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Fri, 31 Oct, 2014:

Topspot combines football with creating well-being

Halfway through the noughties, Mikko Perälä met Marko Saranlinna, a football agent of long standing. They shared the idea of improving the lives of people in developing countries through sports. Based on this idea, Perälä and Saranlinna... Read more

Finnish company TWID sets its sights on US market

The Finnish software company TWID has raised funding to launch a project aimed at promoting exports in the United States. The project will be carried out in Texas jointly with a local TWID software expert. Over a six-month period, potential... Read more

Finland makes doing business easy

Finland is one of the best countries in the world for doing business. The World Bank Group’s Doing Business index has ranked Finland ninth for ease of doing business and first in the sub-category of dealing with bankruptcy. The index ranks 189... Read more

Thu, 30 Oct, 2014:

China’s leading domains owned by Finns

In 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which monitors the global domain name system, announced that it was initiating an application process for new domains. One of the applicants, the Finnish TLD Registry, was... Read more

Siili Solutions expands its operations to Germany

Finnish Enterprise software system integrator Siili Solutions Oyj has expanded its operations to Germany by establishing a local subsidiary, Siili Solutions GmbH. The market expansion is related to Siili’s internationalization strategy,... Read more

Traplight Games secure $500,000 funding

Finnish mobile game company Traplight Games has raised 500,000 dollars from angel investors including Sunstone Capital, Finnvera Venture Capital, East Wings, and Henric... Read more

Wed, 29 Oct, 2014:

Finnish startup event Slush conquered Times Square

Slush, the biggest startup and technology event in the Northern Europe, rang the closing bell of the Nasdaq market site yesterday. In addition, Slush had its marketing video on the world’s biggest video screen on Times Square. Miki Kuusi, the... Read more

Palko Interactive leads the way

Just a few years ago Mathias Eriksson ran his own advertising agency. Then along came an innovation that prompted him to sell his company and start charting new waters. Water in itself is not a foreign element to Eriksson, as he has spent nearly... Read more

Helsinki University professors carry off awards

Two professors of University of Helsinki have carried off major awards. Professor of psychiatry Erkki Isometsä has been recognised for his work on treating mental illnesses with one of the top Nordic scientific awards.   Sampsa Hautaniemi ,... Read more

Tue, 28 Oct, 2014:

Finnish Ismo Leikola is the funniest person in the world

Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola has been awarded as the winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition, tells the Associated Press. The final was held last Friday in Las Vegas. The competition was streamed over the Internet and people... Read more

Finland places second for gender equality

Finland is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to gender parity, again ranking second in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. This year’s Index again ranks 142 countries on the gap between women and men... Read more

Wärtsilä enabling solar energy in Hawaii

Wärtsilä will supply a 50 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Hawaiian Electric Company on the island of Oahu. The plant will help enable the integration of more solar energy on the island. The power station will run on a biofuel blend,... Read more

Finnish documentary wins Europe’s top prize

Finnish documentary Syria – Faces of War has won the Prix Europa award for the Best European TV current affairs programme.  The documentary shows the reality of war through the eyes of the Finnish photojournalist Niklas Meltio. The film is... Read more

Mon, 27 Oct, 2014:

Small Giant Games thinks big

Fresh from completing a 3.1 million dollar investment round, Finnish game studio Small Giant Games is looking to the future with renewed confidence. — It gives us a huge credibility boost that some of the toughest guys in the business have... Read more

Finnish banks pass ECB stress tests

Three Finnish institutions have sailed through European Central Bank (ECB) stress tests designed to see whether banks have sufficient capital to survive problems in the world’s economy.  Finland’s leading financial services group OP-Pohjola;... Read more