Showing 1-15/47 articles from September 2009

Wed, 30 Sep, 2009:

Kemira opens its newest R&D center in Atlanta

Kemira held the grand opening of its Atlanta research and development center which is located at Technology Enterprise Park on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The official inauguration of the center took place on September 29, 2009.   - Kemira's strategy focuses on serving water intensive customer industries. The new center... Read more

Finnish Air Force achieves international acknowledgement

The international readiness unit of the Finnish Air Force has passed NATOSs quality standard as the first air force from a non-NATO country. After passing the evaluation the international readiness unit is ready to operate in international crisis management operations. The first object of evaluations was the unit's ability to handle flying... Read more

Tue, 29 Sep, 2009:

Finnair opens super-fast connection between Europe and India

Finnair opened a new route to India's capital city New Delhi last Friday. The flight, which takes six and half hours is the only direct flight connection between northern Europe and New Delhi. - Our route is the shortest between the EU and India, so it has found wide interest amongst travellers, says Petteri Kostermaa, Vice President of... Read more

Helsinki Energy creates space for electric cars

Helsinki Energy constructs a mobile phone controlled charging point for electric cars. The first charging point will be opened in downtown Helsinki in November. It is part of an ongoing research project by Helsinki Energy and the Helsinki University of Technology which maps the situation of electric cars in the capital city until 2030.... Read more

Mon, 28 Sep, 2009:

New saddle chair swings back into posture

Finnish Salli Swing -saddle chair by Easydoing Oy strengthens the muscles of the middle torso with a new kind of swinging mechanism. The brand new product has stirred up interest also on the other side of the Atlantic, in the United States, where it has featured even in the super popular Tonight Show with Conan O'Brian - TV show. The Salli... Read more

Finnish design in spotlight in Madrid

November is the month of Finnish design, architecture and creativtiy in the Spanish capital city of Madrid. Finnish design and architecture are on display in a number of the city's central culture and exhibition spaces, when Med del Dise ñ o Finlandés - design month brings a comperehensive overview of Finnish expertise. The Finnish Institute... Read more

Fri, 25 Sep, 2009:

MIDE-programme promotes Finnish top expertise

MIDE, Multidisciplinary Institute of Digitalisation and Energy, a programme initiated by the Helsinki University of Technology TKK, promotes Finnish top expertise and aims at improving the competitiveness of Finnish industry, research and training in global market. Approximately 70 researchers and business representatives gathered together in... Read more

Thu, 24 Sep, 2009:

Supercomputer guarantees more accurate weather reports

The new supercomputer of the Finnish Meteorological Institute will speed up the calculations for weather forecasts. The capacity of the supercomputer is 20 times larger than that of the current equipment, thanks to which even more accurate forecasts will be ready twice as fast as currently. The equipment provides also better possibilities for... Read more

Passengers travel Via Spa

The first phase of a new 150 million euro terminal peaks in December when Finnair opens a new Via Spa for passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The final stage will be completed on December 11 with the opening of a stylish 1,000 m2 Via Lounge. A nearly 600 m2 Via Spa will offer four different saunas, an Alpine-style spruce sauna, a stone... Read more

Wed, 23 Sep, 2009:

Lemminkäinen excavates for Western Metro in Helsinki

After quite a competition the first contract of the Western Metro excavation project was awarded to Lemminkäinen Infra. The contract, which is worth approximately 10 million Euros, was the lowest of all the offers. The invitation for tenders was sent to five companies in the business, four out of which submitted their offers on time. The... Read more

UPM Raflatac opens distribution terminals in St Petersburg and Istanbul

UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in St Petersburg. The new terminal will supply the Russian labelling market with high-quality film and paper labelstock. UPM Raflatac is first pressure sensitive manufacturer to open its own distribution facility in Russia. - This investment signals our commitment to the Russian... Read more

Tue, 22 Sep, 2009:

Possibility of a railway between Finnish Lapland and Norway explored

Finns and Norwegians have begun to investigate the possibility of establishing a railway line between Rovaniemi in Finland and Kirkenes in Norway. The purpose of the railway would be to benefit the mining and forestry industries, and tourism. The preliminary report, which will be finalized by July, examines the alternatives for the situation... Read more

Ixonos expands R&D of smartphones in Jyväskylä

Ixonos Plc, a company specialized in smartphone programming, establishes a new next-generation smartphone design unit in Jyväskylä. At the same time Ixonos will extend the R&D of smartphones in Finland. In the new unit, Ixonos will develop smartphones for international device manufacturers and operators based on new, powerful chipsets from the... Read more

Mon, 21 Sep, 2009:

Nokia named as world's most sustainable technology company

Nokia has reached the first place in the 2009 -10 edition of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Already rated for several years as the leader within the Europe and Communications categories, this year Nokia was also chosen as "World Technology Supersector Leader" making it number one across the entire global technology sector.... Read more

Porcini harvest brings considerable income for hardworking collectors

This autumn's porcini harvest seems promising especially in northern Finland. The best collectors manage to harvest dozens of kilograms of the mushroom in a day, and some hardworking families are believed to earn thousands of Euros weekly. Earning a decent paycheck requires also hard work - porcini tend to spread across pine forests and the... Read more
Showing 1-15/47 articles from September 2009