The core of the Team Finland network consists of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the publicly funded organisations and service points abroad operating under their guidance (Finpro, Tekes, Finnvera, Finnfund, Finnpartnership, Finnish Industry Investment, VTT, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Finland’s cultural and academic institutes, the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce).
Abroad, the Team Finland network is represented by over 80 local teams. Each local team gathers together the Finnish authorities, publicly funded organisations, and other central actors representing Finland in the particular region. The local teams of the ELY Centres (regional centres for economic development, transport and the environment), fifteen in all, are an important part of the Team Finland network in Finland.
While publicly funded actors make up the core of the network, cooperation with, for instance, companies, organisations and universities has a very great role. We need everyone’s input and work.