Fintech startup Alech turns to Finland for tech talent

August 19, 2014

Hong Kong based trade advisory platform developer Alech has expanded to Finland in search of new talents.

Fanart Games takes fans to gigs

August 18, 2014

What if you could trade the score you have reached in a video game for an authentic record autographed by, say, Sepultura’s members? Or for concert tickets? This will be possible as of September following the release of the Mega Fan! game developed in Jyväskylä.

Russian startup Taist expands to Helsinki

August 12, 2014

The reputation of Helsinki as the startup capital of Northern Europe hasn’t gone unnoticed in Russia. Moscow-based startup Taist is opening an office in Helsinki to access the Finnish cloud software market and to prepare for international expansion.

Finnish company makes an export hit with wooden phone cases

July 30, 2014

Droplet Hitech Design manufactures accessories for mobile devices made from renewable materials. Sales to more than 20 countries testify that Finnish wood attracts international interest, in this form, too.

Finnish architecture project receives international recognition

July 29, 2014

Sunrays shine through golden bamboo structures and the building walls are a bright turquoise. Finnish architecture group Komitu’s new youth centre was completed in Phnom Penh in Cambodia in early 2014. Now it has been awarded with an honourable mention at the Rethinking Future Awards architecture competition.

Finnish fashion stands out in Berlin in a good way

July 24, 2014

Berlin’s Brunnenstrasse street is hot and happening. Berlin Fashion Week is in full swing, and the showroom and pop-up shop #INLAND set up by eight Finnish designers is drawing a lot of attention from passers-by. The shop is run by a world-class team of Finnish designers who are now reaching for international markets.

Yepzon promises world’s easiest child positioning device

July 23, 2014

About a year ago, Otto Linna and his friends were contemplating what smart clothing really means. During their discussions, they came up with the idea of an easy-to-use child positioning technology that could be attached to clothing – and thus Yepzon was born.

Naturvention combats bad indoor air

July 21, 2014

A few years ago, students Aki Soudunsaari and Niko Järvinen met each other at an innovation course at the University of Jyväskylä. They came up with the idea of purifying indoor air using plants.

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Venuu solves venue problems

July 18, 2014

The Helsinki-based startup company Venuu is an online service for discovering event venues. It assists event planners in finding a suitable location for parties and meetings, for example. Behind the scenes at Venuu is a young and enthusiastic eight-person team.

Helmee’s machine vision is not blurred by reflections

July 17, 2014

The Tampere-based company Helmee Imaging has developed a machine vision system that makes it possible to ensure the quality of products with a glossy, highly reflective surface. A patent is being sought for the technology in Finland, the European Union, the United States as well as Japan and China.

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Caktus to start up in the United States

July 15, 2014

The service developed by startup company Caktus aims at improving the wellbeing of its users by observing whether they drink enough water during the day. All the user needs to do is to slip an electronic sensor band around their water bottle and monitor their smartphone to see when it is time to take a sip.