Study in Finland: World’s Happiest Country Invites Indian Tech Talent and Startup Innovation

Study in Finland: World’s Happiest Country Invites Indian Tech Talent and Startup Innovation

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Pallavi Pathak
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New Delhi, Updated on Apr 24, 2024 17:14 IST

Finland tries to woo Indian Tech Talent and Startup Innovation at the Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) 2024 and encourages the students to explore career options in the 'World’s Happiest Country'.

Study in Finland: World’s Happiest Country Invites Indian Tech Talent and Startup Innovation

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Study in Finland: The country has welcomed talented Indians to launch or reestablish their careers in one of the most attractive countries to work in. Finland was voted the World's Happiest Country for the seventh year.

The country is aiming to encourage work-based migration and study-based migration. It emphasizes the work-life balance, support for families, and being home to some of the greenest cities and most innovative companies in the world.

India has emerged as a primary focus market for Finland's talent attraction operations since 2019. “In addition to strong tech and innovation focus, family well-being and equality are values universally upheld by Finnish society – and they are also embedded in workplace policies and culture. The very affordable child care here allows both parents to have an active work life - as well as an enjoyable family life. Finland's healthy balance of work and leisure also offers many opportunities to enjoy the country's unique nature," said Laura Lindeman, Senior Director of Business Finland's Work in Finland unit.

Despite being a small Nordic country, Finland boasts a thriving startup ecosystem, with over 3,800 startups and a combined market value of €48.2 billion. "Our high concentration of digital startups per capita and our leading position in cybersecurity and AI make us an ideal destination for tech professionals from around the world, especially India," Lindeman further added.

With over 20,000 Indians (of Indian origin) living in Finland, notable companies like Nokia, Kone, Wärtsilä, and Nordea, along with Finnish SMEs and startups, employ a substantial number of Indian professionals. Indian companies with operations in Finland, such as HCL Technologies, Infosys, and TCS, further strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations. Currently, Finland is attracting specialists, skilled professionals, international students, researchers, and international startup founders.

Great Indian Developer Summit 2024 Details

At the Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) in Bangalore, Finland aims to position itself as the premier destination for ICT and Tech innovation, with a keen focus on talent mobility, business growth, and startup ecosystem development. 

It is all set to showcase Finland's thriving tech landscape and will offer attendees valuable insights into the country's supportive infrastructure for startups and the plethora of career opportunities available in the IT sector.  The participants will gain a deeper understanding of Finland's vibrant tech ecosystem and its potential for collaboration and growth through informative sessions and networking opportunities.

Both countries are actively enhancing their partnership in the area of talent mobility. This commitment is demonstrated through various collaborative efforts, including a Memorandum of Understanding with key Indian entities such as the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Kerala Startup Mission. 

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