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Arctic Power Berries make Finland’s natural treats travel

For someone who has grown up in the Finnish Lapland, the big city berries don’t quite cut it. Two now-Londoners born and bred in Lapland, Anna Ojutkangas and Eve Suoyrjö, weren’t happy with the blueberries brought from Uruguay in tiny and costly... Read more

Laitila goes global

The soon-to-be-20-year-old company Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas intends to set out for the global markets. This is the year’s hottest season. Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas began operations in 1995, producing old-fashioned lemonades in a modest... Read more

London loves Finnish cinnamon buns

More than seven years ago, the Finnish company Nordic Bakery brought a piece of Finland to London and introduced Londoners to cinnamon buns, Karelian pies, dark rye bread and coffee. Believing in simplicity, the brand has held its own and proven... Read more

Global demand for rye products on the rise

Alongside the traditional Finnish rye bread, new products are hitting the market at an increasing rate. Linkosuo’s crispy rye products, for example, are garnering interest in a number of countries. According to Timo Jänne, Managing Director of... Read more

Reagena launches rapid test for tick-borne encephalitis

The Finnish company Reagena has brought to the market a record-fast rapid test for the diagnosis of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).The test gives, within approximately 20 minutes, an almost 100 per cent accurate result. Intended for professional... Read more

Bioeconomy – a potential driver of exponential growth

Finland is evolving into a major bioeconomy country. This development will gain momentum thanks to the bioeconomy strategy announced in May to increase the yield of Finland’s bioeconomy to EUR 100 billion by 2025 and create 100 000 new jobs. —... Read more

Kemira makes water cleaner

Clean water is a vital prerequisite for life, but it is also chemistry. Municipal water treatment has been the backbone of Kemira’s business for about 50 years. In general, Kemira focuses on pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining and water... Read more

Lumene transforms Finnish berries into cosmetics

What do chemistry, stem cell technology and cosmetics have in common? Lumene has drawn on unique expertise to combine wild Arctic nature and Finnish berries with scientific innovations.  — We have long-term experience in combining the active... Read more

A global edge from biomaterials

New biomaterials are opening up new dimensions in many fields, such as dental care and drug dosing. The Turku-based high-tech companies Stick Tech and DelsiTech are following their own paths on the cutting edge of international development.  ... Read more

Bayer relies on Finnish know-how

The most successful product ever to have left pharmaceutical company Bayer’s production plant in Turku dates back almost a quarter of a century and is sold in more than 120 countries.The company’s newest product is expected to be Finland’s next... Read more

Turku’s biotech industry taking on the world

The BioTurku biotech cluster, located in Turku, Finland, is the nation’s leading innovator in the field and has its sights set on conquering global markets. Some 100 operators make up the cluster that operates under the auspices of the Turku... Read more

HyTest takes industry lead

Turku has grown into a centre of expertise for the Finnish biotech industry. One of the success stories is HyTest, a leading biotechnology company worldwide. The company, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, has been a pioneer in... Read more

Augmented reality brings a new dimension

Digital and physical lives still largely evolve in separate spheres. Services relating to what is called augmented reality merge these two worlds, creating a seamless experience. The possibilities are practically endless.   VTT’s Key Account... Read more

Electronics on your skin

Wearable electronics, such as smart watches and smart bracelets, are currently making a breakthrough comparable to that of mobile phones a couple of decades ago. They are only at the beginning of their development cycle, but the possibilities... Read more

Smart clothes for better results

What do you get when you cross a small measuring device, an electricity-conducting textile and body-hugging sportswear? Smart shorts, of course! Developed by the Kuopio-based company Myontec, and introduced to the markets a few months ago, this... Read more

Teemu Arina”hacked” himself back to health

For Teemu Arina, technology is an extension of his body. He, for example, recovered from a gastric ulcer by hacking. Writing and speaking keep him busy, but this serial tech entrepreneur has also developed a popular online tool for working life... Read more

Construction-waste recycling gets a boost

On a construction, renovation or demolition site, there is always leftover material that must be disposed of. Even though the methods for processing construction waste have become more diversified, and less and less waste ends up at the... Read more

Clean laundry with biogas

An Oulu-based company pumps biogas from a landfill for direct utilisation in industrial processes. Biogas is used to manufacture building insulation, disinfect hospital instruments, wash laundry, generate electricity and, possibly in future,... Read more

Glass – infinitely recyclable

Of all packaging materials, glass is the only one that can be recycled indefinitely without compromising its quality. In Finland, 95 per cent of all deposit bottles are recycled. – We have a good system and refunds to thank for the good... Read more

New lease of life for scrap cars

Once a car has reached the end of the road, so to speak, its life continues beyond the scrapyard through recycling. In Finland, up to 95 per cent of its materials can be reused. Steel parts are made into pots and pans while tyres end up as crumb... Read more
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