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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,... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... Read more

Clipper Round the World –race started in Finnish command

Clipper Round the World started in Finnish command, when Team Finland, led by the Finnish skipper Eero Lehtinen won the first race from Humber on the southeast-coast of England to La Rochelle in France. - It was a good warm up. It hasn't quite... Read more

Valtra agrees on 20 million Euro tractor deal to China

The Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra will deliver 306 tractors to China. The value of the deal is 20 million Euros and it also includes spare parts and training. The tractors will be delivered to China's northeastern province Heilongjiang.... Read more

Fri, 18 Sep, 2009:

VTT: Organic waste can be utilized in biofuel production

VTT Technical Research Centre Finland has investigated different possible uses for community waste. At the moment 60 per cent of the community waste ends up in landfill sites. According to research carried out by VTT for instance separately... Read more

Thu, 17 Sep, 2009:

Wärtsilä to supply floating power barge to Papua New Guinea

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a barge-mounted power plant to serve a mining operation in Papua New Guinea. The contract, signed in August, is valued at approximately EUR 57 million. The customer is Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global... Read more

Metso to supply a complete crushing system to Jelsa quarry in Norway

Metso will supply a complete fine crushing and screening system to Norsk Stein's Jelsa quarry expansion in Norway. The delivery will be completed by June 2010. The value of the order is approximately EUR 27 million. The order comprises of four... Read more

Nintendo Wii console charms with Finnish meerkats

Inaria Interactive, a game company and a business brand of Lapland Studios in Rovaniemi, will publish a Wii-game called 'Lead the Meerkats'. The game is likely to be the first Finnish Wii-game in the WiiWare download service. - In Lead the... Read more

Wed, 16 Sep, 2009:

Kesko scores top points in sustainability index

For the seventh year in succession, Kesko was selected for the Dow Jones sustainability indexes DJSI World and DJSI STOXX. In the annual review 2009, Kesko gained the subsector's best score for its innovation management, risk management,... Read more

Laitex delivers conveyors to Estonia

Laitex Oy is an enterprise specialized in the design and manufacture of tailored solutions for materials transfer and handling applications for process industries globally. The company's expertise lies in engineering and manufacture of conveyors... Read more

Tue, 15 Sep, 2009:

Medbase signs an important international contract

Italian Elsevier Masson, a world's leading publisher of science and health information, has chosen the Finnish SFINX database into its repertory. The drug interaction database has been developed by Medbase Ltd. The publisher produces for... Read more

Teleste secures Chicago’s trains by new surveillance system

The Chicago Transit Authority has awarded a contract to the Finnish technology group Teleste for a system-wide security camera control and recording system covering 144 rail stations. The order value is approximately 3 million Euros. The... Read more

Mon, 14 Sep, 2009:

Finnish Justus Mutanen wins International Statistical Literacy Competition

Justus Mutanen from Lyseonpuisto Upper Secondary School, Rovaniemi, triumphed individual championship in the 17 to 18 age-category in the International Statistical Literacy Competition for young people, which was held in Durban, South Africa on... Read more

Blue1 introduces Lapland to the French

The airline Blue1 will increase its flights between Central Europe and northern Finland by opening new routes from Paris and Düsseldorf to Kittilä in the Finnish Lapland. The company will also continue flying between Helsinki and Kuusamo, Ivalo,... Read more

Valio’s lactose-free milk drink launched in the United States

Finnish lactose-free milk has been launched in the US. The product, which found its way onto the shelves of American supermarkets in August, has now entered the product range of nearly all the East Coast retail chains and is available in 3200... Read more

Fri, 11 Sep, 2009:

Kone modernizes Metro Rome

Kone has won a contract from Metro Rome for the maintenance of all units, such as escalators, autowalks, elevators and stair lifts, which are installed in the Rome underground lines. The three-year maintenance contract is worth over 12 million... Read more

Wärtsilä scrubbers first to be certified to combat marine sulphur oxide emissions

Wärtsilä's scrubbers offer a proven solution for markedly lowering sulphur oxide emissions. After performing successfully in a series of tests, the Wärtsilä sulphur oxides (SOx) scrubber has been granted the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA)... Read more

Thu, 10 Sep, 2009:

Finland excels in WorldSkills 2009 championships

Team Finland 2009 won five medals in the youth WorldSkills 2009 championships in Calgary, Canada. The two gold-winners were Ville Rämö from Kuopio, in masonry category and Elina Salminen from Pirkkala in hair-styling. Marianna Luoma won silver... Read more

Kuusamo attracts Russian tourists with charter flights

North-east Finland and eastern Lapland hope to attract winter tourists from Russia to make up for the winter tourism from Britain, which has decreased significantly due to the recession. The Russian airline Rossiya will launch a series of nine... Read more

Wed, 09 Sep, 2009:

Acquiring services by touching

Touch an advertising poster with a mobile phone and you will download music into your phone! Rapidly spreading near field communication (NFC) will enable numerous applications that will make life easier. Companies in the sector are seeking their... Read more

Software sector has self-belief

The software sector seems to be coming through the economic recession in better shape than many others. A survey by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy shows that every fourth company in the sector is recruiting during the year. The... Read more

Tue, 08 Sep, 2009:

Border without Borders is celebrated in Lapland

Already 200 years have passed since the drawing up of the border between Finland and Sweden. The Hamina Peace Treaty was signed in 1809. The anniversary is celebrated on both sides of the border in the delta of the Tornio-river in Lapland.... Read more

City of Hamina welcomes Russian pharmaceutics

The southern Finnish harbour town of Hamina will soon have a Russian pharmaceutical factory. Information of the project was published on Monday, when the board of Hamina municipality gathered to discuss the sale of the requested building plot.... Read more

Mon, 07 Sep, 2009:

Marinetek impresses in the Caribbean

Finnish marina developer Marinetek will supply the second construction phase to Port Luis Marina in the Caribbean. Port Luis Marina is located in St. George, the capital city of Grenada. The 105 new berths will be completed by the end of the... Read more

Pegasor brings new OBD-sensor to the motor vehicle market

Finnish Pegasor Ltd. has launched the first prototype of an On Board Diagnostics, OBD-sensor, which meets the requirements of the motor vehicle industry and public authorities. The most harmful fine particles are produced by diesel vehicles. For... Read more

Fri, 04 Sep, 2009:

Nokia and Facebook take mobile market by storm

Mobile phone giant Nokia which is looking for a foothold on the internet community sites has agreed on a partnership with Facebook. According to Nokia the social networking sites have become the most important trends on the internet. They also... Read more

Real Snacks grows with tortilla chips

Real Snacks Oy located in the northern Ostrobothnian town of Pyhäntä believes in the popularity of TexMex-food. Some time ago the company introduced the market to the first tortilla chips produced in Finland. Real Snacks intends to expand its... Read more

Thu, 03 Sep, 2009:

The union of Finnish design and Japanese bamboo

The Japanese company Take Create Hagi, specialising in the manufacture of bamboo products, will be making their debut at Habitare, Finland's largest furniture, interior decoration and design fair, with their Magaru brand and new collection.... Read more

Rakla constructs a modern glass factory in Russia

Finland's largest wholesale business in the glass industry, Rakla Oy has established a subsidiary in Russia. The extent of the investment totals to approximately 25 million Euros. The modern factory, which will be built in St. Petersburg, aims... Read more

Vaisala introduces a new real-time global lightning dataset

The new service offered by Vaisala provides lightning information throughout the globe to serve the world's meteorological institutions and other weather-dependent users such as seafarers and aviators. The new Global Lightning Dataset,... Read more

Wed, 02 Sep, 2009:

Fiskars introduces a new generation Buster L motorboat

The most popular motorboat in Finland, Buster L, has gained a successor. The new generation version of Buster L has been equipped with a new hull and new plastic interior design. The boat is 14 cm longer and its beam is 1 cm wider than its... Read more

Valmet Automotive focuses on electric vehicles

Finnish Valmet Automotive has received another contract for manufacturing electric vehicles. Metso Group announced last week that it has signed a letter of intent, according to which the manufacturing of Think electric vehicle will be... Read more

Tue, 01 Sep, 2009:

Finnish spectacles into recycling in Kenya

Finnish opticians and ophthalmologists carried out vision test in Kenya last week. Also glasses donated by Finnish people have been distributed in Membeki. During the first two days already nearly 600 vision tests were done. This year's vision... Read more

visitfinland.com serves travelers in ten languages

The Finnish Tourist Board MEK has launched an entirely revised, brand new travel portal at www.visitfinland.com. The internet portal serves foreigners in nine different languages. The tenth language is Finnish. The different services of the... Read more