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Wed, 13 Jun, 2012:

Rapala fishing lures win international awards

Rapala, the global market leader in fishing lures, has won international awards for its products. Rapala Balsa Xtreme Minnow has been honored with the Best New Hard Lure Award, and Blue Fox Vibrax Super Bou named the Best New Metal Lure at the 2012 European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition. The exhibition is the Europe's largest and most... Read more

UPM Raflatac buys Swiss ops of Gascognes Labelstock

UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive labelstock, has signed a deal to acquire the business operations of Gascogne Laminates Switzerland. The parties are not disclosing the purchase price. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals. Gascogne Laminates Switzerland is the labelstock business of Gascogne Group, a... Read more

Ekokem expands operations into Sweden

Waste management company Ekokem has acquired all of the shares of Swedish environmental management company SAKAB AB from international energy company E.ON. SAKAB’s three areas of operations are waste treatment using two incineration lines, soil remediation and the processing of inorganic waste.  SAKAB’s treatment facility has operated near the... Read more

Tue, 12 Jun, 2012:

Kone launches new energy efficient lifts

Kone is introducing new eco-efficient lifts which are expected to cover approximately 60 percent of company’s elevator offering. The new products will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific during the second half of 2012, and in the Americas in 2013. According to a Kone press release, the new Kone MonoSpace elevators are up to 35 percent more... Read more

Lahti to host 2017 Nordic Worlds

The Finnish town of Lahti has been chosen to stage the 2017 Nordic skiing world championships. O rganisers hope to make the event the greenest in history and attract 450,000 visitors to the stadiums. The competition will be returning to Finland after a gap of 16 years. Lahti was the venue in 2001 and has been on five other occasions too. The... Read more

Mon, 11 Jun, 2012:

Finnish tourism achieves third highest growth in Europe

The number of overnight stays by foreign travellers in Finla nd increased in the period between January and March by 14 per cent compared to the previous year. This was the third highest result in Europe. When compared with its Nordic neighbours, Finland achieved by far the best growth. Winter travellers spent altogether 1.3 million nights in... Read more

VTT-led project aims to reduce disaster impact

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating a European project designed to save lives and minimise damage to property in times of crisis. The CRISMA project is developing a planning tool to help the authorities, emergency services, communities and private individuals prioritise the most important measures which need to be... Read more

Mon, 11 Jun, 2012:

Myontec makes it to The New York Times top innovations list

The New York Times has listed Myontec amongst “the innovations that will change your tomorrow”. The newspaper has listed 32 inspiring innovations, and Myontec’s analytical underwear is one of them. According to the business daily Kauppalehti, the company has sold its underwear for example to McLaren and some regional football clubs. Myontec,... Read more

Tekes boosts games industry

Tekes, the Finnish funding agency for technology and innovation, has launched a programme, mainly for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, to make Finland a gaming and entertainment industry centre of international importance. Finland has already produced numerous success stories in the gaming industry and the Skene programme is... Read more

Samsung and VTT piloting eco-campus model in Finland

Samsung C & T Corporation and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are co-operating in an international project that looks for solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The parties have signed a framework agreement to co-ordinate a pilot project in Espoo, Finland.An international consortium is investing one million Euros in... Read more

Thu, 07 Jun, 2012:

Nokia launches new low cost phones aimed at mass-market

Nokia has launched three new low cost Asha phones aimed at competitive mass-market. The new Nokia Asha phones 305, 306 and 311, are touch-enabled devices, and bring the Asha series count to around ten devices which are available in more than 130 markets. — By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we're accelerating our commitment to... Read more

Finpro opens trade centers in Peru and Colombia

Finpro, which promotes the growth and success of Finnish companies on the international market, is opening trade centers in Peru and Colombia to support the growing interest that Finnish companies have in the region. The Finpro trade centers scheduled to open this year in Lima and Bogota will provide service in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and... Read more

On-the-wall grocery store in Helsinki

On Monday 4 June, Finland’s first grocery store wall was opened in Helsinki’s city centre. Kauppakassi (“Shopping Bag”) grocery store walls can be found in the underground tunnel that leads to the Sokos Department Store in Helsinki. The stores span some 20 metres of wall space. The tram stop in front of Helsinki’s Lasipalatsi building is also... Read more

Wed, 06 Jun, 2012:

Biohit HealthCare signs contract with Euro Diagnostica

Finnish health care company Biohit  has signed a distribution contract with EuroDiagnostica, an International diagnostics company based in Malmö, Sweden. The Swedish company will distribute and market Biohit’s biomarker test GastroPanel which diagnose diseases of the stomach and the risks associated with these diseases. Euro Diagnostica will... Read more

Wed, 06 Jun, 2012:

Finland ranks high for competitiveness

The World Economic Forum has ranked Finland second among EU member states when it comes to building a smart, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economy.   The 2012 edition of the Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report covers 27 EU Member States and six accession and candidate economies.  It is the first of a series of reports that... Read more
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