A brave new Smart & Clean revolution leader is declared

Eetu Helminen  / 
March 16, 2017

There is something stirring in Finland, and especially in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The locals have raised the bar and the aim is once again to be the world’s...

Finnish companies at the forefront of textile recycling

Anna-Kaisa Auvinen / 
March 9, 2017

In Finland, 70 million kilograms of textiles are taken out of use every year, most of which is currently utilised as energy. However, the vast majority of this could...

Networking – No one is interested in everything

Walid O. El Cheikh  / 
March 2, 2017

The key to efficient networking is preparation, timing and understanding the target audience.  In my opinion, the most common mistakes of a networker are 1) having a shaky pitch,...

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...