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Tue, 31 Aug, 2010:

Wärtsilä supplies a floating power plant to the Dominican Republic

Wärtsilä will supply a 106 megawatt floating, barge-mounted power plant to the capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. The power plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2011.   The plant will supply energy to the... Read more

New biobank project takes a step forward in Finland

Finnish law on biobanks is moving forward. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is now waiting for other Finnish ministries to come onboard with funding for the project. The aim is to have the law in place by the beginning of 2011. The... Read more

Mon, 30 Aug, 2010:

Finnish expedition conquers Mont Blanc by sauna

The very first sauna on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, was pitched in 4,810 metres on August 21st, when a Finnish expedition took a sauna bath on top of the mountain. The weather was favourable early in the morning when Kari... Read more

Online store Fruugo merges with British DTL

Finnish online store Fruugo Ltd. and the British Directory Technologies Limited (DTL) will merge. The online store operating in multiple countries will continue its business under the name Fruugo.   According to the agreement signed by the two... Read more

Fri, 27 Aug, 2010:

Obelux introduces the world’s most powerful LED light

The Finnish aviation obstacle light producer Obelux Ltd has developed the most powerful High Intensity (HI) flashing white LED light of all time. The world’s first high intensity LED, delivering outstanding 600 000 candelas, has been designed to... Read more

Thai-Finnish Wellness Centre opens in Bangkok

The first Thai-Finnish Wellness Centre has been opened in Bangkok, Thailand. – The newly opened centre is fully equipped with the latest Finnish wellness technology. Finnish companies involved in the first stage of the project have been HUR Oy,... Read more

Thu, 26 Aug, 2010:

Kill Arman in 104 countries worldwide

Kill Arman –martial arts travel show has been sold to over hundred countries. The reality television series follows the Iranian-born Finnish tailor Arman Alizad’s confrontations with masters of different martial arts. The tailor has four months... Read more

Nokia and Intel open a research centre in Oulu

Nokia and the world’s largest microprocessor manufacturer Intel have established a new, collaboratively owned and run laboratory at the Centre for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu in Finland. The laboratory focuses on developing new... Read more

Palmroth equips AirBaltic with top quality footwear

The Latvian air company AirBaltic has ordered footwear for its flight personnel from theFinnish shoe manufacturer Pertti Palmroth. The shoes will be manufactured at Palmroth’s shoe factories in Tampere and Virrat.   AirBaltic has ordered two... Read more

Wed, 25 Aug, 2010:

Iptunes receives 1.3 million euro funding

Iptune Oy, a pioneer in mobile service management solutions, has secured a 1.3 million euro investment from a Finnish technology investor, Inventure Oy. The investment is intended to support Iptune’s international growth.   Iptune specialises in... Read more

Finnish beauty queen is Mrs Universe 2010

Finnish beauty queen Jennika Hannusaari is the new Mrs Universe. Married women from 22 different countries took part in the competition, which was held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The news was delivered by Iltalehti magazine. - This feels... Read more

Metso delivers a kraft pulp mill to China

Metso will supply a greenfield kraft pulp mill to the Japanese Oji Paper Co. Ltd. The mill will be built in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, in the southern part of China. Metso’s delivery covers all main process equipment for the new mill, with... Read more

Tue, 24 Aug, 2010:

Finnish technology excites in the United States

The American Rdio music service utilizes the user interface of the Finnish website and music service Hitlantis. Hitlantis is a popular channel for bands that have not yet signed a record deal. – Rdio’s decision to borrow our idea is an excellent... Read more

Mendor launches new all-in-one blood glucose monitor

Finnish Mendor is about to launch a new all-in-one blood glucose monitor. Mendor Discreet meter which will be officially launched in the end of September is the world’s first “all-in-one meter”. The device contains all the necessary components:... Read more

Finland is the world’s hottest chili champion

The Finnish city of Tampere witnessed an eating world championship contest of the world’s hottest chili Naga Morichi on August 21st. The winner of the competition was Finnish Ari Hirvonen who consumed outstanding 82,02 grams of the chili,... Read more

Mon, 23 Aug, 2010:

Kirnu has attracted over 3 million visitors

The Finnish pavilion Kirnu at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 has attracted three million visitors. The number was reached last week. Kirnu’s visitor numbers during the exhibition’s first three and half months have exceeded all estimations, and... Read more

Tekes supports the electric vehicles industry to grow to 2 billion euro by 2020

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation will begin to develop an electric vehicle community and launches a project preparation for electric cars and their systems. The shared testing and research platforms will support... Read more

FogScreen brings the real Santa Claus to China

FogScreen Inc., creator of the world’s first walk-through projection screen made of dry fog, has signed a co-operation and retail agreement to China. The first FogScreen® projection screens will be delivered to Nanjing Santa Claus Media, which... Read more

Fri, 20 Aug, 2010:

Wärtsilä receives four new power plant orders to Bangladesh

Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of decentralized power plant solutions, has received four new power plant orders to Bangladesh. The combined value of the orders exceeds 100 million euro and they add more than 300 megawatts of generating... Read more

Sofi Oksanen wins a famous French literature award

Sofi Oksanen’s ‘Purge’ has won the French Le Prix du Roman Fnac -award, reports newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. This is the first time that the award has been presented to a book written in a language other than French.   The award is presented by... Read more

Six Finnish universities score world’s top 500

Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published its annual world’s top 500 universities list. This year a total of six Finnish universities made it to list, which is one more than in 2009. The Finnish newcomer on the list was Aalto University.  ... Read more

Thu, 19 Aug, 2010:

Halton expands operations in Hungary

Finnish specialist in indoor climate systems Halton strengthens its operations in Hungary. The company will move to a new production facility near Budapest and begin local production of indoor climate systems and components. The move will enable... Read more

Lai-Mu delivers 50 compact tractors to St. Petersburg

Rauma-based Lai-Mu Oy will deliver some 50 compact tractors to the City of St. Petersburg this year. The contract value is over 3 million euro. The machinery will be used principally for the maintenance of streets and roads in St. Petersburg.... Read more

Pöyry inspects roadworks in Argentina

Pöyry has signed a contract with National Road Infrastructure Programme in Argentina for the inspection of roadworks in the country. The value of Pöyry's services is one million euro. The project, which is financed by the Inter-American... Read more

Wed, 18 Aug, 2010:

Finland is the ‘World’s Best Country’

Finland has scored top points in the World’s Best Countries study carried out by the American magazine Newsweek. The ranking compared a hundred countries according to their economy, health, quality of life, education and politics. Finland’s... Read more

Tue, 17 Aug, 2010:

YIT acquires a Slovakian construction company

YIT International Construction Services will acquire 70 percent capital stock of the Slovakian construction company Reding as. The agreement has been signed with the company’s founder, Ladislav Versovsky and his children. Versovsky will continue... Read more

Patria delivers 113 armoured vehicles to Sweden

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV has chosen Finnish Patria as the supplier of 113 armoured wheeled vehicles. The contract includes also an option for another 113 vehicles. The value of the deal is approximately 2.5 billion Swedish... Read more

Mon, 16 Aug, 2010:

Marimekko leaps forward in the US, Europe and Asia

Finnish textile and design company Marimekko establishes a new subsidiary to take charge of its US operations and their development together with brand management specialist C2Group. Marimekko’s aim is to expand its distribution through high-end... Read more

Vaisala delivers weather radar technology to India

Finnish specialist in environmental and industrial measurement systems Vaisala has signed a contract with the India Meteorological Department for the delivery of two dual polarization radars and three-year maintenance services. According to... Read more

Fri, 13 Aug, 2010:

Ahlstrom expands on the Asian transportation filtration market

Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, has signed an agreement with Purico Group on the acquisition of Shandong Puri Filter & Paper Products Limited in China. The unencumbered value of the acquisition is 22.5 million euro.... Read more

Sanoma acquires the leading Romanian real estate website

Sanoma Digital Romania has acquired MagazinulDeCase.ro -website. The website is Romania's first online real estate market place, where owners sell their own properties. MagazinulDeCase.ro is known as the most efficient real estate website in... Read more

Thu, 12 Aug, 2010:

Anders Jahre Medical Prizes awarded to the University of Helsinki

Academy Professor Kari Alitalo from the University of Helsinki has received the respected Anders Jahre Senior Medical prize 2010 and Professor Mikko Niemi from the University of Helsinki has been awarded the Anders Jahre Prize for Young... Read more

June export burst into bloom

According to preliminary information by Finnish Customs exports from Finland increased by a quarter in June this year, compared to figures from June last year. The export value in June was 4.7 billion euro.   Export was sped up especially by... Read more

Wed, 11 Aug, 2010:

Vaisala delivers weather technology to five New York and New Jersey airports

Vaisala has signed a five million dollar agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) equipment, lightning detection, weather forecasting, software and data services, and 10-year... Read more

Finnish designers in the spotlight in New York

Fashion designers Paola Suhonen and Tiia Vanhatapio are the first Finnish designers to feature on the official New York Fashion Week calendar. The annual event, which will be held in September, brings together top names in the fashion industry.... Read more

President Halonen chairs the UN Panel on Global Sustainability

President of the Republic Tarja Halonen has been appointed to co-chair the UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. The Panel, which will address sustainable development with a special focus on climate change, was launched by UN... Read more

Tue, 10 Aug, 2010:

Sello is the first European shopping mall to receive Gold level LEED certification

Sello shopping mall in Espoo is the first European shopping mall to be granted the Gold level ‘LEED for Existing Buildings’ certification for ecologically sustainable operation. Sello collected green building points for instance for its... Read more

Enzyme discovery washes laundry in ten degrees Celsius

A cooperation project between AB Enzymes Oy and Royal Oy has resulted in the discovery of an enzyme, which enables the dropping of washing temperature as low as ten degrees Celsius, while cleaning laundry perfectly. The project has been funded... Read more

Outotec signs major orders for Karara Project in Australia

Outotec has been awarded orders for Australia's Karara Iron Ore Project worth more than 28 million euro. Outotec's solution includes design, supply, delivery and installation of the complete flotation circuit along with all filtration technology... Read more

Mon, 09 Aug, 2010:

Finnish team succeeded in Physics Olympiad in Croatia

The Finnish team has won silver and bronze at the annual Physics Olympiad held in Croatia. The international competition was held in the end of July. The Finnish team’s success was the second best of all time. Nearly 400 students from 79... Read more

Tampere is one of Europe’s hidden jewels

Tampere has been listed as one of the ’Ten Top Towns in Europe You’ve Never Heard of’ by the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald.   In his article, ‘Ten Top Towns in Europe You’ve Never Heard of’, journalist David Whitley touts especially... Read more

Logset enters South American market

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset has received a major order from Chile, reports Kauppalehti magazine. Logset will deliver 18-tonne forest machines and harvester heads to a Southern Chilean eucalyptus plantation. The contract comprises... Read more

Fri, 06 Aug, 2010:

Tallink broke passenger records in July

AS Tallink Grupp serviced 1 092 823 passengers in July, breaking the company’s record of transporting a million passengers in just one calendar month for the second year in a row. Compared to the results of July 2009 the passenger volumes... Read more

Moomin and the Comet Chase is the first Nordic 3D film

Moomin and the Comet Chase, which will be audience premiered on Friday August 6th, is the first full length Nordic 3D film. The film has been directed by Maria Lindberg and it has been 3D converted by Stereoscope Oy.   Icelandic Björk has... Read more

Thu, 05 Aug, 2010:

Outotec delivers chromite sintering technology to South Africa

Outotec has signed a contract with RB Met Engineering Ltd and Xstrata Merafe PSV on the delivery of chromite sintering technology to Xstrata Merafe´s ferrochrome plant located in Rustenburg in South Africa. The order is Outotec’s third chromite... Read more

Teleste modernizes HOT Telecom’s cable network in Israel

The international technology group Teleste has been chosen as an exclusive Fttx equipment supplier for HOT Telecom in Israel. Total value of the four-year framework agreement is estimated to be approximately 16 million euro. The goal of HOT... Read more

Wed, 04 Aug, 2010:

Kemira acquires Albemarle’s production facility in Teesport, UK

Chemicals company Kemira acquires Albemarle's production facility in Teesport, UK. The acquisition will enhance Kemira’s product offering to the oil and gas industry in the North Sea region. Kemira’s contract with Albemarle was signed on July... Read more

Suomi-Soffa introduces an intelligent sofa

Suomi-Soffa together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an intelligent sofa with integrated sensors, which allow the monitoring of the wellbeing of sofa’s user. The intelligent sofa, which will be showcased at Habitare... Read more

Tue, 03 Aug, 2010:

Fortum implements major nitrogen oxides-reduction project at Polish power plants

Fortum will modernize six boilers at the Polish Południowy Koncern Energetyczny’s (PKE) Jaworzno III power plant. The aim is to reduce the plant’s emissions of nitrogen oxides by approximately 60 per cent and to improve the energy efficiency of... Read more

CNET chooses Angry Birds as the best iPhone application

The American technology website CNET has chosen the Finnish Angry Birds -game as the Best iPhone Application. The editorial office and readers of CNET singled Angry Birds out from a hundred of iPhone applications. The game, which has been... Read more

Mon, 02 Aug, 2010:

Finland wins four medals at International Chemistry Olympiad

Finnish students won four medals at the 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan. The youth achieved Finland’s best results in ten years - the last four medals were earned in 2000. The silver medal went to Jarkko Järvelä from... Read more

Enterprise openings increased in Finland

According to Statistics Finland the number of enterprise openings increased in the first quarter of 2010. The number of new enterprises increased by two per cent on the respective quarter of the year before. There were a total of 10,082... Read more