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Thu, 29 Jan, 2015:

Plækä dresses men with Nordic style

The two Finnish men who, in 2011, named their company Plækä, had no idea what they had just created. Now, three years later, this small nightmare of a name has grown into a retail concept that sells Scandinavian men’s clothing all over the... Read more

Finnish architecture to feature in prime German location

The international team led by the Finnish ar chitect Esa Ruskeepää has won a competition seeking a designer for a new city library and education centre in the heart of Wolfsburg, Germany. The news was reported by Helsingin Sanomat . The... Read more

It’s back to nature at Helsinki Airport

Finnish nature greets passengers at the luggage lobby at Helsinki Airport as part of the airport’s 900 million euro upgrade. The ceiling of the Exit 2B lobby has been covered with fabric representing wings and designed by interior decoration... Read more

Wed, 28 Jan, 2015:

Mendor helps patients manage diabetes

Compact, quick, easy to use, discreet. These are just some of the words diabetes patients typically use to describe the glucose meter produced by Finnish company Mendor. Gone are the days of carrying a bag of separate components to check blood... Read more

Finnish building services head to Norwegian school

The Finnish real-estate services company Caverion will supply a total technical solution to the construction company Skanska Husfabrikken AS in Bergen, Norway. The project is valued at around EUR 2 million.  The delivery will include all... Read more

New search engine speeds up searches

Researchers in Finland have developed a new search engine, which they say outperforms current ones and helps people to do Internet searches more efficiently. The SciNet search engine, developed at the Helsinki Institute for Information... Read more

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015:

Flockler makes content marketing more social

Today’s digital world challenges companies trying to reach and engage their users across a wide variety of social media channels. This is where the Finnish startup Flockler steps in. Flockler was founded in early 2011 when the use of social... Read more

Esa-Pekka Salonen named composer-in-residence for New York Philharmonic

The composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been named The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, reveals the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat . Salonen has previously created a piano concerto for the New York... Read more

Freezing helps purify waste water

Researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology are looking into ways of freezing waste water so that it can be purified more efficiently. The technology is expected to have uses in the mineral extraction industry particularly in the... Read more

Mon, 26 Jan, 2015:

Feathr.com heavily into wallpaper

More Art, Less Decoration – that’s the cri de guerre of the founders of Feathr.com as they embark on their digital wallpaper revolution. “We’re three ex-advertising people who’d had enough of selling ideas to make children eat chocolate cereal,”... Read more

Royal Opera House to stage Finnish composition

The Royal Opera House has commissioned an opera from the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, who has chosen the contemporary writer Sofi Oksanen as the librettist, reported Iltasanomat . This will be Oksanen’s first opera libretto. Kasper Holten ,... Read more

Rovio publishes books series and heads to Berlinale

Rovio Entertainment, media company behind Angry Birds and headquartered in Finland, is publishing its first young adult book series, Storm Sisters.  The first book in the new pirate adventure series, Storm Sisters: The Sinking World, has been... Read more

Kesko scores fifth for sustainability worldwide

Five Finnish companies have made it onto the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. Finnish retailer, Kesko was ranked fifth and mining technology company Outotec 12th in the list compiled by Corporate Knights, the... Read more

Fri, 23 Jan, 2015:

Finland world’s 4th most innovative country

Finland was the fourth most innovative country in 2014, according to Bloomberg Rankings. Previous year Finland was ranked in the ninth place. South Korea, Japan and Germany hold the three top spots.  The rankings examined countries to determine... Read more

Raisoft’s software facilitates care work

The Finnish company Raisoft was born 15 years ago out of the desire to improve the quality and planning of care for the elderly. The care work software developed by Raisoft is now in extensive use in Finland and enjoying growing global demand.... Read more