In this impact study, the purpose was to produce a combined forward looking (ex ante) evaluation analysis of how Tekes, Finpro and Finnvera have reached the objectives related to global competitiveness of SMEs.
The study took several perspectives on measuring international orientation of SMEs. First, there was an analysis how Team Finland in general has worked as a new networking concept, including the international benchmarking of other countries (Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Netherlands). Then econometrical analysis measured the success of those SMEs, which were clients of Tekes, Finpro and Finnvera compared to non-treated SMEs. Finally, there was versatile case analysis from three ecosystems: Digital Health, Food and Maritime & Offshore.
Business Finland Report 3/2018.