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Thu, 30 Sep, 2010:

Finnish researchers discover promising novel targets for cancer treatment

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have discovered molecules inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. The molecules that are suitable as novel targets for cancer treatment activate the p53 gene, which is one of the most important tumor... Read more

Wärtsilä supplies the world’s largest gas engine to Turkey

Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of decentralised power plant solutions, has been awarded an engineering and equipment contract for the extension of the Aksa Samsun power plant in Samsun, Turkey. The Aksa Samsun power plant will be extended... Read more

Rautaruukki signs a 10 million euro bridge contract

Rautaruukki and NCC Construction Sverige have signed a 10 million euro contract for the delivery and installation of steel structures for a bridge to be built at Motala in Sweden. Rautaruukki will have a strong role in design solutions for the... Read more

Wed, 29 Sep, 2010:

Lassila & Tikanoja opens its first recycling plant in Russia

Finnish waste management and recycling company Lassila & Tikanoja expands its operations in Russia by introducing its recently completed recycling plant in the city of Dubna near Moscow. The company’s objective is to reduce the amount of waste... Read more

Halton Puzair breaks through in the German hotel market

Halton Puzair, part of Halton Group, focusing on central vacuum and automatic shredder solutions, has delivered the largest central vacuum system to date in Germany to the Hotel Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz. The hotel has 563 rooms, 12 of... Read more

Finnish government sponsors the World Design Capital 2012 project with 5 million euro

The Finnish government has decided to take part in the World Design Capital 2012 project, and sponsors the project with five million euro. Helsinki, together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti, has been appointed the World... Read more

Tue, 28 Sep, 2010:

Finnish professor receives first ever GerALD award

Professor Lauri Niinistö has been honoured with the first ever GerALD award at the 2010 Baltic ALD conference held in Germany. GerALd is an association of scientists performing research on atomic layer deposition. The GerALD organization... Read more

Karaoke 2010 World Championships to Finland

The world's best karaoke is sung in Finland. Finnish singers have won both the men's and women's categories of the Karaoke World Championship 2010 held in Moscow. The winner of the women's contest was Maria Saarimaa-Ylitalo, who charmed the jury... Read more

Mon, 27 Sep, 2010:

Former UPM paper mill becomes a supercomputer data centre

One of the world’s most eco-efficient data centres will be established in the premises of UPM’s former paper mill in Kajaani. The project is executed jointly by CSC IT Center for Science Ltd. and UPM. The data centre, which will be completed in... Read more

Finnish television show formats enter the global TV market

Suomi TV channel and the production company Aito Media have signed a contract with the US-based global format distributor Small World IFT for the worldwide distribution of new Finnish television show formats. Thanks to the contract, Finnish... Read more

Fri, 24 Sep, 2010:

Chinese business travellers are pleased with Finnair

Readers of the Chinese business and luxury travel magazine Voyage, alongside a committee of experts, have selected Finnair as the best airline. The award was granted in the We Change Travelling category of the 2010 Travel Brand Competition. In... Read more

Vaahto rebuilds a board machine in Indonesia

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received the second order within a short period of time from Indonesian PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk (Fajar Paper). The PM7 board machine of the Jakarta based mill will be rebuilt entirely. The value of the order... Read more

Finnish communications policy sets example for global broadband politics

The United Nations Broadband Commission summons all world leaders to ensure that broadband connection is accessible to half of the world’s population by 2015. The commission published its recommendations for action at a high-level meeting held... Read more

Thu, 23 Sep, 2010:

Vacon strengthens its position in European solar energy business

Leading supplier of AC drives, Vacon is strengthening its foothold in the solar energy business. The company has received new orders from Czech Republic, Italy and Belgium. – Vacon’s business is clean technology, distinguished by two growth... Read more

Neste Oil develops technology for turning waste into feedstock for renewable diesel

Neste Oil has applied for patents for technology developed to produce microbial oil from waste and residues with the help of various yeasts and molds for use as a feedstock for its NExBTL renewable diesel. Research work, which was commenced at... Read more

Wed, 22 Sep, 2010:

Basware Global e-invoicing Open Network wins Green Apple Award

Basware, a global leader in purchase to pay and financial management solutions, has been awarded the international Green Apple Award for its Global e-invoicing Open Network. The award which is presented annually by the Green Organisation... Read more

Finnish entrepreneurship policy gains top ranking

A recent analysis carried out by the Nordic Council, has for the first time compared the efficiency of entrepreneurship policies in the Nordic countries. The research was carried out by the Danish research institute FORA, whose collaborator in... Read more

Tue, 21 Sep, 2010:

Globe Hope invests in exporting recycled design

Globe Hope, a Finnish manufacturer of clothing and accessories from recycled materials, has acquired the recycled design company Secco Oy. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Globe Hope’s position as one of Europe’s biggest recycled design... Read more

Documentary film ‘Steam of Life’ is Finland's Oscar nominee

Steam of Life (Miesten vuoro), directed by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen is the first documentary film to represent Finland at Academy Awards nominations. Steam of Life competes for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.... Read more

Powerkiss offers a wire-free charging experience

Finnish wire-free charging system Powerkiss which can be integrated into furniture has attracted wide international interest and is now ready for global launch. The business idea developed by young designers has been supported by notable... Read more

Mon, 20 Sep, 2010:

Free trade agreement supports economic cooperation between Finland and South Korea

Free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea is expected to be signed at the EU-South Korea summit in Brussels in October. The finalisation of the agreement requires the approval of the European Parliament, and ratification by... Read more

Finnish electric car scores silver in the United States

Electric RaceAbout (ERA) electric car developed by students from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has won silver in the Progressive Automotive X Prize vehicle design competition held in the United States. – Electric RaceAbout... Read more

Fri, 17 Sep, 2010:

Pöyry engineers a 1.6 million euro tall oil plant in Austria

Finnish consulting and engineering company Pöyry has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a tall oil plant by Zellstoff Pöls AG in Austria. The value of the contract is approximately 1.6 million euro. The... Read more

Unique steel slag valorisation plant opens in Tornio

Outokumpu’s Tornio steel factory has opened a unique steel slag valorisation plant, reports Kauppalehti magazine. The plant, which has been built by Tornio-based Tapojärvi Oy, clearly reduces the amount of waste ending up at landfill sites.   –... Read more

NASA launches climate research in Finland

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA will execute over a month-long research project in Finland with the aim of increasing knowledge on clouds and the formation of precipitation. Finland was selected as the... Read more

Thu, 16 Sep, 2010:

Konecranes receives a major port crane order from India

Konecranes has received two important orders for port cranes from the Indian terminal operator Visakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (VCTPL). The orders include four Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. The RTG... Read more

Lemminkäinen underpins Stockholm’s Central Railway Station

Finnish construction company Lemminkäinen has been awarded a major contract for underpinning Stockholm's Central Railway Station. The value of the contract is approximately 10 million euro. Lemminkäinen's work is part of a larger contract... Read more

Nokia takes the smartphone market by storm

Nokia has announced a family of new, super-efficient smartphones at the Nokia World event in London. The new Symbian platform will bring significant enhancements to the performance and user experience of the phone. Nokia’s new smartphones are... Read more

Wed, 15 Sep, 2010:

Fuel cells - the next Finnish success story?

The strong growth prospects for fuel cell products create readiness for the success of Finnish companies in the field, reports the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes. In 2009 the deliveries of fuel cell products increased... Read more

Vaahto delivers headboxes to China

Finnish Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received an order for the delivery of four dilution control headboxes for Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co. Ltd. and Dongguan Jinzhou Paper Co. Ltd. The two companies have new production lines in the Guangdong... Read more

Tue, 14 Sep, 2010:

Finnair’s emissions calculator is the world’s first to calculate actual emissions

Finnair is the first airline company in the world that has launched an emissions calculator based on actual cargo, passenger and fuel consumption figures, not averages or assumptions. The calculations are certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers and... Read more

Mon, 13 Sep, 2010:

HKScan acquires Denmark’s largest poultry company

HKScan will acquire Denmark’s largest poultry company Rose Poultry. The acquisition will expand HKScan’s poultry market operations to Denmark and Sweden, and at the same time the company will become one of the leading players in the Northern... Read more

Dow Jones Sustainable Development Index lists eight Finnish companies

Fortum, Kesko, Neste Oil, Nokia, Outokumpu, Rautaruukki, Stora Enso and UPM-Kymmene have been included in the latest Dow Jones Sustainable Development Index published on September 9th. The previous Dow Jones Index listed six Finnish companies.... Read more

University of Oulu develops new space radar system

The University of Oulu affiliate, Sodankylä Department of Geophysics has been granted European Union funding, supporting the development of a new space radar system for the Nordic countries. The University of Oulu Sodankylä Geophysical... Read more

Fri, 10 Sep, 2010:

Finland’s competitiveness scores world’s top ten

According to a listing commissioned by the World Economic Forum WEF Finland’s competitiveness is seventh strongest in the world. The best ranking was achieved by Switzerland in the comparison, which surveyed nearly 140 countries. Other top... Read more

Cargotec opens a multi-assembly unit in Poland

Cargotec will open a new multi-assembly unit in Stargard Szczecinski in Poland. The new facility, located close to customers and the growing European market, will support the production of a wide range of Cargotec cargo and load handling... Read more

Intelligent camera surveillance creates safety in public places

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is in the process of developing image analysis technology, which improves the supervision of abandoned or unattended articles in public places. The goal of the European Commission funded SUBITO project is... Read more

Thu, 09 Sep, 2010:

Kemira establishes a joint venture in India and builds a factory in China

Kemira expands strongly also in Asia. Soon after releasing the latest news about its business acquisition in the United States Kemira announced that it will establish a joint venture with the Promoters of IVRCL in India. Kemira, Hindustan... Read more

Wed, 08 Sep, 2010:

Outotec delivers furnaces to Zambia

Outotec has received an order from Konkola Copper Mines for the delivery of the third electric furnace for the Chingola copper smelter in Zambia. The order value is approximately 13 million euro. The order is a continuation of Outotec's earlier... Read more

Kemira grows in the United States

Kemira, a global water chemistry company, will acquire the North American water chemicals company Water Elements. The acquired company has a production plant in Baltimore, Maryland and its annual revenue in 2009 was approximately 10 million... Read more

Tieto establishes a data centre company in Russia

Finnish specialist in IT and related consulting services, Tieto Corporation and Russia's leading IT service and consulting company I-Teco will establish a new joint venture company, TrustInfo, providing a full range of globally competitive... Read more

Tue, 07 Sep, 2010:

New water treatment system cleans ballast water and the Baltic Sea ecosystem

Turku-based Auramarine Ltd, part of Hollming Group, has developed a ballast water treatment system, which prevents the transmission of harmful organisms from one marine region to another. Finland's first Crystal Ballast system has been installed... Read more

Rapala invests in carp fishing

Finnish leader in fishing lures and other fishing related equipment Rapala VMC acquires the fishing bait and boilie specialist Dynamite Baits Ltd. Based in Nottingham, Englang, Dynamite Baits employs approximately 60 employees. The value of the... Read more

Two Finns selected among ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2010

Mikko Wirén and Antti Pentikäinen have been awarded in the international Junior Chamber International, JCI's annual Outstanding Young Persons of the World -competition. The world's ten most successful 18-40 year old young people are awarded for... Read more

Mon, 06 Sep, 2010:

Ruukki Group constructs two chrome furnaces and a power plant in South Africa

Ruukki Group Plc announces the signing of two framework agreements with the Chinese Metallurgical Group Corporation Ltd MCC for the construction of two DC chrome furnaces and a 250 megawatt power plant in South Africa. Under the framework... Read more

Outotec delivers an iron ore sinter plant to India

Outotec has won an order from Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for the design and delivery of an iron ore sinter plant for SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant located in Chhattisgarh state, India. Outotec will implement the turnkey plant project in... Read more

Finnish future-researcher listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World

Finnish economist and future-researcher Dr. Mika Aaltonen has been chosen for Marquis Who’s Who in the World. The esteemed publication includes short biographies of over 60 000 influential persons from different fields. The book has been... Read more

Fri, 03 Sep, 2010:

ePaper Finland opens an office in the United States

Specialist in digital publications, ePaper Finland Oy expands its operations to the United States and opens an office in Silicon Valley, California. – We are seeking a strong foothold especially in the distribution of digital catalogues and... Read more

KONE acquires Spanish MARVI elevator group

KONE, Finnish specialist in elevators and their maintenance, has acquired the Spanish MARVI Elevator group operating in the region of Catalonia. MARVI installs, maintains and modernizes elevators. The company has an assembly and logistics centre... Read more

Omena hotels expands to Stockholm

Finnish self-service hotel chain Omenahotelli expands its network to Sweden in the beginning of 2012 with a brand new hotel in the centre of Stockholm. The hotel with its approximate 200 rooms will be built in an office building on Torsgatan... Read more

Thu, 02 Sep, 2010:

Dewaco delivers wastewater treatment technology to Poland

Finnish specialist in wastewater treatment, Dewaco Oy has signed a contract with the Spanish Cadaqua S.A. for the delivery of sludge treatment equipment to Poland. Dewaco’s Cavia equipment has been developed for increasing biogas production and... Read more

Finns take part in developing atmosphere research in South Africa

The Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Helsinki and South African North-West University have cooperated in developing a multifaceted atmosphere research station east of Johannesburg in South Africa. – Especially in developing... Read more

Galvatek delivers aluminium anodizing technology to Slovakia

Finnish Galvatek Oy has signed a multi-million euro deal with Slovakian Sapa Profily, reports Tekniikka & Talous magazine. Galvatek will supply a fully automated and tested aluminium anodizing plant as a turnkey delivery to Sapa Profily. The... Read more

Wed, 01 Sep, 2010:

Positive outlook for Nordic economies

According to an economic survey commissioned by the Nordic financial services group Nordea outlook for the Nordic economy continues to be good despite the international recession. The well-established public finance of the Nordic countries... Read more

Finnish software entrepreneurs head to China

The Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association encourages Finnish companies to take stronger steps towards the Chinese market. According to the association China is a potential target market for Finnish companies, since in addition to large... Read more