Press release 26.2.2015
Internet of things, such as smart traffic, remotely managing a sauna or a coffeemaker, is one of the growing trends in mobile industry and the one that unites the Finnish companies that will be present in Barcelona.
– Finnish companies present in Barcelona have great expertise and know-how on internet of things, but also on other themes such as cybersecurity, mobile health and mobile solutions. There is a great deal of activity going on especially around these themes in Finland, states Toni Mattila, Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland.
Mobile expertise to the world
One of the world’s best education systems combined with a good availability of scientists and engineers has provided the basis for a great environment for innovation in Finland. During the last ten years there has been a significant growth in the amount of new ICT and mobile industry companies. The development has been backed up by the commitment of public and private sectors to research and development.
– Finland has an opportunity to take the lead as a trendsetter in certain industry sectors. One of these is the internet of things, the other one is gaming industry, Mattila says.
The solution architecture and services relating to the internet of things might not be visible for the end user, but there are a lot of business-to-business activities in the background.
– The event in Barcelona gives a great opportunity to improve these activities and show the world the excellence of our mobile industry companies.
The 35 companies taking part in the Mobile World Congress will be jointly presented at the Team Finland stand which is located in Hall 5 Stand 5C31.
The Team Finland stand 2015 is organized by Finpro, Finnvera and Tekes together with regional development agencies: Helsinki Business Hub, Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea, BusinessOulu and Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes.
Toni Mattila, Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland, Finpro toni.mattila(a)investinfinland.fi, +358 294 695 292
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Communications and Marketing, Finpro, outi.torniainen(a)finpro.fi, + 358 40 5121 375
Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. We bring growth to Finland. Our more than 200 professionals work in 57 offices in 40 countries, and we manage major national projects including Cleantech Finland, Future Learning Finland and FinlandCare. Finpro is Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. We are a public organization and part of the Team Finland network.
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