Showing 1-15/234 articles from January 2014

Wed, 23 Apr, 2014:

Metsä Group plans to build a next-generation bio-product mill in Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a bio-product mill in the existing mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. When materialized, the approximately EUR 1.1 billion investment would be the largest ever investment in the forest industry in Finland. The new mill with an annual pulp production capacity of 1.3 million tonnes is planned... Read more

Finland leads WEF’s Networked Readiness Index again

For the second year running, Finland has topped the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which measures the capacity of countries to leverage ICT for growth and well-being. The NRI is published in the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report 2014 and covers 148 economies ranked on 54 criteria. The report said government,... Read more

England replicates Finland’s school lunch system

Next autumn, England will begin providing free school lunches to children aged between four and seven. The inspiration behind the decision came from Finland’s nearly 70-year-old school food system. Also Scotland will provide free school lunches from the beginning of next year. An adviser to the project has been the internationally renowned... Read more

Former H&M design and brand manager to Marimekko’s Creative Director

Marimekko has appointed Swedish Anna Teurnel l, who has previously worked in design and brand director roles at H&M, as its Creative Director. Teurnell was in charge of H&M’s Tribute to Marimekko collection which was launched for summer 2008. She starts in her new role in Marimekko in July this year. Currently Teurnell is Head of Design for... Read more

Tue, 22 Apr, 2014:

Finnish Cabforce expands globally at record pace

The Finnish taxi reservation service Cabforce is bringing its services to the world – to more than 100 cities, to be precise. As of spring 2013, Cabforce was available in 50 locations. The most recent cities on its expansion list are Riga, Mumbai and Delhi.  The company’s services have quickly spread to reach global business travellers, and... Read more

SportIQ developing new sports technology for US market

Finnish sports technology company SportIQ is currently developing a ‘smart’ basketball in co-operation with major American sporting goods company Wilson.  The basketball, equipped with sensors, acts as a digital drill diary: it records statistics on baskets and missed throws, and after the game it sends the stats to a smart phone or tablet. —... Read more

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
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