Bioeconomy – a potential driver of exponential growth
Finland is evolving into a major bioeconomy country. This development will gain momentum thanks to the bioeconomy strategy announced in May to increase the yield of Finland’s bioeconomy to 100 billion euros by 2025 and create 100 000 new jobs.
Norwegian ABAX sets up office in Finland
ABAX, a Norwegian company specialising in vehicle tracking and fleet management, has opened an office in Finland in March. The company plans to hire 18 people in the Vantaa office by August and 30–35 employees in the next couple of years.
Kemira makes water cleaner
Clean water is a vital prerequisite for life, but it is also chemistry. Municipal water treatment has been the backbone of Kemira’s business for about 50 years. In general, Kemira focuses on pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining and water treatment.
Lumene transforms Finnish berries into cosmetics
What do chemistry, stem cell technology and cosmetics have in common? Lumene has drawn on unique expertise to combine wild Arctic nature and Finnish berries with scientific innovations.
Tellyo channels investment into international growth
International expansion is on the programme for Finnish social TV startup Tellyo following a 200 000 euro seed investment from GS Venture, the corporate venture fund of international GS Group.
A global edge from biomaterials
New biomaterials are opening up new dimensions in many fields, such as dental care and drug dosing. The Turku-based high-tech companies Stick Tech and DelSiTech are following their own paths on the cutting edge of international development.
Bayer relies on Finnish know-how
The most successful product ever to have left pharmaceutical company Bayer’s production plant in Turku dates back almost a quarter of a century and is sold in more than 120 countries. The company’s newest product is expected to be Finland’s next success story.
Turku’s biotech industry taking on the world
The BioTurku biotech cluster, located in Turku, Finland, is the nation’s leading innovator in the field and has its sights set on conquering global markets.
HyTest takes industry lead
Turku has grown into a centre of expertise for the Finnish biotech industry. One of the success stories is HyTest, a leading biotechnology company worldwide. The company, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, has been a pioneer in cardiac markers, in particular.
Capital Legal Services sets foot in Helsinki as the first Russian law firm
Russian law firm Capital Legal Services (CLS) has opened an office in Finland to offer increased support for international companies entering the Russian market. Due to its proximity, Helsinki was a natural choice for CLS’ first foreign office.
Augmented reality brings a new dimension
Digital and physical lives still largely evolve in separate spheres. Services relating to what is called augmented reality merge these two worlds, creating a seamless experience. The possibilities are practically endless.