Finland puts sustainability top of the agenda
With its green mindset and world-class research environment, Finland is generating sustainable solutions for various industries and fields of life.
Fiskars and Fortum join hands on hands-free handle
Finnish companies Fiskars and Fortum have announced a collaboration to launch the commercial production and international sales of a handle that prevents the spread of the novel coronavirus and other infectious diseases by allowing people to open doors with their arm.
Accelerator to help plant seed for sustainable food systems
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has selected 10 agricultural and food technology startups for FAN Nordic Hub, a Helsinki-based accelerator programme created in partnership with Valio and the University of Helsinki.
VTT boosts EU’s self-sufficiency in critical metals
A VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland-coordinated EU project has demonstrated that critical and economically significant metals such as cobalt, nickel and zinc can be recovered profitably from low-grade ores and metal refining waste.
Finnish startup scene puts change into high gear during pandemic
The “most attractive startup scene in Europe” has come a long way from the previous economic downturn. But how many punches can it take and live to tell the tale amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
DAILY BRIEF: 29 January 2020
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Isku, Spinnova and Fortum make headlines.
DAILY BRIEF: 27 January 2020
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Kotkamills, Nokia, Metso and Valpas make headlines.
Five for Friday: World Circular Economy Forum
The third annual World Circular Economy Forum took place in Helsinki this week. Check out these five companies that are closing the loop on sustainable solutions.
VTT awarded for bio-based packaging solution
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been awarded 200 000 US dollars by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for its packaging solution made of cellulose.
VTT makes waste water work
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wants to save the nutrients and carbon in waste water, which can be worth millions.
Finland demolishes rivals with ocean liner recycling project
When a ship comes to the end of its life-cycle, most of its materials are still recyclable and worth millions of euros. A new Finnish consortium believes this could become a major business for the country’s maritime and recycling industry.