Showing 1-15/47 articles from May 2010

Mon, 31 May, 2010:

Finland and China sign Cleantech contracts worth 1.5 billion euros

Companies within the Finnish Cleantech sector will expand strongly. Different agreements were signed at the Cleantech Finland China seminar held in Beijing on May 26th. The total value of the contracts was approximately 1.5 billion euros. Out of these the share of immediate contracts was about 170 million euros and letters of intent about 1.3... Read more

Nine Finnish companies reached the Red Herring 100 Europe list

Nine Finnish growth companies within the technology sector have been selected among the 2010 Red Herring 100 Europe winners. Important winning criteria were for instance strategic competitiveness, commercial viability and innovativeness of the companies’ products.   The Finnish Red Herring 100 Europe listed companies comprise Cellictica,... Read more

Wärtsilä expands to the Russian railway market

Wärtsilä has signed a joint venture agreement with the Russian company Transmashholding (TMH) for the manufacture of modern and multipurpose diesel engines in Russia. The engines will be used in shunter locomotives and for various marine and power applications. The two companies will jointly engineer the railway application. Wärtsilä and TMH... Read more

Fri, 28 May, 2010:

The French thrilled by Biolan Naturum dry toilet

Dry drum compost toilet Naturum developed by Biolan Oy has been chosen as the second best product in the 'Ecological Innovations' category of the public vote, which was held in association with a French professional event Journées des Collections. The major annual event, which was directed to buyers of retail chains, concentrates on gardening... Read more

Aalto-Tongji Design factory opened in Shanghai

Finnish Aalto University and Chinese Tongji University have established a new cooperation platform, Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, in Shanghai. The factory, which focuses on innovative design, research and cooperation, is located on the Zhangwu Campus of Tongji University. Aalto-Tongji Design Factory is the first concrete step towards a broader... Read more

Thu, 27 May, 2010:

Finnish environmental education awarded with the Green Flag

The Finnish Association for Environmental Education has awarded the acknowledged international Green Flag to 25 daycare centres, 50 elementary schools, three comprehensive schools, four high schools and three vocational schools in Finland.  The Green Flag schools belong to an environmental education program, known internationally as... Read more

Innovative shoes generate power

Assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University, Ville Kaajakari has developed new technology, which generates energy with a generator installed on the shoe heel. The news was published in the Finnish online magazine CO2-raportti. Kaajakari's innovation is based on a new voltage regulation circuit which can convert a piezoelectric charge... Read more

Sopima Oy is one of Europe’s most promising startups

The Finnish specialist in contract management, software company Sopima, has been selected to the exclusive group of Europe's 18 most interesting technology startups in Microsoft's support program for growth companies. 18 companies were selected for the BizSpark European Summit 2010. Each of these companies presented their solutions to the... Read more

Wed, 26 May, 2010:

Basware among top 100 supply chain providers

Basware, global leader in purchase-to-pay solutions, has been named one of the top supply chain providers on the ninth annual Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list. According to the magazine Basware offers solutions, which help companies to meet the post- recessionary supply chain growth. This year's theme was 'Back to Basics and Beyond -... Read more

Two Finnish technology companies exhibit at the “We Are the World” pavilion in Shanghai

Finnish technology companies Ball-IT and Bluegiga have been invited to exhibit their expertise at the Shanghai World EXPO 2010 "We Are the World" pavilion. The pavilion, which was opened in the beginning of May, hosts approximately a hundred companies from all over the world. Ball-IT and Bluegiga are the only representatives from Scandinavia.... Read more

Tue, 25 May, 2010:

Tampere seeks to become a carbon neutral city

The City of Tampere and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra have launched ECO2 – Eco-efficient Tampere 2020 –project, which aims at developing low carbon and carbon neutral city planning. Tampere’s goal is to be fossil fuel free by 2050.   – About two thirds of the renewable energy would consist of wood chips and other wood energy, which we hope... Read more

Passengers choose Finnair as the Best Airline in Northern Europe

Air passengers have chosen Finnair as the Best Airline in Northern Europe in the 2010 independent Skytrax survey. About 18 million passengers from some 100 different countries contributed to the Skytrax research, which was carried out between July 2009 and April 2010. The oneworld alliance, of which Finnair is an active member, was chosen in... Read more

Mon, 24 May, 2010:

Finnish forest industry looks for new growth areas

According to a research project of Forestcluster Ltd. the Finnish forest industry might have future growth potential also outside of its core expertise.   Researchers from the Aalto University, Stockholm School of Economics and University of Helsinki have mapped for instance the commercialization expertise of the forest cluster, consumer... Read more

A record number of Finnish companies listed as Europe’s Best Workplaces

A record number of nine Finnish workplaces have reached the Europe’s Best Workplaces 2010 list published by the Great Place to Work Institute. The list consists of 100 Europe’s best workplaces, selected out of the 1300 companies participating in the research.   The best Finnish ranking was achieved by the Finland’s Best Workplaces 2010 general... Read more

Fri, 21 May, 2010:

Pöyry signs new contracts to China and Saudi Arabia

Pöyry has been awarded a contract for construction supervision of Lot 5 of the Mingan section of the new Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line, which is scheduled to be in operation by 2015. The contract was awarded by Jingfumingan Passenger Dedicated Railway Line Co. Ltd., China. Pöyry's share of the contract is 3.2 million euros. The project... Read more
Showing 1-15/47 articles from May 2010