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Fri, 24 Oct, 2014:

Health startup Cosmethics decodes toxic cosmetics

The ingredients list of a shampoo or toothpaste can be a jungle of unpronounceable words. The newly launched Finnish Cosmethics app aims to change this by analysing what cosmetic products really contain. — Seven years ago I designed perfumes and... Read more

Forendo Pharma gets licensing deal in the United States

Finnish Forendo Pharma Oy has made a licensing agreement with an American biopharmaceutical company Apricus Biosciences Inc. The agreement applies to out-licensing the US development and commercialization rights for fispemifene, pharmaceutical... Read more

Finnair gives wings to Marimekko design

To celebrate fifty years of one of its most iconic patterns, Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko has again teamed up with national carrier Finnair. A Finnair Airbus 330 will soon feature a previously unseen blue colourway of... Read more

Thu, 23 Oct, 2014:

720 Degrees solves indoor air quality problems

Finnish startup company 720 Degrees offers a cloud based analytics solution delivered with a network of wireless indoor air quality sensors to continuously collect and analyse building- and employee-related data. This allows companies to act in... Read more

Finland’s Roal takes expertise to diverse industries

Roal is a Finnish company which develops industrial enzymes. These are necessary for a diverse range of products and processes – from making food to creating stone-washed denim jeans. Five years ago many companies were worrying about the... Read more

Seriously racks up over a million game downloads in first week

The first game by the Finnish startup games company Seriously, Best Fiends, was released on 9 October and has amassed more than a million downloads during its first week. Seriously reported that, within just six days, the game had risen into the... Read more

Spinfy releases a Moomin PAD for children

Finland’s Spinfy, the interactive storybook producer and mobile game developer, has released a seven-inch tablet computer with a Moomin user interface, packed with preinstalled Moomin content for children. The first devices will be available in... Read more

Wed, 22 Oct, 2014:

Innopinion caters to the crowd

Turning to hundreds of people for brainstorming is one thing; getting them to help evaluate the newly generated ideas another. Finnish crowdsourcing company Innopinion is sticking its head above the crowd by managing ideas and feedback from a... Read more

Finnish Executive MBA program among the global top 100

The Aalto Executive MBA program is ranked globally 83rd in the Financial Times' annual ranking. Aalto EMBA is also the best Nordic program. Some 3,000 EMBA programs are currently being offered around the world, with the top 100 making it on to... Read more

British company Talent Q expands into Finland

Talent Q, the global business management consultancy company, is expanding into Finland and Norway. The expansion is taking place through strategic co-operation with the Finnish companies Studentwork and Sharper. Together the companies are... Read more

CVC looks set to acquire Finland’s Paroc

European private equity firm CVC has reportedly entered exclusive talks to acquire Finnish insulation material maker Paroc. TPG, Nordic Capital, BC Partners and Cinven also bid between 700-750 million euros for the company according to Reuters... Read more

Tue, 21 Oct, 2014:

Magisso solves kitchen problems through crowdsourcing

Fancy design is not enough for Magisso, a manufacturer of kitchen lifestyle products: the product also needs to be practical and overcome the challenges we all face in the kitchen. Placing the bar high has been a successful strategy – today, the... Read more

Finnish smart Meta Watch praised around the world

Meta Watch’s new smart watch, the Meta M1, developed in Finland especially for the US markets, has arrived in Europe. The Meta M1’s traditional wristwatch look has gained an enthusiastic response in the international media from, for example,... Read more

Sanitec welcomes Swiss takeover bid

Finland’s Sanitec, the leader in bathroom ceramics in Europe, has welcomed the 1.4 billion dollar (1.1 billion euro) takeover bid by Swiss firm Geberit, maker of bathroom piping and plumbing equipment.   Sanitec’s board recommended the offer... Read more

Mon, 20 Oct, 2014:

Finnair among the leading companies for action on climate change

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has awarded Finnair a position on The A List of The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change... Read more