May 16, 2019
The daily brief: 16 May 2019
Finnish startup Jospak has won a WorldStar award for its sustainable food tray.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Finnair, Jospak, CADMATIC and EduCluster Finland make headlines.
EduCluster Finland is introducing a new international school in Kuwait, Jospak has been awarded for world’s best packaging, Finnair has extended its network in China, and CADMATIC is acquiring technology from Macrovision.
EduCluster Finland (ECF) is co-creating a school in Kuwait with leading local school operator Al Jeri Holding Group. The Finnish International School will provide education from kindergarten to grade 12, mixing Finnish pedagogical practices with Kuwaiti standards, culture and educational philosophy. The school will open its doors in autumn 2020 to meet increasing demand for international education in Kuwait.
Finnish startup Jospak has been awarded a WorldStar award and a Sustainability award in the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) annual competition that recognises the best and most innovative packaging worldwide. Jospak’s cardboard-based food tray uses up to 85 per cent less plastic than a traditional plastic food tray. The awards were handed out in Prague, the Czech Republic, on 15 May.
Finnish airline Finnair has entered into a code share agreement with Shanghai-based Juneyao Air on a flight route between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, as well as on a number of Finnair routes in Finland and Juneyao Air routes in China. The co-operation will add eight new destinations to Finnair’s network in China, while Juneyao Air will be able to add to its offering Finnair’s domestic routes between Helsinki and Ivalo, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Kuopio and Oulu. Finnish Lapland is an increasingly popular destination for Chinese tourists.
Finland-based CADMATIC has acquired a specially commissioned software technology and its development rights from US-based software company Macrovision. The major technology co-operation supports CADMATIC’s business and growth strategy and gives the company the required flexibility and agility to respond to the needs of its marine, process and energy industry clients. CADMATIC has been using Macrovision Eagle Software Framework technology as a development platform for its ship hull 3D design products. The co-operation will continue until 2021.
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