Showing 1-15/68 articles from August 2012

Fri, 31 Aug, 2012:

Pohjola expands its operations to Riga in Latvia

Pohjola, the Finnish banking and insurance group will expand its operations in the Baltic countries by opening a corporate branch office in Riga, Latvia. The company is also planning to open a corporate branch office in Vilnius, Lithuania. - The Baltic countries play an important role in Pohjola's strategy and in the improvement in... Read more

Separation technology research hub established in Lappeenranta

In co-operation with the Lappeenranta University of Technology’s Centre for Separation Technology, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is setting up a new research group focusing on separation technology in Lappeenranta. The group will create a globally significant research hub for the separation technology sector. Separation... Read more

Aalto University innovates with Indian incubator

India’s first telecom incubator Startup Village is due to sign a Memorandum of Understanding next week with Aalto University to maximize exposure to cutting edge product technologies to Indian start-ups, drive innovative ties, and pave the way for future industry collaborations. Kerala-based Startup Village will formally sign the MoU on... Read more

Thu, 30 Aug, 2012:

Millions of Japanese get a taste of Finnish metal culture

Millions of Japanese people were given a glimpse of Finnish heavy metal culture, and in particular the band Turisas from Hämeenlinna, on the popular prime-time TV show Sekai Banzuke. A film team from the Japanese show flew to Finland in July to find out why Finnish metal music is so popular. The show featured, among other things, Helsinki’s... Read more

Blaast expands its cloud-based mobile app platforms in Asia

Blaast, the Finnish company known for its cloud-based mobile app platforms, is expanding in Asia with new operator partnerships which add 30 million subscribers to its network of 46 million users. The company also has surpassed their four million download marks, and have established a 4000 strong developer community. As part of leveraging the... Read more

Europe’s largest heat pump commissioned at Valio’s Seinäjoki plant

Valio’s Seinäjoki plant has inaugurated an industrial-scale heat pump solution that is, according to the company, one of a kind in the world. The solution is based on reclaiming and recycling the heat and cold from production in the plant’s processes. The energy savings generated from this innovative process are significant. ― At the Seinäjoki... Read more

Airport traffic in Finland grows again

Airport traffic in Finland has grown by three per cent so far this year after last year saw traffic surge 16 per cent to a record 19 million passengers. Most route launches this year have been at regional airports, reports airline network news and analysis website . Helsinki, which handles almost 15 million annual passengers, has... Read more

Wed, 29 Aug, 2012:

Angry Birds swoop onto home decor

Fabric specialists Vallila Interior and Rovio Entertainment have joined up to create a collection of Angry Birds home decor products. The interior design and entertainment companies have collaborated on the collection, which will include curtains, wallpaper, rugs and cushions. In their press release the companies promise a surprising... Read more

Finnish science-fiction spoof Iron Sky comes to your console

Iron Sky, the Finnish science-fiction spoof, will be released as a video game in November, reports the Escapist website. Topware Interactive announced at video games conference Gamescom on August 19 in Cologne, Germany, that they have acquired the rights to the film and will be releasing the video game adaptation on Mac, PC, Xbox 360, and... Read more

Metso expands mill lining capacity

Metso is expanding its rubber mill lining production capacity around the world by investing in new presses to meet the growing demand in the global mining market.                                                                When the investment is completed in 2015, Metso’s global rubber mill linings production capacity at its existing wear... Read more

Tue, 28 Aug, 2012:

Sofi Oksanen’s latest novel sold to eight countries

The translation rights to Sofi Oksanen’s latest novel, When the Doves Disappeared, have already been sold to eight countries. The news was reported by Helsingin Sanomat. According to Salomonsson Agency, the company in charge of the translation rights for the new book, the rights have been sold to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, the... Read more

Kone orders from Asia-Pacific region are piling up

Kone, one of the global leaders in elevator and escalator business, has won a five-year contract from Marina Bay Sands to maintain the elevators and escalators at the integrated resort in Singapore. Kone provided the majority of the elevators and escalators at the resort which opened in 2010. The Marina Bay Sands resort features three soaring... Read more

Australian projects opt for Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has won the order to supply equipment for a gas power plant expansion to the McArthur River zinc mine power plant in Australia’s Northern Territory. Wärtsilä will provide six Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas and the related engineering services. The total combined output of the engines will be 53 MW. Delivery is scheduled... Read more

Mon, 27 Aug, 2012:

Turku University develops new fuel cell for portable devices

The University of Turku has published the promising thesis of one of its students, Wukui Zheng, a PhD student who hails from China. Zheng’s thesis proposes a low-cost fuel cell as a power source for portable electronics.   Zheng’s fuel cell solution is lighter, more compact and cheaper than traditional cells. The new method, however, offers... Read more

Nokia joins Samsung and Sony to drive indoor location services

Nokia has joined forces with Samsung and Sony to work together on standardising indoor location services across the mobile industry. The alliance called “The In-Location Alliance” includes 22 companies across industries to “drive innovation and market adoption of high accuracy indoor positioning and related services.” The Nokia press release... Read more
Showing 1-15/68 articles from August 2012