Skip to content


Online and on-site 17.6.2021

Finland-China Joint Innovation Calls 2021 Launch

Attendance to the webinar and the on-site event is free of charge, however, requires a registration via the link below.
You will receive a link to join the event in your e-mail one day prior to the event.



Further information

Mr. Mika Klemettinen, Trade and Innovation Consul
Head of Business Finland Shanghai Office
mika.klemettinen (at)
tel: +86 1348 2746 884

Ms. Hanna Osara, Executive Director
Finnish Business Council Shanghai
hanna.osara (at)
tel +86 1502 1684 054

Ms. Anna-Maija Ikonen, Business Event Coordinator,
Business Finland
anna-maija.ikonen (at)
tel: +358 050 5577 731

The “dual circulation” strategy in China aims to foster resilience by emphasizing the “internal” circulation of the domestic economy over the “external” circulation of the global economy. When national protectionism rises, what can Finnish companies do? Cooperating with trustworthy Chinese partners for joint innovation projects could be the way to go.

Welcome to the info session on Finland-China joint innovation funding organized by Business Finland together with Finnish Business Council in Shanghai!

What is the Finland-China joint innovation funding and how to apply?

Business Finland has established numerous frameworks to support Finland-China innovation collaboration. We provide information sharing, organize innovation workshops, do matchmaking, give ideas for the projects and fund the most promising applications.

This year’s joint innovation calls with Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) and with the provinces Zhejiang and Jiangsu are opened in May-June. In this information sharing session, the topics, deadlines and practicalities are walked through. Please note that we will arrange an online/on-site matchmaking event on 22 June 2021 (separate invitation will be sent for this).

Think big and let us help you to boost your business with innovation!

Agenda (EEST Helsinki)

09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming words
Dr. Mika Klemettinen, Trade and Innovation Consul, Head of Business Finland Shanghai
Ms. Hanna Osara, Executive Director, Finnish Business Council Shanghai

09:05 – 09:50 Finland-China Joint Innovation Funding Introduction
Dr. Mika Klemettinen, Trade and Innovation Consul, Head of Business Finland Shanghai

  • What are the joint calls funding all about?
  • How can they support your business?
  • What kind of processes and deadlines are there?
  • What kind of funding support is available?
  • What kind of companies and projects are eligible?
  • This year’s call topics for MOST, Zhejiang and Jiangsu calls
  • Introduction of new Business Finland contacts
  • Practical steps forward in identifying partners and preparing applications

09:50 – 10:30 Q & A

We are looking forward to your participation!

Follow this page to get updated information of calls.

Join the event on-site

Participants are also welcome to join this event on-site:
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CST - Thursday 17th June, 2021
Venue: Meeting Room SISU, FinChi Innovation Center, Room 401, Building 2, 690 Bibo Road, Pudong District Shanghai

Who should attend?

Finnish companies that are interested in the Chinese market and willing to work with local partners for R&D projects.

If you have potential Chinese partners for innovation cooperation, we hope that you will forward this invitation to them. Please notice that the webinar is in English, however for the Q&A session, Business Finland local advisors will help with translation (English – Chinese) if needed.