Report on how to upgrade Team Finland

Commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office 4FRONT, together with Ramboll Management Consulting, conducted an international benchmarking of operational models promoting companies’ exports and internationalisation. The benchmarking report, published in March 2017, was the second part of a project on improving the effectiveness of Team Finland model. The first part, evaluation of Team Finland Growth Programs, was published in September 2016.

According to the benchmarking, there are several good practices in comparison countries (Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands), which could be adopted to improve Team Finland network. These include strengthening public-private-partnership in steering, clarifying the roles of national and regional actors, strengthening strategic steering (besides operational development), adopting concrete service promises and piloting paid services in missions and embassies abroad.

Report on benchmarking of operational models for promoting exports and internationalisation (in Finnish)

Evaluation of Team Finland Growth Programmes (in Finnish)

As part of this project also a Policy Brief has been published (in Finnish)

Press release available on PMO website