Showing 1-15/730 articles from January 2012

Mon, 31 Dec, 2012:

Happy New Year!

Good News from Finland wishes its readers a happy and prosperous New Year. We will resume our normal news service on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Read more

Mon, 24 Dec, 2012:

Finnair opens a direct connection to Xi’an from Europe

The Finnish airline Finnair will be the first airline to offer a direct connection from Europe to Xi’an, China. The service to Xi’an from Helsinki with three frequencies per week will be available from June 2013 until the close of the summer season. The new connection is the company’s latest step toward its goal of doubling its Asian revenue... Read more

Supercell has top grossing iOS apps

Supercell’s Clash of Clans and Hay Day were the top two iOS games in revenue generation during November. That’s according to the App Annie index of global app sales which ranked the Finnish game developer in first place for monthly iOS revenues, overtaking United States gaming giant Electronic Arts. Electronic Arts has 969 titles on iOS. —... Read more

Happy Holidays!

The Good News from Finland website is taking a break until Wednesday, January 2, 2013. We wish all our readers a happy holiday and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Before leaving you, we would also ike to share some good news from Santa Claus. At his village in Rovaniemi in the Arctic Circle, he has almost worked his way through... Read more

Fri, 21 Dec, 2012:

Finnish diagnostics company wins startup company competition

Abacus Diagnostica, a growth company based in Turku, Southwestern Finland, has won in the European Venture Contest’s (EVC) Life Science category. The product that Abacus entered for the competition is a system designed for hospital and health care laboratories, which identifies hospital-acquired bacteria. The company is now expanding its... Read more

Outotec concludes major deal in Namibia

Technology company Outotec will deliver gas cleaning, sulfuric acid and effluent treatment technologies to Namibia Custom Smelters. The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 130 million. The transaction includes effluent and gas cleaning systems, as well as the design and delivery of a sulfuric acid plant to a copper smelter in... Read more

Arctech builds icebreaker for Russia

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build a 16 MW icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport. The contract has been awarded together with OJCS Vyborg Shipyard. The total value of the vessel is about 100 million euros The project will start immediately and the vessel will be delivered in August 2015. The vessel is... Read more

Canatu hopes to roll out keyboard

Imagine a full-sized keyboard for your smartphone which rolls up so small, you can stick it in your pocket. When you want to type, you can use it on virtually any surface. Thanks to flexible touch sensors developed by Finnish technology company Canatu, the keyboard is no longer just a pipedream. Canatu is partnering with Roll-Qi in the United... Read more

Thu, 20 Dec, 2012:

World’s first ice cross downhill centre to open in Finland

The World’s first ice cross downhill training centre will be launched at Serena Ski in Espoo in January 2013. The rapidly increasing popularity of the sport and Finland’s ice cross downhill team’s success have inspired the construction of the centre. Few people are aware that many of the sport’s big names include Finnish skaters such as 2011... Read more

Picosun launches new particle coating system

Picosun, the Finnish manufacturer of atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment has announced the launch of a new particle coating system. The Espoo-based company says the new design will further complement its ALD equipment range and make thin film coatings on powder and particle samples even easier than before. Powder materials form the basis... Read more

Mendor partners Swedish diagnostics firm

Mendor, the Finnish diabetes technology company, says it has signed a distribution agreement with the Swedish affiliate of a major pharmaceutical company, A.Menarini Diagnostics. A. Menarini Diagnostics Sverige will continue the work Mendor started earlier in 2012 in Sweden, in the Västra Götaland Region, to make the all-in-one glucose meter... Read more

Wed, 19 Dec, 2012:

Rovaniemi – the number one Christmas destination

According to the American TV channel CNN , Rovaniemi is the number one Christmas destination. The news company listed the nine most Christmassy places on the planet in its article published on 12 December.  The article presents Rovaniemi, loca ted on the Arctic Circle, as a place where children can bake gingerbread cookies with Mrs. Claus,... Read more

Oulu University gets minipilot concentrator

The University of Oulu has taken a step closer to its aim of becoming the global leader in minerals processing technology research. The university has taken possession of what is claimed to be the first university-based minipilot concentrator. The small research and minerals processing plant represents the concentrating process of the... Read more

Wärtsilä wins Mozambique power plant deal

Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has signed a 138 million euro contract to engineer, supply and install a major gas fuelled power plant to Mozambique. The company says it will be the biggest gas power plant ever installed in Mozambique and second largest power plant running exclusively on gas engines to be installed on the African... Read more

Tue, 18 Dec, 2012:

Applifier raises funds for mobile expansion

Helsinki-based Applifier, which pioneered cross-promotion services on Facebook, has raised four million dollars in funding to expand into mobile video replays with its Everyplay network. The round was led by Lifeline Ventures, including investments from MHS Capital, PROFounders, and a number of Angels. Another participant is Tekes, the Finnish... Read more
Showing 1-15/730 articles from January 2012