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Mon, 31 Jan, 2011:

Finnair opens the doors to Australia and New Zealand

Finnair and the Australian airline Jetstar have begun an interline agreement.  This will allow customers to purchase tickets on flights operated by Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Valuair and Jetstar Pacific through Finnair’s network. The agreement will... Read more

Recycling server wins Green ICT award

A recycling server developed by an environmental technology research group at the Aalto University has won a Green ICT award in the Research Institute category.  The internet-based server generates monitoring data for the residents and... Read more

Fri, 28 Jan, 2011:

Nokia N9 may launch at MWC - reports

Reports are circulating that Nokia could launch its much anticipated N9 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Finnish tech magazine Prosessori set the rumour mill buzzing with its reports that the N9 will be powered by... Read more

Jartek wins 20 million euro sawmill deal in Siberia

The Lahti-based firm Jartek Oy is to deliver all the green sorting, stacking and drying equipment for a plant to be built for the Kraslesinvest wood processing company in the region of Krasnojarsk in Siberia.  The plant will be close to the town... Read more

Thu, 27 Jan, 2011:

Finnish startups thrived in a music competition

Finnish digital startups have dominated the finals of the prestigious MidemNet Lab music competition. They accounted for five of the thirty finalists at the event in Cannes, France where companies pitch new digital solutions to the music... Read more

Wallpaper award for Eero Aarnio’s bright light

Eero Aarnio’s Innosol Kubo bright light has been awarded in Wallpaper’s Design Awards 2011 in its Best Brightener category. The magazine Wallpaper is one of the word’s most respected design, fashion and lifestyle publications.  This is the... Read more

Ministry prepares the way for a strong arts university in Finland

The Ministry of Education and Culture is preparing to set up a multi-disciplinary university of arts of an internationally high standard in Finland.  A working group considering the project has made a proposal to merge the Academy of Fine Arts,... Read more

Wed, 26 Jan, 2011:

Finnish companies export healthcare competence to Russia

Nordic Healthcare Group Oy (NHG) is planning a new model hospital in St. Petersburg, the model for which is planned for use in the modernization of healthcare throughout Russia. The new hospital will combine both private and public sector... Read more

Kone to deliver elevators for WTC skyscraper in Qatar

Kone is to supply 26 elevators and 18 escalators to the new World Trade Center tower in Doha, Qatar. The tower has been designed by MZ & Partners and is being developed by Qatar General Insurance Company.  The tower will be 243 metres high and... Read more

Tue, 25 Jan, 2011:

Finland ranks third in prosperity index

Finland has again ranked third on an international scale of prosperity, rating among the best in the world for its education system and for safety and security. Finland also scored highly for its promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship. The... Read more

Outotec to deliver copper smelter worth more than 60 million euros to Serbia

Outotec has signed a contract with the Canadian design and construction company SNC-Lavalin to design and deliver a new copper flash smelting furnace and related services to RTB Bor's smelter in Serbia. The contract value is estimated to be more... Read more

Millions in funding granted to four Finnish researchers

Four researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finnish Academy Professor Kari Alitalo, Professor Anu Wartiovaara and Academy Professor Lauri Aaltonen as well as Professor Lassi Päivärinta are to get ERC (European Research Council) Advanced... Read more

Mon, 24 Jan, 2011:

Efore to set up electric vehicle business subsidiary in China

Efore has decided to establish an electric vehicle (EV) business company in China. The new organisation, focused on the product development of DC/DC converters and chargers for electric vehicles, will be built up during the fiscal year 2011.... Read more

Sanako launches new software for language teaching

Sanako Corporation, the global leader in language teaching software, has launched two new products at the BETT 2011 trade fair in London. Sanako Study Primary aims to encourage the speaking of foreign languages at primary level while Sanako... Read more

Eliel Saarinen’s furniture is back on the market

The Kuopio-based company Tetrimäki is starting to manufacture and market Eliel Saarinen’s furniture for the consumer market. Until now this world famous Finnish architect’s work has only been made to order and mainly for public spaces.... Read more

Siberian plywood mill deal for Raute

Raute has received orders from Russia for two peeling lines and two drying lines.  The order, worth over 12 million euros, is from the IIim Bratsk DOK company in Bratsk, Siberia.  The IIim Bratsk DOK plywood mill is Russia’s largest producer of... Read more

Fri, 21 Jan, 2011:

Mawson expands claim holdings by 40% at Finnish uranium project

Uranium exploration company, Mawson Resources, has expanded its ground holding at the Rompas gold-uranium project in Finland by 40%, giving the company a block of 134,429 hectares. The company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada,  said that it... Read more

Golfers’ iPhone app sweeps the world

Finnish company Free Drop Innovations Oy has developed an iPhone app targeted towards golfers. Its GameBook service is a real-time scoring system based on social media technology. – GameBook turns golf into a truly social experience.  Being able... Read more

Finnish industrial investment grows

The long-lasting investment slump in Finnish industry is gradually drawing to a close.  Already last year investments were on the increase and, according to an investment survey by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), this year should... Read more

Thu, 20 Jan, 2011:

Helsinki wants a Guggenheim museum of its own

The City of Helsinki and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have agreed to study the possibility of building a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. The study will begin at once with a goal of completion by the end of 2011.  It will evaluate the... Read more

Stora Enso and Arauco to build large pulp mill in Uruguay

Stora Enso's and Arauco's joint-venture company Montes del Plata will build a new, 1.3 million tonnes per year pulp mill at Punta Pereira, in the department of Colonia, Uruguay. The total investment is estimated to be approximately 1.9 thousand... Read more

Wed, 19 Jan, 2011:

F-Secure wins Product of the Year award

The Austrian testing organization AV-Comparatives has given F-Secure Internet Security 2011 its Product of the Year award.  In 2010, the Finnish data security company achieved seven out of seven Advanced+ scores in product testing. The Advanced+... Read more

Konecranes buys its Chilean licensee

Konecranes has bought the Chilean company Gruas Koman Limitada.  The company has manufactured Konecranes cranes in Recoleta, Chile as a licensee. The deal also includes the Peruvian start-up subsidiary, Koman Gruas Peru S.R.L. The companies... Read more

Tue, 18 Jan, 2011:

Cargotec wins major crane order from Colombia

Cargotec is to deliver two Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 24 Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Colombian port operator Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena. The Kalmar cranes will be the first of their type in South... Read more

Heikki Kovalainen brings CNN news channel to Finland

A camera crew from the global news network CNN spent a good week visiting Finland.  The crew was filming for Future Cities, a programme that targets an audience of more than 270 million and which describes how cities could look in the future. ... Read more

Mon, 17 Jan, 2011:

Espoo joins the UN sustainable development network

RCE Espoo is the first Finnish actor to have been approved for inclusion from the start of 2011 in the UN’s global sustainable development network.  The UN network comprises local RCEs (Regional Centres of Expertise) whose aim is to implement... Read more

Innotools develops electric message tags

The Imatra-based company Innotools Oy has developed an electric message tag.  The concept of the E-Tag is based on the creation of an electrostatic impression, reports YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. – Our message tags are sold all over... Read more

Fri, 14 Jan, 2011:

Biotech companies Biotie and Synosia join forces

Biotie and the Swiss company Synosia are combining to create a CNS (Central Nervous System) therapeutics development company.  Biotie Therapies Oyj and Synosia Therapeutics Holding AG today signed an agreement to combine. – We are very proud to... Read more

Thu, 13 Jan, 2011:

Beneq receives 9 million euros of capital investment

Finnish Industry Investment, Via Venture Partners and private investors have invested altogether 9 million euros in the Finnish cleantech company Beneq. Founded in 2005, Beneq develops industrial equipment for nano-scale thin film coatings. ... Read more

Cramo expands its operations into Europe

The machine and equipment rental company Cramo Oyj is intending to buy the total share capital of German company Theisen Baumaschinen AG for 47 million euros.  The deal with  holding company Arrex Beteiligungs-GmbH should be completed by the end... Read more

Wed, 12 Jan, 2011:

Wireless internet access for rental cars

Car-hire company Avis is bringing wireless broadband to its rental cars in Finland.  According to the company, this will be the first time in the world that rental cars will be made available with wireless internet access.  Finnish company Zonga... Read more

Angry Birds board game

US games manufacturer Mattel has turned the Finnish Angry Birds game into a board game.  The company announced this news at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to the Electricpig website. In the board game,... Read more

Wärtsilä wins order to deliver power plants to Timor-Leste

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to deliver two power plants to Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor.  The order is for a power plant project situated in the Hera district, in the northern part of the country, and it encompasses seven Wärtsilä 18V46... Read more

Picosun predicts ALD breakthrough in 2011

Picosun, which makes Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems for micro- and nanotechnology applications, predicts that 2011 will be a year of major breakthroughs for many industrial scale uses of the thin film technology. Kustaa Poutiainen,... Read more

Tue, 11 Jan, 2011:

Biofuels Digest Project of the Year award for Neste Oil in Singapore

Web-based Biofuels Digest has picked Neste Oil Singapore’s NExBTL project as its Project of the Year for 2010. The world’s largest renewable diesel production  plant came on stream In Singapore during November 2010, virtually on time and on... Read more

University of Helsinki heads for Africa

The University of Helsinki is opening a research centre in Kenya. The inauguration of the Taita Taveta research station, located in a former colonial station, will be held next Wednesday. The University of Helsinki will sign an agreement of... Read more

Mon, 10 Jan, 2011:

Metso to deliver biomass power plant to Estonia

MW Power, a joint venture between Metso and Wärtsilä, is to supply Oü Helme Energia with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power (CHP) in Helme, Estonia. The delivery also includes a plant automation system, which will be delivered by... Read more

Spirit of Britain: from Rauma to the English Channel

The vehicle/passenger ferry NB 1367, ‘Spirit of Britain’ intended for service in the English Channel was handed over by STX Finland to P & O Ferries on the eve of twelfth night.  Spirit of Britain is the largest ferry in service in the English... Read more

Fri, 07 Jan, 2011:

VTT develops a new kind of fuel cell system

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has built a system that produces electricity for the grid from natural gas.  What makes the system unique is that the electric power produced comes from a single 10 kW SOFC stack. According to VTT... Read more

VR expands its wireless networks

VR is to expand its use of wireless networks to its InterCity trains.  Its new double-decker sleeper carriages on the Helsinki-Rovaniemi route already feature internet connection. The onboard network will be implemented gradually through to the... Read more

Thu, 06 Jan, 2011:

Kone to deliver 60 elevators for new Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Kone is to supply elevators and escalators for two new luxury cruise liners being built for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). The ships will be built at the Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and the contract also includes options for... Read more

Wed, 05 Jan, 2011:

Millions in funding for space research

University of Helsinki researchers have received EU funding of nearly four million euros for two separate space research projects. In a six nation joint SEPServer project co-ordinated by university lecturer Rami Vainio,a web server is being... Read more

Helsinki-Vantaa the world’s best airport for connections

In its latest issue, the British magazine Monocle picked Helsinki-Vantaa as the world’s best airport for connections. Monocle praised specifically its human scale, its outstanding way-finding, its sensible shopping, and the good network of... Read more

Tue, 04 Jan, 2011:

MetGen enzymes awarded in venture capital contest

MetGen, who create enzymes for the pulp industry, has won the Clean Energies award a European venture capital contest.  The Eurecan European Venture Contest 2010 selected as winners those companies that investors deemed the most interesting. The... Read more

Raute to deliver LVL plant to China

Raute has signed a contract worth around 15 million euros for delivery of technology to an LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) plant to be constructed in Muling, China. The Muling Kemian Wood Products Co., Ltd plant is due to be commissioned at the... Read more

Mon, 03 Jan, 2011:

Production subsidy for renewable electricity

A new subsidy system has been put in place to promote electricity generated from renewable sources.  The new law, ratified by Finnish President Tarja Halonen, came partly into effect at the beginning of this year.  In the same context, President... Read more

Qvando web service helps locate lost property

Helsinki company Qvando has launched an internet-based lost property service that works using RFID tags.  The company believes this service will have a global market.  The news was first published by Kauppalehti. Qvando is based on RFID tags... Read more