The international success of Finnish companies in the technology industries is based on innovation, expertise in the newest technologies and business, as well as flexibility. It is imperative to be a step ahead of the competition.
Finland's reforming technology industries need a wide variety of expertise – and experts. Strategic cooperation between companies, schools and research institutes is needed to turn this expertise into growth and employment.
Areas such as the taxation system, legislation, the availability of financing and the level of labour costs should be used to encourage companies to grow and provide employment, and to spur them on to even greater efforts.
To ensure that companies continue to thrive in competitive international markets, employment terms – such as wages, working hours and absences – should be more flexibly negotiated at company and individual level.