Showing 1-15/65 articles from October 2011

Mon, 31 Oct, 2011:

Marimekko store opens in Norway

Marimekko continues its expansion in Scandinavia. The Finnish design company has opened its first company-owned retail store in Oslo, Norway. According to Marimekko, the expansion is in line with the company’s internationalisation strategy. The range sold in Norway embraces all product lines. Marimekko also opened a new store in Stockholm,... Read more

The Finnish miracle

The newly-published book  The Finnish Miracle presents the best as well as the  most challenging sides  of the Finns best and describes the Path of Possibilities, a success model founded on Finnishness, reports the Finnish website Maabrändi.  The book is written by Canadian-born André Chaker who has lived 20 years in Finland. According to... Read more

Lemminkäinen building wins award

A building in Lapland by construction group Lemminkäinen has won the Wood Structure of the Year 2011 award. The Pilke House, an office building and science centre for state enterprise Metsähallitus in Rovaniemi, is highly considered for its ecological wood construction. The carbon emissions of Pilke are only one-third of those of a steel or... Read more

Fri, 28 Oct, 2011:

Heikki Salonen is new head designer at Diesel

Clothes designer Heikki Salonen has been named head designer at the Italian brand Diesel Female. The news was announced in the British magazine Vogue. The Diesel Female collection will be reshaped in a softer, more feminine direction and the choice of Salonen as head designer is part of this change. The first showing from the department headed... Read more

Wärtsilä gets EUR 150 million loan for research and development

Wärtsilä has been granted a EUR 150 million loan by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the company's research, development and innovation activities in several European countries. Wärtsilä says that the company will invest the funds into research activities aimed at further developing engine technology for both marine and power... Read more

Human Rights Centre to be set up next year

Finland plans to set up a Centre for Human Rights next year, reports Helsingin Sanomat.  The new centre will direct and monitor the observation of human rights in Finland and bring together the different players in the human rights sector. Annual running costs are expected to be about 400,000 euros.  A director is already being sought and his... Read more

Thu, 27 Oct, 2011:

Nokia launched its long-awaited "true Windows Phones"

Nokia launched its first, long-awaited “true Windows Phones” at Nokia World event in London on Wednesday. The company introduced Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710, the first Nokia smartphones powered by Windows Phone. Nokia also unveiled four lower-end Asha devices which are combinations of feature phones and smart phones. These phones are... Read more

Ekolite represents Finnish cleantech expertise in the USA

Specializing in natural composites, Ekolite Oy has been selected to represent Finnish cleantech expertise at an internationally prestigious idea competition held in the United States.  The five most promising Nordic cleantech companies have been picked to go forward to the Cleantech Global Ideas Competition from among the competitors at the... Read more

Finavia updates Wifi at Helsinki Airport

Finavia says it has updated the free Wifi network at Helsinki Airport.  — We've updated the entire wireless network's technology, increased the number of base stations and increased the capacity of Internet connections, says Jarno Putta, Vice President, CIO of ICT Services at Finavia. Putta says that one of the reasons behind updating the... Read more

Wed, 26 Oct, 2011:

Renewa to deliver two boiler plants to France

Energy company Renewa Oy has won two significant orders from France.  Renewa will supply a 17.3 MW boiler plant to EBM Thermique for the town of Saint-Louis and a 22 MW boiler plant to the French energy company Dalkia Nord. The planned Saint-Louis boiler plant,  situated in the Alsace region of France, will primarily use wood-based fuel but... Read more

Valio brings top designers to breakfast table

Valio, the leading dairy product group in Finland, will introduce artistic milk cartons to its consumers in November. The dairy company has commissioned top eight Finnish designers to create milk cartons to honour small Finnish dairy producers. The dairy group is intending to produce 130 million design cartons by the end of the April 2012. The... Read more

Tue, 25 Oct, 2011:

Microsoft donates 1.8 million Euros to Finnish universities

The American software company Microsoft has given 1.8 million Euros to Finnish universities. The software company donated 1.4 million Euros to Aalto University, and 210.000 Euros each to University of Oulu and University of Tampere. These donations are important for universities since the Finnish government’s funding for them is 2.5 times the... Read more

Neste Oil’s NExBTL wins biofuel award

Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuel technology has won top place in the Biofuels Technology of the Year category at the international Biofuels 2011 Awards. The awards were announced at the World Refining Association's Biofuels Conference in Amsterdam, an annual event that brings together the world's leading players in the biofuel... Read more

Mon, 24 Oct, 2011:

Rovio enters the Chinese feature phone market

Rovio, the developer of the Angry Birds game, has signed a partnership agreement with VoDone Ltd, a Beijing-based video and telemedia service provider. This news was announced by China Daily. The co-operation aims to expand Rovio’s business into the Chinese feature phone market, which now has approximately 860 million users.  — VoDone’s... Read more

Finnish companies on top for their climate change disclosure

Finnish companies are among the top Nordic companies for their climate change disclosure practices. Eleven Finnish companies are included on the top 26 companies in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. The index highlights companies with the most professional approach to the disclosure of climate change information. Fortum ranks... Read more
Showing 1-15/65 articles from October 2011