Members of the start-up group of Finnish Parliament visited Picosun headquarters together with representatives from Suomen Yrittäjät (The Federation of Finnish Enterprises) on Tuesday, 8th of February. In addition to the start-up group leader, former prime minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä (The Centre Party of Finland) other Members of Parliament guests were Anne-Mari Virolainen (The National Coalition Party) and Ruut Sjöblom (The National Coalition Party). Suomen Yrittäjät was represented by Mikael Pentikäinen, CEO, Mika Kuismanen, Vice President, Chief Economist and Harri Jaskari, Vice President.
Kustaa Poutiainen, Chairman of the Board at Picosun and Jussi Rautee, CEO at Picosun, walked the guests through Picosun and ALD history, current state and future outlook. There was a lively and fruitful discussion on methods companies could benefit from on their growth journey and how government could help in these aspects.
At the end of the visit, hosted by Jani Kivioja, CTO at Picosun, the guests visited Picosun Innovation Lab, the facilities at the company’s production laboratory that was opened in September 2021. The Picosun Innovation Lab is used for the company’s own research and development projects, for demo purposes as well as for serving the company’s global semiconductor customers operating in the 300 mm market.
The start-up group of Finnish Parliament was founded last year with the aim to grow knowledge of Finnish start-ups, their possibilities, and challenges among the Finnish politician decision makers and open a new discussion forum between them. The group consists of 38 Members of Parliament from eight different parliamentary groups.