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Chips from the North: Launch of Finland’s Semiconductor Strategy


Chips from the North: Launch of Finland’s Semiconductor Strategy

Technology Industries of Finland welcomes you to an event that marks a new chapter in innovation within Finland and beyond. "Chips from the North" is the official unveiling of the Semiconductor Strategy for Finland, setting the stage for the country's ambitious leap in the global chips arena and galvanizing the industry’s resolve to contribute to Europe’s technological competitiveness. This strategy launch is a call to action for industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers to seize the opportunities for growth in one of Finland’s most exciting technology sectors. 


Why attend? 

This event is more than a strategy launch. It’s a gathering of minds and a celebration of the potential within the semiconductor industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to: 

  • Hear insightful keynotes from top industry and government leaders.  

  • Engage in dialogue through a panel discussion and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the Finnish semiconductor industry. 

  • Network with peers from various sectors to foster collaborations. 


Registration 

The event in Eteläranta is fully booked but a live stream is available. 

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, 24th April 


Programme

  • 11:30 Pre-Event: Networking and Refreshments

  • 12:00 Opening Remarks

  • Wille Rydman, Minister of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

  • 12:20 Chips from the North – Semiconductor Strategy for Finland

  • Henrik Nisén, Manager, Boston Consulting Group

  • Tomy Runne, Chair, the Semiconductor Branch Group of Technology Industries of Finland; Vice President, Murata Europe

  • 13:00 A View from the EU level – Finland’s Role in the Renewal of the European Chips Ecosystem

  • Jari Kinaret, Executive Director, the Chips Joint Undertaking

  • 13:15 Panel Discussion – What Must Finland Do to Become a Semiconductor Powerhouse?

  • Thomas Heurung, CEO, Siemens EDA GmbH

  • Inka Mero, Managing Partner, Voima Ventures

  • James Robson, Vice President, Applied Materials Europe

  • Hele Savin, Professor, Aalto University

  • Antti Vasara, CEO, VTT

  • Moderator: Tuomas Hollman, Director, Bosch Sensortec

  • 13:50 Closing Remarks and Call to Action

  • Tomy Runne, Chair, the Semiconductor Branch Group of Technology Industries of Finland; Vice President, Murata Europe

  • 14:00-15:00 Post-Event: Networking and Refreshments


About the Strategy 

The Semiconductor Branch Group of Technology Industries of Finland collaborated over the winter 2023-2024 with over 300 semiconductor professionals and stakeholders to define a national semiconductor strategy. The Strategy identifies six must-win opportunities for the country that support significant growth of the industry turnover and workforce. It aims to convince national decision-makers of the ambition in the industry and to communicate the strengths of Finland’s semiconductor industry to broader public, including global investors and talent. 



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