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EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Hanoi

Lotte Center Hanoi, 24th floor
54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel.+84-24-3826 6788
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Team Finland in Vietnam

Team Finland's services related to business opportunities between Finland and Vietnam

The following are Vietnam specific services active at the moment. You can find all services of Team Finland from team.finland.fi

Calls now open:

  • Business missions to Vietnam

The EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) is a project co-funded by the European Union and established in 2014. Companies benefit from coaching, match making and substancial logistical and financial support. The following missions are open for applications:

  • EVBN organizes a GREEN TECHNOLOGY TRADE MISSION TO VIETNAM 2017 on 07/11/2017 - 10/11/2017. This is a good chance for companies to gain EU-support in making connections with different ministries and big companies. Participation package includes accommodation, tailored meetings, space at the European pavilion and different activities. Read more about the event.
  • EVBN organizes a  Food & Beverage Trade Mission to Vietnam  29/01/2018 - 03/02/2018. Read more about the event
  • Read a Guide to the EU-VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT here!
  • The calendar of all missions is available here.
  • EEP Support for project preparation

    • EEP Mekong has opened a continuous call of applications to support project preparation of sustainable energy projects, particularly on bioenergy and Waste-to-Energy (W2E) technology. Also other clean energy projects (Renewable Energy – Energy Efficiency) will be considered. The type of grant support can include, e.g. Technical Assistance, to support formulation, management or implementation of the project; or Direct Grant, to finance a specific part of the investment, e.g. Feasibility Study. More information on this Call for Proposal can be found on the website: http://www.eepmekong.org/

  • The Vietnam – Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) is an Official Development Assistance (ODA) program financed jointly by the governments of Vietnam and Finland.  IPP is in its second phase (IPP2) running through 2014-2018 with 11 million EUR budget. IPP supports Vietnam’s overall goal of becoming an innovation-driven knowledge economy. The program’s objective is to generate lasting impact in the Vietnamese innovation ecosystem by supporting the scale up of practices tested on the ground for entrepreneurship and innovation training in universities, financing innovative companies, and creating  cross-border business. 

    IPP targets long-term benefits for the Vietnamese economy and innovation system. The program works with key national and international partners to scale up practical innovation and entrepreneurship training as well as to improve local support mechanisms and programs for Vietnamese new innovative companies. It connects key actors in the ecosystem to build a strong foundation for Vietnam’s next-generation entrepreneurs and promotes innovation and business partnerships between Vietnam and other countries, particularly Finland. 

Market Opportunities in Vietnam identified by Team Finland

Digital Asia report gives an overview of the digitalization and ICT related opportunities in ASEAN region with main focus on Vietnam, Singapore and Philippines. The report was published in July 2016. Report can be found from here.

Other Vietnam related Team Finland's reports and identified sales and business opportunities can be found from Team Finland Market Opportunities site. The offering includes:

  • Country Outlook 2017-2018 (in Finnish)
  • Business Profile of Vietnam
    • Vocational training center for chemical industry in Vietnam (sales lead)
    • Demand for solution to treat gypsum waste out of fertilizer production in Vietnam (sales lead)

Team Finland in Vietnam

The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Finpro, Tekes, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres.

The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see: services.team.finland.fi.

Contact persons for Team Finland in Vietnam

Coordinator:
Liisa Folkersma, Deputy Head of Mission
Finnish Embassy, Hanoi
liisa.folkersma(a)formin.fi

Chair:
Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador

Contact person in Ho Chi Minh city:
Head of Trade Center, Vietnam, Eija Tynkkynen
eija.tynkkynen(a)finpro.fi

Team Finland partners in Vietnam

Objectives of the Team Finland network in Vietnam

Team Finland Vietnam is especially committed to promote trade and cooperation especially in the fields of direct investments, labour mobility, transfer of technology, know-how and innovations. Team Finland contributes to developing Vietnamese trade, innovations and joint initiatives of Finnish and Vietnamese firms, when development assistance is in use.

In Vietnam Team Finland prioritizes in sectors where the most potential is foreseen. For reaching the goals, Team Finland uses different tools.

More information

USEFUL RESOURCES

  • Finpro, Finland Trade Center in Ho Chi Minh City. http://www.finpro.fi/yhteystiedot/vietnam
    • Finpro Vietnam office is in Ho Chi Minh City, you are welcome to contact Commercial Counsellor Eija Tynkkynen eija.tynkkynen@finpro.fi and Senior Advisor Pham Hoang Kinh  kinh.pham@finpro.fi . Our services cover business advisory services, business opportunities and local networks for Finnish companies needs in Vietnam. Most of Team Finland Growth programs activities are also coordinated by Finpro. Finpro Oy today is Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. www.finpro.fi
  • EVBN, European Vietnam business network  EVBN is EU supported program which started 2015 and it offers trade services for all EU countries SMEs. Their office is in Ho Chi Minh City. In their web website there are available good Vietnam business related materials e.g. market information and setting up company. EVBN offer also incubator office service for EU SME companies in Ho Chi Minh City. Finpro Vietnam cooperates with EVBN. http://evbn.org/
  • EuroCham Vietnam, active Chamber which main office is in HO Chi Minh City. They organize a lot business events and offer information in their website. There is also their members list, especially most of the  bigger European companies operating in Vietnam are EuroCham members. Also some Finnish companies.
  • South East Asia EU SME Helpdesk
    • The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing free information and services concerning Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to SE Asian countries. More information can be found here.
  • Nordcham, Ho Chi Minh City
    • Nordic joint Chamber for Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic companies (see members list). (There is no Finnish national Chamber or Finnish Business council in Vietnam.) http://www.nordcham.com/    email: contact@nordcham.com
  • Nordcham Hanoi http://www.nordchamhn.org.vn/
  • Vietnam Investment Portal https://vietnam.eregulations.org/

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Updated 11/7/2017


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