Science and innovation are at the heart of government strategy for promoting prosperity and growth. Research and knowledge is increasingly developed and transferred through international collaboration which provides opportunities to work with the best in the world, exchange students and researchers, and gain access to large scale international facilities; leading to mutual benefits for the UK and Finland.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Finland, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.


To promote international collaboration the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in over 40 countries and territories around the world.

SIN Finland exists to facilitate policy exchange between the UK and Finland, and to stimulate collaborative partnerships between the two countries – particularly focussing on Horizon 2020 matchmaking.


In addition to supporting policy exchange, proactive SIN Finland work focuses on four strategic areas:

  • life science
  • oceans
  • low carbon technologies
  • Arctic

In support of the UK Science and Innovation strategy SIN Finland is part of the SIN Nordic team and shares these four priorities across the region.

Our services

We aim to proactively seek out UK-Finnish collaboration in our priority areas of interest, and to reactively assess any potential projects that are suggested to us. If you are looking to work with researchers or innovators in the UK or Finland, then please get in touch with the SIN Finland officers.

Our people

Rosa Degerman, Science & Innovation Officer (Helsinki)

Contact Us

Science & Innovation Team
British Embassy Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 17
00140 Helsinki

Enquiries 00358 9 2286 5100

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