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Thu, 30 Jun, 2011:

Marine fungi studied as a cancer medication source

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is taking part in a n EU-funded research project exploring the use of chemical compounds produced by marine fungi in cancer treatment. VTT's role in the project is to develop marine fungi cultivation techniques. The EU's Marine Fungi project, started on May 2011, evaluates the possibility of... Read more

Savo-Solar receives an international solar energy innovation award

The Finnish solar heat technology company Savo-Solar has been awarded with the international Intersolar Award. The winners were awarded in the Intersolar Expo 2011 in Munich. Savo-Solar's award-winning innovation is a direct flow absorber that is completely made from aluminium. It is used in solar collectors for improving solar energy... Read more

Finnish companies the first to use sepa-payment with a mobile phone

The Finnish company Epygg, specializing in risk management in electronic payments, has developed a service that enables users to pay their purchases with a mobile phone, both in the Finnish market and abroad. Epygg and the telecom operator Elisa introduced the service together by carrying out a sepa direct debit transaction with a cell phone,... Read more

Wed, 29 Jun, 2011:

Cargotec wins major ro-ro equipment deal in South Korea

Cargotec is to deliver MacGregor ro-ro equipment worth more than 20 million euros to the South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.  The equipment will be installed on four deep sea ConRo vessels to be built for a Saudi Arabian owner. — These specialist ships are designed to carry general and project cargo as well as various type of ro-ro cargo.  We... Read more

Eva Biaudet awarded in the US for her work against human trafficking

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday warded Eva Biaudet, Ombudsman for the Minorities, for her work against human trafficking reported Yle, Finland's national broadcasting company. This recognition of her work took place at a ceremony in Washington at which was published a report carried out by the US Department of State into global... Read more

Tue, 28 Jun, 2011:

Finnish Academy chooses new centres of excellence

The Academy of Finland has selected 15 new Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Research for 2012-2017. The new CoEs will be conducting research in a wide range of fields ranging from the interaction between cells and intercellular substance, molecular systems immunology and physiology to Russia’s modernisation and the history of the structures of... Read more

Powerful growth for Cramo in Nordic region

Crane hire company Cramo is expanding in the Nordic countries.  The company published news of significant corporate acquisitions in Sweden and Norway over the midsummer period. In Sweden the company has acquired all shares in Tidermans.  Tidermans has a strong position on the market in Western Sweden with four depots in Gothenburg and one in... Read more

Jenkatehdas turning the net into a gig venue

Jenkatehdas wants to bring live music to a wider audience via the internet.  The company uses its online gig service to stream concerts in real-time via the internet to individuals and to bars. The online gig service lets you enjoy various artists’ gigs from anywhere, even from the comfort of your own sofa.  Jenkatehdas assures that the... Read more

Mon, 27 Jun, 2011:

Finland sends reindeer to Russia

Finland is sending 16 forest reindeer to Russia to try to secure the survival of the threatened species. Helsingin Sanomat newspaper says the young animals will be transported from the Ähtäri and Ranua animal parks in Finland to Moscow to form a kind of gene bank. ― As a result of poaching, the forest reindeer population in the Russian... Read more

Finnair best in Northern Europe

Finnair has been named the Best Airline in Northern Europe at the World Airline Awards 2011 event held in Paris.  The result is that of the global Skytrax World Airline Survey which is based on passenger feedback.  The survey is regarded as a yardstick in the airline world and it takes into account, for example, departure procedures, seat... Read more

Fri, 24 Jun, 2011:

New government reflects Finnish consensus

Finland’s new government rests upon a broad political base.  The new Prime Minister is the conservative National Coalition Party chairman Jyrki Katainen who served as the Minister of Finance in the previous administration. A total of six political parties are represented in his government, from the small Christian Democratic party representing... Read more

Mendor announces millions in financing

The diabetes technology and service company Mendor has received 8.1 million euros in financing to facilitate its global expansion. The series-B financing round was led by the investor and chairman of the boards of F-Secure, Elisa and Fruugo Risto Siilasmaa.  He was joined by the Dutch Life Sciences Partners, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd.,... Read more

Thu, 23 Jun, 2011:

Finnish games industry set to become the largest in the Nordic region

Turnover of the Finnish games industry has continued its steady growth despite the ongoing economic downturn. In 2010 the industry’s turnover topped the 100 million euro figure, according to the Finnish Games Industry 2010-2011 study published today by Neogames. The actual period of hyper growth is still ahead, however. The study predicts that... Read more

Lindström already operating in four Indian cities

The textile services company Lindström is expanding its operations in India.  The company has been active on the Indian market since 2007 and has established a service centre providing corporate work wear services in Hyderabad in Southern India. The concept is a new work wear offering that comprises not just delivery to customer premises but... Read more

Wed, 22 Jun, 2011:

Metso acquires fine shredding technology

Metso has acquired the technology rights of Swiss recycling equipment producer Holzmag for an undisclosed sum.   The move strengthens Metso’s position as a leading technology and service provider for the mechanical treatment of solid waste.   Metso is currently market leader in equipment for pre-shredding of all kinds of solid waste. Holzmag’s... Read more
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