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Fri, 30 Oct, 2009:

Finnair doubles its score in Carbon Disclosure Project

Finnair has doubled its result from last year to 61 in the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project CDP's latest index. The results show that Finnair is clearly the leading Nordic airline in terms of environmental measures. - The very best airlines... Read more

Finnish youth learn more about EU humanitarian aid

Humanitarian aid and the work of the European Commission in providing humanitarian aid are being brought to the knowledge of the Finnish youth. Many young people of today are not aware of these issues at all. Only one third of Finns know that... Read more

Moomins chase comet to Björk’s music

Filmkompaniet, a Finnish film company specialising in children’s films, will produce a new Moomin film featuring music from the Icelandic superstar Björk. The new film is called Moomins and the Comet Chase. It will be come out to cinemas in... Read more

Thu, 29 Oct, 2009:

EU grants health claim to cholesterol-lowering Benecol products

Plant stanol ester, the cholesterol-lowering ingredient in Raisio's Benecol products, is among the first ingredients to be granted a regulatory approval for the use of a disease risk reduction health claim under the Nutrition and Health Claim... Read more

Wed, 28 Oct, 2009:

New York savours Finnish flavours

Fresh! From Finland - campaign, which was launched this week takes Finnish cuisine overseas. The aim of the campaign, realized by the Consulate General of Finland in New York, is to bring Finnish culinary culture and unique flavours to the... Read more

Tue, 27 Oct, 2009:

2009 Cor Baayen Award to Teemu Roos

ERCIM, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, has chosen Teemu Roos from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT as the winner of the 2009 Cor Baayen Award for a promising young researcher in computer... Read more

Finland tops Prosperity Index 2009

Finland is the world's most prosperous nation according to this year's Prosperity Index. Finland 's ranking improved from last year's third place. Last year's number one, Australia dropped this year to the sixth place, while Austria, which... Read more

Mon, 26 Oct, 2009:

Snoobi’s Pekka Koskinen is the Finnish Software Entrepreneur of the Year

The Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association has granted Snoobi Oy's founder and Chairman of the Board, Pekka Koskinen the Software Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 award. Snoobi is a software service company developing and selling Internet,... Read more

BMH delivers a large-scale waste processing plant to Thailand

BHM Technology, part of Hollming Group, will deliver a Tyrannosaurus-waste processing plant to one of the biggest industry corporations in Thailand. The waste processing plant will produce fuel out of waste materials. The value of the contract... Read more

Fri, 23 Oct, 2009:

Niko nominated as the Best European Film Academy Animated Film 2009

Finnish animation movie Niko & the Way to the Stars has been nominated as one of the three candidates for a Best Animated Film 2009 by the European Film Academy EFA. The members of EFA will vote the Best Animated Film, which is a brand new... Read more

Finland receives distinction for paying UN membership fees conscientiously

Finland is one of the 192 member countries, which have conscientiously paid their United Nations membership fees. Only 22 of the member countries have succeeded in paying their fees punctually. In addition to Finland a distinction has been given... Read more

Thu, 22 Oct, 2009:

Public hopes that service vouchers will improve preventive healthcare and shorten waiting times

Service vouchers should be used to shorten waiting times and enhance preventive services in healthcare. This conclusion is based on data collected during the first five weeks of a public online discussion in Finland. The Finnish Innovation Fund... Read more

Wed, 21 Oct, 2009:

Team Finland wins second Clipper race to Rio de Janeiro

Team Finland, headed by skipper Eero Lehtinen maintains its position as the leading team in the Clipper Round the World- competition. After winning the first race from Humber in England to La Rochelle in France, the team continued succesfully,... Read more

Jyväskylä wins an international urban lighting competition in South Korea

The City of Jyväskylä mesmerized as the winner of the international city.people.light - competition in Gwangju, South Korea. The award, which was presented in recognition of top class development work on urban lighting solutions, and the... Read more

Tue, 20 Oct, 2009:

New bird species landed in Hailuoto

The very first Finnish observation of the American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) has been made. The rare wader migrating bird nests, as its name suggests, in North America. It also digresses frequently to the European continent. The... Read more

Valio’s cycling cow is now wearing a helmet

The cycling cow embellishing Valio's milk cartons is now wearing a helmet. The cow's new appearance was initiated in the spring, when particularly families with children expressed their wonder, why the cow was cycling without a helmet. The... Read more

KONE wins major maintenance contract for Stockholm metro

KONE has won a six-year contract from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik AB to maintain all elevator and escalator units installed in Stockholm's metro stations. The contract, which includes maintenance for the organization's 362 elevators and 372... Read more

Crowne Plaza Helsinki chosen as Finland's Leading Hotel

Crowne Plaza Helsinki has been chosen as Finland's best hotel at this year's World Travel Awards -event in Portugal. The event which is held annually has been described as the "Oscar gala" of the World Tourism and Travel Industry. Crowne Plaza... Read more

Mon, 19 Oct, 2009:

Finnish Entrepreneurs of the Year produce top class lures, jewellery, lifestyle solutions and meat products

Kuusamon Uistin, Laatukoru, Palvelukoti Rantakartano and Snellman have received this year's Finnish 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award. The awards were presented during the National Entrepreneur Days on Saturday in Helsinki. Kuusamon Uistin Oy,... Read more

Finland is the world's first country to create laws guaranteeing broadband access.

Starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Telecom operators must be able to provide every permanent business office and residence... Read more

Fri, 16 Oct, 2009:

Spinefarm Records releases Rammstein's new album

The Finnish record company Spinefarm Records will take on the release and marketing of Rammstein's latest album in the UK. This is a significant contract for the recod company that focuses on promoting heavy metal. The new contract concretizes... Read more

Thu, 15 Oct, 2009:

Pöyry awarded railway design contract in Poland

Pöyry has been awarded the design contract for the new airport rail link in Katowice, Poland by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. Pöyry's share of the total assignment is EUR 7.5 million. Pöyry is leading the design consortium with DB... Read more

Pampalo gold mine to open in early 2011

The opening of Pampalo gold mine has been confirmed. The mining company Endomines has announced its intentions, which are to begin commercial operations at the gold mine in the beginning of 2011. Pampalo will have an underground mine and... Read more

Wed, 14 Oct, 2009:

Ruka opens Finnish skiing season

Skiing resort Ruka in Kuusamo opened two of its ski slopes on Tuesday. Ruka is the first skiing resort this year to open its slopes. In addition to the slopes which are already open, Ruka is in the process of making artificial snow in order to... Read more

Super bull Orkko number one in the United States

The Finnish super bull Purolan Orkko, born in 2000, has ranked as the best bull in the entire United States basing on breeding evaluation. Orkko is the very first Finnish bull, which has been given breeding evaluation in America. The evaluation... Read more

Tue, 13 Oct, 2009:

Finnish racing game surpasses milestone of 300,000 sold units during its first month

Trials HD, a skill-game of the Helsinki-based game developer RedLynx Ltd, has ever since its launch been on the hit list of Xbox LIVE Arcade -games. Only one month after its launch, Trials HD has already surpassed 300,000 sold units. It is a... Read more

Eija Pessinen is the European Female Inventor of 2009

Midwife Eija Pessinen has won the Female Inventor of the Year 2009-award. Pessinen's innovation Relaxbirth is a device which supports the body of the delivering mother, allowing her to give birth in a natural position. The device has already... Read more

Mon, 12 Oct, 2009:

Cultural Fitness Clinic wins first prize at international television festival in Bulgaria

Cultural Fitness Clinic, a TV-programme produced by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, has been awarded a winning prize at the Golden Chest International Television Festival in Bulgaria. The programme ranked best in the Television Formats... Read more

Goodnews specifies: Syslore delivers intelligent address recognition system for Norway Post

Further to our last week's news about Syslore's contract with Norway Post we would like to give the news here more precisely: The Helsinki-based software company Syslore has signed a contract with Norway Post for delivering a country-wide... Read more

Omena Hotels expands overseas

Finnish hotel chain Omena Hotels expands overseas. The chain will open a new hotel in the centre of Copenhagen in June 2010. In addition to Denmark, new Omena -hotels will soon be opened also in Sweden and Norway. The company's aim is to... Read more

Pentagon Design and Helsinki University of Technology win Luminord 2009 competition

An innovative LED-lamp designed by the design agency Pentagon Design and Helsinki University of Technology TKK has won the first prize in the Nordic Luminaire Design Competition Luminord 2009. The competition was set out to challenge its... Read more

Fri, 09 Oct, 2009:

Research institute IDC predicts 11,000 new IT-jobs in Finland by 2013

The IT-sector will create up to 11,000 new jobs in Finland by 2013, predicts the international research institute IDC. In the upcoming years employment within the IT-sector will develop much faster than overall employment in the country.... Read more

Thu, 08 Oct, 2009:

Valmet Automotive builds a Finnish electric car

Valmet Automotive has teamed up with Fortum in order to develop a Finnish electric car. The partners intend to present their concept car at Geneva car show next spring. The CEO of Valmet Automotive, Ilpo Korhonen says that the intention is not... Read more

Best designers from Design Factory

As a unique research and learning environment for product development, Design Factory is an innovation it itself. The factory, which operates as a unit of the new Aalto University, intends creating the best product designers in the world. The... Read more

Innovations with recycling

At Uusix-workshops recycling materials are given new life as innovative products. The activities are based on the principles of sustainable development both in production and employee wellbeing as well as in environmental issues. Uusix-workshops... Read more

Wed, 07 Oct, 2009:

Patria develops a futuristic textile antenna

Patria Group has developed a new kind of a flexible satellite antenna, which is capable of operating in the Iridium and GPS frequency bands. It allows the Iridium satellites two-way voice and data communication, while GPS provides positional... Read more

Tue, 06 Oct, 2009:

Finland’s Lasse Koistinen wins Young Chef of the Year 2009 competition

Young chef Lasse Koistinen, who has worked in the well-known Crazy Reindeer-restaurant in Lapland for nine seasons, has won the Young Chef of the Year 2009 award. The competition, which is organized annually by Chaine des Rotisseurs -association... Read more

WinWinD kick-starts wind turbine factory in Hamina

Winwind Ltd's brand new wind turbine factory in Hamina is about to kick-start its engines. The actual production will begin this week. In the beginning the wind turbines will be manufactured by 30 employees. Administrative staff included the... Read more

Sun, 04 Oct, 2009:

Primula Deli builds a large-scale production unit in Järvenpää

Primula Deli has launched the biggest project of its history. The new production and logistics centre in the Southern Finnish town of Järvenpää will be opened already next year. The total value of the project is 35 million Euros, which makes it... Read more

AW-Energy first wave energy company to sign a big contract with the new EU project

AW-Energy, a Finnish cleantech company developing a unique and patented wave energy technology brand named WaveRoller, has signed a 3 million euros contract with the European Union to demonstrate its technology. Ocean energy technology... Read more

Fri, 02 Oct, 2009:

Center for European lithium production being established in Ostrobothnia

Kokkola region of Western Finland has been discovered to contain a world-class lithium deposit, which could turn Finland into the biggest producer of lithium batteries in Europe. The demand on lithium, which belongs to alkali metals, will grow... Read more

Thu, 01 Oct, 2009:

Suntrica develops sun-chargeable batteries

The product innovation of Suntrica, which was established in 2006, has achieved a worldwide reputation rapidly. The company specializes in ergonomic charging solutions that extend the useful life of battery-operated devices and eliminate the... Read more

Ensto brings unique charging posts for electric cars in Oslo and Espoo

The Finnish family-run electrification company Ensto and energy firm Fortum have teamed up to develop a new type of charging point for electric cars. Ensto, which offers a wide variety of energy products and services, hopes to export the product... Read more

Peikko delivers Deltabeams to new parking house in Sheffield

Lahti-based Peikko Group's subsidiary in the UK, Peikko UK Ltd, will deliver Deltabeam composite beams for a new parking house in the Northern English city of Sheffield. The contract was signed between Peikko UK Ltd and CIDON... Read more