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Wed, 29 Jul, 2015:

Nokia reveals virtual reality camera Ozo

Nokia Technologies has revealed its own virtual reality device, a 360 degrees camera called Ozo, at an event in Los Angeles yesterday. Rumours of Nokia's plans to enter the virtual reality market had been around for weeks, even before the event... Read more

Ditch your plastic, Intellipocket brings loyalty cards to your phone

It is time to say goodbye to plastic cards. Finnish software developer Intellipocket helps companies of all sizes to create mobile loyalty programmes. A wallet overflowing with loyalty cards is a frustrating sight to many. It is also what... Read more

Finnair expands logistics network in deal with IAG Cargo

Finnair’s subsidiary Finnair Cargo cooperates in a freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo in a bid to strengthen the cargo connections between Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Finnair will open its third cargo hub in Europe in London, in... Read more

Finn selected as chairperson for World Farmers’ Organisation committee

A Finn, Kati Partanen, has been selected as Chairperson of the World Farmers’ Organisation’s Standing Committee for Women Farmers. The committee’s objective is to improve the standing of women as operators in the supply chain. “It has been... Read more

Biohit wins contract with Chinese Ministry of Health

Biohit’s GastroPanel biomarkers are to screen half a million 40-80-year-old asymptomatic persons in China, as part of gastric cancer risk screening study being organised in Chinese healthcare centres. The Finnish biotechnology company signed an... Read more

Tue, 28 Jul, 2015:

Neonto Studio’s success is all in the application

Untangling the restrictions of coding frees up app designers to focus on their creativity. What is your favourite app? Maybe it’s a word game you flick through whilst waiting for the bus. Perhaps it’s a news app, siphoning the latest headlines... Read more

Caverion wins EUR 10.6 million contract in Germany

Finnish company Caverion is to provide ventilation and air conditioning solutions to University Hospital Frankfurt in Germany after signing a contract with general contractor Hessisches Baumanagement. The agreement is valued at 10.6 million... Read more

Mon, 27 Jul, 2015:

Star-tap accelerates corporations and startups

Everybody likes to talk about startups, but what about the companies supporting them. The latest Finnish accelerator programme taps into collaboration between industry giants and agile startups. When we talk with Kaj Hagros, partner at Finnish... Read more

UPM receives top recognition from WWF

Finnish forest product company UPM has been ranked among the top scoring companies of the World Wide Fund for Nature UK Timber Scorecard. The index assessed the commitment and performance in responsible forest trade of over 100 retailers,... Read more

Fri, 24 Jul, 2015:

Finnish gin selected as best in world

Napue Gin, created by Kyrö Distillery Company in Ostrobothnia, Finland, won first place in the Gin & Tonic category at the International Wine & Spirit Competition organised in the UK. Wine estates and distilleries from 90 countries took part,... Read more

Finnish films win international awards

Finnish director Kirsi Mattila’s documentary Marzia, ystäväni (Marzia, My Friend) has won the Best Human Rights Feature in Association with Amnesty International Award in Ireland. Marzia, ystäväni outlines the dreams of peace and independence of... Read more

Thu, 23 Jul, 2015:

Aiscreen transforms sports spectator experience

Aiscreen, a startup company from Tampere, has taken on a current topic: sports data. Established two years ago, the company offers digital tracking services for team sports, which benefit sports teams, leagues, the media and betting companies.... Read more

Americans drink to their health with Finnish ‘gluten-free’ beer

Finnish gluten-free Kukko (“rooster”) beer is set to be exported to the US after local brewer  Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas  signed a contract with Good Life Imports, a company that specialises in bringing European products to the American... Read more

Finnish data security company branches out to Japan

The Finnish data security company SSH Communications Security is opening an office in Tokyo, Japan. “SSH Communications Security is taking a significant step forward in the Japanese market by providing comprehensive local support for our... Read more

Wed, 22 Jul, 2015:

Finnish youth choir sings its way to top at California festival

Vox Aurea, the representative choir of the City of Jyväskylä’s schools and music classes, was the recipient of several prizes at the Golden Gate International Choral Festival in San Francisco, California. The event ran from the 12th to 18th of... Read more