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.
Electronics on your skin
Wearable electronics, such as smart watches and smart bracelets, are currently making a breakthrough comparable to that of mobile phones a couple of decades ago. They are only at the beginning of their development cycle, but the possibilities they offer are infinite.
Smart clothes for better results
What do you get when you cross a small measuring device, an electricity-conducting textile and body-hugging sportswear? Smart shorts, of course! Developed by the Kuopio-based company Myontec, and introduced to the markets a few months ago, this innovation is already opening doors for new applications.
Software development company Telrock expands to Finland
Telrock Technologies, an international software development company specialising in mobile-centric customer service, is setting foot in Helsinki and Oulu. The company will focus the development of its cloud-based platform in Finland and plans to employ 50 people already at an early stage.
Teemu Arina “hacked” himself back to health
For Teemu Arina, technology is an extension of his body. He, for example, recovered from a gastric ulcer by hacking. Writing and speaking keep him busy, but this serial tech entrepreneur has also developed a popular online tool for working life management.
Construction-waste recycling gets a boost
On a construction, renovation or demolition site, there is always leftover material that must be disposed of. Even though the methods for processing construction waste have become more diversified, and less and less waste ends up at the landfill, a lot still needs to be done. The ReUSE project is among the initiatives aimed at boosting this development.
Clean laundry with biogas
An Oulu-based company pumps biogas from a landfill for direct utilisation in industrial processes. Biogas is used to manufacture building insulation, disinfect hospital instruments, wash laundry, generate electricity and, possibly in future, also to produce traffic fuel.
Glass – infinitely recyclable
Of all packaging materials, glass is the only one that can be recycled indefinitely without compromising its quality. In Finland, 95 per cent of all deposit bottles are recycled.
New lease of life for scrap cars
Once a car has reached the end of the road, so to speak, its life continues beyond the scrapyard through recycling. In Finland, up to 95 per cent of its materials can be reused. Steel parts are made into pots and pans while tyres end up as crumb rubber at sports stadiums.
Finnish experts guarantee snow in Sochi
The Finnish company Snow Secure will make sure there is plenty of snow at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, no matter the conditions. Two other Finnish companies, Onninen and All-Weather SnowTek, are also prepped for the snowy task.