As a member of Food Data Finland, you can influence the operation of the Growth Engine program and the topics of discussion. You will get the new information generated from the cooperation of the project at your disposal and you can even put it to use in your business immediately. You are part of an active network of innovative operators and you may find new partners for co-operation. You will also hear news about the international development of the industry and you can pick up ideas for your own activities.
We invite everyone to join
The membership network is open to all Finnish and international organizations. However, there is one important requirement for membership: you want to be actively involved in developing Finland's food chain, which utilizes data based on open, compatible and global standards.
As a member, you promote the competitiveness and export capability of the food chain
As a member, you support the goals of the Growth Engine program to increase the competitiveness and export capability of the domestic food chain. You cooperate with the network, offer your know-how for its use and share information arising from the joint development of the food chain. You commit to pay the member network's annual membership fee.
Get started by filling out the form
Joining the member network is easy. Express your interest by filling out the contact form below. We will contact you and agree on the joining process.
Questions and answers about membership
The member network of the Food Data Finland Growth Engine program offers an open and equal meeting place for all organizations committed to the development of the food chain that utilizes data. Its goal is to encourage members to come up with ideas and implement development projects together to strengthen the transparency and sharability of data in the food chain.
Members can participate in:
events promoting cooperation and development projects of the food chain, and propose themes for their agendas
ideation and planning of joint development projects
trainings and webinars targeted at the member network
sub/theme groups established by the member network
setting the guidelines for the Food Data Finland Growth Engine program. In addition, they can have a dialogue with the management team about the project's vision and goals and propose themes for the management team's agenda.
Network members can take advantage of:
new information generated through the cooperation of the Growth Engine program in the development of their business
the network's expertise in preparing their own joint development projects
networks of the Growth Engine program in Finland and abroad.
Network members receive:
a welcome package with information about membership and materials for communicating about membership
a regular market review newsletter
visibility on Food Data Finland's communication channels.
The member network meets two to three times a year for events that promote cooperation in the food chain and encourage joint development projects. The meetings offer information on the development projects of the Food Data Finland Growth Engine program and thought-provoking speeches, as well as the opportunity to network and bring forward your own development ideas.
The member must commit to the following cooperation principles:
promoting the jointly agreed goals of the Growth Engine program
joint development of the food chain
open and solution-oriented cooperation and exchange of information
providing human resources to support joint development
identification and planning of joint development projects
utilizing open, compatible, global standards
protection of trade secrets and compliance with competition legislation.
Joining the member network does not oblige you to participate in or finance the joint development projects of the Food Data Finland Growth Engine program. The member also has the right to choose which development project to participate in. The parties to each development project decide themselves about the conditions and details related to the implementation of their project.
The member network decides separately on the establishment of possible subgroups or theme groups and their membership rules (including possible membership fees).
The members of the member network must pay an annual membership fee, the amount of which is graduated according to the nature of the organization's operations and turnover as follows:
large companies, turnover over EUR 10 million: EUR 5,000/year
SMEs, turnover 1–10 million euros: 2,000 €/year
small businesses, turnover less than 1 million euros: 1,000 €/year
universities and research institutes: €2,000/year
non-profit and public organizations: €1,000/year
The membership fee is paid every project year from the start of the Food Data Finland Growth Engine program. Each member is responsible for his own expenses arising from participating in member network activities.
You join the network until further notice, and the membership is renewed automatically one year at a time.
A member can leave the network:
when the membership fee period changes: by notifying GS1 two months before the end of the period
in the middle of the membership fee period: by notifying GS1, no refund.