Finland: Land of Innovation and Collaboration

istock_000011790889mediumFinland has the best ambiance for setting up a software business. This is possible because of the conducive atmosphere created by this country’s different government agencies. There are a lot of companies that have set up their research and development wings in Finland.

Such companies have greatly benefited from the highly divergent business atmosphere. There are a lot of verdant parks and lung space to be rejuvenated after working considerable hours.

The talent pool of engineers is also an asset for Finland. It has a technical talent pool of 116,000 skilled people. This is the same thing echoing from Timo Jokiaho, the ex-Vice President of the Finnish R&D Center, Huawei, when he says, “It is easier to find top class engineers in Finland than in many other countries today. We’re also very happy with the smooth cooperation with research institutes in Finland.”

There are varied reasons for this pleasant reaction from the management heads of acclaimed companies like Huawei. Government agencies like Helsinki Business Hub do a lot for the software companies the world over who want to enter the software business in Helsinki. They provide funding for them and create a healthy atmosphere among the players.

It has helped Helsinki to retain the number one spot in property rights, intellectual property protection, venture capital availability, patent specialization in software, internet penetration and considerable helping in the least number of documents to be furnished to register a firm. Such conducive environment among the players is always a good sign to invest and reap manifold.

The IT population in Helsinki has 53% of Master’s degree and 23% of them have a Bachelor’s degree. Finland has the third lowest labour costs of IT talent in Europe.

The preferred language being dominantly English, there cannot be difficulties for outsiders. The reason being that whenever the natives are asked questions in a broken Finnish accent, the response registered is in English.

This is greatly efficient for companies who like to accommodate, relocate or shift their talent base to the Helsinki region. The employees can have a blissful experience when greeted with a verdant atmosphere all round. There are a lot of exquisitely planned urban spaces which include a conveniently compact City-Center.

This sprawling City-Center can help make a walk to any utility buildings, parks, banks, schools and other everyday destinations easy. In the next 20 years, there can be 80,000 new resident walkers in Helsinki.

This makes Finland one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe for world-class engineers because of the innovative and collaborative atmosphere all round. This quality of Finland has put PrEver Consulting firm on its toes to bring quality service to this region and helping software companies to make use of the ample resources offered here.