Smart floors make life safer for the elderly

October 24, 2013

Finnish safety technology has already gained a strong foothold in the global markets. Safety solutions directed at senior citizens are experiencing growing demand as the population ages. The sector, which remains unswayed by economic cycles, has a bright future ahead of it.

In 2040, surplus energy will be sold to neighbours?

October 17, 2013

In the future, Finns will adopt an even greener way of living. Energy will be derived from the sun, algal cultures will provide additional bio-energy and any surplus will be sold to neighbours. As wild as these visions may sound, ecological living is already here.

A better life without money

October 10, 2013

When it comes to ingenious living, traditional ways and high-tech gadgets can go hand in hand. Various exchange services are growing in popularity big time. The Kaupunkirenki greenery service, the Stadin Aikapankki time bank and cow owners Suvi and Petri Sikstus are just a few examples.

Anssi Vanjoki: Intelligence is coming home

October 3, 2013

Intelligence is a growing trend in housing. In future, people’s homes will remain sanctuaries, but will also be objects that can be controlled remotely. The inhabitants of a virtual home will be there – even when they’re not. This is how professor Anssi Vanjoki envisions the future.

Rising to the top with 3D imaging

September 26, 2013

Planmeca is rising through the ranks with its expertise in 3D dental imaging. The company was the first to introduce to the global market, for example, a unique X-ray unit that combines three different types of 3D data. The unit is opening up entirely new possibilities for the industry.

Finland and India – developing diagnostics together

September 19, 2013

Finland and India have come together in a fruitful alliance to develop health technology. Each country has expertise that complements the other’s; combining them enables the creation of new solutions. A huge demand for health technology is building up among India’s vast population.

Rapid DNA test reveals infection

September 12, 2013

Abacus Diagnostica, specialists in DNA testing and rapid diagnostics of infectious diseases, seeks brisk growth in international markets. The key to this global conquest lies in a product family that saves the healthcare sector both time and money.

Diagnostics generates growth

September 5, 2013

Finland’s comprehensive, competitive and outstanding expertise in the field of diagnostics dates back decades. The future of the industry born in the global markets remains, for the most part, unaffected by economic turmoil.

Pitch perfect

August 30, 2013

The Midnight Pitch Fest, organised for the first time in Oulu at the end of August, brought together startups, investors, music, audience and a festival atmosphere. The event, aimed at boosting the profile of entrepreneurs, lived up to the expectations of its organisers.


Building mobile momentum in the healthcare sector

August 22, 2013

Oulu-based iSTOC has rolled mobile technology, machine vision, rapid diagnostics and cloud services all into one. The result is a package that brings significant savings to the healthcare sector and also has the potential to revolutionise healthcare in developing countries.


Major market for mobile money

August 15, 2013

In emerging markets, mobile phones are commonplace, but bank accounts are not. Oulu-based Mistral Mobile has developed a solution that enables safe money transfers and payments using a mobile phone, regardless of the operator. In addition to promoting business, the solution enhances welfare.