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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 many fingers and by multiple users. According to MultiTouch Ltd. the LCD multitouch support opens up... 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 and energy contractors in Greece. Wärtsilä is the leading supplier of power solutions to the islands... 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 at home or school. The starting point of the project is positive health education, where the youth’s... 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 manufactured in Finland, will improve the building’s energy efficiency while offering electrical... 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 hosted by Finland’s Travel Bureau SMT, Gloria-magazines and the Finnish Fair Corporation. The winner... 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 passengers per year.   Princess Maria is a modern passenger ferry built about 30 years ago.  It can... 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 approximately 6 million Euros. The delivery includes basic engineering, proprietary equipment and... 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 headcount, increased number of customers and for services provided to local customers, such as China... 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 the establishment of two lower primary-schools, where teaching is provided according to the Finnish... 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 intrusion including Kemi chrome ore extends to the depth of 2-3 kilometres, possibly even to 4... 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 friendliness. The Finnish Embassy is the first embassy in the U.S. to receive the LEED certificate. The... 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 experts. The recently launched project, which has been named Luovimo, is financed by the Ministry 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 countries, in 46 languages and detailed maps for more than 180 countries. – The large-scale... 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 operator aims at taking approximately 30 000 holiday makers overseas during the first year of its... 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 jury of the competition, which has been held since 1953, consists of design experts who assess the... Read more
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