Updated on 09/03/2019 - 17:43
The technology industry is the most important export industry in Finland. Technology companies operate in international markets, attracting income to Finland that is paramount to maintaining the welfare state, with operations constituting over 50% of all Finnish exports.
Nearly 300,000 Finns work in technology companies, while a total of around 700,000 people work in the technology sector either directly or indirectly. Responsible for 70% of all investment in research and development carried out in Finland, technology companies play a vital role in the future success of the country.
The Technology industry is comprised of five sub-sectors:
- Electronics and the Electrotechnical Industry
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals Industry
- Consulting Engineering
- Information Technology.
Advancing Technology Finland!
A thriving technology industry benefits all Finns. Many technology companies have experienced difficulties in recent years, but we believe that through making the right decisions, competence and hard work, Technology Finland can rise again.
The technology industry has all the prerequisites for success: strong industrial traditions, innovative design and product development operations, skilled people, state-of-the-art technology – including that needed to minimise environmental effects – and digital competence.
Well-being at work is managed effectively, while the rules concerning working life are improved continuously in collaboration with employees. When it comes to environmental responsibility, Finnish companies are among the best in the world.
Seven truths about the technology industry
- Welfare for Finland
- A sustainable future
- Technology creates jobs
- Techno <3 digi
- Expertise is the key to success
- Development will lead us to the top
- Modernizing industry