Showing 1-15/51 articles from February 2011

Mon, 28 Feb, 2011:

Software to produce personalized solutions for brain injuries

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) is co-ordinating an EU project using software to optimize the care brain injury victims receive. Every year more than 20,000 Finns suffer brain injury and the nature of those injuries is individual.  The goal of the research is to develop a tool to help doctors in their clinical work. The TBIcare... Read more

Turbo pellet production in Tammela, Häme

The Tammela-based company Leijonapelletti Oy is to begin producing so called turbo pellets using a new technology, according to YLE.  Production will start in the Summer of 2011. In addition to traditional wood, the raw material used for the pellets will include biomass derived from such sources as pulp wood, twigs, branches and grasses. The... Read more

Fri, 25 Feb, 2011:

Move for stronger trade ties between Finland and Kazakhstan

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Paavo Väyrynen has been in discussions with Deputy Prime Minister Aset Issekeshev of Kazakhstan on the topic of economic co-operation.  The two ministers met on Wednesday at the sixth meeting of the Joint Committee of Finnish and Kazakhstan Governments, focusing on economic co-operation. During the talks... Read more

Vaahto deals with Dubai and Korea

Lahti-based Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has won significant orders from Dubai and Korea. Union Paper Mills in Dubai has placed an order for delivery of spray-sizing technology and a general refurbishment of its PM2 using various components to improve runability at its packaging liner mill in the United Arab Emirates. The spray-sizing... Read more

UPM Raflatac to expand in Brazil

UPM Raflatac is to acquire Gumtac, the Brazilian labelstock coating and slitting business in Brazil.  Part of the BIC Group, the  production plant is located in Rio de Janeiro and employs approximately 35 people. – In recent years UPM Raflatac has become widely recognized in Brazil. Through our distribution terminal in Jaguariúna, São Paulo,... Read more

Thu, 24 Feb, 2011:

Technology helps keep hands clean

Ekahau has developed a system for monitoring hand washing over Wi-Fi networks to help prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections. Ekahau’s realtime location tracking technology keeps tabs on staff and their interactions with patients. By using connected technology, hospitals can automatically monitor the use of sanitizer and soap... Read more

Grey Area secures 1.9 million in funding and aims at global markets

Helsinki-based smartphone game developer Grey Area has raised a 1.9 million euro ($2,5 million) round of financing from a syndicate of games industry investors comprising Index Ventures, London Venture Partners and Initial Capital. – Mobile gaming is one of the most exciting and active sectors in consumer technology today, commented Ben Holmes... Read more

ABB in Finland wins order worth more than 40 million euros to supply systems for Norwegian cruise ship

ABB has won an order worth over 40 million euros to provide power and propulsion systems for two cruise ships to be built for the Norwegian Cruise Line. The ships will be built by the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany and they are due to be commissioned in Spring 2013 and 2014. The Azipod propulsion system developed in Finland can reduce... Read more

Wed, 23 Feb, 2011:

Caviar production is becoming a significant business in Eastern Finland

Sturgeon farming and caviar production is turning into a growth business in Eastern Finland.  In addition to the Carelian Caviar sturgeon fishery already operating in Varkaus, the Caviar Empirik Oy fishery is starting up in Ilomantsi. In Ilomantsi, Finland’s most easterly municipality, caviar production is set to start this Spring.  The... Read more

Recognition for Finnish documentaries at Berlin Film Festival

The Finnish-Lithuanian production Barzakh has been awarded the Amnesty International prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.  The film was also awarded a special commendation by the jury. Premiering in the Panorama Dokumente category of the Berlin International Film Festival, Barzakh is the first film directed by the Lithuanian Mantas... Read more

GigsWiz shakes up music ticketing with US expansion

GigsWiz, the direct-to-fan ticketing service, which officially rolled out in the UK last month is trying to crack the United States. It saw its US launch last week at the future of music conference, New Music Seminar. GigsWiz helps artists promote and sell tickets to live events via their websites and social media channels. The idea is that... Read more

Tue, 22 Feb, 2011:

Picosun targets the Indian markets through distribution agreements

Picosun Oy, designers and manufacturers of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems are making significant breakthroughs in India’s booming clean technology markets along with other high profile Finnish high-tech companies. Environmental business competence was on show at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) at the beginning of... Read more

Nokia aims for quick production of cheaper smartphones

Nokia has promised the speedy arrival of cheaper smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told Finnish business journalists that the handset maker would produce inexpensive Windows Phone handsets quickly. The ability to produce smartphones with a very low price point was, he said, one of the key... Read more

Finland wants to lead the world in biodiesel production

Minister of Employment and the Economy Mauri Pekkarinen believes Finland has excellent opportunities to become the global leader in biofuel production. – In Finland, the share of biofuels used in traffic will rise to 20 percent by 2020 compared with the obligation for the whole EU of 10 percent.  Setting the obligation as high as this is based... Read more

Mon, 21 Feb, 2011:

Gender equality reaches the top of the boardroom

The first woman in Finland to chair the board of a large Finnish company is expected to be nominated at the end of March. That’s when energy utility Fortnum holds its annual general meeting and Sari Baldauf looks set to be named Chairwoman of the Board.  Baldauf, a former member of Nokia’s Board of Directors, has been a member of the Fortnum... Read more
Showing 1-15/51 articles from February 2011