Home to some of the world’s largest forest products companies, Finland is committed to staying at the front of this sector and others where it is particularly strong, according to a recent study by the country’s National Technology Agency, Tekes.
Introducing new product and business concepts in traditional industries has been identified as one of Finland’s key six application focus areas in the future.
As leaders in the forest products sector, Finnish companies face some tough challenges in deciding how to revitalise parts of their business and develop start-ups to take advantage of new business opportunities. Multidisciplinary and cross-technological initiatives will be a key avenue to solving these challenges, according to the Tekes report.
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