June 12, 2019
The daily brief: 12 June 2019
Naava will purify indoor office air with Teknion in North America.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Naava, Framery, inauguration of Nordics’ largest LNG terminal, and Google’s new tech training hub in Helsinki make headlines.
Naava has found a significant partner in the US for its air-purifying green walls, Google is setting up a tech training hub in Helsinki, Framery has racked up awards at NeoCon in Chicago, and the Nordics’ largest LNG terminal has opened in Tornio.
Tech giant Google is setting up a new tech education centre in Helsinki that will offer courses in digital skills to thousands of unemployed people in the city, as well as to small business operators. The agreement was signed between Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and Google’s Matt Brittin. The location of the education centre remains unclear, but it will be somewhere in the centre of the Finnish capital. Google has previously set up similar tech education centres around the world, which have offered tech training to millions of people.
Framery racks up awards at NeoCon
Tampere-based company Framery has been awarded at North America’s largest furniture fair, NeoCon, organised between 10 and 12 June in Chicago. The Finnish company was recognised for having the best small stand at the fair and also won Contract Magazine’s Best of NeoCon Award for its Framery 2Q meeting module. The module is designed for four to six people and features a state-of-the-art sound insulation system that offers privacy from the surroundings.
A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal has been opened in Tornio, Northern Finland. The over 100 million-euro Manga LNG terminal is the largest of its kind in the Nordic region with a storage capacity of 50 000 cubic metres. The project was led by Manga LNG, a joint venture set up by Finnish industrial companies Outokumpu Group, SSAB, Gasum and EPV Energy, with support from Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä. The terminal will supply LNG to local steel mills, mines and industries, as well as fuel ships.
Finnish healthtech company Naava has formed a new alliance with Teknion, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the US. The new alliance will bring Naava’s products into North American offices. The intelligent Naava Green Wall purifies and humidifies indoor air and also acts as a space divider. Teknion showcased the Naava product during the NeoCon furniture fair in Chicago, the US.
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