Finland is ranked amongst the most competitive economies in the world. Tekes, the National Technology Agency of Finland (http://www.tekes.fi), operates as the country's principal public promoter and financer of research and development. This short article presents one such past initiative, the Global Project Business (GPB 1998-2001) technology programme from Tekes. The programme had an overall budget of 12 million Euros, covering 35 industrial and research projects. Its main objective was towards the definition of new business practices for global project business and the simultaneous launch of new commercial products into the market. This objective was successfully satisfied during the time period of the programme. Some salient features of GPB are described in this article.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||B1 Article in a scientific magazine|