September 10, 2020
DAILY BRIEF: Fun science, devops, pizza, awards, university, road data and edtech
Science in action.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Kide Science, Eficode, Classic Pizza, Lindex, Aalto University, RoadCloud and Finnish edtech make headlines.
Eficode partners with GitHub, Classic Pizza and Lindex win international recognition, Aalto University wins funding and a research award, RoadCloud extends its global reach, Kide Science launches in Nigeria, and Finnish edtech companies innovate during the pandemic.
Finnish company Eficode, a European leader in software development and IT operations (devops), has partnered with GitHub to deliver devops tools and consulting services. Eficode will deliver GitHub Enterprise both as part of the Eficode ROOT DevOps Platform and as a standalone solution, and consulting services as an advanced GitHub partner. Devops increases the speed in which organisations can deliver high-quality applications and services.
Finnish family company Classic Pizza Restaurant has received a Highly Commended award in The Global Retail & Leisure International Awards 2020. Classic Pizza reveals in its press release that its award in the category for innovative food and beverage concepts has already generated interest from abroad. The Finnish restaurant chain originates in the port town of Hanko and is well-known in Finland for pairing champagne with pizza. Another Finnish contender, Stockmann-owned fashion chain Lindex, got a Highly Commended award as a “rising star” in the competition.
Aalto University has received four million euros in continuing funding from the European Commission for a European master’s programme on security and cloud computing. The SECCLO programme is coordinated by Aalto and operated jointly by six European universities. Aalto’s professor Pentti Kujala has also been named the winner of the Transportation Research Award 2020 for his work to improve the safety of ships in ice-covered waters.
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Finnish connected vehicle data platform RoadCloud and HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform, have teamed up to make RoadCloud available on the HERE Marketplace. RoadCloud provides real-time information on road friction, condition and weather for transport services and systems. The high-quality data helps to increase the safety of advanced driver assistance systems, accelerate autonomous vehicle development, and enables authorities to maintain roads more efficiently.
Finnish early-childhood science education company Kide Science has signed an agreement with STEM METS Resources to provide curriculum enhancement and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for young children in Lagos, Nigeria. Its agreement with STEM METS, a social enterprise that offers innovative education solutions to 3–16-year-olds in the country, represents its first official programme in Africa. Kide Science’s play-based education model uses storytelling and hands-on experiments to develop scientific thinking in young children.
Finnish edtech companies have discovered new opportunities for co-operation and development amidst an increased demand for digital learning solutions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read our feature article on the subject by clicking the headline.
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