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Fri, 30 Apr, 2010:

Ruukki strengthens its position as a supplier of wind turbine towers

Rautaruukki has signed an agreement to acquire the wind turbine tower design, erection and maintenance operations of the German company SeeBA Technik GmbH. The transaction strengthens Rautaruukki's position as a supplier of high wind turbine... Read more

Finnish cleantech expertise showcased in Silicon Valley

Finnish expertise was strongly visible at the Nordic Green II conference held this week in Silicon Valley, US. Finland was represented by Cleantech Finland and CLEEN Ltd in the event, which showcases Nordic, Estonia and American Cleantech... Read more

Thu, 29 Apr, 2010:

FinNode network internationalizes Finnish innovation activity

Public actors within the Finnish innovation system have strengthened their cooperation in order to internationalize Finnish innovation activity. FinNode network helps to promote strategic cooperation and partnerships in the most potential... Read more

Konecranes supplies six RTG cranes to Turkey

Konecranes has received an order for six RTG (rubber-tired-gantry) container handling cranes from Turkish terminal operator TCE EGE Konteyner Terminal Isletmeleri, A.S. based in Aliaga, Izmir. The first RTG cranes will be delivered to TCE EGE in... Read more

Surface hygiene test wins the Chemical Industry Innovation Award

Orion Diagnostica and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have won the Chemical Industry Innovation Award 2010 with their surface hygiene monitoring innovation Orion Clean Card® PRO. The award-winning innovation is a new kind of chemical... Read more

Wed, 28 Apr, 2010:

Medixine develops a comprehensive environmental health service for the UK

Finnish Medixine Ltd has won tender for an electronic service provided by the Met Office, the UK’s National Weather Service, to patients suffering from Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease, COPD. Healthy Outlook service alerts the patients by... Read more

Neste Oil begins trials of 100 percent biofuel

Neste Oil has begun trials of Neste Green 100 diesel produced from 100 percent renewable raw materials. According to Neste Oil’s Executive Vice President Sakari Toivola the new biofuel is intended to be launched on the consumer market as soon as... Read more

Tue, 27 Apr, 2010:

Lemminkäinen acquires majority interest in Norwegian Asfalt Remix

Finnish construction group Lemminkäinen has acquired a 75 percent majority interest in the Norwegian infrastructure construction company Asfalt Remix AS. The shares were acquired from Brynildsen Holding AS. Lemminkäinen has also an option to... Read more

Lapua to become one of EU’s model cities for sustainable energy

The western Finnish town of Lapua is the only Finnish municipality to take part in the EU’s Concerto-project, which investigates energy saving by different means. Nearly 50 cities all over Europe are taking part in the five-year project, reports... Read more

Mon, 26 Apr, 2010:

MobileMonday’s 100th chapter launched in Pakistan

Finnish initiative MobileMonday, a global community and NGO of mobile industry visionaries, developers and companies, launched its 100th chapter in Pakistan. The opening ceremony, which took place in the country’s capital city Islamabad, was... Read more

India and Finland strengthen cooperation in the field of diagnostics

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes and the Indian Department of Biotechnology have agreed on continuing their collaboration in the field of diagnostics. Funding is available to companies and research projects from... Read more

Fri, 23 Apr, 2010:

Finnish building industry revives timber building

Interest on timber apartment buildings has been revived all over Finland. New building projects have been launched for instance in Helsinki, Mikkeli, Kouvola, Saarijärvi and Turku. According to the Finnish Forest Industries Federation the... Read more

Thu, 22 Apr, 2010:

Medixine and DigiEcoCities develop an eHealth framework for China’s DigiEcoCities

Finnish specialist in e-services for healthcare and wellness, Medixine Ltd and DigiEcoCity DEC Oy have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of an e-health concept for DigiEcoCities, which will be built in China. DigiEcoCity Oy is a... Read more

Tekla publishes civil engineering software Tekla Xstreet overseas

Finnish software company Tekla will publish an international version of Tekla Xstreet, an information system developed for civil engineering design, management and construction support. The English version of Tekla Xstreet is directed at wider... Read more

Wed, 21 Apr, 2010:

Finnish wollastonite strengthens the international automotive industry

Wollastonite is a rare acicular mineral, which occurs naturally near limestone deposits and is used to strengthen the filling agents of rubber and plastic. Nordkalk has mined rare wollastonite in Lappeenranta since the beginning of the 1970s.... Read more

YIT enters into an operation and maintenance agreement for Statoil offices in Norway

YIT and Statoil have entered into a frame agreement for the delivery of services within operation and maintenance of Statoil's office buildings in Norway. The agreement includes more than 400,000 square metres of office building area. The... Read more

Tue, 20 Apr, 2010:

WinWinD delivers a wind park to Estonia

Finnish supplier of wind turbines, WinWinD will deliver a 24 megawatt wind park to Aseri, Estonia. The wind park will consist of eight 3 megawatt wind turbines, which will be delivered during 2010. The park is expected to start producing... Read more

KONE signs two major people-flow contracts to China

Finnish leader in the elevator and escalator industry, Kone has won an order to supply 90 Machine-Room-Less (MRL) elevators and 16 autowalks to Kunming’s new international airport, which will be China’s fourth largest airport when completed in... Read more

Mon, 19 Apr, 2010:

Three European top scientists shortlisted for Millennium Technology Prize 2010

Three European scientists have been shortlisted for the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize, the world’s largest award for technological innovations. The prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland, is aimed at promoting technological... Read more

Cargotec signed 15 million euro deals to Korea

Cargotec has received two MacGregor cargo access equipment orders for four deepsea RoRo vessels and two pure car truck carriers (PCTCs). The orders, which will be built in Korea, have a total value of approximately 15 million euros. The RoRo... Read more

Fri, 16 Apr, 2010:

Teleste acquires Swiss Freycom S.A.

Finnish Teleste Group has expanded its operations on the Swiss market by acquiring Freycom S.A., an expert in network maintenance and upgrades. Freycom, which operates in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, has specialized in upgrades and... Read more

Finnish invention reduces space debris

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has developed a plasma brake capable of reducing the amount of debris left in space. Using the plasma brake, small satellites can be returned to the atmosphere after their service life, thus preventing the... Read more

Thu, 15 Apr, 2010:

Mappa Stellare’s wilderness tours awarded in Italy

Genoa-based Mappa Stellare, a tour operator owned by Finnish Liisa Väisänen, has been awarded a Sustainable Tourism acknowledgement for its bear and wolverine tours to Northern Karelia. The acknowledgement was awarded by a major Italian travel... Read more

Lippupiste is eager to grow on the Baltic ticket market

The number one ticket agency in Finland, Lippupiste Oy is expanding its operations to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. – Our future growth will take place within the Baltic region. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are a market area of about eight... Read more

Wed, 14 Apr, 2010:

Metso’s tissue production lines in high demand – Turkey places a major order

Metso, a supplier of technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries has announced its second major contract in the last couple of days. The company has now published... Read more

Pisla acquires Polish hardware and furnishing company Vertex S.A.

Viitasaari-based supplier of hardware and furnishing products Pisla Ltd has acquired Polish Vertex S.A. Group. The group has subsidiaries in Poland and the Czech Republic, and 14 sales offices in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The... Read more

Tue, 13 Apr, 2010:

Finnish organic produce to beguile German taste buds

The German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce DFHK has launched a new food product export project, enhancing the export of Finnish food to Germany. The project operates through two export chains, one of which is designated for the export of ordinary... Read more

Nokia acquires geographic intelligence solutions specialist MetaCarta Inc.

Mobile technology giant Nokia has acquired MetaCarta Inc, a specialist in geographic intelligence solutions. The American company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nokia aims at utilizing MetaCarta’s technology in Nokia’s search service and... Read more

Mon, 12 Apr, 2010:

Normet signs a major international partnership agreement

Iisalmi-based Normet Group, a global leader in underground mining and tunneling equipment, has acquired 40 per cent of the capital stock of TAM International, a specialist in construction chemicals manufacturer. The two companies have also... Read more

Metso delivers tissue production line to China

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to the Hong Kong-based Max Fortune Industrial Ltd. The tissue line will be installed in the company’s brand new mill near Fuzhou city in the Fujian province, China. The value of the order will... Read more

Itella establishes extensive transportation network in Russia

A Finnish specialist in logistics and warehousing, Itella Logistics has launched partial and full load transportation, and international scheduled groupage consignments to Russia. The LTL service will also include domestic transports across the... Read more

Fri, 09 Apr, 2010:

Software Point aims high on the Nordic market

Espoo-based Software Point, a specialist in laboratory data management and quality systems, has acquired Swedish LabIT Solutions. Through the acquisition Software Point is approaching its goal as the Nordic market leader in Laboratory... Read more

CryoSat-2 surveys ice thickness with Finnish technology

The European Space Agency ESA launched its CryoSat-2 satellite yesterday, Thursday 8th. The satellite is on a mission to survey ice sheets on land and ice floating on polar oceans of the Earth. Finnish research teams have taken active part in... Read more

Thu, 08 Apr, 2010:

Vaisala acquires Canadian Veriteq Instruments Inc.

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, strengthens its position in the life science market through the acquisition of Canadian Veriteq Instruments Inc. The Vancouver-based company is a provider of productized... Read more

FiDiPro programme brings international top expertise to Finland

Five new international research projects have been chosen for the FiDiPro – Finland Distinguished Professor Programme, a joint funding programme of the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Tekes. These... Read more

Wed, 07 Apr, 2010:

Wild berries and mushrooms produced over 10 million euros in 2009

Last year’s wild berry harvest produced a profit of approximately 8.7 million euros. Also wild mushrooms proved to be profitable with a yield of two million euros. The highest earning berry and mushroom pickers roamed the forests of north and... Read more

Tue, 06 Apr, 2010:

Pöyry wins over 10 million euro contracts to South America

Pöyry has won two contracts to South America, with a total value of over 10 million euros.   Brazilian Eldorado Celulose e Papel Ltda has awarded Pöyry a contract for pre-engineering and preparatory work for new pulp mill infrastructure. The... Read more

Blancco expands in Japan

Blancco, a specialist in secure data erasure and end-of-lifecycle solutions, has opened a new subsidiary in Japan. Blancco is planning to expand its business also to Italy and Spain. – Blancco Japan will be the company's largest international... Read more

Shanghai World Expo 2010 pavilions built using Tekla software

Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) designed by the Finnish software engineering company Tekla has been used for designing and building 13 pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. In addition to the Finnish pavilion ‘Kirnu’,... Read more

Fri, 02 Apr, 2010:

Happy Easter!

Good News from Finland is enjoying the Easter holiday until April 6. Read more

Thu, 01 Apr, 2010:

Biovakka and Gasum engineer a revolutionary biogas production plant in Nastola

Finnish importer and retailer of natural gas, Gasum and Biovakka, a company specialized in financially viable and efficient regional bioenergy production plants, have launched a joint engineering project for a biogas facility to be constructed... Read more

China-Finland ‘Golden Bridge’ Innovation Center to be established in Finland

Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng, who visited Finland recently, has signed two cooperation agreements with the Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Mauri Pekkarinen. These agreements will reinforce business and economic relations... Read more