Showing 1-15/457 articles from January 2014

Wed, 30 Jul, 2014:

Finnish company makes an export hit with wooden phone cases

Droplet Hitech Design Oy manufactures accessories for mobile devices made from renewable materials.  Sales to more than 20 countries testify that Finnish wood attracts international interest, in this form, too. Droplet Hitech Design Oy, from Oulu in northern Finland, manufacturer of the Lastu phone skins and covers, started out in 2011 when... Read more

Walkbase brings passenger flow management to Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is the world’s first airport to introduce passenger flow management technology covering the whole passenger path way from car parks to departure gates. The new tools for managing the flow of people through the airport have been developed by Walkbase, a Finnish company specialized in retail tracking analytics and indoor wifi... Read more

Finnish method makes waste textiles better than new

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a processing method that will regenerate worn-out fibres from waste textiles.The process then makes textiles that are as good or better than new. The incentive is that it allows a great deal of waste material to be fed back into textile production. The invention involves removing the... Read more

Tue, 29 Jul, 2014:

Finnish architecture project receives international recognition

Sunrays shine through golden bamboo structures and the building walls are a bright turquoise. Finnish architecture group Komitu’s new youth centre was completed in Phnom Penh in Cambodia in early 2014. Now it has been awarded with an honourable mention at the Rethinking Future Awards architecture competition. Noora Aaltonen, Sisko Hovila,... Read more

Finnish based Trulia acquired for $3.5 Billion

Zillow, leading US real estate site buys Trulia for $3.5 billion (€2.6 billion) in a stock-for-stock transaction. The combined company will maintain both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands, offering buyers, sellers, homeowners and renters access to information about homes and real estate for free, and providing advertising and software... Read more

Mon, 28 Jul, 2014:

The Guardian: Helsinki is the 6th most satisfied city in Europe

Helsinki’s citizens have placed 6th in satisfaction with their city in a ranking released by The Guardian .  Residents of 79 cities in Europe were polled on various aspects of their lives such as healthcare, cleanliness, and noise levels, among others. According to the report, 97 percent of residents in Helsinki are satisfied overall. The... Read more

Fri, 25 Jul, 2014:

US company launches Marimekko postcard collection

Marimekko has started a partnership with US-based Paperless Post. The American company offers decorated physical and electronic postcards. The partnership means the launching of a Marimekko postcard line. The first collection features 40 different postcards. Electronic Marimekko cards can be sent from around the world, and physical copies can... Read more

Nokia’s profits on the rise

According to Nokia’s April-June 2014 interim report, the company has greatly increased its profitability compared to the previous year. After selling their mobile device business to Microsoft, Nokia has reported a profit of 284 million euros, contrasting with 12 million euros last year. The results exceeded analysts’ estimates and have pushed... Read more

Thu, 24 Jul, 2014:

Finnish fashion stands out in Berlin 

Berlin’s Brunnenstrasse street is hot and happening. Berlin Fashion Week is in full swing, and the showroom and pop-up shop #INLAND set up by eight Finnish designers is drawing a lot of attention from passers-by. The shop is run by a world-class team of Finnish designers who are now reaching for international markets. The concept is the... Read more

Finland first in wireless networks

Finland has placed first in wireless broadband connections per capita in the world in a report released by the OECD. After Finland came Australia, Japan, and Sweden. The report compared 34 countries around the world. The study analysed data from last December and concluded that Finland had a mobile connection penetration rate of 123 percent.... Read more

Vis Guard keeps drivers focused

The University of Jyväskylä has developed a smartphone app that warns drivers when the use of their cellphone threatens their concentration on the road. The development of the new application has culminated after more than a year of work, reports the Helsinki Times . The app, called VisGuard, collects data on its current location, driving... Read more

Wed, 23 Jul, 2014:

Google acquires Drawelements

Google, the world renowned search engine has acquired the Helsinki-based 3D mobile technology company Drawelements. The company, founded in 2008, offers tools for ensuring graphics drivers’ quality. Customers for the company produce or purchase components that allow for modern user interfaces and games. Drawelements then analyses their... Read more

Yepzon promises world’s easiest child positioning device

About a year ago, Otto Linna and his friends were contemplating what smart clothing really means. During their discussions, they came up with the idea of an easy-to-use child positioning technology that could be attached to clothing – and thus Yepzon Ltd. was born. — During the development phase, we gave clothing equipped with the positioning... Read more

Finland world's fourth most innovative country

Finland has placed fourth in this year’s release of the Global Innovation Index, rising two positions from last year. The country also is one of the five economies named in the ‘efficient’ frontier. The Global Innovation Index report ranks economies according to their innovation capabilities and results. The list takes into account complex... Read more

Tue, 22 Jul, 2014:

Fanart Games takes fans to gigs

What if you could trade the score you have reached in a video game for an authentic record autographed by, say, Sepultura’s members?   Or for concert tickets? This will be possible as of September following the release of the Mega Fan! game developed in Jyväskylä. The founder and CEO of Fanart Games, Patty Toledo, a Brazilian who loves subzero... Read more
Showing 1-15/457 articles from January 2014