CITYOPT project curbs energy consumption

February 22, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has successfully helped to reduce energy consumption as part of the international CITYOPT project, by using energy planning tools developed and piloted in Helsinki, Vienna and Nice.


Cohu Experience breaks Finnish crowdfunding record

February 22, 2017

Finnish startup Cohu Experience has closed a 3.2 million-euro round for its Space Nation Astronaut Program. Over 500 Finnish private investors were among the crowdfunders.

Finnish actor lands iconic role in new ‘Star Wars’

February 22, 2017

Joonas Suotamo has taken over the reins of much-loved character Chewbacca in next year’s hotly anticipated Han Solo spin-off film.


Combinostics uses AI to improve early diagnosis

February 22, 2017

New Finnish technology is tapping into machine learning and artificial intelligence to support healthcare professionals in early diagnosis of neurological disorders.


Global market warms to OptiWatti

February 21, 2017

Finnish company Opti Automation offers a welcome solution for the colder months of the year: significant energy savings via its innovative, automated approach.

We Started This: Second-hand, first choice

February 20, 2017

Not everyone believed in Sara Nyyssölä’s business pitch when she announced her idea of buying and selling pre-worn clothes. Now, she and her team have proven the doubters wrong.

Five for Friday: Oulu, the Northern tech capital

February 17, 2017

To find the true north of tech innovations, one should head to Oulu. It is not only the home of (literally) the coolest startup event in the world — this week’s Polar Bear Pitching – but is also one of the fastest-growing cities in Finland, where new, innovative companies are springing up in abundance and entering the global market.

Nokia and Intel go big on 5G

February 22, 2017

The two companies are to launch 5G acceleration labs in the US and Finland to help operators bring 5G innovations to market.

Dewaco’s Vietnamese order its largest ever

February 21, 2017

Finnish cleantech company Dewaco has broken its own order record for the second time this month.

Varaani Works puts India in the VCloud

February 21, 2017

Finnish Varaani Works and Indian conglomerate Videocon have joined forces to launch VCloud, a solution to meet the growing need for personal cloud storage in India.

TactoTek’s funding tops USD 20 million

February 21, 2017

TactoTek has now raised over 20 million US dollars altogether in funding, after the investment division of automotive interiors giant Faurecia bought an equity position in the Finnish provider of 3D smart design technology.