Finnish design and innovation recognised globally
Finnish company duo Belightful Design and KONE have been granted major accolades for design and innovation in their respective fields.
The award is a major achievement for the small Finnish design startup that is specialised in environmentally-friendly outdoor products and is now looking to scale up internationally.
“We’ve been able to launch our first product, but now the objective is to expand our product range and simultaneously scale our business up to more territories,” says Taina Tallala, co-founder of Belightful Design, in a press release. “Rapid internationalisation requires funding, and we are currently looking for international capital investors. In addition, we are in search of professionals with high-level skills in international business to join our board.”
KONE placed 59th globally, and seventh in Europe, in the Forbes ranking that measures creative disruption and innovation by companies.
“We are proud to have been recognised for our innovation approach by Forbes,” says Henrik Ehrnooth, president and CEO of KONE, in a release. “At KONE, technological disruption and changing customer expectations provide us great opportunities to add value for customers in new ways and differentiate from the competition.”