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

Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2017

December 8, 2017

This year’s Slush was characterised by lasers, politicians, royalty, entrepreneurs and a healthy dose of optimism.

Turku pushes boat out for maritime innovation

December 6, 2017

Finland’s former capital city Turku boasts hundreds of years of maritime industry expertise. But this is not a city stuck in the past: it is a leading centre for shipbuilding innovation and the autonomous future of marine traffic.

Europe’s forestry capital Joensuu branches out

December 5, 2017

Finland’s ‘green gold’ forests cover three quarters of its land mass. They are ingrained in the country’s national identity and are central to its globally-renowned forest industry expertise. Nowhere is this more evident than the eastern city of Joensuu.

Rovaniemi is all about light

November 30, 2017

What’s with the rapidly increasing popularity of Lapland? One reason might be Finland’s big birthday; but there are plenty of other convincing explanations, too. Good News from Finland popped by to find out what the buzz is about in Rovaniemi.

Vaasa – The energy capital of the Nordics

November 29, 2017

Today we pay a visit to the coastal city of Vaasa. Along the way, we learn why a third of Finland’s total energy technology exports come from the vibrant energy cluster here.

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.