Finland ranks among the world’s top 10 most innovative countries. Collaboration between companies, universities, and research institutions is common and makes for a thriving business environment and startup scene.
People in Finland cherish new ideas and are curious how to make them work. For example, in the 40s, Finns built the first functioning flight recorder, later deemed “the black box.” In the 70s, we invented the heart-rate monitor. And just a few years ago, Finland was the first country to deploy a 5G network.
Today, the country continues to support bold concepts and ideas. Finland’s recently introduced innovation policy encourages companies to invest in projects that positively impact society as a whole through things like research funding, legislation and environmental policies, or collaboration networks and platforms.