The Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) is calling for Expressions of Interest from Finnish companies and Finnish-led consortia to join the Vietnam Market Access and Partnership program (VMAP) which will run from October 2017 to January 2018. VMAP is targeting innovative Finnish companies that are interested in exploring Vietnam as the next step in their international expansion strategy.
In VMAP, top-class local experts coached by international business creation professionals are teamed up and high-trust networks leveraged upon to support each invited company intensively over the course of the program. For the companies invited to participate in VMAP, IPP covers the expenses of their assigned local expert team and the international professionals that train and support their team. The companies joining VMAP cover their share of project costs by making two trips to Vietnam during the program.
The key objective of VMAP is to initiate long-term Finnish-Vietnamese partnerships and projects that bring to market either (a) Ecosystem Solutions or (b) Business Solutions. The former refers here to comprehensive, ecosystem level solutions and strategies that respond to Vietnamese needs and the latter to potentially high impact innovative solutions for Southeast Asian and further international markets using Vietnam as the entry point.
The deadline for companies interested in VMAP to send Expressions of Interest is August 31st, 2017. Up to 20 Finnish businesses and/or Finnish-led consortia will be supported.