Tekes led a successful Finnish technology roadshow to China

Tekes Green Growth Programme and Tekes Shanghai organized a successful tour in China for Finnish companies and technology providers during 31th October to 7th November 2015 in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Jiangyin and Nanjing.

The focus areas of the roadshow were cleantech, ICT and healthcare. In collaboration with other Team Finland actors and local partners in China, more than 100 tailored and pre-selected one-to-one meetings were arranged for the Finnish delegation. The detailed roadshow schedule can be found here.

Some statistics:

  • 100+ successful one-to-one matchmaking meetings arranged
  • 200+ Chinese companies were available to meet during the roadshow
  • 20+ Finnish participants joined the roadshow
  • 6 guided company visits were organized
  • 4 different top business cities in Shanghai area
  • 3 international conferences attended: Shanghai CleanConnect Congress, the 4th Global Nanjing R&D Summit and Nordic Design and Innovation Week 2015

Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang province in China with a population of over 20 million people.

Tekes-China collaboration seminar in Hangzhou 2.11.2015

Zhejiang-Finland technology matchmaking meeting in Hangzhou.

Jyri Arponen Tekes at Shanghai CleanConnect 2015
Tekes Green Growth Programme manager Jyri Arponen giving a speech in Shanghai CleanConnect Congress 2015

 Sino-Finland Matchmaking seminar in Jiangyin, China
Sino-Finland (Jiangyin) International Science and Technology Cooperation Conference.

The 4th Global Nanjing R&D Summit
Jarmo Heinonen, Tekes Shanghai, giving keynote speech in the 4th Global (Nanjing) R&D Summit.

Nanjing and Finland matchmaking seminar 6.11.2015
Active matchmaking between Finland and Nanjing.

Cleantech collaboration with Jiangsu Province

Tekes has MoU with Jiangsu Province S&T Department (since 2007, renewed 2012).

  • Bilateral Framework Program for Industrial R&D
  • Research, development and demonstration activities that are aiming at commercialization of new products or processes in the global markets
  • Several events and roadshows have been arranged in Jiangsu Province and Finland
  • Tekes and Jiangsu S&T Department have launched three joint calls so far
    • 2013: 39 project initiatives, 23 applications, 12 jointly funded projects
    • 2014: 29 initiatives, 23 applications, 8 jointly funded projects
    • 2015: 26 applications, 5 jointly funded projects

Further information:

Tapio Poutiainen
Green Growth Programme coordination team
Tel. +358 50 343 6820

Jyri Arponen
Green Growth Programme Manager
Tel. +358 50 5577 874