ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

Business Finland

Business Finland is an accelerator of global growth. We create new growth by helping businesses go global and by supporting and funding innovations. Our top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories.

Business Finland was created on 1st January 2018 by the merger of two organizations: Finpro, which offered services for internationalization, investments and tourism promotion, and Tekes, which offered funding for innovation activities. We aim to develop Finland to be the most attractive and competitive innovation environment in which companies are able to grow, change, and succeed.

Our strategy is two-fold: we enable companies to grow internationally and also create world-class business ecosystems and a competitive business environment for Finland. Business Finland employs 600 experts in 40 offices overseas and in 20 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network. Business Finland’s Director General is Pekka Soini. The Management Team will be appointed during spring 2018.


Cargotec is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec has three business areas: Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor. Kalmar and Hiab provide solutions and services for cargo handling in ports, terminals and on-road whereas MacGregor offers engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads.

MacGregor believes that the offshore and marine industries are at the beginning of a new era; employing technology and digital capabilities that could only be dreamt about just a few decades ago. MacGregor invites all major stakeholders for an open-minded, industry transformation cooperation – for a safer, more efficient and more sustainable future.

Finnpilot Pilotage

Finnpilot Pilotage’s mission is to ensure the safe and smooth flow of maritime traffic. Their work reduces environmental accidents. The company employs over 300 pilotage professionals, who work 24/7 to carry out approximately 25,000 pilotage assignments each year. The company pilots 32% of the ships entering all Finland’s ports from more than one thousand different fairways, working tirelessly to provide the safest, highest quality service to their customers.

Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services Ltd

Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services Ltd provides vessel traffic services to merchant shipping and other marine traffic and maintains safety radio operations. Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services Ltd monitors maritime traffic 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Its mission is to ensure safe and smooth maritime traffic and to protect the marine environment. Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services Ltd informs vessels about other traffic and matters which affect vessels’ safe navigation, such as weather and ice conditions and defective aids to navigation. It also organizes traffic and gives navigational assistance, when necessary. In addition, it maintains safety radio communications along the Finnish coast as well as distress and safety radio communications in the Saimaa deep water fairway.


Haltian has been providing device manufacturers with world-class product design and engineering services since 2012. Thingsee, the proven IoT technology platform developed by Haltian, enables faster IoT launches for mass-scale deployments. In 2018, Haltian was heralded by research leader Gartner to be a Cool Vendor for its IoT services, and 2019 Haltian became an AWS Advanced Technology Partner as well as AWS IoT competency certified platform partner. Haltian IoT customers include many global operators, such as Lindström and W.L. Gore.


Kongsberg is an international knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions. The company works with clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. Kongsberg has 7 000 employees located in more than 25 countries, creating a total revenues of NOK 14,5 billion in 2017.

Monohakobi Technology Institute

MTI Co., Ltd., a strategic subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), takes a key role in the technological research and development field. MTI was established on April 1, 2004, to utilize technologies and the human resources of monohakobi in ways that realize customers’ satisfaction and contribute to the global environment.

Sea Machines Robotics

Sea Machines Robotics is the lead provider of advanced technology for the marine and maritime sector with a product line of autonomous control and navigation systems for commercial boats and ships. With experienced management from marine construction and salvage, offshore oil and gas industries, world class automation engineers, and autonomy scientists; Sea Machines is a first-mover in the emerging space of marine autonomy. Sea Machines’ base is on the historic waterfront of East Boston, MA.


As the leading Nordic software and services company, TietoEVRY aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency, and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wärtsilä provides a full range of environmentally and economically sound integrated solutions. The company is leading the industry’s transformation into a new era of efficiency with a Smart Marine Ecosystem comprising high levels of connectivity and digitalization. By eliminating the inefficiency ‘waste’ that hampers the industry’s growth and profitability, Wärtsilä aims to create a smarter way of operating and maintaining assets. The company is dedicated to optimizing performance, and achieving the safest, most environmentally sustainable and efficient operating profiles for its customers.