May 15, 2019
The daily brief: 15 May 2019
Damen Shipyard Group has established a new engineering centre in Helsinki.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Mobidiag, Medanets, Superson, Unikie and Damen’s expansion to Finland make headlines.
Finnish company Mobidiag has received a substantial new loan from EIB, Medanets has developed a mobile healthtech solution in Sweden, Superson is expanding to Singapore, Unikie is growing with European car manufacturer orders, and Damen Shipyard Group has landed in Helsinki.
Finnish commercial stage molecular diagnostics company Mobidiag has secured a 25-million-euro growth capital loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Mobidiag will use the funds to accelerate the development and commercialisation of its diagnostics solutions for infectious diseases. EIB has previously granted Mobidiag a 15-million-euro loan in 2016.
Finnish company Medanets’ mobile solution has been introduced to the healthcare sector in the Västra Götland region (VGR) of Sweden. The solution registers patient data directly via a smartphone, which significantly reduces administration time and errors, and increases patient safety by freeing up care staff. The solution was developed together with VGR’s journal system supplier, Cerner. Similar solutions are already in use in more than 30 hospitals and healthcare centres in Finland.
Finnish software development company Unikie has signed a number of agreements for its technology with Central European car manufacturers. The contracts have also had a positive effect on Unikie’s operations in Finland, enabling a move to a new larger head office in Tampere and new recruitments. Based on its AI Vision platform, Unikie is developing machine vision and shape recognition solutions that enable cars and other equipment to detect and dodge people and obstacles. It was ranked one of Finland’s most promising startups earlier this year by Finnish financial publication Talouselämä.
Finnish creative agency Superson has opened an office in Singapore as it prepares to expand across Asia. The new office will be headed by managing partner and creative director, Antti Toivonen, with his extensive experience from Southeast Asia. The launch will also be supported by external senior advisor Martin Roll, a former McKinsey and Company senior advisor and the author of Asian Brand Strategy. Superson follows a strategic consultancy business model that relies on external specialists instead of an in-house creative team.
Dutch-based, global ship building company Damen has established a new office in the Finnish capital under the name Damen Engineering Helsinki. Damen decided on Helsinki as the location due to the depth of engineering expertise in Finland of designing and building cruise and RoPax vessels, as well as particular expertise in ice-class vessels. The location is also well-connected to Damen’s operations in Poland and the Netherlands. Damen Engineering Helsinki is already involved in its first project, a 155-metre-long cruise ship for the SeaDream Yacht Club.
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