Showing 1-15/65 articles from May 2011

Tue, 31 May, 2011:

Avilon announces world first

 Avilon has announced a method for converting paper grade pulp into high purity dissolving pulp. The company, which is part of Neo Industrial’s Viscose Fiber Business, describes the technology as a revolutionary innovation. Until now dissolving pulp, which is the company’s main raw material, has been in short supply and highly priced because... Read more

Game developer Supercell secures millions in investment from international partner

The international global venture capital firm Accel Partners has invested 12 million dollars (nearly 8.5 million euros) in the Finnish company Supercell.  Supercell made the announcement on its website on May 25th, 2011. This is the second investment by Accel Partners in Finland this year.  In March the company invested 42 million dollars in... Read more

Finns excel once again in job comparison charts

Ten Finnish companies were listed on this year’s list of the 100 best places to work in Europe.  Last year the number was nine and the results have been improving virtually year on year since 2005. Half of the one hundred places this year were in the small and medium sized companies category while the other half were distributed evenly among... Read more

Mendor and Novartis develop treatment for diabetes

Finnish growth company Mendor has begun collaborating with the Finnish branch of one of the world’s leading medical companies, Novartis. The companies have started up a pilot project, the aim of which is to develop more targeted care for those suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Taking part in the pilot project will be 12 Helsinki clinics as well... Read more

Finland ranks high for family friendliness

A British think-tank has ranked Finland fourth among family friendly countries in Europe. It surveyed 27 countries according to 25 indicators. The Relationships Foundation looks at issues like debt and poverty, working hours and living costs in its Family Pressure Gauge report. It draws on data from the European Union, the Organisation for... Read more

Mon, 30 May, 2011:

CNN’s news content to be supported by Nokia’s mapping services

Nokia and the global news network CNN have announced an international collaboration agreement where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN's roster of mapping service providers. The collaboration focuses on global newsgathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies and location-based services. The collaboration was first seen in April when... Read more

Metso signs 200 million euro deal with Russian copper refinery

Metso has contracted to supply minerals processing equipment and services to the Russian Copper Company for its copper operation in the Chelyabinskya regionin South West Russia. The service contract is for more than six years and includes a team of more than 130 Metso on-site personnel and as well as the supply of spare parts and consumables.... Read more

Outokumpu snaps up ISSF sustainability award

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has granted the first ISSF Sustainability Award to Outokumpu.  It is in recognition of Outokumpu’s actions and achievements in reducing waste to landfill and in enhancing the efficiency of material use at its Sheffield plant. –The operation of the Sheffield melting shop case is an excellent... Read more

Fri, 27 May, 2011:

Finland will continue to support farmers’ organizations in developing countries

The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) and Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs have together signed a contract to provide support worth 900,000 euros to strengthen farmers’ organizations in developing countries.  Between 2009–2010 MTK started up more than 21 projects in 12 countries with the help of support from... Read more

Orders pour in for Cargotec cranes

Cargotec’s marine crane division has won a contract for 21 MacGregor variable frequency drive electric cranes to be installed on seven multipurpose cargo ships. The ships will be built at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for Ethiopian Shipping lines, and the MacGregor cranes are scheduled for delivery between August 2012 and September 2013.... Read more

Farang is Finland’s best restaurant

Professionals from the restaurant business have picked Helsinki’s Farang as Finland’s best restaurant.  The Viisi Tähteä web magazine’s poll placed Farang, with its modern South East Asian delicacies, way out in front. Chez Dominique with two Michelin stars has been the clear winner of the 50 Best Restaurants category for the past six years. ... Read more

Thu, 26 May, 2011:

UFO sightings rise in Finland

UFO sightings are becoming more frequent in Finland, according to a report on the website of Finland’s national broadcaster YLE. The Finnish UFO Research Association FUFORA and UFO Finland say that they receive about 300 reports of sightings a year.  A typical UFO sighting involves noticing a bright light moving strangely across the sky in the... Read more

Green Mining programme shows the way for Finland’s mining industry

Finland is aiming at becoming an ecologically efficient mineral industry global pioneer by 2020.  The Green Mining programme started up by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) will provide support for growth and internationalization among mining technology and service companies. –We’re intending to grow the number of... Read more

Kaurismäki’s new film wins two unofficial awards in Cannes

Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s new film Le Havre has been awarded two unofficial prizes in conjunction with the Cannes film festival, reports Finnish national broadcaster Yle. Kaurismäki  won the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) which is awarded to the film a panel of international critics believe is the best among the 20 in the... Read more

New cabin construction method revolutionizes shipbuilding

Shippax Oy has developed a new method for building accommodation cabins for ships and for offshore use.  The construction method, based on steel Fixcel sandwich structures, is expected to revolutionize the quality and working practices of shipbuilding. – We set out to develop sandwich structure construction based on our own patented... Read more
Showing 1-15/65 articles from May 2011