Oulu – a renewable and dynamic ICT wonderland

Janne Siltari / 
August 1, 2013

This summer we have once again heard numerous news stories about how companies in the ICT sector are being shut down and streamlined in Oulu. Nevertheless, the people that...

A dialogue of two lights

Eleonoora Rinnekangas / 
June 27, 2013

“We live in darkness for 360 days in order to delight in just five days of dialogue between two lights – the interplay between the Nordic midnight sun and...

July will reveal the true nature of one relationship

Outi Toivanen-Visti / 
June 20, 2013

July is a sweaty month. I intend to spend it at the lake, internet-free, but the world might look different when I return. One relationship in particular will be...

Cyber-opportunities abound in Finland

Jarno Limnéll / 
June 13, 2013

Cybersecurity creates prerequisites for seizing great opportunities. That is why it must be rethought. Cybersecurity is being discussed in an overly negative tone. It is often understood as a...

Reconsider your impression of Russia – it matters

Riitta Lumme-Tuomala / 
June 6, 2013

Finns have always kept their distance from Russia – at least emotionally. We have approached Russians as opposers and adversaries, despite actively trading with them both now and in...

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...