Arctic Finland

Finland took over the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the beginning of May 2017. In celebration of this, we created a new subcategory, “Arctic”, which gathers together all our relevant Arctic content from recent years.

So, wondering what’s up with Finnish Arctic knowhow?

Scroll down, you’ve come to the right place!

Cover photo: Visit Finland/Hannes Becker

Norsepower raises EUR 3.6 million to accelerate expansion and growth

November 19, 2018

Finnish auxiliary wind propulsion systems provider Norsepower is expanding its activities in Asia after closing a new equity funding round.

Finnish icebreaker tests novel oil spill equipment

September 28, 2018

Featuring the world’s first in-built oil recovery system, Finnish icebreaker IB Polaris has begun testing the equipment off the coast of Helsinki, Finland.

Bjarmia takes pride in history and craftsmanship

July 24, 2018

Bjarmia, a Kuusamo-based manufacturer of hand-made ceramics, has struck a balance between its long history, deep-rooted relationship with nature and contemporary design sensibilities.

Finnish industrial companies active worldwide

April 16, 2018

Finnish industrial companies Vaisala, Dovre Group, Valmet, Fortum, Metso and Pöyry are involved in large-scale projects and have won substantial orders from around the world.

Six Finnish companies make Financial Times 1000

April 13, 2018

Financial Times has published its annual 1 000 fastest-growing companies list in Europe, featuring six Finnish companies.

Eagle Filters cleans up NYC electricity production

April 13, 2018

Finnish engineering firm Eagle Filters is supplying air intake filters for the Astoria Energy combined cycle plant in West Queens, which powers a considerable share of New York City.

Fortum gives Norway a high-power charge

April 11, 2018

Fortum Charge & Drive, in cooperation with Reitan Convenience, has opened the first high-powered charging station in Norway in a push to complete the first high-power charging corridor between Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki by the end of 2018.

Finnish startups attract EUR 349 million

April 9, 2018

Investments made into Finnish startups and early-stage growth companies hit a new record high in 2017.

YIT fixes national highway in Russia

April 6, 2018

Finland’s largest construction company YIT will renovate parts of the major M1 highway leading from Moscow in Russia to Minsk in Belarus.

Five for Friday: Lighting

March 9, 2018

This notable quintet is helping the world see the light with Finnish innovations.

Oceans of opportunity for Norsepower’s cleantech

February 14, 2018

This clean technology and marine engineering company has patented a mechanical sail allowing vessels to harness wind power, cutting both costs and carbon footprint.