XTPL was invited by the President of Poland to participate in an economic mission in Finland. The trip to Helsinki included representatives of selected young companies operating in the innovative technology sector that had received special passports from the President under the “Start-ups in the Palace” project.
During the visit to Helsinki, XTPL took part in a seminar at the Aalto University where Dr Filip Granek, CEO, met with the people developing innovative technologies in Finland.
It was an extremely inspiring meeting where we shared our experiences in building and running a business with our Finnish friends. I listened attentively to entrepreneurs who operate in one of the most advanced and innovative markets in the world. Their comments, good practices as well as examples of business failures can be very useful tips for Polish companies. Especially for those that bring their products to international markets, and that is what XTPL is doing. I also had the opportunity to present our technology and make promising contacts with R&D centres and enterprises in Finland, says Dr Filip Granek.
Finland is a developed country that drives innovation in all sectors of economy. It is well appreciated by foreign investors and Finns themselves are willing to invest abroad. Including Poland. The total value of Finnish investments in Poland in 2016 is EUR 2bn according to the Bank of Finland. A solid economic collaboration gives hope for new Polish-Finnish projects.
XTPL feels close connection to the Finnish interest in innovation, research and development, sustainable growth and renewable energy. We have a lot in common and many opportunities to reinforce relations in terms of technology and business. We are very grateful to the President of Poland and the team at the Chancellery for this distinction and the possibility to participate in a large number of meetings that allowed us to better understand the mature ecosystem of innovation support in Finland, adds Filip Granek.