Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Building a growth environment for digital business operations is one the Government’s key projects. It focusses on promoting digitalisation of business sector. The goal is to make Finland a welcoming operational environment for digital services and business models.
One of the measures of the project is the Internet of Things programme that coordinates the ministries’ activities. The programme focusses on recognising digital service platforms and ecosystems, and on strengthening the growth.

The goal is to improve the companies’ prerequisites to operate in a digitalised operating environment, to create incentives to development of consumer goods, earnings models and innovative entrepreneurial activities, to facilitate digital service providing and experiments in cloud service environment, and to turn Finland into an attractive location to (current and new) technology companies.

During the programme, the research and development programmes will be directed towards digital matters, the possible utilisation of EU growth fund in project funding will be estimated, and the role of actors gathering and developing expertise will be assessed.

The programme is launched in November 2015, and it is due to be complete in early 2018.