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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 give Finnair passengers the possibility to use Jetstar’s extensive Australian and New Zealand... 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 management of apartment blocks on the quantity and quality of the waste that is produced. A recycling server... 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 an Intel Atom 1.2 GHz processor, making it the fastest Nokia smartphone to date. It is said to... 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 of Boguchany, on the river Angara, around 500 kilometres northeast of Krasnoyarsk. The order is... 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 industry.  Geisha Music, GigsWiz, Playmysong, SongHi and Steam Republic presented their business to an... 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 seventh year that it has published its annual Wallpaper Design Awards.  The international jury included... 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, the Sibelius Academy and the Theatre Academy. Minister of Education Henna Virkkunen considers the... 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 financing and the institution will be used not just by the city, but also for university research and for... 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 will be located in the main business area along the seafront on Doha’s Corniche. The main contractor... 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 study carried out annually by Britain’s Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, assesses... 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 than 60 million euros. The current RTB Bor reverb type smelter is based on old technology that will... 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 Grant funding.  According to the university, winning this funding is a hotly contested process. The... 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. Establishment of the company represents the implementation of the Group’s recently defined strategy.... 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 Speak offers many of the benefits of a language laboratory for anyone with a computer and an internet... 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. Internationally, Eliel Saarinen (1873 – 1950) is know primarily as an architect of buildings and as an urban... Read more
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