Open Innovation Matchmaking in FINLAND – 1-2 October 2019

Aug 30, 2019

Dates: Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Venues: Day 1 - A Grid (Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo, Finland)

              Day 2 - Maria 01 (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki, Finland)

Language: English

Participation fee: Free (registration necessary)


JETRO will lead an Open Innovation trade mission* to Finland and organise matchmaking and networking sessions between the delegates and Finnish companies. The delegation will comprise of Japanese corporations who are eager to explore collaborative opportunities with Nordic players with technologies including (but not limited to) IoT, AI, Big Data, FinTech, Health-Tech, Clean-Tech and App Development.


Pitch to the delegates and take advantage of the Q&A sessions. Learn about what technologies Japanese corporations seek and meet them one-on-one during the business matching portion of the event. There will be networking sessions across the two days, where we welcome all companies based in Finland to acquire new contacts and initiate collaborations.


Register your interest here (free of charge).




<Day 1 - Tuesday 1st October (A Grid)>

16.30                   Registration open

17.00-19.00         Networking reception


<Day 2 - Wednesday 2nd October (Maria 01)>

10.00                   Registration open

10.15-11.00         Reverse pitching from the delegates

11.00-11.30         Q&A session

11.30-13.00         Networking lunch

13.00-15.15         Business matching


(*)This trade mission is part of a Japanese Government initiative to promote global open innovation between all players – companies, universities and ventures. The goals of this initiative include: to explore value and ideas required in the present and future society on a global scale and discover the means for achieving them; to shorten periods required for R&D through external collaboration; to build business models that bring about profits globally through cooperation with diverse players with the aim of maximising the value of service solution.


(**)The programme may be subject to change.


This event is organised by JETRO in co-operation with Business Finland, Maria 01 and Espoo Marketing.


For more information, please contact the Investment Team, JETRO London at: or 020 7421 8315.