Showing 1-15/568 articles from January 2014

Tue, 23 Sep, 2014:

Pinguino Surfboards adds DIY to the Finnish surf scene

Pinguino Surfboards is constantly on the hunt for ways of creating better surfboards in terms of quality, style and environment. The two-man project has grown into a stock company and its boards surf the waves of several seas around the world. In Ericeira, Portugal travellers can soon grab a Finnish surfboard from the corner of a hostel and... Read more

Kesko opens three new shops in St. Petersburg

The Finnish trading sector services company Kesko opened three new shops in St. Petersburg. The new K-ruoka, K-rauta and Intersport shops are located in the northern part of the city, in a property owned by Kesko.  It is the first location in which each of Kesko’s chains in Russia have opened stores at the same time.  — Customers value the... Read more

Enevo receives 8 million dollars in funding

The cleantech company Enevo has raised USD 8 million in an investment round. According to the company, the capital will be used to expand its presence overseas.  Among the investors were Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Teollisuussijoitus, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa. Enevo’s service optimises waste management by analysing the fill... Read more

Recycled cooking oil powers Finnair to New York

Finland’s national carrier Finnair is operating its flight from Helsinki to New York today with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel to coincide with the UN Climate Summit in New York. The biofuel mixture powering the flight to New York, provided by SkyNRG Nordic - a joint venture between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation - is... Read more

Mon, 22 Sep, 2014:

Finnish astronomy photographer among competition winners

Jukka-Pekka Metsävainio’s  photo is among the winners of the  Astronomy Photographer of the Year  competition organised by the Greenwich Royal Observatory in the UK.  The competition received an all-time record number of entries, 2500, from more than 50 countries, from as far afield as Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Philippines. The theme of... Read more

Love of music lies in your genes

The reason why some people are naturally more interested in music than others may lie in our genes, Finnish researchers suggest. Their study finds that genes affecting hearing and cognitive function may play roles in musical aptitude, or the ability to understand and perceive rhythm, pitch, timbre, tone durations and formal structure in music.... Read more

Fri, 19 Sep, 2014:

Ecological, reusable wedding dresses drive Finnish fashion success in London

Finnish fashion designer Minna Hepburn has been creating vintage inspired clothing in England for almost a decade. Her third bridal collection highlights the philosophy that clothes should not be designed for one time wear. It was love that took Minna Hepburn to England and the countryside of Dorset where her fashion label ‘Minna’ was born in... Read more

Rovio wins gaming award and launches Plunder Pirates

Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds, has won the Best Gaming / New Media Licensed Property award at the 2014 Licensing Awards. Earlier this year, Rovio also won the Digital/New Media Program of the Year at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards for its entertainment licensing business. Meanwhile, Plunder Pirates, a new title... Read more

Anna Ruohonen’s boutique selected as best in Paris

The Paris Chamber of Commerce selected La Petite Maison de Couture, the shop owned by the Finnish designer Anna Ruohonen, as Paris’s best clothing and accessory store. This was the second year that the Paris Shop & Design competition was organised by the Paris Chamber of Commerce. The previous winner of the clothing and accessories category... Read more

Thu, 18 Sep, 2014:

Cozify and Eke make Finnish smart home innovations

You wake up to the sound of recorded bird songs. The lights come on as you walk into the kitchen and your first cup of coffee has already brewed. This is a smart home, and if some Finnish companies have their way you will soon be seeing many of them. – Our core technology is a Hub, a central unit that connects wirelessly with different smart... Read more

Mega Electronics gains countrywide distribution in China

Mega Electronics, a health technology company from Kuopio, Finland, has signed a co-operation agreement with two Chinese medical device companies. Mercer Medical and Huafu Medical will begin distribution of Mega Electronics’ remote-readable Faros ECG monitoring devices, with the goal of building a comprehensive distribution network for the... Read more

Learning can be seriously fun

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with the University of Helsinki to help researchers study the future of learning. The university’s Playful Learning Centre plans to research and teach new ways of learning together with education experts and Finnish companies, and to boost Finland’s status as a leading nation in education.... Read more

Wed, 17 Sep, 2014:

Pöyry nurses projects into life

Finnish consulting and engineering group Pöyry nurses some of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects to life. From a power plant in Saudi Arabia to a rail link in Switzerland, from a dam in Turkey to a windmill in Sweden, Pöyry is working behind the scenes, turning the dream into reality. Take Finland’s largest waste-to-energy plant,... Read more

Outokumpu clads Baosteel’s head offices

SKS, a joint venture between Finnish stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu and Baosteel Group in China, is delivering over 800 tonnes of stainless steel plate for the cladding of Baosteel’s head offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou in China. Baosteel’s head office in Shanghai includes three buildings with a total façade area of 48,000 square... Read more

Tue, 16 Sep, 2014:

Lumi relies on Finnish aesthetics

Lumi, known for its leather bags, is aesthetically and philosophically rooted in Finnishness. From day one, the company’s designs have found fans overseas, especially in Japan.  At the start of the millenium, Sanna Kantola and her husband Bruno Beaugrand lived in New York. Kantola designed bags for Ralph Lauren and Beaugrand designed jewellery... Read more
Showing 1-15/568 articles from January 2014