Factsheet: Cleantech strategy

Cleantech strategy

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Government Strategy to Promote Cleantech Business in Finland
Description: 
Finland’s innovation policy has four focus areas for spurring renewal and growth in the Finnish business and industry: bioeconomy, cleantech, digitalization and the health sector. The Government is also increasing emphasis on the importance of service and creative sectors, including marketing, design, branding and other consumer focused value creating activities and business models as sources for economic growth. Increasing competences in utilizing the Intellectual Property rights are also an important focus area to ensure Finland remains a desirable place to do business for the IPR intensive businesses. The goal of the government’s cleantech strategy is to accelerate growth in Finnish cleantech business and to renew the traditional industry through innovations in clean technology. The vision is that in 2020 Finland will be a global superpower in the cleantech business. Achieving the vision requires maintaining cooperation between administrations. Cleantech refers to products, services and processes which promote the sustainable use of natural resources while reducing emissions.
Goal/Aim: 
accelerate growth in Finnish cleantech business renew the traditional industry through innovations in clean technology
Responsible Authority: 
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014