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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

FIT Biotech works to develop Ebola vaccine

Finland's FIT Biotech is cooperating with Estonian biotechnology group Icosagen to develop a vaccine for Ebola. The work is based on patented technologies allowing induction of passive as well as active immunotherapy. The parties are also... Read more

Fri, 17 Oct, 2014:

The Finnish startup looking to get into your bed

Finnish sleep monitor maker Beddit is on a mission: to put a Beddit monitor to every bed. With $8 million of funding raised to date and a major distribution deal in the US, it is off to a strong start.   Beddit first rose to the headlines when... Read more

World champion snowboarder releases third film

Antti Autti , one of Finland’s most successful snowboarders, is releasing his third feature length snowboarding film Approach & Attack. Autti’s films focus on snowboarders who look for new, pristine slopes around the world from Norway to New... Read more

Thing Link buys video tagging platform Smartag

Helsinki-based Thing Link, enabler of interactive images, has bought St. Petersburg-based video competitor Smartag for an undisclosed sum. As part of the acquisition, Smartag’s engineering team including its founders, CEO Alexey Solomatin and... Read more

Thu, 16 Oct, 2014:

Finnish biobanks one step ahead of others

Finland’s revised Biobank Act came into force in autumn 2013 and has been on everyone’s lips in international medical research circles ever since. The Act enables a broader use of the sample collections than in other European countries for... Read more

Sunrise Avenue’s album #1 in German album chart

Finnish Sunrise Avenue’s new album Fairytales – Best of went number one on German album chart on its release week. This is the first number one album chart pole position to Sunrise Avenue. Their latest album, Unholy Ground, reached platinum... Read more

Rovio Fun Learning celebrates EU Code Week

To celebrate the EU Code Week, Rovio Fun Learning has launched a series of code learning games. The Fun Learning team has also published their favorite selection of code learning games for anyone to try out. Fun Learning’s mission is to create... Read more

Metsä Tissue nominated for energy efficiency award

Finnish tissue paper products supplier Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has been nominated for the international Energy Efficiency Award by DENA, the German Energy Agency, for its work on improving energy efficiency and decreasing emissions in... Read more

Wed, 15 Oct, 2014:

Medicortex tackles brain injuries

A Finnish startup is trying to develop a new treatment to limit the long-term effects of brain injuries. Medicortex Finland is also hoping to identify a biomarker and a diagnostic test so that the severity and extent of brain injuries can be... Read more

Finnish history learning material is best in Europe

Edita’s middle school learning material Memo 8 Historia was awarded the Gold prize in the Best European Learning Materials Awards 2014 in the category for learning materials aimed at learners aged 12 and upward. The prize was presented at the... Read more

Finnish pension system ranks among world’s best

Finland has one of the best pension systems in the world according to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index for 2014, which compares retirement schemes in 25 countries. The Index, in its sixth year and produced by the Australian Centre for... Read more

Tue, 14 Oct, 2014:

Finnish natural dog food Mush spreads internationally

There is a reason dogs are called man’s best friend. We want to do the best for our closest animal companions, and recent research suggests raw food is healthier than dry or cooked alternatives. The Finnish company Mush have been making raw food... Read more

Finland breaks records in Frankfurt

Finland’s stint as the Frankfurt Book Fair’s guest of honour, which ended on Sunday, exceeded all expectations. Frank Wöllstein, the Managing Director of the German media agency WBCO, described Finland’s performance as the most successful of all... Read more

Valio begins milk and cream production in Russia

Finland’s leading dairy company Valio has announced it will begin the production of milk and cream at its partner factory Galactika near St Petersburg. — The widening of the range of products produced in Russia...is designed to offer customers... Read more