Showing 1-15/58 articles from July 2011

Fri, 29 Jul, 2011:

Ramirent corporate acquisitions in Norway and Sweden

Machinery rental company Ramirent is expanding with the acquisition of the Norwegian company Rogaland Planbygg AS and the Swedish firm Hyrman i Lund AB. Rogaland Planbygg rents accommodation and office modules to customers from the oil and gas industry.  The acquisition will add some 22 million euros to the company’s turnover and is intended... Read more

Muuvit exports sports adventure to Central Europe

Founded in March this year, Muuvit Health and Learning Oy is an educational and wellness company set up for international markets.  The Muuvit sports adventure programme is already used in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.  The programme is a tool for use by teachers, the authorities and companies to inspire children and young people to get... Read more

Thu, 28 Jul, 2011:

Sunshine and office jobs

Tuuli , 28, moved from Helsinki to Barcelona three years ago. Previously she studied business economics in Helsinki. Tuuli left Finland because, after an academic exchange in Madrid and an internship on the northwest coast of Spain, life without sunshine seemed impossible. After her studies, Barcelona became her new hometown quite simply... Read more

Finnish bands highly visible in British music magazine awards

Finnish music is once again knocking at the doors of the international music scene.  Two Finnish bands are among the nominees in a poll by the British music magazine Classic Rock. There are five categories and the bands Von Hertzen Brothers and Michael Monroe Band are competing in three of them. The Von Hertzen Brothers formed by  Kie, Mikko... Read more

Wed, 27 Jul, 2011:

Paper machines took me to China

Markus Veikkola has had more than seven years to get used to the Chinese way of life and he would not change a single day. Veikkola works as Sales Manager for Metso’s paper and board machinery division.  He was already familiar with Asia before his move to China, having worked in sales to that region while still in Finland.  The whole region... Read more

Neste Oil joins international algae research projects

Neste Oil is continuing its research into the potential for using algae oil as a feedstock for producing renewable diesel. The company is taking part in two research projects, which start this summer, to test various methods for growing algae in outdoor conditions. The goal of the projects in the Netherlands and Australia will be to build up... Read more

Nokia Siemens Networks to set up Smart Lab in Skolkovo

Nokia Siemens Networks and the Russian non-profit Skolkovo Foundation have agreed to set up a Smart Lab as well as a wider research and development team focused on wireless technologies The Smart Lab will be located in Skolkovo, while the wireless R&D team – which is currently being assembled by NSN - will be based in both the Sistema-Sarov... Read more

Researchers discover mechanism that impedes spread of cancer

Researchers from the University of Turku and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) have found a new mechanism in cancer cells that prevents the spread and growth of the disease.  This discovery overturns previous understanding of cancer cells. Earlier it had been believed that different mechanisms controlled the mobility and growth of... Read more

Tue, 26 Jul, 2011:

Staying strong in the land of opportunity

31-year-old Filipina Susette Mondia came to Finland in 2008, because she wanted to earn money for her family back home. Susette first worked for a couple of years as an au pair with a family in Helsinki. After that she worked briefly as a cleaner but she was soon offered the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant in an international... Read more

Halton inaugurates kitchen ventilation laboratory

Halton has inaugurated a kitchen ventilation laboratory in Béthune, France. It is unique in Europe by recreating the working conditions of a full-scale kitchen. The laboratory is dedicated to research and development as well as customer simulations. It completes the company’s global network of indoor environment laboratories. The new premises... Read more

Nokia Siemens Networks trials TD-LTE in two Chinese cities

Nokia Siemens Networks has successfully been running live TD-LTE (4G) trial networks in Hangzhou and Xiamen for China Mobile, the world’s largest operator. TD-LTE stands for Time Division-Long Term Evolution. LTE is the primary technology behind 4G. The trial networks have been operational since May. Trial users have been able to enjoy peak... Read more

Finland second most innovative according to US study

Finland ranks second behind Singapore in an international study assessing different countries and areas for their innovation-based competitiveness.  The Innovation Ranking was carried out by the US body, the ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation). The ITIF study is based on 16 indicators such as the number of researchers and... Read more

Mon, 25 Jul, 2011:

Metso fine paper machine runs at Sun Paper Group mill in China

Metso has announced details of the start-up of the first ValZone metal belt calender for fine paper at a Sun Paper Group mill in China. The purpose of a calendar is to make paper smooth and glossy for printing and writing. The Metso-supplied ValZone metal belt calender was started up on the PM 23 fine paper machine of Yanzhou Huamao Paper... Read more

Life as a village shop owner in Hong Kong

Ville Majanen was only supposed to go to Hong Kong as an exchange student. However, his path was destined to take him back there as, at the age of 23 and with experience of online auctions, Ville decided to set up his own online auction company, Digi Electronics Ltd, in Hong Kong. Now 28, Ville is the director of the company and there are... Read more

Outotec to deliver copper concentrator to Chelyabinsk, Russia

Outotec has signed a contract with ZAO Miheevsky GOK, a subsidiary of Russian Copper Co, for the design and delivery of a new copper concentrator for the Miheevsky porphyry-copper project in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The contract value exceeds 60 million euros.  Outotec’s scope of delivery covers process design and engineering package for the whole... Read more
Showing 1-15/58 articles from July 2011