Indoor Atlas wants to be the GPS of interiors

September 9, 2014

Although the recent employment cuts have hit hard in Oulu, the Northern city doesn’t only echo bad news. New innovation-based startups the likes of Indoor Atlas are now wanting to make use of the skills of those left jobless by big corporations.

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UROS thrives where users dare to roam

September 4, 2014

Low cost data roaming might sound like a contradiction in terms but Finnish company Uros has slashed the price of mobile connectivity.

Chinese company GeoStar opens office in Finland

September 3, 2014

One of the leading geospatial information systems (GIS) companies in China officially opened its first office in Finland in Espoo in August, signaling an opportunity for Finnish businesses in this field to expand into the huge Chinese market.

Finnish cult film Iron Sky expands into sci-fi saga

September 2, 2014

Would you like to own a part of a movie franchise? Finnish Iron Sky Universe is making it possible. The media company wants to build a science fiction saga that spreads across all media and is produced with the audience.

Global leader in audio equipment proud of its Finnish roots

September 1, 2014

A company of 130 staff in a town in the middle of Finland is a world leader in the manufacture of high quality active monitors and loudspeakers used in film production and TV and radio broadcasting.

Finland’s GreenStream forges success in China

August 28, 2014

After nine years in China, including two years extensively building its energy efficiency business there, the Finnish energy management services firm, GreenStream Network, is achieving favourable results.

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Spoken English gets boost from Finland’s Tutor Tigers

August 27, 2014

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. A Finnish startup believes it has found a way to help millions of non-native English speakers with their pronunciation.

TrademarkNow creates new jobs through less work

August 26, 2014

How much is 10 000 working hours in euros? The customers of Trademark Now have reported daily savings of thousands of euros due to the product of the Finnish startup.

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Pint Please from Oulu takes on the world

August 25, 2014

The developer of the Pint Please mobile application, Juha Karppinen, is a difficult man to get hold of. The beer app, developed in Oulu, has just been launched in the UK, and London is keeping him busy. In honour of the launch more than 100 British pubs are serving a special Pint Please beer brewed by Oakham Ales.

LeeLuu shines a light on children’s fear of the dark

August 21, 2014

Monsters hide under the bed and lurk in dark corners. That is what a fear of the dark makes us believe and most of us have experienced it in some form. Now Helsinki-based hardware startup LeeLuu is helping children fight these fears with soft, interactive nightlights.

Finnish gaming looks Seriously interesting

August 20, 2014

Seriously Digital Entertainment is set to launch its first mobile game in October. Already the Helsinki-based company has raised more than 3.6 million euros in seed funding.