SMART Internationalization and Hivemind Consulting launching co-operation for the Polish-Finnish Education and Healthcare markets

February 18, 2017 by Juha Merinen

Polish market presents very good potential for Finnish companies looking at international growth. Growing economy, location with access to Western and Eastern Europe, good selection of local partners and vast amount of customers. Polish companies entering Finnish markets appreciate experienced partners and innovation-friendly environment.

Focus on Education and Healthcare sectors

Education and healthcare sectors in both countries are facing significant changes, which creates new opportunities. In order to capture these opportunities both Finnish and Polish companies will need support from networks of market professionals, experienced local partners and organizations. Our role is to facilitate it in order to enable successful business for both EdTech and MedTech companies looking to grow internationally.

Launch of partnership collaboration for EdTech and Medtech companies in Finland and Poland

SMART Internationalization® and Hivemind® are launching partnership collaboration program to support Finnish and Polish companies and organizations looking for successful business opportunities. The program aims to create Polish Finnish networks and bridge Finnish and Polish counterparties.

Our mission is to be trusted advisors to connect reliable Finnish and Polish business partners. We help to find market opportunities, build internationalization strategies and support the companies in making business happen. Our role is to supplement firms’ organization with local competence and facilitate its international growth with focus on Polish and Finnish educational and healthcare markets.

About Hivemind® and SMART Internationalization®

Hivemind® is an agency specializing in supporting Polish-Finnish business. Hivemind® mission is to facilitate Polish Finnish networking to create business growth. The agency is run by Aleksandra Karimaa, Polish-Finnish professional with long experience of connecting international business, technologies and innovation; also initiator and founder of Polish Finnish Chamber of Commerce. Hivemind® organizes regular business mixers in Finland and in Poland, supports Finnish and Polish firms to find local partners and grow the business abroad and supports local exposure in form of local representation services and local trade fair assistance.

SMART Internationalization® is run by Juha Merinen who is an experienced executive and international sales strategist with close to 30 years hands-on experience in competence development, advancement and management of international business development and expansion operations in a range of sectors including ICT, Education and Software. SMART Internationalization® helps internationalizing companies to build strategic sales and organizational competencies for sustainable business growth and expansion.

Juha Merinen is also one of the founding members of Polish Finnish Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Karimaa ( and Juha Merinen (

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