What exactly is a Finn?

Saga Raippalinna / 
February 23, 2017

A Finn is not just an introverted person who lacks the skills of small talk. We are a people that live in homes filled with IKEA products, and use technology and...

Finnish higher education – take a leap of faith!

Sami Puttonen / 
February 16, 2017

Starting from 2017 the Finnish government has decided to implement tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students. This issue has divided people, as some see it as a threat and some...

The bioeconomy requires new thinking

Jukka Kantola / 
February 9, 2017

Looking at the current status of the bioeconomy, there is an evident need for a new approach. There is still too much of everybody operating within their own silos....

Don’t start a new company – instead, pivot

Sami Kuusela / 
February 2, 2017

Finding a successful business isn’t easy. I should know: I’ve got my seventh company going. But is founding a new company always necessary? What if the company shifts its...

Goliath, time to play with David?

Camilla Karhukorpi / 
January 26, 2017

We all know how the story goes. Goliath has been an unbeatable soldier his whole life. When young and inexperienced David accepts Goliath’s challenge with only a stone in...

What do scientists and startup entrepreneurs have in common?

Annina Lattu / 
January 19, 2017

A scruffy character muttering incomprehensible theories and facts of trivial-feeling phenomena and a bouncy teflon-like person with never-ending enthusiasm, loading one-liners about your basic human needs and applications all...

Creating hits for international artists and audiences

Riku Salomaa / 
January 12, 2017

Over the last 10 years, Finland has become a significant player in the international music market – not only for its touring acts but also for the Finnish songwriters...

Traditionally, but surprisingly yours

Santa Claus / 
December 22, 2016

There are times when traditions matter. I should know – through my work, I see people taking a break from their busy everyday responsibilities, finding comfort in their Christmas...

Designing for kids (the Finnish way)

Tuomas Vanamo / 
December 15, 2016

Apart from ski jumping, ice fishing, sauna and other stereotypically Finnish activities, we Finns are also known for our PISA results. Perhaps there’s something in the water here, or...

The city is a platform

Anna-Kaisa Ikonen / 
December 8, 2016

We are moving very quickly into the digital economy era. It will change how companies conduct business and the roles consumers play. On the platforms of the sharing economy,...

Our innovative approach at Slush

Hanna Marttinen-Deakins / 
November 30, 2016

Finland is globally renowned as a technology innovator and we have made sure we keep it that way with our vibrant digital start-up scene. Today Slush is pulling investors...