4 Finnish health tech startups to keep an eye on

August 27, 2015

Finland’s startup reputation may have been built on mobile games, but that is only one side of the story. Here is our pick of four innovative wellness startups with potential to become the next big Finnish success story — and be good for us.

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Piggy Baggy by Coreorient is a ride-sharing delivery service in which ordinary people transport other people's packages on their daily commute or shopping trips.

Piggy Baggy in South by South West’s startup competition final

August 27, 2015

Coreorient, the company providing the crowdsourced delivery service Piggy Baggy, will be a finalist in South by South West’s (SXSW) Eco Startup Competition spinoff.

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After its successful expansion to Southeast Asia, Mepin is now entering markets in West Africa.

Meontrust and Uno Telos to secure e-banking in West Africa

August 27, 2015

Finnish cyber security company Meontrust has signed a partnership agreement with Nigeria’s Uno Telos to roll out its e-banking service Mepin in West African markets. Uno Telos is one of the leading Multi System Integrator companies in West Africa.

ABB Finland wins record order from United Arab Emirates

August 27, 2015

ABB Finland has been awarded an order of close to 30 million euros from Abu Dhabi. The order represents the largest transformer contract ever received by ABB’s transformer factory in Vaasa, Finland.

Caverion equips German building to the tune of EUR 14 million

August 27, 2015

Caverion has inked a contract with property management company EKZ Grundstücksverwaltung GmbH in Stuttgart.

Finnish running innovation emphasises natural movement

August 26, 2015

What do you get when you combine a sports shoe expert and a physiotherapist specialised in lower body problems? Our reporter met with the founders of a new Finnish running shoe company to find out.

New VTT partnership supports investments between Finland and China

August 26, 2015

VTT Ventures and the Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen (RITS) have signed a partnership to support cross-border Venture investments between Finland and China.

Marimekko featured at Paris Fashion Week

August 26, 2015

Fashion Week is all about presenting new collections. According to Marimekko, presenting at Paris Fashion Week is part of the company’s efforts to enhance the international growth of its...

Zen Robotics sells multiple waste sorting robots to Japan

August 26, 2015

The Finnish company Zen Robotics has struck a distribution deal for its artificial intelligence-driven waste sorting systems with Sun Earth, a leading technology supplier for the Japanese waste management industry. The deal includes the delivery of multiple units of the “Zen Robotics Recycler” to Japan at the end of 2015.

Innovation lifts Kone onto Forbes top 50

August 26, 2015

Finnish elevator and escalator company Kone has been ranked 48th on business magazine Forbes’ list of the world’s top 100 most innovative companies.

Pure Waste recycles waste into shirts

August 25, 2015

Pure Waste makes 100 per cent recycled clothing from textile waste. In a year and a half, the company has saved 200 million litres of freshwater by making products out of recycled cotton. This innovative Finnish company is now building its own recycling plant in India.