DAILY BRIEF: Coronavirus testing, ICT, maternity products, investments and lithium recovery
All the daily Finnish business news that works: iSTOC, Finnish ICT expertise, Lola&Lykke, Sofokus and Fortum make headlines.
Fortum develops game-changing lithium recovery method
Finnish energy company Fortum says it has developed a method to recycle lithium for rechargeable batteries that could help to usher in a smoother and more sustainable transition to electric vehicles (EV).
Fazer packing Moomin chocolate in wood-based material
Finnish food industry giant Fazer’s Moomin chocolate drops have become the first foodstuff to be wrapped in Paptic Gavia, a wood-based material made predominantly of raw materials from certified forests and other renewable sources.
DAILY BRIEF: Creative education, bioeconomy, maritime, cargo handling and digital city planning
All the daily Finnish business news that works: RETEX Panels, Neste, Wärtsilä, Kalmar, Arkki International and the City of Helsinki make headlines.
VTT re-thinking collection and handling of polystyrene
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and its research and business partners have launched a two-year project exploring ways to increase the recycling of polystyrene into material for other plastics and chemicals.
Aalto and Fortum to build emission-free premises
Fortum and Aalto University have joined forces to turn a 10-building block owned by the university emissions-free and virtually self-sufficient with an energy solution that is unprecedented on the world stage.
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?