Five for Friday: Eco-friendly research

March 24, 2017

Jaw-dropping innovations from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are seemingly a dime a dozen these days. Here are some of its more memorable ecologically-sound announcements from recent times.

Five for Friday: Healthtech devices & diagnostics

March 17, 2017

People are living longer and healthier lives than ever before thanks to major medical innovations in recent decades. These have spawned the healthtech breakthroughs of tomorrow that were introduced in Helsinki this week.

Five for Friday – Mobile World Congress 2017

March 10, 2017

The dust has settled after another successful Mobile World Congress, and we have finally caught our breath after an event packed to the rafters with innovations of all shapes and sizes.

Five for Friday: Winter sports technologies

March 3, 2017

Most people in the Nordics have had their eyes glued to the goings on at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the city of Lahti, held from 22 February to 5 March. This has been a perfect time to show the world what Finland is made of.

Five for Friday: Tom of Finland merch

February 24, 2017

Today is the day the Tom of Finland movie will debut on cinema screens in Finland. True fandom won’t stick to just the films – here are five ways in which you can decorate your life with the art by Tom of Finland, formally known as Touko Laaksonen.

Five for Friday: Oulu, the Northern tech capital

February 17, 2017

To find the true north of tech innovations, one should head to Oulu. It is not only the home of (literally) the coolest startup event in the world — this week’s Polar Bear Pitching – but is also one of the fastest-growing cities in Finland, where new, innovative companies are springing up in abundance and entering the global market.

Five for Friday: Travel with a twist

February 10, 2017

The world is your oyster, and, thanks to this range of Finnish innovations, these days it is also conveniently found at your fingertips.

Five for Friday: Fintech

February 3, 2017

As the world shifts its approach to handling financials at work and at home, these Finnish companies are making a pretty penny in the ballooning fintech market.

Five for Friday: Solar solutions

January 27, 2017

Given that the sun barely shines for six months of the year in Finland, local innovations have found numerous ways to ensure they are basking in the sunlight on a global scale.

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.

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.