Arctic Finland

Finland is taking over the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the beginning of May 2017. In celebration of this, we have 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

Global report: Finland has plenty of talent

November 22, 2017

Finland has improved its talent indicators and claimed the fifth spot in the annual IMD World Talent Ranking. On top of that, Finland placed fourth in terms of digital competitiveness globally.

Aku Louhimies puts Finnish bravery centre stage

November 22, 2017

Finland’s most expensive film of all time broke box office records when it hit cinemas locally in early November. Now, Unknown Soldier is set to take a classic Finnish war story to international markets.

Five for Friday: Pitching events

October 27, 2017

Here up north, you can pitch like a polar bear or become a skydiving entrepreneur – and pretty much everything in between.

Shaman Spirits shoots for the stars

October 23, 2017

This factory-size boutique distillery owns some of the most exciting brands breaking through on the luxury alcohol scene.

Five for Friday: Beauty and health from nature

October 6, 2017

Beauty may be only skin deep, but the Finnish connection with nature has even deeper roots.

Nordic innovations land in New York

September 25, 2017

The Nordic countries have launched Nordic Innovation House – New York (NIH-NY), an alliance of Finland. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Norwegian Wind Park stands on Finnish feet

September 19, 2017

Finnish company Peikko is to deliver rock foundation technology to the soon opening wind park Tindafjellet in Southern Norway.

Five for Friday: Helsinki Challenge

September 15, 2017

From malaria reduction to creating a kidney, this science competition is spurring the curious minds of Finland to find solutions for inequality worldwide.

Five for Friday: Finnish entrepreneurship

September 8, 2017

The Finnish entrepreneur scene is characterised by strong personas with clear dreams and a great passion for their ideas.

Five For Friday: Berry innovations

September 1, 2017

In Finland, the sun is an inspiration and a mechanism that not only energises people, but also the abundant berries, wild herbs and mushrooms that are hidden in the dense Nordic forests.

Five for Friday: Internationalisation

August 25, 2017

Finnish innovations take many forms and sizes – imagine everything from dried grasshopper snacks to roof-building robots and energy created from used tires. Now it’s time to go global!