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Munich and Stuttgart, Germany 9-12 May, 2023

Group Visit to Germany: R&D Collaboration and Partnerships in Mobile Work Machines

Register for the visit at the latest by 14 April, 2023 through the link below!


Further information

Mr. Toni Mattila
Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Finland
tel. +358 40 500 9909
email: toni.mattila (at)


Mr. Mika Setälä
Senior Advisor, Germany
tel. +49 170 930 4035
email: mika.setala (at)

Ms. Cené Ferjani
Program Coordinator, Delegations
tel. +358 46 920 5014
email: cene.ferjani (at)

Germany is one of the leading countries in the field of industrial machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Low-emission heavy machinery with battery-electric drives is currently one of the main development goals of the entire machinery building industry. Despite all the enthusiasm for quiet and emission-free electromobility, if emissions as a whole are to be further reduced, other hybrid technology solutions such as hydrogen vehicles with fuel cells must also be advanced. There are many German companies and research institutions actively working on it.

This visit to Germany (Munich, Stuttgart) on 9.-12.5.2023 will bring companies and research institutions from Finland and Germany together to discuss the development of future mobile work machines, and to explore possibilities for (pre-commercial) collaboration within the topics.

During the visit participating companies will have the opportunity to discuss themes related to energy saving & efficiency, reduction of emissions, lifecycle solutions, and determination and minimization of carbon footprint with relevant companies, universities and research institutions in Germany. The participants from Germany include University of Technology München, Fendt / AGCO and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / MOBIMA, which are all exploring innovative solutions around sustainability transformation.

Who should attend?

Finnish companies interested in establishing contacts to innovative companies, leading universities and research institutions with similar development plans in Germany.

Companies and organizations to be met during the visit will be chosen based on their willingness to engage in collaborative research and development projects with Finnish companies. These meetings are intended as first introductions where counterparts are introduced to one another and can have a brief introduction to one another’s current development areas, in order to identify possible overlapping interests and possibilities for future collaboration.

Why attend?

This visit provides insights into the essential technical aspects of future mobile work machines and opportunities to establish contacts with potential R&D collaboration partners. 

Why Germany?

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest economy in the world after the United States, China and Japan. Germany is the third largest exporter nation globally. With 70% the service sector contributes the largest part to the country’s GDP. Revenue in Manufacturing sector is projected to amount to US$ 3,368.00 bn in 2023. An annual growth rate of 4.14% is expected (CAGR 2023-2027). The manufacturing sector is also the largest employer in the country. 


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in Germany (Munich, Stuttgart), Business Finland will charge a maximum participation fee of:

  • Major companies: 620 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Minor businesses and SMEs: 530 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. Business Finland reserves the right to reconsider the offer / cancel the visit if less than 10 companies are to join the delegation. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.

We can accommodate a maximum of 15 participants on first come first served basis.

Please note that the registration deadline is on 14 April 2023!