On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November, Prince Daniel visited Helsinki together with a delegation consisting of entrepreneurs and business leaders linked to Prince Daniel's Fellowship and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). The theme for the visit was Finnish entrepreneurship and innovation.
c The agenda included visits to businesses and innovative environments, such as Supercell, Marimekko and Aalto University.
On the Thursday, the delegation also visited Slush 2017 External link, opens in new window., one of the world's biggest events for start-ups. The speakers included Al Gore.
The aim of Prince Daniel's Fellowship and its entrepreneurial programme is to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs, and to support a number of companies through mentoring. The project is a long-term partnership between Prince Daniel and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The project was launched in January 2013.
Prince Daniel's Fellowship has brought together a group of successful entrepreneurs and managers to form a council of experts who visit upper secondary schools, universities and university colleges in Sweden to inspire young people and to talk about their experiences as entrepreneurs.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences External link, opens in new window. (IVA) is an independent academy that promotes technical and economic sciences and the development of industry, for the benefit of society. IVA works in partnership with industry and universities to initiate and propose measures to strengthen Sweden's expertise and competitiveness.