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  • Abu Dhabi - FinlandHealth & Wellness Delegation

    17th OCTOBER 2012 - AL AIN


    Participating Companies

    Al Ain2012






    17 October 2012

    10.00am to 13.00pm

    Al Ain branch of the Abu Dhabi Chamber

    To register your company, pleasecontact Wendy Peach 03 707

  • ABOUT FINLANDFinland , officially the Republic of Finland,[5] is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandianregion of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russiain the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.

    Around 5.4 million people reside in Finland, with the majority concentrated in the southernregion. It is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populatedcountry in the European Union. Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central governmentbased in Helsinki and local governments in 336 municipalities, and an autonomous region of theland Islands. About one million residents live in the Greater Helsinki area, which consists ofHelsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa, and a third of the country's GDP is produced there.Other larger cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyvskyl, Lahti and Kuopio.

    Finland has a highly industrialized mixed economy with a per capita output equal to that of otherEuropean economies such as France, Germany, Belgium or the UK. The largest sector of theeconomy is services at 66%, followed by manufacturing and refining at 31%. Primary productionis 2.9%. With respect to foreign trade, the key economic sector is manufacturing. The largestindustries are electronics (22%), machinery, vehicles and other engineered metal products(21.1%), forest industry (13%) and chemicals (11%). The Greater Helsinki area generatesaround a third of GDP.

    Finlands public healthcare system is a very unique and comprehensive ecosystem. Primaryhealthcare and secondary care are networked into a comprehensive system that includescentral and university hospitals as well as healthcare centres.The Finnish domestic market offers an excellent platform to launch and develop innovativehealthcare products. Over 90% of the medical equipment produced in Finland is exported. And,as most product development involves wide international contacts, Finnish healthcarecompanies have excellent opportunities to expand directly into global markets.

    The Medical device industry is primarily focused on high-tech medical systems for professionalusers. It also concentrates on disposable and consumer-related health product segments.Finland is ranked among the worlds top ten countries in biomedical science and clinicalmedicine. Leading the list of key development areas in Finland are regenerative medicines,biomaterials, drug-releasing implants and tissue engineering.


    Healthcare and wellbeing

    Key healthcare development areas

  • Participating Companiesfrom Finland

    Al Ain2012

  • Im long time Finnish Parliamentarian I have spent over 30 years inParliament. I am the Chairman of the Commerce Committee since 2003.Ihave held a committee chair position since the year 1987, when I becameleader of the Social and Health Committee and then the Labour and EqualityCommittee. During 1997-1999 I was acted as Ministerof Finance and in 1998 I was the Council leader of the European Central Bank(ECB).

    This all means that my focus throughout these years has been on energy,banking and insurance sectors and consumer questions. We had a large bankcrisis in the 90s and vast unemployment in Finland. I dealt with thesequestions as Minister of Finance. In the spring of 1998 I announced in theParliament session that the bank crises hadended in our country. We Finns know about debt, loans and also loans withoutguarantees. We decided to propose in our Commerce Committee to give twolicences for the building of nuclear plants in Finland and a licence for a nuclearwaste plant. These nuclear decisions have caused significant large interestaround the world.

    Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and large forest areas. Finnishnature and the four seasons are typical of our life style. They are part of ourwelfare. Im proud of Finland and my home city Lahti in Pijt-Hme.

    Jouko Skinnari Parliement of FinlandMobile phone: +358 50 511 3103E-mail: jouko.skinnari@eduskunta.fiWebsites:

    Head of Delegation:H.E. Mr. Jouko Skinnari

    Current Member of Finlands Parliament &Chairman of the Labour and Commercial

    Affairs Subcommittee

    Former Minister of Finance - FINLAND

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    founded in 1995 Turnover in 2011 - 5,1 M Personnel - 30 subsidiary Lahti Travel Oy Ofce in Lahti (administration,

    management, internationalafairs, public relations, deve-loping tourism)

    Lakes is responsible for generalbusiness services and the branch-specifc development and networ-king services of wellbeing and themechatronics and grain clusters.

    The wellbeing, mechatronics andgrain clusters are the foundationclusters supporting the develop -ment and growth of the Lahti regi-on and have formed the industrialbase of the region for decades.

    Our core tasks include promo-tion of internationalisation anddevelopment of capital investmentactivities.


    The aim of Lakes internationali-sation services is to support theinternationalisation operations ofthe regions businesses. special at-tention is given to businesses star-ting international trade and exportoperations and businesses whowant to penetrate new markets.


    Lakes experts are available forall businesses active in the Lakesmunicipalities, those moving intothe area as well as aspiring entrep-reneurs. Our operations are basedon implementing the regional bu-siness strategy and cluster-baseddevelopment work.


    Laht Regional DevelopmentCompany LAKES

    Askonkatu 9 f, 4th foor15100 Lahti, finland

    fAX: +358 207 809 321Ofce switchboard: +358 207 809 320

    E-mail address format is:frstname.lastname@lakes.f


    LAkEs is a regional development organization. Its coretasks are co-ordination of the regional business strategy,enterprise services, marketing of the region and lookingafter the general interests of business life in finland andabroad.

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  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences wasestablished in 1992. It is a large,multidisciplinaryhigher education institution with 5,000 studentsand around 500 employees. LUAS belongs to theLahti Region Educational Consortium as one of itsthree operational units. The Bachelors andMasters degree programmes at LUAS have beendesigned to respond to the demands anddevelopment needs of business and industry.Active collaboration with local organizations arean integral part of studies. LUAS operates in thefields of business, design and communication, finearts, music, hospitality management, social andhealth care, technology and engineering andtechnology. LUAS has over 20 degreeprogrammes with over 40 specialization lines.Some Bachelors and two Masters degreeprogrammes are taught entirely in English.

    The faculty of Social and Health Care focuses oneducating students for providing care, well-beingand rehabilitation. The fields of study forundergraduate programmes at the faculty are:

    Nursing (210 ECTS) also entirely in English Public health nursing (240 ECTS) Physiotherapy (210 ECTS) Social Services (210 ECTS) Master Degrees (90 ECTS)The key competence areas of the Faculty ofSocial and Health care are family welfare,entrepreneurship, elderly people welfare and workcommunity management. The research,development and innovation in the faculty arecentered around our key themes. Our aim is toinfluence and promote welfare on regional,national and international levels while basing ourwork on co-operation with working life andprojects in connected fields. We offer highlyqualified further education for social and healthcare organizations in local and national level.

    Faculty of Social and and Health Care

    Entrepreneurship in social and health careeducation is an innovative way of learning atLUAS: our students have the possibility to choosean Entrepreneurial Pathway during their studies.An international FUAS curriculum review wascarried out in 2012, LUAS nursing programmewas one of the degree programmes which wasevaluated as a highly qualified degree programme. The strength of it was e.g. innovative teachingmethods (PBL).

    LUAS has been a forerunner in developinginspirational learning challenges boostingentrepreneurial behaviour and intentions,promoting pre- and business incubation activitiesfor students in secondary and higher education,and implementing an Interreg project Promotingwomen's entrepreneurship in social and healthcare sector to accelerate the enlargement of theentrepreneur cohort. LUAS also has a solidbackground in SME/University collaboration andknowledge transference by linking SMEsbusiness problems to serve as complex learningchallenges for students.

    LUAS and its project staff have years ofexperience and professional expertise in effectiveproject management. With its know-how, LUAShas carried out and administered dozens of EUfunded projects (including ESF & ERDF StructuralFunds, Erasmus, Lifelong Learning, Interreg III &IV and Tacis).

    In 2011 the overall R&D project volume at LUASis 3,7 M. LUAS is coordinating more than 30externally funded projects, of which 7 areinternational projects, including Central BalticInterreg IVA programme. Additionally LUAS is apartner in 19 externally funde