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Online 28.6.2023

Finland–China Joint Innovation and Map Calls in 2023

Date: Wednesday 28 June, 2023 at 9:00-10:30 (EEST) / 14:00-15:30 (CST)

Venue: Zoom

The webinar is in English and Chinese with simultaneous translation included.

Attendance to the webinar is free of charge, however, it requires a registration via the link above.


You will receive a Zoom link to join the event in your e-mail one day prior to the event.

Register by 26 June

Further Information

Dr. Mika Klemettinen
Trade and Innovation Consul, Head of Innovation, China
mika.klemettinen (at)
tel: +86 1348 2746 884

Ms. Elisa Yu
Innovation Advisor, Business Finland Shanghai Office
elisa.yu (at)
tel: +86 1380 1744 271

Ms. Daphne Wang,
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland (at)


China is heavily investing in the innovation area, while looking for new growth and competitiveness, and provides increasing amount of collaboration opportunities in the area.

Come and hear an introduction to the Finland-China joint innovation calls in 2023 and learn how they can boost your business in China. The first innovation call in 2023 with Shanghai municipality was launched in February, and the next two ones with Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces were launched in March.

In this webinar, the last joint innovation call between Finland and China for 2023, namely with MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China), is launched. For the first time, the launching event is done in collaboration with MOST.

Moreover, the Market Access Program (MAP) 2023 calls for Tsinghua and Fudan are launched. With the related projects one can explore possibilities for market entry to China or market expansion in China, often useful companion for either innovation or business activities in the market.

Agenda (EEST)

  • 09:00-09:10 Opening Address (Welcome and brief introduction to bilateral STI cooperation and 2023 joint call for proposals)
    • Ms Shi Ling, Director of European Affairs Division, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology
    • Dr Mika Klemettinen, Trade and Innovation Consul; Head of Innovation, Business Finland China
  • 09:10-10:00 Introduction to funding schemes of Sino-Finnish scientific and technological innovation cooperation
    • China
    • Finland
      • Business Finland
        • Dr Mika Klemettinen, Trade and Innovation Consul; Head of Innovation, Business Finland China
        • Ms Elisa Yu, Innovation Advisor, Business Finland China
        • Ms Shi Ting Chen, Senior Advisor, Acceleration, Business Finland
      • Call launches:
        • Finland-MOST innovation call
        • Tsinghua MAP call
        • Fudan MAP call
  • 10:00-10:20 Q&A
  • 10:20-10:30 Closing

Who should attend

Innovation calls part: Finnish companies interested in or already operating in the Chinese market, and interested in doing innovation collaboration with Chinese counterparts. Chinese companies interested in collaborating with Finnish companies. Universities and research organizations willing to collaborate with the companies according to national guidelines.

MAP calls part: Finnish companies interested in the Chinese market and wanting to enter the market, or Finnish companies already operating in the Chinese market and wanting to expand the operations.

We are looking forward to your participation!