Goodio chocolate surrounded by nature.
 Goodio’s Metsä (forest) chocolate is topped with forest crystals and dried birch leaves. Image: Goodio
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DAILY BRIEF: Forest flavours, edtech support, IoT, digital media, trademarks and sustainable building

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Goodio, Finnish edtech, Wapice, Fiare, TrademarkNow, Fortum and Aalto University make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Finland offers technology support to teachers in New York, Wapice provides an IoT backbone to Schaeffler, Fiare partners for the European market, TrademarkNow is acquired, Goodio‘s chocolate wins silver, and Fortum and Aalto build emission-free premises. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Finnish edtech firms support virtual teaching in New York

Woman watching tablet in front of blackboard.

Finnish edtech firms are offering teachers in New York City free extended access to their virtual learning services. Finnish company 3D Bear has also started a one-on-one coaching programme for teachers that looks at the challenges of virtual learning from a logistical, pedagogical and technical perspective. The sessions are given by Finnish teachers and take place until October. The solutions for distance learning were presented in response to a general request for assistance made by the mayor’s office earlier this year by the Finnish Consulate General of Finland in New York. Image: Unsplash

Schaeffler selects Wapice for global IoT platform

A smartphone and small white IoT devices.

Finnish full-service software company Wapice is providing the backbone for Internet of Things (IoT) developments at Schaeffler Group, a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors. Wapice’s IoT Ticket technology stack allows the end-to-end creation of massive-scale, production-grade IoT applications and bringing them faster to market. Schaeffler worked closely with Wapice to develop the first solution, OPTIME, which enables comprehensive and automated condition monitoring across entire machine and equipment parks. Image: Schaeffler Image: Wapice

Quintype selects Fiare as exclusive partner in EU

Man taking notes in front of laptop.

Finland-based Fiare has been selected as the exclusive implementation partner for the digital publishing tools of Quintype across Europe. Quintype’s technology suite includes digital publishing solutions for content creation, distribution and monetisation. By providing the service from Europe through Fiare, the partnership also addresses concerns about compliance with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR). Image: Fiare

TrademarkNow joins forces with Corsearch

TrademarkNow employees working in an open office.

Finnish legal technology service provider TrademarkNow has been acquired by US-based Corsearch, a leading provider of trademark clearance and protection solutions for intellectual property (IP) rights. Founded in 2012, TrademarkNow has developed an intelligent trademark management platform used by IP professionals and brands for instant trademark search results. Combining the two companies offers customers a complete service for the entire life cycle of trademarks, from inception to protection. Image: TrademarkNow

Goodio wins silver with Nordic flavours at sofi Awards

Goodio's Nordic Flavors chocolates net to each other in the forest.

Finnish chocolate company Goodio has won the silver award in the chocolate candy category of the 2020 sofi Awards, organised by the Specialty Food Association (SFA). Goodio was awarded for its Forest chocolate, part of its range of vegan, organic and gluten-free chocolates made with key ingredients from Nordic nature. The flavour is a dark chocolate topped with forest crystals and dried birch leaves. This year, the sofi Awards had 39 product categories, 148 winners and nearly 2 000 entries that were judged by blind tasting. Image: Goodio

Aalto and Fortum to build emission-free premises

An illustration of Aalto's emission-free brick building.

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. Check out our full article by clicking the headline. Image: HELIN & CO ARCHITECTS / AALTO UNIVERSITY

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