Showing 31-45/72 articles from September 2011

Thu, 15 Sep, 2011:

Already one in six Finns is teleworking

Telework has become more common in Finland, and already 15 percent of Finns are working at home. A press release by Cisionwire reveals, that every second Finn is teleworking on the weekly basis. The September 16th is the National Telework Day in Finland, with participants around 100 companies. The project is being spearheaded by SYKE, the... Read more

Biolan victorious in French environmental products competition

Garden products specialists Biolan were awarded two prizes in the French  Eco Trophées competition, which was held 8.9.2011.  Biolan won gold for its business model and with it the Eco Management prize.  The award is granted in five categories for the company most committed to sustainable development.  The Biolan Composter 220 for its part... Read more

Top prizes of Marimekko design competition to Finland, Sweden and Japan

Marimekko has named winners for its international design competition in honour of company’s 60th anniversary. The competition was jointly organised by Marimekko and the Aalto University School of Art and Design. The top prizes went to Finnish, Swedish and Japanese students. Students from six of the world’s leading design schools were in March... Read more

Thu, 15 Sep, 2011:

Pöyry tackles wastewater disposal in Vietnam

Pöyry's water and environment business group has won a contract for wastewater disposal and solid waste management for four provincial towns in Vietnam. The assignment, which is worth 3.5 million euros, is expected to be completed in 2017. It is funded by the German KfW Development Bank and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. The... Read more

DNA antenna technology wins awards in Amsterdam

Data communication company DNA has won two awards in the annual television and broadcasting IBC event held in Amsterdam.  The IBC Award innovation award was presented to DNA in the Content Delivery category.  The company also received an IBC Special Award. The solution embodied in DNA’s antenna network allows distribution of HD TV content... Read more

Neste Oil widens algae research

Neste Oil has launched a joint algae research programme with the Marine Research Centre at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The programme is part of Neste Oil's efforts aimed at using algae oil as a raw material for producing its NExBTL renewable diesel. - The new programme is intended to help ensure that we have access to... Read more

Wed, 14 Sep, 2011:

No stopping the Angry Birds: game downloaded by 350 million players

Nothing seems to stop Angry Birds at the moment. Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, revealed in September 12 that Angry Birds game has been downloaded by 350 million people since it was launched in 2009. According to Fortune, that is 150 million more than in June this year. Rovio’s General Manager for North America, Andrew Stalbow, reveals... Read more

Finnish inventor gets a gong for her user-friendly blood glucose meter

Salla Koski, the Finnish inventor and founder of MODZ, has won a second place in European Women Inventors and Innovators Network (EUWIIN) award ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland. Koski has created a user-friendly blood glucose meter for juveniles called Dr. Skull, and the product is expected to reach the markets next year. Top price went to the... Read more

Finnish-led team buys Meta Watch

A group of investors led by Juha Pinomaa, a former President of Suunto and a former Nokia executive, have bought the Meta Watch brand from US watch and accessory maker Fossil. Meta Watch’s stated aim is to reinvent the watch as a stylish, mobile accessory. Target markets and applications include messaging, alerts and notifications, social... Read more

Tue, 13 Sep, 2011:

Outotec wins EUR 150 million order from Russia

Outotec, the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, has won a a big contract Russia. Outotec is delivering a large-scale iron ore pelletizing plant for NLMK Novolipetsk Metallurgisk Kombinat which is part of the NLMK Group, one of largest steel producers in the world. Outotec will execute the project in co-operation with... Read more

Ruukki ranked one of the most sustainable companies in the metal sector

Ruukki, the Finnish supplier for metal-based components, has been ranked one of the most sustainable companies on the metal sector. The company has gained a top position in two Dow Jones Sustainability – indexes: DJSI World and DSJI Europe. Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the... Read more

Mon, 12 Sep, 2011:

Google opens data centre in Hamina

Internet giant Google has opened its new data centre in the south-eastern town of Hamina on the Baltic Sea coast. The Minister of Economic Affairs, Jyri Häkämies, inaugurated the centre, located in a former paper mill, on Saturday. About 50 people are employed at the centre where thousands of servers used for e-mail and map services are... Read more

Flaxwood targets musical instrument manufacturing markets worth 6.4 billion

Significant commercial success is expected for natural composite materials in the 6.4 billion euro musical instrument markets, claims the journal Kauppalehti. Among those first making use of the new materials is Joensuu manufacturer Flaxwood who have patented the use of natural composite material in instruments. Last winter at a music festival... Read more

US researchers study Finnish anti-bullying programme

Researchers at the University of Kansas in the United States are hoping to bring Finland’s successful bullying prevention programme, KiVa, to American schools. Starting as early as the 2012-13 school year, a pilot programme could kick off in selected classrooms in the Lawrence school district. If successful, the model could expand nationally.... Read more

Mon, 12 Sep, 2011:

One in five Finnish bloggers get salary out of it

Finnish bloggers are becoming more professional. According to the consulting group Manifesto’s Blogibarometri 2011, one in five of Finnish bloggers get some kind of salary out of it - although blogging is not their primary source of income. The most successful blogs are the fashion ones, and around 75 percent of fashion bloggers earn salary by... Read more
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