AFDA - Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries

Finland: Helsinki-Uusimaa
Tuija Karanko

Overview

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About us

AFDA is the interest organization for Finnish companies within defence, aerospace and security. AFDA's mission is to support its members' succes, networking and access to markets in Finland and abroad. 

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 130
    Cluster Members
  • 80
    SME's
  • 46
    Large Companies
  • 4
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Tuija Karanko
Cluster Manager
Pertti Woitsch
Project Manager
Marja Lesch
Internationalisation Responsible
Annette Pennanen
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

AFDA arranges numerous activities annually to support our companies. Detailed examplmes include: - bi- and multilateral defence, aerospace and security industry seminars with similiar associations from other countries in Europe and Globally. These are carried out with the support of the Defence Ministries of the countries in question and the aim is to get access to these markets and to find partners to cooperate with. The latest ones we have arranged  in 2019 - 2020 are with: Norway, France, United States, Czech Republic, Mexico, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark and Japan. 

- AFDA office gives advice to the members on daily bases. These include i.e.; procurement laws and practises, export and networking support, support on export control issues and marketing capabilities. 

- AFDA holds close to a 100 events annually. Most of these are internal work shops or seminars. AFDA has 8 sub-groups (Aviation,  Land, Naval, C4ISR, C5, Space, Technology and Strategy) and they all meet 4 - 8 times a year to work on collaborative projects. 

- AFDA produces marketing material (such as the members brochure), arranges national pavilions at international (and domestic) exhibitions and provides information in social media. 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Japan
Mexico
Peru
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

- bi- and multilateral defence, aerospace and security industry seminars with similiar associations from other countries in Europe and Globally. These are carried out with the support of the Defence Ministries of the countries in question and the aim is to get access to these markets and to find partners to cooperate with. The latest ones we have arranged  in 2019 - 2020 are with: Norway, France,  Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark. 

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