Today Finnish delegates made their long trek to the Keweenaw Peninsula. This week the country’s ambassador and select companies heads will meet with representatives from Finlandia University and MTU to discuss the progress the schools are seeing in various fields. As well as meeting with potential local business partners, to discuss how parties can help each other going forward.
Okko-Pekka Salmimies is proud of his home country and the deep connection between the two regions. He also said that the strong relationships that we build today, will bring the regions closer together than ever before. He and the other delegates will meet with MTU researchers at the College of Forestry and the Great Lakes Research Center this afternoon. At Noblet Forestry Center they will see a bio-products showcase, and will meet with the Smart Ship Coalition at the GLRC, and tour the facility.