Vauhti speeds up Fischer skis

January 17, 2017

Arguably the world’s oldest still functional ski wax producer, Finnish Vauhti Speed, has signed an agreement with the world’s oldest ski manufacturer Fischer Sports.

London calling Rovio

January 16, 2017

Finnish game company Rovio is about to open an office in London, where it will build a collaborative team of around 20 members.

Tom of Finland to open Göteborg Film Festival

January 11, 2017

As the festival’s opening film, Tom of Finland will be shown at 40 locations in honour of the event’s 40th anniversary.

Rovio blasts out a new Angry Birds game

December 22, 2016

The newbie is described as “the most unputdownable Angry Birds game ever” and “a fun, frantic and all-new balloon-blasting adventure”.

Finnish Alma on Shazam Watch List for 2017

December 22, 2016

Shazam, one of the world’s most popular mobile apps, predicts that the singer will make headlines in the coming year.

Lightneer is game for future learning

December 21, 2016

Finnish Lightneer doesn’t want to develop the best learning games in the world; it wants to compete with all games, and help players learn on the side.

New Kaurismäki makes the cut for Berlin

December 19, 2016

The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismäki has been selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

Finland’s enthusiasm for MMA cannot be caged

December 14, 2016

The sport that pits two fighters with mixed martial arts experience against one another is taking the world by storm. Now the European Fighting Challenge from Finland is setting out to conquer Europe by bringing it together under the one banner.

Finnish boxing film adds to its acclaim

December 12, 2016

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki has won the ‘European Discovery’ prize at the European Film Awards.

New agency to give Finnish literature a global push

December 9, 2016

A first-of-its-kind joint literature agency has been founded by three Finnish publishers, with the goal of selling translation rights for Finnish literature.

Finnish writer wins FT prize for burnout book idea

November 23, 2016

‘Mental Meltdown’ by Nora Rosendahl has won the Bracken Bower Prize as the best business book proposal by a young author.