Showing 46-54/54 articles from June 2012

Tue, 05 Jun, 2012:

Education export agreements with Saudi Arabia for Finnish schools

The JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä and the Saudi Arabian Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) entered into an education export agreement according to which 20 vocational teachers from Saudi Arabia began training in Jyväskylä in April. TVTC operates dozens of vocational institutes around the nation aimed at men... Read more

Cleantech companies turnover hits over EUR 20 billion

The Finnish cleantech companies combined turnover was last year over EUR 20 billion. According to Cleantech Finland’s survey, the turnover was growing almost 11 percent from the previous year. — Finnish companies have put lot of effort to build cleantech companies with sustainable business models, says Cleantech Finland Director Santtu... Read more

Ruukki frames Scandinavia’s largest mall

Rautaruukki has signed a contract to design, manufacture and install the steel structures for the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia. The contract is worth over 30 million euros. When completed in Solna, near Stockholm in 2015, the Mall of Scandinavia will consist of about 300,000 square metres spread over seven storeys. Friends Arena... Read more

Mon, 04 Jun, 2012:

Finnish research brings carbon material to solar cells

Kerttu Aitola , a researcher at Aalto University, is the first person to replace the most expensive parts of solar cells with carbon nanomaterials. In her doctoral dissertation she compares the suitability of different carbon nanomaterials as counter electrodes for dye solar cells. The current, third-generation solar cells are manufactured... Read more

Finland’s first Angry Birds theme park planned in Lapland

Rovio Entertainment is rapidly expanding Angry Birds brand to activity and theme parks. According to YLE, the playground equipment maker Lappset Group wants to build Finland’s first Angry Birds- themed activity park in the town centre of Rovaniemi in Lapland. Also the Sundown Adventureland, a theme park based in Nottinghamshire, is opening... Read more

Mon, 04 Jun, 2012:

Financial Times finds plenty to praise in Finland

In a five-page special report, the London-based Financial Times has described the Finns as "rich, happy and good at austerity". According to the newspaper, Finland's troubles seem minor compared with those that face other European states. Budget discipline has been impressive and there is a wish to stay in the euro, despite the profligacy of... Read more

Finnish-Russian advisory council for SMEs set up in St Petersburg

On 30 May in St Petersburg, a contract was signed on the establishment of a Finnish-Russian advisory council for entrepreneurs. The purpose of the council is to assist Finnish SMEs in gaining access to, in particular, the economic area of St Petersburg, and correspondingly to promote the business opportunities of Russian SMEs in Finland. The... Read more

Fri, 01 Jun, 2012:

Outotec receives over EUR 350 million order from Saudi Arabia

Outotec has received over EUR 350 million order from Cristal Global, the second largest titanium dioxide pigment producer in the world. Outotec will design and deliver technology and services for new ilmenite smelting facilities to be located in Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia. According to Outotec’s press release, the order supports... Read more

Stora Enso to roof novel car showroom

Stora Enso is taking part in designing and building the next-generation, highly energy self-sufficient car showroom in Finland by providing the wooden roof elements for the project. The Sunny Car Centre represents a new concept for the car business by housing all products and services related to motoring under one roof. Located on a 27.5 acre... Read more
Showing 46-54/54 articles from June 2012