A splint wrapped around a leg
 Onbone’s Woodcast innovation supports the Finnish Olympic sports team. Image: Onbone

DAILY BRIEF: Sports aid, smart transport, funding, job recruitment and expats

All the daily Finnish business news that works: PayiQ, Cambri, Duunitori, Onbone and expats in Finland make headlines.

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PayiQ launches an app in Russia, Cambri raises funding, Duunitori launches a Swedish recruitment site, Onbone’s Woodcast splint jumps into sports, and expat Ivy Chu tells GNF about her Finnish work and life experience. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

PayiQ launches first branded app in Russia

A mobile phone displaying an application over an image of the city of Ryazan

PayiQ has released its first branded mobile application for the replenishment of transport cards in Russia. Created together with local partners GetFare, ATOL Online and Gazprombank, the UmKA Smart Card app allows passengers to top up their transport cards with their mobile phones in the city of Ryazan. PayiQ has previously offered smart transport payment services in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Image: PayiQ

Cambri secures EUR 3.6 million in funding

Cambri's three executives standing together in a black and white image

Finnish market research automation company Cambri has raised 3.6 million euros in a series-A funding round jointly led by OpenOcean and Spintop Ventures. Cambri offers a software-as-a-service (SAAS) solution that, it says, enables consumer brands to accelerate product and concept testing up to 10 times faster than traditional methods. The greater speed and accuracy means that marketing and innovation teams can allocate resources toward only the most desired products. Image: Cambri

Duunitori launches job recruitment site in Sweden

Person scrolling trough a job recruitment website on a laptop

Finnish recruitment site Duunitori.fi has launched an affiliate site in Sweden, at JobbLand.se. The website has a job search engine and offers recruitment-related tips and news. JobbLand currently has around 46 000 listings and drew around 250 000 visitors in January. Its main competitors in the Swedish market are Jobb.Blocket.se, with around 800 000 monthly visitors, and JobbSafari.se, with 500 000 visits each month. Image: Duunitori

Woodcast leaps from hospitals into sports

A Woodcast splint covering a leg

Finnish company Onbone’s Woodcast, an eco-friendly splint developed to replace plaster casts in hospitals, has made the jump to other areas, one of them being sports. To speed up the development of Woodcast sporting aids, Onbone has teamed up with the Finnish Olympic Committee to make the solution available to the Finnish team at the next Olympics in Tokyo and Beijing. Woodcast is made from wood and biopolymers and lends itself well to sports as it’s both lightweight and waterproof. Image: Onbone

My career: From start to Finnish

Ivy Chu and her family gathered around Santa Clause

In our My career: From start to Finnish series, we met Ivy Chu, a Taiwanese social media influencer and ex-TV news anchor who moved to Finland with her family. The days, she works with leading Finnish companies, promoting their brands to her 1.27 million followers. In our article, she shares her work and life experiences in Finland and what surprises the country had in store for her. Check it out by clicking the headline. Image: Ivy Chu

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