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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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. ... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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.  ... Read more

Nokia unveils its new N9 smart phone

The N9 is Nokia’s first phone to use the Meego operating system. Nokia today unveiled its new N9 smart phone in Singapore. The N9 has a full touch screen and three home screens and its user interface utilizes a new simple swipe movement.  The... Read more

Vaahto to deliver pulpers to China and modernize head boxes in Poland

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has announced two major new agreements.  The company will supply five pulpers to the Stora Enso Narew site in Ostroleka in Poland where a new board production line is being built as well as modernizing three head... Read more

Ahlström aiming for the Chinese wind power markets

Ahlström is to begin production of glass fibre reinforcements for the wind mill industry in China.  The reinforcements are used, for example, to reinforce wind mill blades. Production will commence during this year at Ahlstrom's Binzhou plant in... Read more

Tue, 21 Jun, 2011:

Road tanker trucks trial Neste Oil's renewable diesel

Neste Oil says its NExBTL renewable diesel is being trialed for a year in day-to-day use in Finland by a fleet of road tanker trucks. The trial will monitor how NExBTL performs in trucks covering long distances and carrying heavy loads under a... Read more

Fortum and Lukoil sign agreement on technology collaboration

Fortum and the Russian energy company Lukoil have signed a technology collaboration framework agreement that covers collaboration in the areas of operation, maintenance and capacity upgrades of power plants and heating networks. The companies... Read more

Miradore manages remote management securely

Software house Miradore is heralding a new era in remote management.  Using the company’s new software, several devices such as tills, smart phones and PCs can all be managed using the same platform. This development will improve the security of... Read more

Mon, 20 Jun, 2011:

Finnish wireless company opens US base

A Finnish start-up company which specialises in wireless technology for the healthcare industry is opening its US headquarters in Akron, Ohio. The company expects to create about 30 jobs in Akron over the next two years. Founded in 2006 by... Read more

Lemminkäinen agrees demanding infrastructure project in Sweden

Lemminkäinen will build a new diversion channel for the Bergeforsen Kraft AB power plant in Timrå, Sweden.  The value of the Lemminkäinen contract is approximately 43 million euros. If necessary, the new waterway of the plant can be used to... Read more

Recognition for Minna Parikka in Spain

Shoe designer Minna Parikka was the winner of a special award at the Fuenso International Shoe Design Awards gala in recognition of her breakthrough as an up and coming design talent.  The event was held on June 1st in Spain and the news was... Read more

Fri, 17 Jun, 2011:

Researchers halve energy use of machines

Researchers at Aalto University have found that using hybrid engines in heavy duty machines such as diggers, cranes and combine harvesters can halve fuel consumption. — These heavy duty machines are operated for long periods of time, so by the... Read more

Fortum builds biofuel plants in Järvenpää, Finland and Jelgava in Latvia

Fortum is investing in two new biofuel-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia. The combined investments total around 160 million euros and the plants are estimated to start production in 2013. The... Read more

Wildchords learning game gains international recognition

Ovelin’s Wildchords game has found success in the European Best Learning Game competition, as the company explained this week on its website. Ovelin won the category of best learning game for professionals in which the contestants had spent less... Read more

Thu, 16 Jun, 2011:

EpiCrystals turns smartphones into projectors

Finnish technology firm EpiCrystals, has introduced what it says is the smallest and most efficient green laser light source to date for pico projectors, digital cameras and, in the future, smartphones. EpiCrystals says Red, Green and Blue (RGB)... Read more

According to Monocle magazine, Helsinki is the world's most livable city

The British magazine Monocle named Helsinki as the world's most livable city, the runner-ups being Zurich and Copenhagen. Every year, the magazine names the world's 25 most livable cities. Last year, Helsinki was ranked 5th in the livable cities... Read more

Kone to modernize the escalators in Seattle-Tacoma airport

Kone will supply a total of 44 escalators to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state. In addition to two completely new escalators, 42 escalators will be replaced or modernized. One of the innovative solutions used in the... Read more

Professor Kai Sipilä receives a renowned bio energy prize

Professor Kai Sipilä, Vice President, Strategic Energy Research, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has become the first Finn to be distinguished with the renown Johannes Linneborn prize. For over 20 years, Sipilä's work has promoted the... Read more

Wed, 15 Jun, 2011:

Ahlstrom prepares to take a piece of the Chinese wallpaper business

Ahlstrom will invest approx. 30 million euros to a new production line in its factory in Binzhou, China. The new line will expand the plant's range from filter materials to nonwoven fabric products. ”Ahlstrom has a strong position both in Europe... Read more

Finnish movies acclaimed at Portuguese festival

The Finnish movies Princess and Lapland Odyssey have been awarded at the Portuguese Festroia international movie festival. Lapland Odyssey, directed by Dome Karukoski , won the silver dolphin for best cinematography . The movie tells a story of... Read more

Tue, 14 Jun, 2011:

Vaisala's weather radar developers get the Finnish Engineering Award

Vaisala's weather radar team has been awarded with the Finnish Engineering Award 2011 for developing and productizing a dual polarization Doppler weather radar. The development and productizing of Vaisala's first weather radar took place between... Read more

Stora Enso's recycling technology awarded by EU

The European Union has awarded Stora Enso and its partner Alucha Recycling Technologies with the ”Best of the Best” LIFE environment award 2010. The award is used to promote projects that have a positive effect on the environment. The award was... Read more

Mon, 13 Jun, 2011:

Fiskars’ Buster to supply patrol boats for the German police

Fiskars is to supply the water police in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with eight specially equipped Buster XXL Cabin boats for use in monitoring the waterways around northern Berlin. The German police selected their new patrol boats following an... Read more

Finnish designers’ pop up shop tours Europe

The Putiikki Pop Up Shop selling the wares of more than 40 new designers and Finnish brands is touring the capitals of Europe. The shop opened its doors for the first time at the beginning of June where it will remain open until June 16th. ... Read more

Fri, 10 Jun, 2011:

World’s largest bio-gasification plant to be built in Vaasa

Metso will supply Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa with a 140-megawatt bio-gasification plant. This is the first time in the world that a bio-gasification plant will be implemented on such a large scale. The bio-gasification plant will be... Read more

Outokumpu inaugurates acid regeneration plant

The world’s leading stainless steel producer, Finnish Outokumpu, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art acid regeneration plant in Avesta, Sweden. Thanks to new processes for recycling, nitrate emissions to the river Dalälven can be reduced to one... Read more

Thu, 09 Jun, 2011:

Nokia is the most reputable company in BRIC countries

Nokia is the most reputable company in the fast growing so-called BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India and China) according to a study published by the consultancy group Reputation Institute.  In its Global RepTrak 100 study it reported on the... Read more

Metso to supply woodyard and defibrator systems to Brazil

Metso says it will supply complete woodyard equipment and defibrator systems with chipwashers for two new Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) projects of Duratex in Brazil. The equipment for the first project in Itapetininga, São Paulo, will be... Read more

TuuliWatti to invest 400 million in wind power generation

TuuliWatti , jointly owned by St1 Oy and the S-Group S-Voima Oy, is to invest 400 million euros over the next few years in industrial generation of wind power.  The investment programme will start this Summer with the construction of the Simo... Read more

Finnish game industry expects to soar

The Finnish game industry is expected to go from strength to strength over the next few years. The association representing the game industry estimates that the 100 million euros of business that the Finnish game industry generates annually... Read more

Wed, 08 Jun, 2011:

Wärtsilä’s new PSV offers greater efficiency

Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the design and equipment for a new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) for offshore market.  The new vessel will be based on the well-proven VS 485 design but with an improved hull design which will cut fuel... Read more

MultiTouch touch wall installed at the NASA Space Center

The US Space Agency NASA has installed a multi-touch touch wall manufactured by the Finnish company MultiTouch. The 2.4 metre wide LCD wall is situated at the Houston Space Center where it is used to demonstrate the first flight of the space... Read more

Finland’s forest carbon stock continues to grow on Metsähallitus land

The carbon stock of the Finnish State’s forests managed by Metsähallitus has continued to grow since the start of the 1990s, according to a study carried out by the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla.  The carbon stock has increased both... Read more

Tue, 07 Jun, 2011:

Metso agrees on supply of crushing equipment to Australia

Metso will supply crushing equipment to Fortescue Metals Group Limited in Australia.  The value of the order is around 34 million euros and deliveries will be made by May 2012. The order comprises 13 MP1000 secondary cone crushers. Three of... Read more

Stonesoft develops world’s first evasion test service

Finnish data security company Stonesoft has released the world’s first test service that will enable companies to test their security devices' capabilities to protect against advanced evasion techniques.  The testing service will be made... Read more

Mon, 06 Jun, 2011:

Cargotec establishes its own competence centre in Singapore

Cargotec is to set up a global competence centre for container terminals development in Singapore. By establishing a competence centre the company will be able to serve its customers in the whole Asia-Pacific region. — In order to better... Read more

Holvi wins Seedcamp business idea competition

The Holvi web service is the first Finnish company and only the second Nordic company to win the international Seedcamp competition. Seedcamp is an organization founded by experienced European investors who evaluate start-up business ideas in a... Read more

Fri, 03 Jun, 2011:

Finnish firms victorious in UN’s digital applications contest

Finnish companies Renderfarm.fi, Hammerkit and Oppifi are winners in the UN’s World Summit Awards contest.  The contest is in recognition of the world’s best digital applications. There are eight categories and five equally ranking winners are... Read more

Gifted youngsters to gather in Finland for the Millennium Youth Camp

In June the Technology Academy is arranging a science camp directed towards gifted youngsters.  Young people from 22 countries with an interest in natural science and technology will be working on projects, meeting representatives from Finnish... Read more

Thu, 02 Jun, 2011:

Stora Enso to begin microfibrillated cellulose manufacture

Stora Enso is making a major investment in nanotechnology and starting up a microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) plant in Imatra, Finland.  The new pre-commercial plant will allow production of lighter and stronger raw materials for packaging and... Read more

Vaisala offers earlier detection of volcanic ash

Better detection of explosive volcanic ash clouds which cause disruptions to air traffic and the safety of airspace is now available with Vaisala’s Global Lighting Dataset GLD360. The Finnish environmental and industrial measurement company says... Read more

Wed, 01 Jun, 2011:

Google pioneers seawater cooling for datacentre

Google has released a video showing off the sea water–based cooling system which will used by its new data centre on the southern coast of Finland. Due to go live later this year, the company's Hamina data centre was built on the site of a... Read more

Wooden cast developed by Onbone goes on sale in Europe

A cast material developed by the Finnish company Onbone Oy has gone on sale in ten European countries.  The totally new material is made from wood chips and biodegradable plastic. The ‘wooden plaster cast’ is suited for all cast applications. ... Read more

Iso Numero is Finland’s Big Issue

Finland’s indigent population has got its own newspaper.  Finland’s own version of the British paper Big Issue, which also appears for example in South Africa, has taken on the name Iso Numero. Iso Numero represents a stand against poverty and... Read more

Finland rises up competitive ranking

Finland has climbed four places in the 2011 World Competitiveness Yearbook and now ranks 15th in the table produced by the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.        The comparisons are based on a country’s performance... Read more