Is music technology the next music business?

Jiri Koivuniemi / 
May 30, 2013

As a teenager in the ‘80s I was passionate about music. Basically all that was needed was a radio, cassette player or turntable. There were not a lot of...

Traffic is a problem for megacities, an opportunity for Finland

Elias Pöyry / 
May 23, 2013

Traffic is one of the world’s biggest businesses. While telecommunications in western countries realises an average revenue per user of around 30 euros, the corresponding figure in the traffic...

Good enough

Henriikka Ahtiainen / 
May 20, 2013

When I was a child, my father used to say that there’s nothing worse than being a perfectionist. People who strive for perfection demand too much from others. I...

There’s no place like home

Mari Lehtonen / 
May 10, 2013

On a Sunday morning in April I dashed out with my colleague Katja through the hotel’s revolving doors into the fresh spring air. With our running shoes on, we...

Reducing emissions or saving energy in transport?

Saara Jääskeläinen / 
May 2, 2013

The Finnish transport industry will face major changes in the coming years. We must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2020 and by 80 per...

What makes the Finnish education system interesting to others?

Pasi Sahlberg / 
April 25, 2013

Education in Finland has traditionally been considered a service that society provides in order to educate people and train them for working life. This is why our success in...

From words to action

Markus Kokko / 
April 18, 2013

Europe is struggling with a prolonged economic crisis, unemployment is growing, and economic growth – where it still exists – is at risk of stopping in its tracks. The...

Technology: Bringing the world to schools

Kaisa Vähähyyppä / 
April 11, 2013

What on earth do we need technology for in schools? Surely, we can learn without it just as well. Finland has excelled in Pisa tests even though our schools...

Pedagogy as the engine, technology as the trailer

Auri Kohola / 
April 4, 2013

The Government’s efforts to make Finland part of the information society have been reflected in the number of information technology purchases by schools over the past two decades. Schools...

Out with participation

Simo Vassinen / 
March 28, 2013

I got sick of Helsinki. So last autumn, I handed over my apartment to a Norwegian friend and fled town with just a suitcase and backpack in tow. The...

Just five steps to health technology success

Terhi Kajaste / 
March 21, 2013

I was recently involved in the launch of the Living Lab environment at Vantaa’s Katriina hospital. It provides a real hospital environment for testing and implementing new technology-based innovations....