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Fri, 29 Jan, 2010:

MultiTouch Ltd. first to bring Windows 7 to multitouch screens

Thanks to Finnish R&D all multitouch applications of Windows 7 operating system can now be used also on large LCD screens. The multitouch applications of the Helsinki-based MultiTouch Oy can now for the first time be used simultaneously with... Read more

Wärtsila delivers a new power plant to the island of Rhodes

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the equipment and engineering for a new 119 megawatt power plant for the island of Rhodes in Greece. The order has been placed by the main contractor of the project, Terna S.A., one of the major building... Read more

Thu, 28 Jan, 2010:

Mobile game Tamhattan supports healthy living

The University of Tampere has launched a new health entertainment project, which develops health promoting computer and mobile phone games for young people. The games bring the mobile youth together into a type of smart-mode-environment either... Read more

World’s tallest building utilises ABB technology

ABB has delivered an electricity distribution substation, control equipment, medium voltage switchgears and transformers to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The technology, which has been designed and... Read more

Wed, 27 Jan, 2010:

Helsinki wins Finnish Travel Quality Award

The Finnish capital city of Helsinki has raised its profile significantly in the past few years, which is evident from the city’s top score in the Finnish Travel Quality Awards. The awards were presented for the fifth time. The competition was... Read more

Princess Maria connects Helsinki and Saint-Peterburg

New EU-registered ferry operator St. Peter Line opens a ferry connection between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg in April. The company is planning to operate the route five times a week, which according to the company will serve more than 500 000... Read more

Outotec to deliver precious metals plant in China

Outotec, a specialist in minerals processing and metallurgical technologies, has signed a contract with Baiyin Non Ferrous Group for the design and delivery of a new precious metals plant in Gansu Province, China. The value of the contract is... Read more

Tue, 26 Jan, 2010:

Tieto R&D grows fast in Chinese mobile industry

Tieto Oyj has been awarded as the fastest growing R&D outsourcing company in the Chinese mobile devices industry in 2009. The award was presented at the Mobile Industry Congress of China last December. The award was based on Tieto’s revenue and... Read more

Finnish school system to be exported to United Arab Emirates

The University of Jyväskylä will export the Finnish primary-school model to Adu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where an interest in developing the local school system according to the Finnish model has emerged. The project in Abu Dhabi involves... Read more

Mon, 25 Jan, 2010:

Outokumpu’s Kemi mine has enough resources for hundreds of years to come

The mineral resources in Kemi mine may turn out to be significantly greater than earlier estimated. There may be enough mining resources for hundreds of years to come. According to the seismic research report by Geological Survey of Finland the... Read more

Fri, 22 Jan, 2010:

Embassy of Finland is the first green embassy in the U.S

The Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C. has received significant environmental recognition. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the acknowledged LEED Gold certification to the embassy for its energy efficiency and environmental... Read more

Luovimo - an internationalization project for creative industries

Finpro, an association founded by Finnish companies, has launched a project supporting the internationalization and growth of Finnish creative industries. Finpro supports this process through multidisciplinary expertise and a global network of... Read more

Nokia to offer free walk and drive navigation

Nokia has announced a new version of Ovi Maps for its smartphones that includes walk and drive navigation at no extra cost. The new version includes among others car and pedestrian navigation features, such as turn-by-turn voice guidance for 74... Read more

Thu, 21 Jan, 2010:

Air Finland expands to holiday packages

From Thursday, January 21st onwards airline company Air Finland will begin offering also holiday packages. Air Finland Holidays will sell all-inclusive holiday packages with Air Finland flights, airport transfers and accommodation. The new tour... Read more

Two Finnish designs win iF Product Design Awards in Germany

Helsinki-based Pentagon Design has received two prizes in iF Product Design Awards in Germany. The award winning designs in the Product Design Award –category were Hackman Rotisser cooking range and Cembrit Shape cladding line. The international... Read more

Wed, 20 Jan, 2010:

Finland wants to direct EU funding for wood-based biofuels

European Union funding should be directed specifically for promoting wood-based biofuel technology, rather than raw materials, which also have use in victuals, said the Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mauri Pekkarinen in the informal... Read more

Tue, 19 Jan, 2010:

The first Finnish fashion blog portal is born

Indiedays is a new platform for Finnish fashion blogs. It brings together 21 independent fashion bloggers and 19 fashion blogs. The 19 top Finnish fashion blogs are estimated to attract up to 100 000 weekly visitors, which is a very valuable... Read more

Metso to rebuild market pulp machine in Alabama, USA

Metso will supply Alabama Pine Pulp with a rebuild of their market pulp machine in Claiborne, Alabama, USA. Metso’s delivery will include both a wet end rebuild as well as the new finishing equipment needed for roll fluff pulp production. The... Read more

Finnish logistics expertise compares well on an international scale

Finland achieved 12th place in Connecting to Compete 2010: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy report, compiled by the World Bank. The study was based on the most comprehensive world survey of international freight forwarders and express... Read more

Mon, 18 Jan, 2010:

Endero is Finland’s fastest growing technology company

Endero, an ICT service company, has been rewarded as Finland’s fastest growing technology company. The company came out top of Deloitte’s list of Technology Fast 50 for Finland. In the EMEA Fast 500 programme Endero was ranked the best Finnish... Read more

Finland takes part in Innovative Teaching and  Learning project

Finland is among the first four countries to take part in an international research, which evaluates the role of technology in innovative teaching and learning. The research project analyses the impact of information and communication technology... Read more

Sat, 16 Jan, 2010:

Metso and BHEL to extend technological collaboration

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) of India and Metso have signed the extension of the ongoing Technology Collaboration Agreement (TCA) between the two companies for Distributed Control System (DCS). The TCA extension is for a period of 10... Read more

Fri, 15 Jan, 2010:

Pretax expands in Germany

Finnish Pretax Oy, the largest financial management and payroll processing services company in the Nordic countries has established an office in Bornheim, Germany. Konsu Oy, a member of Pretax Group, already has an office in Munich. This office... Read more

Finatex project enhances clothing and textile trade between Finland and Russia

The Federation of Finnish Textiles and Clothing Industries Finatex has launched a three-year project to enhance the position of Finnish SMBs in the Russian market. In addition to clothing and textiles the project encompasses shoes, bags and... Read more

Thu, 14 Jan, 2010:

Lundia lamp gains international recognition

A lamp designed by Finnish designer Jukka Kopihete has been awarded Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN 2009 Award. The GOOD DESIGN Awards, which have been awarded since 1950, are part of one the world’s oldest design award programs in the field of... Read more

Pöyry engineers four hydropower plants in Turkey

Pöyry, a global expert in consulting and engineering, has signed a contract for the development of four hydropower plants on the Murat River, the main branch of the Euphrates, in Turkey. The project consists of four dams and four power plants.... Read more

Wed, 13 Jan, 2010:

VTT develops innovative security scanner

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new technology enabling a simpler and more affordable way of producing far infrared and Terahertz cameras for various security applications. The new scanner is believed to have commercial... Read more

Nokia opens a global million dollar Growth Economy Venture Challenge

Nokia has announced a global million dollar venture challenge to encourage innovators to create a mobile product or service that enhances the quality of living in developing countries. The winner of the competition will win a one million dollar... Read more

Tue, 12 Jan, 2010:

Leipurin Ltd. expands in Latvia

Leipurin SIA, a subsidiary of Leipurin Ltd, has acquired the entire share capital of the Latvian company Raugs un citas preces SIA (RCP). RCP sells and markets ingredients for the bakery and food industry in Latvia. The company was established... Read more

Forcit signs an explosive contract

Finland 's leading producer of explosives Forcit, located in the country's southernmost city Hanko, will deliver mining explosives to Sweden. The value of the contract totals 75 million Euros. The five-year contract, which was signed with the... Read more

Biohit launches Acetium to prevent exposure to carcinogenic acetaldehyde

Biotechnology company Biohit Oyj in collaboration with researchers from the University of Helsinki has developed a product, which helps to prevent the exposure of the gastrointestinal tract to carcinogenic acetaldehyde. The over-the-counter... Read more

Mon, 11 Jan, 2010:

Four Finnish companies qualify among world’s most promising start-ups

Four Finnish companies have qualified among the finalists of the Red Herring Global 100 Awards. The Jury of the American business competition chooses 100 most promising and innovative technology companies from all over the world. The Finnish... Read more

Fri, 08 Jan, 2010:

Soy plant to bring new jobs to Uusikaupunki

One of the world's most technologically advanced soy processing plants will be built in Uusikaupunki, reports the daily Turun Sanomat. The factory which will be built over the next year and a half will bring more than 100 jobs to Uusikaupunki.... Read more

Metso delivers biomass power plant to Belgium

Metso will deliver a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production to the municipality of Ham in the Belgian province of Limburg. The order was received from 4HamCogen S.A., a subsidiary of 4Energy Invest S.A. The power plant will... Read more

Thu, 07 Jan, 2010:

UPM invests on materials recovery facility at Shotton paper mill

UPM will invest approximately 17 million pounds in a materials recovery facility at its UPM Shotton paper mill in North Wales. Construction of the facility will commence immediately and will be completed by January 2011. The materials recovery... Read more

Wed, 06 Jan, 2010:

Basware delivers Invoice Automation Solutions to the US

Basware, the global leader in purchase-to-pay solutions, has signed two software contracts in the United States. One of the solutions, which will be delivered to the health care sector, automatizes the handling of paper invoices. Thus, in... Read more

Tue, 05 Jan, 2010:

KONE strong in China – both underground and up in the clouds

The Chinese trust the transit expertise of the Finnish engineering and service company KONE both underground and in high rise buildings. The company began the new year successfully by winning major orders for Beijing Subway and Leatop Plaza, a... Read more

Mother Nature Network promotes Finnish cleantech companies as the promise for 2010

The widely popular environmental website, Mother Nature Network, promotes the Finnish cleantech sector as the international promise of 2010. Karl Burkart, a green technology specialist writing on the website lists eleven Finnish environmental... Read more

Mon, 04 Jan, 2010:

KONE wins an elevator order for Abu Dhabi

KONE will deliver 41 elevators and four escalators for Gate Towers skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Three of the towers have 65 storeys and one 22 storeys. The Gate Towers are part of the Gate District in SHAMS Abu Dhabi... Read more