Sustainable growth programme promotes innovation and internationalisation in the transport sector

The Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector 2021-2023 is an update of the National Growth Programme for the Transport Sector. The recently published sustainable growth programme promotes business-driven innovation, internationalisation, and growth based on sustainable solutions in the transport sector. The aim of the programme is to promote investment and international growth in the sector through ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable solutions.

The Sustainable Growth Programme for the Transport Sector encourages closer cooperation between private and public sector actors. The transport sector is undergoing significant changes, the key drivers of which include urbanisation, emission reduction targets, innovations and technological development in the sector, as well as companies’ business opportunities in global markets.

The aim of the programme is to create international business ecosystems and 10,000 new jobs in the Finnish transport sector by 2025. The programme consists of a shared target state and vision up until 2030. It describes the expertise and operational environment, determines the measures to be taken in the coming years, and lays out a framework for the programme's implementation and monitoring.

Scalable solutions with ecosystem-oriented cooperation

Each of the programme’s measure aims to promote the development of skills and solutions in businesses to solve the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity losses, and urbanisation in Finland and the international markets. The programme includes ten strategic measures under the following three headings: 

  1. Operational environment for sustainable growth
  2. Scalable sustainable solutions for export markets
  3. Continuing ecosystem-oriented cooperation

The principal toolbox consists of a wide variety of tools offered by digitalisation, fossil-free fuels for all movement and transport, and various cross-sectoral innovative products and services. 

A steering group has been set up to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Growth Pro-gramme in the Transport Sector, with representatives from central government, local governments, businesses, and the research sector. The steering group will monitor the progress of the measures described in the programme and decide on any new complementary measures.


Senior Specialist Jarkko Vesa, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment - jarkko.vesa(at)  
Ministerial Adviser Tiia Orjasniemi, Ministry of Transport and Communications - tiia.orjasniemi(at)
Senior Specialist Atte Riihelä, Ministry of Transport and Communications - atte.riihela(at)   
Business Development Manager Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Ramboll Finland - kimmo.ylisiurunen(at)   
CEO Marko Forsblom, Intelligent Transportation Society of Finland - ITS Finland ry - marko.forsblom(at)     

Senior Ministerial Adviser Sampsa Nissinen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment - sampsa.nissinen(at)  
Director of Unit Emil Asp, Ministry of Transport and Communications - emil.asp(at)