Finland has invested heavily in developing and utilization of ICT to improve international competitiveness of process an machinery industry.
Finland - ICT
In 1950s Finland's process industry, especially pulp
and paper industry, and related machinery industry
started to use automation, measuring and analyzing
systems to improve international competitiveness.
Since 1980s, Finland has invested heavily in
developing and utilization of ICT, and it has been
ranked many times first or in the top 10 in the terms
of technology usage by its citizens, businesses and
The ICT investments lifted Finland up out of deep recession in the1990s and supported Nokia to
become world?s leader in mobile phones.
Today, the Finnish top expertise includes:
*intelligent automation and information management systems as well as optimization solutions for
process and the energy industry;
*distributed networked automation for reliable distributed energy production;
*measuring, analysis and monitoring air, water and soil;
*detection of floods and landslides, assessment of forest resources and and enhancing road safety.
The overall concern for environmental issues has resulted in a growing demand to develop new
monitoring systems so that the state of the environment can be assessed in a reliable manner.
Wider application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) - including
measurements, analysis and automation - to global industry and infrastructure would reduce
emissions as much as 15 percent by 2020, according to a report from The Climate Group and the
Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Finnish Society of Automation