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Fri, 26 Feb, 2010:

Speedhero receives a distinction at Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona

Mobile game Speedhero, developed by the Espoo-based sports entertainment software development company Entetrainer Oy, has received a distinction at the renowned Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona. Speedhero was nominated in the Best Mobile... Read more

Helsinki reduces its carbon footprint in the ICT sector

The City of Helsinki signed the Green Digital Charter in Brussels this week. By signing the charter Helsinki made a commitment to improving its ICT energy efficiency. The signatories to the Charter commit themselves for instance to reducing... Read more

Fuugo revolutionizes TV viewing

Finnish software company Axel Technologies presented its new mobile TV software Fuugo at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona on February 15th -18th. According to Axel Technologies Fuugo is the first next generation TV application... Read more

Thu, 25 Feb, 2010:

Fortum turns waste into energy in Lithuania

Fortum is building a new combined heat and power plant in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The value of the investment is approximately 140 million euros. The power plant will be completed by 2013.   The new power plant will be fuelled by municipal and... Read more

Pöyry consults a dam project in Czech Republic and a catalyst plant in Austria

Energy consultancy Pöyry has been awarded two important consulting contracts to Central Europe. In the Czech Republic Pöyry will operate as a leader of a consortium, which will design an upgrade for an existing dam and its ancillary structures... Read more

Wed, 24 Feb, 2010:

Ivana Helsinki pops up in New York

Finnish fashion brand Ivana Helsinki has opened a new store on New York’s Mulberry Street. The store utilizes the pop up-business concept, which means that its doors will be open temporarily only until mid-March. According to the Finnish... Read more

4DSwing golf innovation shoots overseas

Finnish 4DSwing has launched the world’s first golf swing analyzer, providing golf players and coaches comprehensive and very detailed data about everything that happens during a golf swing without attaching wires, sensors or vests to players’... Read more

Tue, 23 Feb, 2010:

UPM launches new websites to communicate its Biofore message

UPM has launched two new websites to promote its Biofore message to its stakeholders. The sites www.upmbiofore.com and www.upmcarbonlife.com offer enhanced applications as well as highlight business cases with environmental advantages. The first... Read more

Crown of Byzantus is the first Finnish massive multiplayer browser game

Crown of Byzantus, the first Finnish massive multiplayer browser game developed and operated by Casual Continent Ltd, a game studio located in Helsinki, can be played by thousands of players simultaneously. The game was launched on February... Read more

Forest industry donates four million euros to the Aalto University

Forest industry will donate four million euros to the starting endowment of the Aalto University in order to strengthen the innovation environment of the forest-based sector in Finland. – Forest industry companies are looking for international... Read more

Mon, 22 Feb, 2010:

Biodiversity.fi provides information on the state of Finnish nature

The Ministry of Environment and Finnish Environment Institute SYKE have published Biodiversity.fi website to provide latest research based information on the state and development of nature in Finland. The information if presented through more... Read more

Metso, Stora Enso and Domtar develop a future pulp mill biorefinery

Metso, Stora Enso and Domtar have joined forces in developing a future pulp mill biorefinery based on new pulping technology. The target of the project, which is expected to continue for several years, is to develop a new concept with improved... Read more

Fri, 19 Feb, 2010:

Uusimaa is the European Entrepreneurial Region 2012

The European Union Committee of the Regions has chosen Uusimaa as the European Entrepreneurial Region 2012. The award attracted 36 regional nominees, out of which three regions received the title for the year 2011 and three for 2012. The EER... Read more

Nokia Siemens Networks brings GSM networks to three Indian states

Nokia Siemens Networks will build a GSM network in three Indian states, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. The contract signed with the Indian mobile phone operator Aircel is worth over 300 million US dollars. In addition to supplying the network,... Read more

Thu, 18 Feb, 2010:

First order for the new Wärtsilä RT-flex35 engines comes from China

Wärtsilä has received the first order for its new Wärtsilä RT-flex35 two-stroke engine. The Wärtsilä licensee, Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co. (YMD), manufacturing low-speed marine engines in China, has signed a contract with Ningbo Donghai... Read more

Fortum and Capgemini sign a 94 million euro contract on smart meter management

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Fortum Distribution AB have signed a ten-year contract worth 94 million euros. The contract assigns the management of Fortum’s existing... Read more

Letters to Father Jacob wins at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Director Klaus Härö’s Letters to Father Jacob has received the Best International Film Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California, USA. The film has also been given a cinema distribution license for the US, which was... Read more

Wed, 17 Feb, 2010:

VTT develops fast method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new automatic method for analysing magnetic resonance images in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The analysis takes only three minutes, when the fastest automatic MR image assessment... Read more

Nokia and Intel merge their software platforms into Linux-based MeeGo

Global leaders Intel Corporation and Nokia merge their Moblin and Maemo platforms. The new product, MeeGo is a Linux-based software platform that will support multiple hardware architectures across the broadest range of device segments,... Read more

Tue, 16 Feb, 2010:

Helsinki is the world’s sixth best city to live in

Helsinki ranked sixth on the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability survey, which assesses the world’s most liveable cities. Helsinki was the only Nordic country to rank among the world top liveable cities. The survey assessed living... Read more

New Allegro trains link Helsinki and St Petersburg

The first of the Allegro high-speed trainsets ordered for the service between Helsinki and St Petersburg has arrived in Finland from Alstom factory in Italy. Fine-tuning and static testing of the brand new train have begun at VR’s Ilmala depot... Read more

Finland’s only airlaid fibre fabric factory opens in Iitti

The brand new factory of Lacell Oy, the producer of airlaid fibre fabric, was opened in Iitti, Finland on the 10th of February. The construction of the factory was completed in the end of 2009. The factory’s produce is exported mainly to the... Read more

Mon, 15 Feb, 2010:

Valmet Automotive brings ”Eva” to Geneva Motor Show

The new electric concept vehicle of Valmet Automotive gets its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2–14th. The “Eva” concept vehicle is a 2+2 seat full-electric city car with a range of up to 160 km per charge. In engineering the... Read more

Pöyry engineers an extensive hydropower project in Sri Lanka

Pöyry, a global engineering and consulting company headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, has been awarded an extensive hydropower plant engineering contract for Sri Lanka. The 6.1 million euro contract includes feasibility studies, tender design,... Read more

Fortum’s wave-power project receives a major grant from Sweden

The Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten has given a 139 million kronor investment grant for the wave power project of Fortum and Seabsed Industry, which has been designed for Smögen in the municipality of Sotenäs in Sweden. The amount equals... Read more

Fri, 12 Feb, 2010:

F-Secure expands cooperation with Vodafone and launches cybercrime Internet TV-series

Finnish Internet security provider F-Secure and Vodafone have signed a global framework agreement to provide Internet protection for Vodafone’s business and consumer customers as a monthly subscription service. The new agreement will expand the... Read more

Koskenkorva rocks the American market

The month of May will see Koskenkorva’s grand entree on the American market. The famous Finnish clear spirit drink will be marketed as a pricey premium-product. Koskenkorva has been sold in Finland since 1953, and the traditional label is... Read more

Thu, 11 Feb, 2010:

Karelian language digital library has been launched

Karelian language texts are now available in digital format. The service is intended for language researchers and the Karelian-speaking people in Finland and Russia. The digital library hosts fifteen rare research works on the Karelian language.... Read more

President Tarja Halonen commits to reviving the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea Action Summit held in Helsinki on February 10th brought together heads of states and governments, representatives of the business sector and NGOs to a new kind of summit. President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen signed... Read more

Wed, 10 Feb, 2010:

St. Lapland export network markets Ruka-Kuusamo region internationally

Tourism companies in the Ruka-Kuusamo region will boost their international marketing by joining forces under a new brand, St. Lapland. The export network, which is organized by the internationalisation expert association Finpro, consists of... Read more

Metso scores 16-million euro grinding mill order to Australia

Metso will supply two complete grinding mills and related equipment to Newcrest Cadia Valley gold mine in New South Wales, Australia. The combined value of the two orders is over 16 million euros. The delivery will be completed by June 2010. The... Read more

Tue, 09 Feb, 2010:

Halton technology offers pleasant dining experience at luxurious Burj Khalifa

Finnish specialist on indoor climate and indoor environment products, services and solutions, Halton, has supplied kitchen and restaurant ventilation solution for the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.... Read more

Halti continues as the official clothing supplier of Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2011

Halti is the official clothing supplier and one of the main sponsors of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 7-20th February 2011. The agreement includes also the provision of clothing for championship organisers and... Read more

UPM wins Sustainable Innovation Management prize in Germany

UPM has been awarded the Sustainable Innovation Management prize at the Best Innovator 2010 awards in Germany last week. The annual competition, which is organised by the international management consultancy A.T. Kearney together with the German... Read more

Mon, 08 Feb, 2010:

Metso delivers a biomass boiler to Scotland and two fine paper machine rebuilds to China

Metso has received an order to deliver a biomass boiler to RWE npower renewables for a co-generation plant to be located at Tullis Russell Papermakers at Markinch, Fife in Scotland. The value of the order is approximately 75 million Euros. The... Read more

Amroy receives European Technology Innovation Award for advanced nanotechnology

Amroy Europe Oy has received a significant European award in the field of nanotechnology. The European Technology Innovation Award was presented to Amroy for its innovative work on material called hyptonite. The award was presented by the... Read more

Fri, 05 Feb, 2010:

Pöyry engineers paper mill for SAICA Containerboard UK

Pöyry has been awarded an engineering contract by SAICA Containerboard UK Ltd for one of the world's most advanced recycled paper mills to be built at Partington Wharfside, near Manchester. The value of Pöyry's new assignment is about 5 million... Read more

Footbalance hits the jackpot with Scope

Footbalance, a manufacturer of custom made insoles has received a 7 million Euro capital investment from the Swedish private equity fund Scope. The investment enables Footbalance to expand its operations on the international market. Footbalance... Read more

Thu, 04 Feb, 2010:

Tekla, REACHLaw and Muxlim community receive Internationalization Awards

The President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, has presented the 2009 Internationalization Awards to the software company Tekla Corporation, the environmental consultancy firm REACHLaw Ltd., and the Muxlim Lifestyle Community. The... Read more

Outokumpu stainless steel has EU’s smallest carbon footprint

The recent Life Cycle Inventory Study on Stainless Steel Production in the European Union shows that Outokumpu stainless steel products have the smallest carbon footprint, which is about 10-20 percent smaller than the EU average. According to... Read more

Wed, 03 Feb, 2010:

MTV launches Dudesons in the USA

The Finnish extreme-stunts Dudesons have signed a six-million dollar contract for a 12-episode TV-series for the American Music Television. The Dudesons in America will be one of MTV's number one launches in 2010. Filming of the new episodes has... Read more

Nokia, Kesko and Nest Oil qualify for the Global 100 list

Finnish corporate giants Nokia, Kesko and Nest Oil have been listed on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations –list. The list was published at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on 27 January 2010. Nokia ranked... Read more

Tue, 02 Feb, 2010:

Stonesoft beats giants in IPS Comparative Test Report

Stonesoft, a Finnish provider of innovative network security solutions has succeeded in the Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Comparative Test Report from the American NSS Labs. NSS Labs considers StoneGate™ IPS-1030, IPS-1060, and... Read more

Tieto supports IT infrastructure of Swedish Kammarkollegiet

Finnish IT-service company Tieto is chosen as one of ten IT-suppliers by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency in Sweden, Kammarkollegiet. Suppliers were chosen in a tender competition and the framework agreements cover IT... Read more

Finnish modern design on show in New York

Creative solutions of Finnish designers and companies in the design industry are showcased in STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design – event in New York on May 14-17th.   STRAIGHTFORWARD New Finnish Design, which is held in conjunction with... Read more

Mon, 01 Feb, 2010:

Lumene beautifies in the US

Finnish cosmetics brand Lumene has signed a significant retail distribution agreement with Walgreens, the biggest drugstore chain in the US. Lumene cosmetics will embellish the shelves of the chain’s 3500 stores by the end of August. The number... Read more

Moventas expands its expertise to China

Finnish manufacturer of wind turbine gears, Moventas has signed a R&D cooperation contract with the Chinese Dong Fang New Energy Equipment (DNEE). The two companies will work together in developing a three megawatt wind turbine, which will meet... Read more