The program ended in 2019. The program aimed to strategic business development with large Japanese corporations connecting Japanese needs with Finnish technologies and expertise and top-notch talent through open innovation.
The background of the Japan-Finland Gateway program was in the strategic partnership between Finland and Japan. This started in 2016 when the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, issued a joint statement regarding strategic cooperation in the areas of economy, and science and technology.
Japan-Finland Gateway was a program dedicated to Japanese-Finnish cooperation in digitalization and open innovation, and offered access to Finnish tech companies. The program aimed to strategic business development by connecting Japanese companies with Finnish technologies and know-how through open innovation.