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 Finland Promotion Board’s ‘Hän’ campaign stands for equality worldwide. Image: Finland Promotion Board
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DAILY BRIEF: Hän includes everyone, industry, healthtech, funding and critical comms

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Hän campaign, Disior, Kemira, Sofi Filtration and Finnish critical communications make headlines.

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Disior and Sofi Filtration raise coin, Kemira extends a long-term polymer supply deal, Finland Promotion Board’s Hän campaign is awarded in Vuoden Huiput competition, and Finland is a global pioneer in critical comms. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Medtech startup Disior raises EUR 1.7 million

Doctors looking at medical images of foot.

Finnish medical technology startup Disior has raised 1.7 million euros in funding from and Tesi, and earned its second CE marking for the Bonelogic Ortho Foot and Ankle product. Disior develops 3D analytics software that are used by doctors to improve patient care and outcomes from CT and MRI images. The cloud-based software automatically analyse, quantify and parameterise medical images. The startup has a rapidly growing global customer base, and it is currently collaborating with over 20 clinics worldwide. Image: Disior

Kemira signs multi-year extension with Ithaca Energy

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Finnish chemicals company Kemira has signed a multi-year extension to its polymer supply agreement with Ithaca Energy. Kemira originally signed the agreement in 2018 to supply polymers in order to enhance oil extraction performance on one of Ithaca’s operated assets in the UK North Sea. The year before, Kemira had expanded the polymer manufacturing capacity for chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) at its site in Botlek, the Netherlands. Image: Wikimedia

Sofi Filtration signs off on EUR 3 million financing round

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Loudspring portfolio company Sofi Filtration has signed off on a three million-euro investment round to help to accelerate its growth. The Finnish company provides efficient water filtration technology, and its innovative self-cleaning filter, Sofi Filter, enables the cost-efficient micro filtration of large quantities of water. Currently focusing on the marine, oil and gas, mining, and power generation industries, Sofi Filtration has conducted successful pilots in industries such as plastics, which is considered to have high potential due to growing awareness of microplastics contamination. Image: Sofi Filtration

Hän campaign wins domestic Grand Prix Award

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Finland Promotion Board’s Hän campaign has won the Grand Prix Award for the greatest marketing achievement in 2019, as well as a Gold Award in Grafia’s annual creative design competition, Vuoden Huiput. The word ‘hän’ is the Finnish gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun, and the namesake campaign aims to tell the story of Finnish equality and highlight the importance of non-discrimination as a power to transform society. The campaign was launched by the department for communications of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in collaboration with consultancy agency Miltton in 2019. Image: Miltton

Finland is a first responder in global critical communications

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Public safety authorities make daily life-or-death decisions in emergency situations and other incidents. How do you ensure efficient co-operation between the police, fire brigade and emergency medical team in an environment where time is of the very essence? The Finnish critical comms ecosystem has been ranked a top performer in the field and has an end-to-end proposal and some time-tested references to show for it. Read the full feature article by clicking the headline. Image: Erillisverkot

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