Mission Statement: GIPP


Finland will make its final decision on defence procurement acquisitions, valued from EUR 8 to 10 billion, by 2021. The interest surrounding these acquisitions offers a unique opportunity to promote broader business cooperation, especially in the France, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. Finland’s unique expertise and competence provide a solid foundation for building new trade relations and cooperation in innovation.

The Global Innovation Partnership Program (GIPP) promotes Finnish innovation exports and investments in Finland. It is jointly operated by the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK and Business Finland. The program focuses on trade and industrial cooperation outside the defence procurement program and is therefore not a part of the Finnish government’s procurement process.

The primary goal of the program is to:

  • Provide EK’s members and other Finnish companies information and support on how to benefit from the markets targeted by the program;
  • Market Finland as a leading innovation partner and investment target;
  • Open up business opportunities in the target countries’ major procurements; and
  • Survey and reduce the trade barriers that affect Finnish companies in the target countries.

Further information:

Kimmo Aura
Program Director, Global Innovation Partnership Program (GIPP)
Business Finland

Mobile: +358 40 504 8317

Porkkalankatu 1 – FI-00180 Helsinki Helsinki – Finland – Internet: http://www.businessfinland.fi
Tel: +358 294 6951 – Skype: +358 29 46 95 441