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

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.

Finnish companies are big deals globally

February 12, 2018

A sextet of sizeable Finnish companies, including Metso, Fortum, YIT, Wärtsilä, Eniram and Ramirent, have been busy in their respective fields around the world.

Containerships cuts the sea route short to Norway

February 12, 2018

Finnish Containerships has partnered up with Norwegian shipping company Viasea to introduce a new shortsea route between Norway, Poland and the Baltic countries.

Five for Friday: Things we learned at Polar Bear Pitching

February 9, 2018

This week, the coolest pitching event in the world shined a global spotlight on the city of Oulu.

Technology

Polar Bear Pitching keeps it cool once again

February 8, 2018

This year’s Polar Bear Pitching brought a dozen startups together to the one place: an ice hole in the sea.

Finnish heavyweights offer expertise worldwide

February 5, 2018

Large-scale Finnish industrial companies Nokia, Valmet, Outotec and KONE have been making headlines around the world recently.

Five for Friday: Alcoholic beverages

February 2, 2018

These Finnish producers are pioneering a push towards uncharted alcoholic waters.

Five for Friday: Travel industry

January 26, 2018

The Finnish travel industry continues to bloom, fuelled by strong actors offering high quality, efficient and innovative experiences to both business and leisure travellers.

Chinese get in sync with Finnish skating

January 22, 2018

Synchronised skating is a disciplined sport that works for the good of both mind and body. Now, Finnish expertise on ice is travelling to Chinese schools.

Matka showcases Finland’s vast variety in travel

January 19, 2018

The annual Matka Nordic Travel Fair is back! With over 80 countries convincing visitors of their extraordinariness, the host nation is showing its best sides.

VTT’s robot car Martti unfazed by snowy road

December 18, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has successfully proven the competency of its automated car on a snow-covered road, making it the first such vehicle to do so.