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Mon, 30 Nov, 2009:

Finnish expedition team on its way to Antarctica

The Finnish FINNARP 2009 expedition team began its expedition to Antarctica on November 27th. The scientific objective of the expedition is to research snow and the formation of aerosol particles in Antarctica. Finland has been actively involved in research projects in Antarctica since 1988, when the research station Aboa was established. Aboa... Read more

Fri, 27 Nov, 2009:

Okmetic agreed on a significant contract to Japan

Okmetic and Japanese trading company Marubeni have agreed on a contract for year 2010 whereby Okmetic will supply Marubeni silicon mono crystals. The sales contract will amount to around 7 million euro. Due to the sales contract and Okmetic's improved market situation the company cancels most of the 23 temporarily layoffs announced in... Read more

Thu, 26 Nov, 2009:

Valio’s lactose-free milk drink enjoys international success

Valio launched the world's first lactose-free dairy drinks onto the market in 2001. By the end of 2009, the company's patented lactose-free milk beverages are sold already in 12 countries. - The demand for lactose-free milk products has grown continuously. Meeting that demand we have had to extend our production significantly. On the other... Read more

Anna Valtonen appointed as Rector of Umeå Institute of Design

Finnish Anna Valtonen has been appointed as the new rector of Umeå Institute of Design. The institute is one of the world's leading education providers in the design industry. As the only Nordic institution, it has continuously maintained its position among the 30 top quality academies of the world on the Business Week's global listing. -... Read more

City of Helsinki appointed World Design Capital 2012

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design Icsid has announced that the appointment of World Design Capital (WDC) 2012 has been conferred to the City of Helsinki. Appointed to cities based on their accomplishments and commitment to design as an effective tool for social, cultural and economic development, the WDC designation... Read more

Wed, 25 Nov, 2009:

Russian trade picks up

Export, import and trade have increased significantly in the last six months, beating the figures of last winter and the spring. Only investments have decreased. The information was revealed in the latest North-West Russian Business Barometer published by the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, FRCC. The growth expectancy of the near future... Read more

Karhu’s nano ski well suited for wet and warm skiing conditions

The brand new Karhu Optigrip ski makes skiing and ski maintenance easy. The ski which does not require any waxing, works well on wet snow and is convenient to store, handle and transport without stains. Karhu promises that Optigrip offers good grip and glide in all weather and snow conditions. - Finns are tough to convince with the fact that a... Read more

Tue, 24 Nov, 2009:

Wärtsilä to supply equipment for 170 MW power plant in Texas, USA

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 170 MW gas-fired power plant to be installed in Antelope Station, located near Abernathy, Texas, USA. The power plant is to be located close to significant wind farm generation, and will serve to stabilise the grid when the output from the wind farms change unexpectedly because of weather changes.   The... Read more

Madventures takes National Geographic by storm

TV-rights to Madventures have been sold to the National Geographic Society. The brand new distribution contract means that the award winning reality travel series has been sold to a total of 189 countries. Madventures is the creation of madventurers Tuomas Milonoff and Riku Rantala. National Geographic Society is one of the world's biggest... Read more

City of Lahti strengthens its position in Finnish design

Finnish Design Foundation has been established in Lahti. The opening took place last Thursday. The foundation collects funds and allocates them for design related research, education and development in Finland. The foundation has its own design and media laboratories in Lahti. According to the design foundation representative Pekka Koivisto... Read more

Mon, 23 Nov, 2009:

Tapiola Pension’s in-house investment team rewarded as Europe’s best investment organization

Tapiola Pension's in-house investment team has been chosen as the best investment organization in entire Europe. The 2009 award was given to Tapiola in a competition organized by Investment and Pensions Europe, IPE. The winners were published on November 18th in Dublin, Ireland. The competition, which has been held since 2001 by IPE, is aimed... Read more

Good News Finland now also on Twitter

Good News from Finland -website can now be followed on Twitter. Our Finnish and English news headlines can be found at twitter.com/goodnewsfinland . Twitter is a popular in-line community and a microblog service, where users can send messages and read those of others. The messages have a maximum length of 140 characters. Twitter has millions... Read more

Fri, 20 Nov, 2009:

A China-Finland Innovation Center to be opened in Finland

The China (Shenzhen) - Finland Golden Bridge Innovation Centre announces its establishment as China's first innovation platform that will provide access abroad for Chinese high-tech companies. Greater Helsinki Promotion and Shenzhen Nanshan Government have officially signed A Memorandum of Understanding during the 11th China International... Read more

Wärtsilä to design a research vessel for the Geological Survey of India

  Wärtsilä has signed a contract to design and supervise the construction of a modern oceanographic research vessel for the marine wing of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). In addition to design and supervising the construction process, Wärtsilä will be involved in selecting the onboard scientific instruments, and in arranging training for... Read more

Nanocomp has been awarded for nanophotonics expertise

Nanocomp Oy Ltd, the establisher of the nanophotonics sector in Finland, will receive this year's annual technology award of the Eastern Finland High Technology Foundation. The award values 10,000 Euros. Nanocomp is the only Finnish company in its field and it has also gained international reputation as a nanophotonics expert. Close... Read more
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