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: Program Director Jukka Salminiitty, Business Finland, +358 50 5577463, jukka.salminiitty@businessfinland.fi