Criticised Team Finland sheds its skin

Summary:

Team Finland activities are being reformed based on working group suggestions in order to improve customer orientation and to eliminate overlaps. The Finpro and Tekes growth programmes will be combined into six larger programmes, and the possible full merger of Finpro and Tekes will be considered. According to Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn, regional growth and internationalisation coordinators will also be set up around the country to help businesses find new markets. Confederation of Finnish Industries CEO Jyri Häkämies, a member of the working group, called for increasing Team Finland resources. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen has appointed six assessment teams comprised of executives to find ways of opening bottlenecks in key target markets.

Media:  STT Mediapankki 

Date: 22.11.2016

Journalist: STT / Nina Törnudd

Main source: Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn, Confederation of Finnish Industries CEO Jyri Häkämies, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen

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