Showing 1-15/228 articles from January 2014

Fri, 18 Apr, 2014:

Happy Easter!

Good News from Finland is enjoying an Easter break between 18th and 21st of April. We will be back with up-to-date news next Tuesday, the 22nd of April. Have a wonderful Easter! Read more

EpiCrystals develops new laser light source

Finnish company EpiCrystals Inc. says it has developed a revolutionary laser light source designed to improve usability and image quality of smart glasses and other wearable electronics devices. The challenge has been to develop a multicolour laser light source with the optical and electrical properties, which are optimised for projection... Read more

Finland meets first Kyoto goals in greenhouse gas emissions

Finland has met first Kyoto goals in greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Finland emissions in a five year period of 2008-2012 were five per cent below the assigned amount of emissions specified for Finland. According to Statistics Finland's greenhouse gas emission data, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 fell by 5.9 million tonnes of... Read more

Thu, 17 Apr, 2014:

Finnish innovation combines coffee and social media

Finnish coffee roastery company Paulig Ltd has developed The Paulig Muki, a smart coffee cup with TBWA\Helsinki’s new innovation unit: \Pilot. Paulig Muki is a re-usable coffee cup that makes drinking coffee a social media experience: it converts heat to electricity that’s used to power an e-paper display, controlled via a mobile application. ... Read more

HeiaHeia plans international expansion

HeiaHeia, a Finnish wellness technology company behind a fitness tracking tool, has raised 1.5 million euros in a funding round led by a Finnish investment house Wallstreet Financial Services. The company will use new funds for international expansion. —  Our client base is already very international. Our main markets are in the US, UK and... Read more

Nordic Cleantech Open rates Tamturbo

A Finnish company, which develops and markets oil-free air turbo compressors, has been named among the top ten most promising cleantech companies in the Nordic Cleantech Open competition. Tamturbo is on the verge of a global breakthrough in the multibillion-euro compressed air business. The Tampere-based company will deliver the first... Read more

Wed, 16 Apr, 2014:

More passengers from South Korea, Japan and China at Finavia airports

The number of international passengers flying to or from Finavia’s airports in Finland grew 4.0 percent to 3.1 million in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period last year. The passenger traffic from South Korea increased almost 37 percent, from Japan 28 percent and from China almost 7 percent. The number of transfer... Read more

Finnish cancer researcher wins prestigious Heineken prize

Kari Alitalo , Academy Professor for the Molecular Biology of Cancer at the University of Helsinki has been awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2014. Alitalo was one of five internationally renowned scientists to receive Heineken prizes for science bestowed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Alitalo, who... Read more

Tue, 15 Apr, 2014:

Finns to distill rare rye whisky

Kyrö Distillery Company has established a world-wide rarity in Isokyrö, western Finland: a rye whisky distillery. The company aims to reinvent the possibilities offered by whiskey as well as to enter international markets as swiftly as possible. — We will make 100-per cent rye whisky. There are a few such producers in existence but, as far as... Read more

Ten Finnish startups among the Top 100 most promising companies in Europe

Ten Finnish startups made it on the Red Herring 2014 Europe Top 100 list. Since 1996, Red Herring’s Top 100 Awards have been widely recognized among the technology industry to map out the most exciting new ventures around the world. Finnish companies, such as investing company Invesdor, medical devices company Nexstim, entertainment and media... Read more

Finnish books go on sale in Google Play

Finnish books are now available in Google Play store after the company signed a co-operation contract with the Finnish publishers WSOY and Tammi. This is the first time Google Play has started co-operation with Finnish publishers. Google is already selling e-books in 27 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil,... Read more

Fungi recover gold from mobile scrap

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland says it has developed a biological filter made of mushroom mycelium mats that can recover as much as 80 per cent of the gold in electronic scrap. The researchers are also looking at ways to extract copper from circuit board waste by floating the crushed and sieved material rather than through... Read more

Mon, 14 Apr, 2014:

Kiosked technology for several British newspapers

Kiosked, a Finnish start-up whose technology turns online content into interactive storefronts, has won major clients in the UK. Several British newspapers including The Telegraph and The Mirror have started to use its technology. According to The Financial Times , other major publishers such as The Huffington Post and The Guardian are... Read more

Sanoma Pro to engage in co-operation with Nokia and Microsoft

Sanoma Learning’s Finnish subsidiary Sanoma Pro is embarking on co-operation with Nokia and Microsoft to develop digital learning materials. The collaboration will make Sanoma’s eBooks accessible through mobile devices using the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system. The companies will start by developing a digital learning package for... Read more

Outotec acquires US coating business

Finnish minerals and metals processing technology company, Outotec, has acquired the premium coated titanium anode business of Republic Alternative Technologies Inc. , based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Republic Alternative Technologies produces mixed metal oxide coated titanium anodes, which are used as an alternative to conventional... Read more
Showing 1-15/228 articles from January 2014