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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

Calls now open:

  • Business missions to Vietnam
  • Save the date: TEAM FINLAND VISIT TO VIETNAM 5/11 – 10/11/2017
    Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, will lead Team Finland's business delegation on the visit which focuses on the following sectors: waste-to-energy, bioenergy and water. Program highlights include B2B meetings, seminar, matchmaking events and participating at Finland Pavilion in VietWater 2017 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Expo. Read more about the visit, further information coming in the beginning of August, when the registration also opens.

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.
  • 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:

  • IPP call for Finnish companies to join the Vietnam Market Access and Partnership program (VMAP)

The Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) is calling for Expressions of Interest from innovative Finnish companies and Finnish-led consortia to join the Vietnam Market Access and Partnership program (VMAP) which will run from October 2017 to January 2018. In VMAP, top-class local experts coached by international business creation professionals are teamed up to support each invited company. IPP covers the expenses of the local expert team and the international professionals. The companies joining VMAP cover their share of project costs by making two trips to Vietnam during the program.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is August 31st, 2017. Up to 20 Finnish businesses and/or Finnish-led consortia will be supported. More information on VMAP brochure and IPP website.

  • IPP call: Training of Trainers for Vietnamese Innovation Consultants

The Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme calls for experienced Vietnamese business professionals to send Expressions of Interest for the second Training of Trainers Program for Innovation Consultants (TOT-IC). The program is scheduled to run from September 2017 to January 2018. Once contracted and trained, the professionals will be mobilised as assigned resource to support Finnish companies participating in VMAP (see above). The program consists of one-month cost-free training, preparation, team building and co-creation for a remunerated three months hands-on work with Finnish companies. The overall target of the program is to generate leading professionals for Vietnam’s future in cross-border innovation work and business creation. The deadline for  Expressions of Interest is 10 July 2017. More information on IPP website.

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 2016-2017 (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:

Contact persons for Team Finland in Vietnam

Liisa Folkersma, Deputy Head of Mission
Finnish Embassy, Hanoi

Ilkka-Pekka Similä, Ambassador

Contact person in Ho Chi Minh city:
Head of Trade Center, Vietnam, Eija Tynkkynen

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

Helpdesk for EU enterprises in South-East Asia

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.

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Updated 6/20/2017

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