This report is submitted, in English, at the request of the Ministry of Employment and Industry to compliment the Russian Action Plan published by the Government of Finland on 16 April, 2009.

The goal of the paper is to provide a framework for the effective utilization of existing capabilities in Finland to assist the commercialization of Russian sourced technologies. The Russian Action Plan describes both the strategic interest of Finland in supporting Russian innovations, and lists, in its appendix, numerous existing programs focused on Russia.