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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

14 Finnish companies qualified among Red Herring finalists

Every year the esteemed American media company Red Herring publishes a list of 100 most promising European technology companies. This year’s finalists include 14 Finnish ICT companies. The final Red Herring 100 Europe list will be published on... Read more

Thu, 20 May, 2010:

Helsingin Energia awarded for energy-efficient data centre technology

Helsingin Energia has received prestigious recognition by the international IT sector for its energy-efficient operation. The 2010 Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT Award was granted for technology created by Helsingin Energia, which... Read more

Finnish Seasam House customized Poland’s best transit system

Real-time passenger information system SeasamTRAVELLER developed by the Finnish Seasam House has been awarded as Poland's 'Best ITS Implementation of the Year'. The award was presented by ITS Polska, a member of international intelligent... Read more

Wed, 19 May, 2010:

Outotec delivers copper processing technology to the mountains of Chile

Finnish leader in minerals processing and metallurgical technologies Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in the high... Read more

Four Finnish environmental projects to be awarded among Europe’s best

The European Commi ssion will reward the Best Life+ -Environment Projects 2009 in June. Four out of the 46 award-winning projects were located in Finland. The Vattaja Dune Life - project protected the Vattaja sand area of the coastal... Read more

Tue, 18 May, 2010:

Outotec delivers flotation technology to Finland, Zambia and Mauritania

Outotec has agreed with the First Quantum Minerals Limited Projects Office based in Perth, Australia, for the delivery of flotation, thickening and automation technologies for several projects around the world. The total value of the contracts... Read more

Wärtsilä receives biggest ever power plant order to Brazil

Wärtsilä, a leading supplier of decentralised power plant solutions, has been awarded its biggest-ever contract for building a power plant in Brazil. The value of the contract is 200 million euros. The power plant order was placed by Energética... Read more

Räihä is the first Finnish woman to conquer Mount Everest

Mountaineer Carina Räihä has made Finnish climbing history by ascending Mount Everest. Born in 1967, Räihä is the first Finnish woman to conquer the world’s highest mountain. Räihä left her career in 2009 to fulfil her long term dream to conquer... Read more

Mon, 17 May, 2010:

Alan Wake released worldwide

Eagerly awaited action game Alan Wake has been released. The launch, which took place in Helsinki at midnight May 13th attracted a large crowd of game enthusiasts. Present were also Alan Wake’s head writer Sami Järvi and the main character of... Read more

The world’s first online community-created opera presented in Savonlinna

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is launching an unprecedented project in which anyone can contribute to the creation of an opera. The Internet based Opera By You -online community can help to write the libretto, compose the music, design the sets... Read more

Fri, 14 May, 2010:

Moventas expands to Australia

Finnish wind turbine gear and industrial gear manufacturer Moventas will establishe a subsidiary in Australia. At the moment the company operates in eight countries in Europe, the Americas and China. Australia’s demand for wind power is in rapid... Read more

Invest in Finland opens in Shanghai

Invest in Finland has opened an office in Shanghai, China. The aim is to activate cooperation between Chinese and Finnish companies and increase Chinese investments in Finland. - Invest in Finland has several target countries but China is... Read more

YIT signs major contracts to Germany and Sweden

Finnish specialist in building systems and construction and industrial services YIT h as published contracts to Germany and Sweden with a total value of over 57 million euros. YIT has signed a contract to install heating, air conditioning and... Read more

Wed, 12 May, 2010:

AFORE project develops new bio-based solutions for wood processing

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland coordinates an extensive EU project, which works towards developing novel, industrially adaptable and techno-economically viable bio-based solutions for the separation, fractionation, and primary... Read more

Minister of Communication Suvi Lindén to join UN’s Broadband Commission

Minister of Communication Suvi Lindén has been invited to join UN’s high-level Broadband Commission for Digital Development. The commission, which is run by top class leaders, aims at finding solutions for creating effective broadband... Read more

Tue, 11 May, 2010:

Aspo makes largest ever vessel investment on Baltic Sea cargo market

ESL Shipping Oy, a subsidiary of Aspo Plc, has ordered two new ice-strengthened dry bulk cargo vessels from the Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. The new vessels are clearly bigger than ESL Shipping's existing vessels, 56,150 dwt supramax... Read more

Boliden recycles electronic scrap metal with Outotec Kaldo technology

Finnish specialist in minerals processing and metallurgical technologies Outotec has signed a contract with Boliden AB for the delivery of Kaldo furnace technology to Boliden's Rönnskär copper smelter in Sweden. The delivery will be a part of... Read more

Mon, 10 May, 2010:

Aldata acquires British software company Cosmic Solutions Ltd.

Finnish specialist in integrated business solutions Aldata Solution Oyj has acquired all shares and assets of Cosmic Solutions Ltd, a specialist UK provider of category management software. The value of the acquisition is approximately 3 million... Read more

Finnish companies trust in the strengthening of Russian trade

Russian exports and business of Finnish companies have picked up significantly in the last six months. According to the Russian Business Barometer published by the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce FRCC also expectations for the near future... Read more

Fri, 07 May, 2010:

Finland’s first Wii-console game leads the meerkats

Rovaniemi-based Lapland Studios will publish the very first Finnish console game, which can be loaded onto Nintendo Wii console. The game, which tells the story of African meerkats, can be downloaded onto the console through the WiiWare download... Read more

Pöyry consults the world’s largest wastewater tunnel project in Mexico

Pöyry has been awarded a project by the Mexican Comisión Nacional del Agua to provide specialized advisory services during the construction of the largest wastewater tunnel in the world. The tunnel will be 62 kilometres long and 200 metres deep.... Read more

Thu, 06 May, 2010:

Green stamp saves nature

Finnish national mail enterprise Itella has launched an environmental 'Posti Vihreä' stamp as part of its Green Program. Deliveries with the stamp are carbon-neutral since the carbon emissions resulting from the mail delivery will be compensated... Read more

Lemminkäinen continues its Norwegian conquest by acquiring tunnel excavation company Risa Rock AS

Finnish specialist in construction, Lemminkäinen has acquired over 90 percent majority interest of Norwegian tunnel excavation company Risa Rock AS, a subsidiary of Risa Group. The acquisition consolidates Lemminkäinen's position in Norway. The... Read more

Wärtsilä delivers power modules for FPSO vessel in Brazil

Finnish leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä has signed a contract with the Brazilian industrial group QUIP to supply three main power modules for a new P-63 Floating Production Storage and... Read more

Wed, 05 May, 2010:

TimberHeart builds a timber apartment building in the Pyrenees

Lahti-based specialist in pillar and beam timber building, TimberHeart Ltd has received a major order from France. The company will deliver a 1900 square metre TimberFrame apartment building to the Pyrenees. Once completed, the building will... Read more

Outotec acquires Swedish sulfuric acid specialist Edmeston

Outotec has acquired all shares in Edmeston AB, a Swedish company specializing in sulfuric acid production equipment and systems. The transaction is subject to completion of confirmatory due diligence, and it is expected to be closed in May.... Read more

Tue, 04 May, 2010:

Greenvironment raises growth capital on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Finnish Greenvironment, a specialist in bioenergy and decentralized energy applications, strengthens its funding base by enlisting on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. – The decentralized electricity and heat market is growing rapidly in Central... Read more

Metso supplies containerboard making technology to Australia

Metso has received an add-on order for containerboard making technology from Amcor Packaging Pty Ltd as part of its new machine project for a containerboard line at Botany Mill in Sydney, Australia. The add-on order covers all main process... Read more

Neste Jacobs and Eesti Energia modernize Estonia’s shale oil condensation

Subsidiary of Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste Oil, Neste Jacobs will act as an engineering partner for a new shale oil condensation unit in Estonia. Neste Jacobs and Eesti Energia Õlitööstus signed the engineering and... Read more

Mon, 03 May, 2010:

Peikko starts production in Canada

Peikko Group’s subsidiary established in 2007, Peikko Canada Inc. will start small-scale production in Quebec City, Canada. The production will begin in 2010 and it will focus on precast connections. The subsidiary was initially established to... Read more

Outotec and Alunorte awarded for energy efficiency

A user of Outotec calcination technology in alumina production, Brazilian Alunorte S.A. has been awarded for energy efficiency during this year's global industrial technology exhibition at the Hannover Messe, Germany. – We are extremely happy... Read more

Pöyry signs 16 million euro contracts to China and Brazil

Pöyry concluded the month of April by publishing two new engineering projects for two continents. Pöyry signed a contract with Xi'an-Datong Passenger Dedicated Line Company Ltd for construction supervision of the Datong-Xi'an high-speed railway... Read more