Showing 1-15/76 articles from August 2011

Wed, 31 Aug, 2011:

Helsinki - the world's seventh most liveable city

Helsinki ranked seventh in the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability survey, which assessed living conditions in 140 cities around the world. Vienna was the only European city to rank higher than Helsinki in the survey. A rating of relative comfort for 30 indicators was assigned across five broad categories: stability, healthcare,... Read more

Finnish companies spent 2 million Euros in Facebook advertising

Internet advertising continues to grow in Finland. According to IAB Finland, in the first half of the 2011 internet advertising grew 10.3 percent on previous year. Companies spent 102 million Euros on net advertising helping it to claim 16 percent of the total advertising spending in Finland. Display advertising was the strongest growth area... Read more

Let the music play

Helsinki’s first purpose-built concert hall officially opens today. The Helsinki Music Centre is the new home of the Sibelius Academy as well as city's two main orchestras, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The complex includes half-a-dozen venues tailor-made for different types of music. The... Read more

3 Step IT expands into Asia

IT service company 3 Step IT is expanding its operations into Asia with the opening of branches in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.  The company has operations in 14 countries. ― Our Asian business will play a significant role in the implementation of our growth plans.  We’ll get a flying start on the Asian market as we will have existing... Read more

Nokia builds greenest mobile phones

When it comes to environmentally friendly mobile phones, Nokia rules the pack according to a  ranking by Switzerland’s largest phone company Swisscom. Swisscom has just started awarding eco-points for mobile phones evaluating them in terms of power consumption, energy used for manufacture and choice of raw materials. The assessment was made in... Read more

Tue, 30 Aug, 2011:

Ruukki to launch a smart roof that improves safety

Rautaruukki says it has developed smart roof technology that can be fitted to both new and existing roofs to notice any changes in roof loading. The company says the sensors can be fitted to any roof in which load-bearing sheets have been used. - We have developed a practical solution that improves building safety, especially at northern... Read more

Finnish companies shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Bully Award’ 2011

The Finnish music discovery company Hitlantis, and two other Finnish companies have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Bully Award’ 2011. These awards are annually given to the leading technology, media and telecommunications companies (TMT) in Europe. Winners are going to be announced in October at the Pathways to Exit event in Barcelona.... Read more

Huurre Group wins European contracts worth millions

The refrigeration solution specialists Huurre Group has signed contracts worth a total of nearly 15 million euros in Norway, Hungary, Ukraine and Poland. The contracts with Norway were made during July-August and are mainly for large-scale turnkey refrigeration projects worth almost nine million euros.  Huurre Norway has contracted with... Read more

Mon, 29 Aug, 2011:

Finnair to replace video screens with tablets

Finnair is considering outfitting its next-generation Airbuses with tablets like Apple’s iPad instead of installing in-seat video screens, reports Australian Business Traveller. The website says Finnair may equip its 2014 line of Airbus A350 planes with tablets that could be pre-loaded with content chosen by passengers before they board the... Read more

M-Files among the best companies in Europe

Document management specialists M-Files ranked among the best companies in Europe in the European Business Awards competition according to the journal Tietoviikko.  The company was awarded the Ruban d'Honneur in the Business of the Year award category for companies with annual turnover less than 25 million euros. In the next phase the... Read more

Fri, 26 Aug, 2011:

Flybe Nordic announces new routes

Flybe Nordic, jointly owned by Flybe and Finnair, has announced its new route network. Nine new routes supplement those operated by the airline’s predecessor Finncomm, taking the total to 24 regional routes and up to 416 flights a week.  The extended programme includes four new routes from Helsinki and four from key regional cities in Finland... Read more

Citec establishes operations in Germany

The engineering and consulting services group Citec has acquired the system engineering business of German company Imotion. The acquisition is a key part of Citec’s strategy to expand its business operations more rapidly in Germany. - This is a great leap into the German market, says Martin Strand, CEO of Citec Group. - The intention is to... Read more

Thu, 25 Aug, 2011:

Leap project gives encouragement to strive for entrepreneurship

The Laurea Entrepreneurship Society’s Leap project takes Finnish college students and companies to Europe to network, to learn about entrepreneurship and to boost Finland’s visibility in the entrepreneurial field. The Society comprises students from the Laurea University of Applied Sciences,  alumni and workers as well as others with an... Read more

Codespace soars when others dive

A software design and development company based in Jyväskyla is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Angry Birds creator Rovio after winning a prize in the Nokia Calling All Innovators competition. Codespace won the sports category of the global competition – just a year after Rovio finished third runner-up in the entertainment category and... Read more

New design project aims to build better healthcare and wellbeing services

Aalto University has launched project 365 Wellbeing as a part of the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 programme. The goal of the World Design Capital programme is to present ways of using design to develop our environment, and create opportunities for new business and innovations. The Aalto University's 365 Wellbeing project aims to build... Read more
Showing 1-15/76 articles from August 2011