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Future with Finland is a series of podcasts from Invest in Finland, looking at the unique business, research and development, and innovation landscape in Finland.

We are joined by many industry experts sharing their experiences within Finland and explaining how their companies have achieved success there. The podcast series will cover a range of subjects – in the first edition of the series, we will touch topics of:

  • Digitalization and innovation – episode published
  • AI – episode published
  • Twin transition – episode published
  • Space – episode published
  • Health technologies

Episode 1

Land of introverted engineers

Theme of the episode: digitalization and innovation

Why Finland is constantly ranked among the most innovative and digitally-focused countries in the world? And how companies benefit the culture of innovation in Finland? Joining us in the conversation are Richard Haagensen from Schaeffler and Rob Connell from Nolwenture.

Hosted by Roy Meredith, Senior Advisor, and Janne Kari, Head of ICT & Digitalization at Business Finland.

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Spotify

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Episode 2

Land of societal trust

Theme of the episode: AI and its future

How Finland focuses on AI as a benefit for society, and how openness, trust and transparency in data and AI exist throughout the country? Joining us in the conversation are Tero Ojanperä from Silo.AI, Kristian Luoma from OP Financial Group and Meeri Haataja from Saidot.

Hosted by Roy Meredith, Senior Advisor and Arto Pussinen, Senior Director, Innovation Ecosystems at Business Finland.

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Spotify

Soundcloud

Apple Podcasts

Episode 3

Land of carbon handprint

Theme of the episode: Twin transition and sustainability

The world is going through the 'twin transition' towards more sustainable and digital economy. How Finland and Finnish companies are leading the transition in action, and creating solutions to reach climate targets? Joining us in the conversation are Tiina Pajula from VTT, Rauno Hatakka from Kone and Miika Kaski from Sandvik.

Hosted by Roy Meredith, Senior Advisor and Toni Mattila, Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Program at Business Finland.

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Spotify

Soundcloud

Episode 4

Land of new space economy

Theme of the episode: Space made down-to-earth

Climate change, security and telecommunications don't necessarily come first in mind when talking about space. But Finland and Finnish companies are literally bringing space down to earth to people's everyday lives. How the emerging new space economy helps industries and organizations to solve issues that our planet is facing? Joining us in the conversations are Tero Vauraste from ICEYE, and Jarkko Antila from Reaktor Space Lab.

Hosted by Roy Meredith, Senior Advisor, and Hanna Hyttinen, Senior Advisor at Business Finland.

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Episode 5

Health tech and R&D

Coming up later in summer – stay tuned!