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Finnish Expertise in Digitalisation

Finland ranks no. 1 EU country in digital
performance and competitiveness(DESI Index 2022).

Key areas of expertise include:
1. Secure Connectivity
2. Cybersecurity
3. Smart Cities & Innovation
4. Digital Society and Open Data
5. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
6. Digital Learning & Digital Skills Development

1. Secure Connectivity

Connectivity refers to infrastructure, technologies, and services that enable data exchange, forming the backbone of digital societies. Secure and sustainable connectivity offers inclusive access to information and digital services, fosters green and digital innovation, and ensures secure operation of critical industries while guaranteeing
data privacy.

Finnish expertise in connectivity includes 5G deployment, extension of broadband access, off-grid mobile networks, wireless solutions for business-critical technologies, and network optimisation, among others

2. Cybersecurity

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is paramount. It safeguards digital assets, protects privacy, and ensures trust in online interactions. In Finland, cyber resilience builds on both secure technologies and digital skills development.

The Finnish offering spans from data protection software and digital access management to penetration testing, threat intelligence, and national strategy development.

3. Smart Cities & Open Innovation

Smart Cities harness digital technologies to enhance the quality of urban living in a sustainable manner. Technologies are used e.g. to develop transportation, optimise electricity and water consumption, and improve waste management.

Innovation can be boosted by strengthening cooperation of innovation ecosystems that bring together entrepreneurs, academia, public sector and civil society. Through coordinated action, digital solutions can be tailored to local needs.

4. Digital Society & Open Data

Digital solutions can improve accessibility of public services in areas spanning from healthcare to tax administration. Artificial Intelligence can be deployed to improve cost-efficiency and interoperability of public services.

Open Data can be packaged to user-friendly platforms, enhancing the quality of living in both urban and rural environments.


5. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS utilise location data to optimise use of resources e.g. in logistics, urban planning, and agriculture. Location data can also be applied to biodiversity mapping, forest carbon assessment, and management of water resources. Consumer-friendly packaging of GIS opens inclusive access to location data.

6. Digital Learning &
Digital Skills Development

Digital skills and literacy are fundamental to competitive societies. Finland’s success in education and digital learning makes it a valuable partner in this field. Digital learning harnesses technology for improved learning, whereas digital skills development supports societies in taking the digital leap. Digital learning and skills development can be applied to all levels of education as well as to the needs of working life.

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