Finnish biobanks one step ahead of others

October 16, 2014

Finland’s revised Biobank Act came into force in autumn 2013 and has been on everyone’s lips in international medical research circles ever since. The Act enables a broader use of the sample collections than in other European countries for medical research and protects the rights of the sample donor.

Medicortex tackles brain injuries

October 15, 2014

A Finnish startup is trying to develop a new treatment to limit the long-term effects of brain injuries.

Finnish natural dog food Mush spreads internationally

October 14, 2014

There is a reason dogs are called man’s best friend. We want to do the best for our closest animal companions, and recent research suggests raw food is healthier than dry or cooked alternatives. The Finnish company Mush have been making raw food since the 1980s and now find their products in high demand.

Aalto EE trains business executives in Tehran

October 13, 2014

Aalto University Executive Education, Finland, has launched the first globally accredited Executive MBA program in Iran, Tehran. This initiative is a major milestone for both Iranian leadership development and Aalto University Executive Education’s growth strategy in which, alongside the Baltic region, the Middle Eastern and Asian markets play a key role.

Capture Design combines interior design and 3D visualisation

October 10, 2014

Russian-Finnish duo Marina Smirnova and Ida Broms started innovative design company Capture Design out of a shared love for 3D modelling.

VRT revolutionises underwater imaging technology

October 9, 2014

A Finnish company’s innovative technology allows people to see underwater – and helps prevent divers from being eaten by crocodiles.

Tradition meets modernity at Kalevala Jewelry

October 8, 2014

There aren’t many companies, which combine Viking era design with a 3D printing manufacturing process. Finland’s Kalevala Jewelry is one of them.

Students have the ideas, Think Company the tools

October 7, 2014

About two years ago, the University of Helsinki decided once and for all to shed its reputation as a stodgy institute. The university, which turns 375 next year, rolled up its sleeves in an effort to make academic information more accessible to society at large. This marked the start of the Helsinki Think Company.

Framery phone booths mix Finnish design and engineering

October 2, 2014

Those working in a modern open plan office often have trouble finding a quiet corner to make an important phone call. Luckily the Finnish company Framery has solved the problem by updating the humble phone booth for the 21st century.

Finnish cargo company gears up for eco-friendly shipping

October 1, 2014

When tough new sulphur emission rules come into force next year, Finnish cargo company Containerships will hit the ground running.

ICT

Finnish app revolutionises forestry measurement

September 30, 2014

A young Finnish company called Trestima has developed a smartphone app that is revolutionising the way forest timber is surveyed. This innovative app is beginning to replace forestry measurement tools that have been in use since the late 1940s.