Showing 61-72/72 articles from September 2011

Mon, 05 Sep, 2011:

Picosun joins research to widen ALD scope

Picosun, designer and manufacturer of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems, is participating in four new research projects which are expected to yield new products and applications for thin film technology.  The nationally and internationally funded programmes involve advanced nanotech materials and innovative ways to produce pollution-free... Read more

Heikki Marila wins major Carnegie award

The artist Heikki Marila has won the Carnegie Art Award first prize. The prize, worth some 110,000 euros was awarded to Marila for his floral paintings and it is one of world’s largest art awards. Aimed at Nordic artists, the Carnegie Art Award was held for the tenth time with 17 artists selected from a group of 127 candidates. The prizes will... Read more

Finnish Railways introduces new low cost fares

Finnish Railways, VR, is introducing an airline-style pricing in mid September thanks to the increasing competition from budget airlines in domestic markets, mainly brought by Norwegian budget carrier. VR is introducing its new pricing system on 14th of September. According to VR, the changes will make lower cost rail journeys available.The... Read more

Mon, 05 Sep, 2011:

Blockbuster start for Finnish Venture Capital Market

Finnish venture capital market was booming at the first half of the year, and especially gaming companies were attracting international financing. According to Technopolis Online, in the first six months of 2011, Finnish companies were able to attract more capital than in all of 2010, especially into later stage investments. Total amount... Read more

Finnish film industry is booming with number of premieres at peak levels

The Finnish film industry is booming. According to Helsingin Sanomat, the number of premieres of full-length films released in cinemas during the calendar year will reach 30. The same number of films was previously made only in the golden age of Finnish cinema in 1950’s.  According to the statistics, the previous peak occurred in 1955, when... Read more

WOT makes Russian e-mails safer

Web of Trust (WOT), the Helsinki-based community-powered browser tool which  helps web users find reliable websites, has announced a partnership with Mail-ru Group to improve online protection for 300 million people using Russia's leading free e-mail service, All links contained in emails received by users are checked through... Read more

Fri, 02 Sep, 2011:

Angry Birds fly to Singapore

The Finnish national airline Finnair will fly the Angry Birds, developed by the Finnish company Rovio, to Singapore on September 20.  During the flight,  the Angry Birds Asian Challenge competition will be held. Passengers will be able to take part in the competition using games consoles distributed to them and specially programmed for this... Read more

Kone supplying new elevators and escalators to Heathrow Airport

Kone, recently ranked as one of the world’s most innovative companies, has won a order to supply elevators and escalators to the satellite building T2B of Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2. The order consists of 40 elevators, 18 escalators and 12 autowalks. An estimated 20 million passengers pass through Heathrow airport every year. Kone,... Read more

New funding for developers from Nokia and Vision+

The games and application developers are getting helping hand from Nokia and Vision+, an independently-run investment fund, focused on financing innovative products. Vision+ is investing into product development projects with a clear target for market entry and commercialization. Nokia will be an anchor investor in Vision+, and the company... Read more

Thu, 01 Sep, 2011:

Metso to deliver green energy technology in Poland

Metso has won a 20 million euro contract from Elektrocieplownia Bialystok to provide green energy technology at a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Poland. Metso's technology will be used to convert a coal-fired boiler to biomass-fired bubbling fluidized bed boiler for the CHP plant in Bialystok. The new boiler system, which will be in... Read more

Aldata contract with Japanese chain of convenience stores

The Japanese chain of convenience stores Seicomart is to buy replenishment and procurement systems from Aldata.  The solutions will be implemented in Seicomart’s 1,000+ stores and seven distribution centres. Established in 1971, the Seicomart group’s business idea is to provide fresh, healthy food at a reasonable price.  The company will... Read more

Thu, 01 Sep, 2011:

Finland aims to improve adult skills and competencies

Finland will take part in the OECD's international survey of adult competencies PIAAC (the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies). Some of the 25 countries are participating in the study which will assess the various basic skills needed by the adult population in different walks of life, as well as their application... Read more
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