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1 FINNISH-RUSSIAN SME WORKING GROUP MEETING Riihimäki Timo Puukko Business Analyst TE-Centre for Häme,Business Division

2 Employment and Economic Development Centres 1. Uusimaa, Helsinki 2. Varsinais-Suomi, Turku 3. Satakunta, Pori 4. Häme, Lahti 5. Pirkanmaa, Tampere 6. Southeastern, Kouvola 7. South Savo, Mikkeli 8. North Savo, Kuopio 9. North Karelia, Joensuu 10. Central Finland, Jyväskylä 11. South Ostrobothnia, Seinäjoki 12. Ostrobothnia, Vaasa 13. Northern Ostrobothnia, Oulu 14. Kainuu, Kajaani 15. Lapland, Rovaniemi

3 Operative Idea Häme TE-Centre is an active and wellresourced regional development organization which, through its financing, training, and expert services, promotes sustainable growth and development of business, employment, and agricultural industries in the regions of Kanta-Häme and Päijät-Häme in close collaboration with other actors working towards the same goals.

4 Business Department Territory EU 2-area, national support area 3 EU 2-area, non-national support area Padasjoki Sysmä Hartola Heinola Hauho Lammi Asikkala Hattula Kalvola Tuulos Hollola Humppila Hämeenlinna Hämeenkoski Nastola Forssa Lahti Jokioinen Renko Janakkala Kärkölä Ypäjä Hausjärvi Tammela Orimattila Artjärvi Loppi Riihimäki

5 ENTERPRISES in the region of T&E Centre for Häme, 2006 Population Functioning enterprises totalled Wholesale and retail sales (TOL G) 22 % Real-estate, rental and research services (TOL K) 19 % Construction (TOL F) 16 % Industrial (TOL D) 14 %

6 ORGANIZATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FOR HÄME MMM KTM TM MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE MINISTRY OF TRADE AND FORESTRY AND INDUSTRY RURAL DEPARTMENT BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Municipalities Management of the TE Centre TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMET MINISTRY OF LABOUR LABOUR MARKET DEPARTMENT Employment offices Forssa Heinola Hämeenlinnan seutu Päijät-Häme Riihimäki

7 Enterprise Categories Size Persons max Turn over max EUR million Medium Small 50 Micro Capital or Voting Rights less 25 % Balance Sheet max EUR million 10

8 Strategic goals 1. Improvement of the employment rate and decline of unemployment 2. Strengthening of skills, entrepreneurship, and other preconditions for growth 3. Balanced regional structure and the vitality of the rural regions

9 Business Department Training services Advisory services Expert service products Financing services Internationalization services Technology services Branch-specific reports and economic barometers

10 Business Department Training services Target group Content The executives and key individuals in the companies Persons intending to become entrepreneurs Business Management Training Implementation Tailored training or consulting for a company, or a group of companies

11 Key personnel training and consultancy services for companies Training programs for management and key personnel in SMEs Training for fledgling companies Tailor-made training for companies Consultancy services - ProStart business idea development program - PostStart development program for young companies - Kunto (condition) business operations development program - Tuotto (yield) development of productivity in industrial companies - Profiitti (profit) development of productivity in service companies - Balanssi (balance) financing development program - Monitaitoanalyysi (multi-skill analysis) - personnel development program - Muotoiluanalyysi (design analysis)

12 Business Department Financing Investment support Development support Energy support Business environment support Support of small retail stores in low settlement regions Financing services focus: Manufacturing (production) companies Business-serving companies Tourism

13 Business Department Financing Investment support (<250 / 7,5 <50 / 15 <10 / 20 %) Fixed assets as machinery, buildings, land Development support (< 250 / %) R & D, production process Management and marketing skills Internationalization Feasability study Energy support (10 50 %) Business environment support (80 %) Support of small retail stores in low settlement regions (40 ) Support for start up (<10 / Business Incubator 50 %)

14 Business Department Internationalization services advice and planning on internationalization analysis of export readiness support for launching export operations activation and development of export co-operation export trade rules & regulations and documentation seminars, training export cooperation activities Globaali (export analysis)

15 Business Department Technology Tekes Service Unit Councelling and activating specific businesses Financing of technology projects of SMEcompanies Preparation and coordination of technology programs and projects Encouraging international technological cooperation Development of innovation environment

16 Organisation of an Employment and Economic Development Centre Labour Market Department Client Business Service Point Business Department Management of the Centre Rural Department

17 Business Service Point Regional business service points providing information about services at the T&E Centre: Customer service Leaflets Application forms Consultation with innovation managers and company analysts Trade register services and advice related to patents and design protection Services related to the Finnish Business Information System Locations: Lahti: T&E Centre for Häme Hämeenlinna: T&E Centre for Häme Forssa: Business centre of Lounais-Häme Riihimäki: EKES-Kuntayhtymä Nastola, Heinola and Orimattila: Employment Office

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