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.

Five for Friday: Our most popular articles in 2016

December 23, 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

December 16, 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

December 9, 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

December 2, 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

November 25, 2016

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.

Five for Friday: working wonders with waste

November 18, 2016

With what to do with waste being such a hot topic globally, this week we take a look at innovative solutions from Finland for what’s left behind.

Five for Friday: Education solutions from Finland

November 11, 2016

Finnish education is the currently the talk of the town – all over the globe. This week we take a peek at some of the ways that Finland is broadening its scope of learning even further.

Five for Friday: Design in the home

November 4, 2016

If home is where the heart is, then a pinch of Finnish design ensures this space is also pleasant on the eye, comfortable, functional and safe.

Five for Friday: Finnish fashion

October 28, 2016

Did our recent features on Named Clothing and The Other Danish Guy whet your appetite for what’s going on here in the world of fabrics and design? You are in luck: here are five more local fashion houses worth a look.

Five for Friday: Finnish Spirits

October 21, 2016

The times they are a-changing in the world of Finnish spirits. This week it’s time to discover what’s going on with startups (and some familiar faces) who are plying the distillery trade.