöberg (VINNOVA)

Panel discussion – relevance of Finnish/Tekes and Swedish/VINNOVA collaboration in ICT and the role of policy to facilitate this?

  • Charlotte Brogren (VINNOVA), Ilona Lundström (Tekes), industry representatives from Finland and Sweden

12.30 Lunch

  • Summing-up, Jarmo Viinanen, Finnish ambassador to Sweden

Please register to the event as soon as possible through this link.

Contact person at Tekes: christopher.palmberg(at)