Five for Friday: Oulu, the Northern tech capital
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Five for Friday: Our most popular articles in 2016
Many things have been happening in 2016 for Good News from Finland, least of all we have enjoyed a significant boost in our readership. So, among the groundbreaking innovations, exciting startups and investment news we’ve reported on these past 12 months, are you wondering what has been checked out the most?
Five for Friday: Best funding rounds for 2016
It’s been a big year for fundraising here up north. Wondering who’s attracted the most coin? This week we take a peek at the companies in question.
Five for Friday: Finnish authors in 2016
With the top literacy rate in the world and an abundance of libraries on offer, it probably comes as no surprise that Finns love to read. Similarly unsurprising, such enthusiasm for the written word has resulted a flourishing author scene here. The world is now cottoning on to what’s cooking up north.
Five for Friday: What we learned at Slush 2016
The flames and the buzz have subsided, signalling that this year’s go-to event for entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts is now over. So, let’s take a moment to catch our breath and ponder what we discovered over the past couple of days.
Five for Friday: Finnish food and beverage
Finnish cuisine has always been all about sourcing what’s on offer seasonally to produce fresh, simple flavours. Now, as the recent foodie trend settles in for the long haul, a creative approach is fast becoming the norm around the country.