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Fri, 29 May, 2015:

Kone eases the flow in Mexico City

Finnish elevator and escalator company Kone has won an order to equip Gran Patio Revolución, a multipurpose building comprising offices and shopping space in Mexico City. The 130-metre building anticipates some 11 000 people passing through its... Read more

Finnish education heads to Argentina

The JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland, has signed a major education export agreement with Argentina. The goal is to develop the further training of teachers in Buenos Aires. Work was begun immediately once the deal was... Read more

High hopes for Finnish music startups

Finnish music startup companies expect high growth this year. This can be found out from a recent report done by Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto and the Finnish Music Startups collective. According to the report, revenue in music... Read more

Thu, 28 May, 2015:

Lead Desk takes new technology to an old industry

Finland’s Lead Desk has expanded across Europe by offering cutting-edge solutions to the telemarketing industry. Lead Desk didn’t follow the normal route young companies take. Typically a high-tech startup will run big losses while they try to... Read more

Peikko provides lengthy solutions to Swedish bank

SEB Bank’s new office buildings located close to Stockholm are to be equipped with Peikko Group’s DELTABEAM Composite Beams and Composite Columns. Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB received the significant order from ... Read more

Zalando to expand R&D operations to Helsinki

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer Zalando is opening a new technology centre in Helsinki. The centre is set to open in late summer and will employ 50 people during its first year. The technology centre will focus exclusively on research... Read more

Wed, 27 May, 2015:

Musopia makes mobile apps for wannabe guitar heroes

What do the guitar, ukulele, phone camera and karaoke have in common? In this case, Finnish startup Musopia. After three successful mobile apps that make it easier to play the guitar or the ukulele, the startup is now bringing music into our... Read more

Rights to Rovio’s book series sold abroad

The American publishers Macmillan have purchased the publication rights to the young adult series Freya written by Matthew Laurence and published by Rovio. In 2016, Macmillan will publish the first two instalments of the series depicting the... Read more

Citycon shops to the top

Finnish company Citycon has acquired Norwegian Sektor Gruppen for approximately 1.47 billion euros. This move consolidates the real estate investment company’s position as the largest listed shopping centre specialist in the Nordic countries,... Read more

Finnish sign language library wins the 2015 Jodi Award

Finland’s sign language library has won the 2015 Jodi Award. The Finnish Association of the Deaf received the award in recognition of its pioneering new library service, which was praised by its innovative use of technological solutions in... Read more

Tue, 26 May, 2015:

Dream Broker uses video to revolutionise corporate communications

Finland’s Dream Broker has developed a cloud-based system for companies to communicate using videos. They say the core of their philosophy is to help people communicate, collaborate and learn. I once worked for a company notorious for their... Read more

Honkarakenne wins EUR 3 million Kenyan order

Finnish log house manufacturer Honkarakenne has received an order for 47 log houses to be delivered to a holiday resort in Kenya. The value of the order is three million euros. The houses are set to be delivered this year . Since commencing... Read more

Mon, 25 May, 2015:

Pelago Bicycles biking its way to the world

What do a trip around the world, cyclocross and a work commute have in common? Answer: They can all be done on a Finnish-made Pelago bicycle. The goal of the Finnish company, founded in 2009, is to design beautiful bicycles that appeal to bikers... Read more

Framery takes on Asian markets

Framery Acoustics, manufacturer and retailer of phone booths for open plan offices, has concluded a comprehensive distribution agreement in Asia. The distributors are located in Singapore and Hong Kong with branch offices in Tokyo, Soul, Taipei,... Read more

Bitbar to solidify its presence in the US market

Bitbar Technologies, the Finnish company behind Testdroid – cloud-based mobile development and testing, has closed a new funding round. The investment was led by a Nordic VC Inventure, with participation from existing investors Qualcomm... Read more