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Finland magazine goes hot and cold

January 20, 2017

This year’s edition of This is FINLAND magazine presents the cool and hot country with the aim of opening up inspiring perspectives on business opportunities.

Five for Friday: Modern-day composers and conductors

January 20, 2017

Whilst Finnish classical music history is rightfully dominated by the presence of Jean Sibelius, rest assured there are a number of more recent ‘upstarts’ stepping out of his sizeable shadow.

Finland in world’s top 10 for attracting talent

January 17, 2017

Finland has been ranked ninth in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, and its capital, Helsinki, climbs to top three in the Global City Talent Competitiveness Index.

Five for Friday: Wood innovations

January 13, 2017

Given that Finland has the densest coverage of forest in the world, it’s probably no surprise then that wood has been an integral part of its industry over the centuries. But it’s not all log cabins and saunas. Here are some more recent offerings from local companies.

VTT wearable sensor guides visually impaired

January 10, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sensor device for the visually impaired that enables them to sense their environment and move around in a safer manner.

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Holiday greetings!

December 23, 2016

Good News from Finland is taking a well-deserved break. We’ll be back on 9 January with more good news.

Until then, wishing you a safe and relaxing festive season!

Five for Friday: Our most popular articles in 2016

December 23, 2016

Many things have been happening in 2016 for Good News from Finland, least of all we have enjoyed a significant boost in our readership. So, among the groundbreaking innovations, exciting startups and investment news we’ve reported on these past 12 months, are you wondering what has been checked out the most?

VTT maps the road for smart cities

December 20, 2016

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and CIB experts have drawn up a roadmap for the development and future of smart cities.

Two Finnish professors granted EUR 2 million each

December 19, 2016

Professor Anna-Liisa Laine has received the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of two million euros, while professor Robin Ras was granted nearly the same amount by the ERC for his research into non-wetting surfaces.

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Fujitsu wins EUR 32 million to digitalise Finnish healthcare

December 16, 2016

Fujitsu is set to help create a unified healthcare patient records and ERP system in Finland’s capital area. The initiative is a part of a major digital transformation project.

Five for Friday: Best funding rounds for 2016

December 16, 2016

It’s been a big year for fundraising here up north. Wondering who’s attracted the most coin? This week we take a peek at the companies in question.