Showing 1-15/54 articles from June 2012

Fri, 29 Jun, 2012:

Finnish service measures customer satisfaction at Heathrow

London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a customer satisfaction service developed by Tampere-based company HappyOrNot Ltd. — We needed a quick and simple method to understand our passengers’ feedback on a day to day basis, explains Kevin Rendle, spokesman for the British Airport Authority, owners of Heathrow Airport. The HappyOrNot customer... Read more

UPM wins on ethical innovation

UPM has won the Most Innovative Company category at the 2012 Ethical Corporation Awards held in London. UPM was highlighted for its Eco Design approach and overall sustainable thinking. UPM’s innovative approach has seen new products created such as the world’s first biodiesel manufactured from wood raw material. — Our focus on producing more... Read more

Ford chooses Nokia’s technology for its concept car

Nokia and the car manufacturer Ford are co-operating in developing smarter and more connected cars. According to a Nokia Press release, Ford’s research organisation has chosen the Nokia’s location platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles as demonstrated by the Ford Evos. The Ford Evos is a concept is not itself scheduled... Read more

Thu, 28 Jun, 2012:

Finnish design gets a unique exhibition in Shanghai

Finnish design is exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Shanghai from October to December 2012. The exhibition Design Colours Life - Contemporary Finnish Design and Marimekko, is organized by the Radical Design Week, Marimekko and MOCA. The exhibition has two parts, one concentrating on Marimekko and the second part on Finnish... Read more

Valio exports more cheese to Russia

Valio has expanded cheese production at its Haapavesi plant in Central Finland to meet growing demand in Russia and Finland. Annual production of Valio Oltermanni cheese has increased by about five million kilos to about 30 million kilos as a result of a 17 million euro investment programme. The programme also includes a cheese maturation unit... Read more

Wed, 27 Jun, 2012:

Supercell's Hay Day among top ten games in App Store

Supercell’s farming game Hay Day is one most downloaded game on the Apple’s App Store. Last week Hay Day made it into the top ten downloaded games for the iPad in the US and rose to 26th place on the top grossing games chart in just three days after its launch. The game, which lets players run their own farm and sell their produce to other... Read more

Konecranes wins raft of US orders

Konecranes has announced a range of new orders from the United States. They include a deal to deliver three rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes in June 2013 to transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals. CSX Corporation is one of the leading transportation suppliers in the US and the RTG s will be used for stacking and moving containers... Read more

Tue, 26 Jun, 2012:

Deltamarin joins Titanic replica project

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and Finnish-based ship design company Deltamarin have concluded a contract according to which Deltamarin will be involved in the project to build a new Titanic. The news was covered by, among others, the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle ( Yle Uutiset) . Palmer plans to build a replica of the Titanic which,... Read more

Fitch gives Finland AAA credit rating with stable outlook

Fitch Ratings has given Finland a high credit rating despite the turmoil in eurozone. The rating agency has affirmed Finland's long-term foreign and local currency credit rating AAA with the stable outlook. The rating agency has also affirmed Finland's Country Ceiling at 'AAA' and Short-term foreign currency rating at 'F1+'. According to... Read more

UEFA awards Fortum Tutor programme

A national programme, sponsored by Fortum, to develop the skills of coaches of junior football teams has been named UEFA's Best Grassroots Project in Europe. UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, handed the UEFA Grassroots award to the Fortum Tutor programme which was launched in 2009 in partnership with the Football Association... Read more

Mon, 25 Jun, 2012:

Vigorous growth in foreign investments in Helsinki area

The Greater Helsinki area attracted significant numbers of foreign investors in 2011. Helsinki shot ahead of neighbouring metropolises Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tallinn. This is the first time that the city has topped the list in both direct foreign investments and the number of foreign capital investments. Direct foreign investments in... Read more

Rovio’s Chairman makes a major investment on Kiosked

Kiosked has received $ 5.75 million investment from Rovio’s chairman Kaj Hed, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) and private investors. This is the Hed’s first major investment outside the Angry Birds parent company Rovio. Kiosked is a platform for branding, ecommerce and loyalty rewards. According to Kiosked CEO... Read more

New Oksanen book to break print record

A new novel by Finnish author Sofi Oksanen, which is scheduled for publication in the autumn, will have a record-breaking print run of 100,000 copies for its first edition. That is more copies for a first edition than any other book printed in Finland. When the Pigeons Disappeared or Kun kyyhkyset katosivat to give it its Finnish title, is set... Read more

Fri, 22 Jun, 2012:

Happy Midsummer!

Good News from Finland is on a Midsummer break on the 22nd of June. We will be back with fresh news on Monday, 25th of June. We wish you a sunny weekend! Editorial staff Video by VisitFinland Read more

Thu, 21 Jun, 2012:

Transfluent launches a Facebook service for corporates

Transfluent, the start-up offering near real time translation services, has launched a new service, Transfluent for Facebook, for global corporate clients which have a presence on Facebook. The company is offering to translate the companies Facebook content almost in real time for 60 different languages. The Transfluent for Facebook enables... Read more
Showing 1-15/54 articles from June 2012