The Team Finland Network is organizing a business delegation visit to the State of Minnesota on 20-21 October 2021. The visit is led by Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade and Mr. Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of Finland to the United States.
Minnesota and Finland have been moving towards strengthening their relationship in the promotion of green economy and future technologies. Potential sectors for a more structural cooperation include sustainable technologies such as clean energy, IoT, sustainable bioeconomy and digital technologies. The visit will bring Finnish companies together with American businesses in these industries to further this relationship, meet face-to-face with some of the key political, business and academic stakeholders, and foster connections for concrete business opportunities. The visit will serve as sharing of ideas, discussing research and development cooperation as well as joint business efforts in these industries.
Following this October visit, Mr. Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota will be traveling to Finland in November of 2021 with an U.S. business delegation focusing on several of the industries mentioned above.
This onsite visit is aimed for Finnish companies that are already present in the USA and identify themselves with cleantech, IOT and sustainable bioeconomy ecosystems, as well, as research institutions and universities specializing in these core industries.
Due to the current travel restrictions, the onsite visit is offered mainly to company representatives who are already located in the USA. Note that only one company representative per company can join the visit due to COVID restrictions. If you are interested in traveling to the USA from Finland, should the COVID situation allow it, please indicate your interest by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The delegation program in Minnesota will consist of briefings and meetings centered around the research and development initiatives with for example the University of Minnesota, meetings with Minnesota State leadership, as well as, the opportunity to meet with well-known energy and digital technology companies.
To cover the expenses of arranging the visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee. The participation fee will be charged after the visit based on the actual costs.
- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 1255 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 1475 EUR + 24% VAT per person
Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.