February 17, 2020
DAILY BRIEF: Awards, growth, a breakthrough, a platform convinces
Mind Your Rights' Concertify puts money in the right pockets after gigs.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Remedy, Eficode, Innofactor, Cloudia and Mind Your Rights make headlines.
Remedy takes home four awards at the DICE Awards 2020, Eficode grows in Europe, Cloudia breaks into Denmark’s e-procurement market, Innofactor wins a big ICT consultancy deal in Norway, and Mind Your Rights’ Concertify platform convinces Irish-based IMRO.
Finnish gaming studio Remedy’s latest release, Control, was a four-time winner at the DICE Awards 2020. While missing out on the game of the year award to House House’s Untitled Goose Game, Control was nominated for an impressive eight awards and took home awards for the best action game of the year, game direction, art direction, and music composition. Control is an action-adventure game set in the secretive Federal Bureau of Control in New York, where protagonist Jesse Faden must take on an otherworldly threat with her supernatural abilities.
Finnish development operations company Eficode has established an office in Poland’s third city, Łódź, bringing its operations to a seventh European country. The expansion is part of Eficode’s growth plan on the continent, and the company is currently seeking new personnel for the Polish team, which will focus particularly on the Root platform, a software production line offered as a service.
Finnish e-procurement service provider Cloudia has secured a new customer in Denmark’s largest power distribution company, Radius, part of Danish green energy giant Ørsted. Cloudia will deliver digital sourcing and contract management solutions to the company and looks to become a serious contender in the Danish e-procurement market. Key factors for winning the contract were Cloudia’s strong public sector background in Finland, big energy-sector clients and expertise in meeting European directives for electronic sourcing.
Finnish company Innofactor has been selected by Norwegian municipality Ullensaker to deliver ICT consultancy services for public cloud development in 2020 and 2021. Worth around one million euros, the package will include architectural, system development, maintenance and other services to help the municipality to move to the cloud in areas such as infrastructure, identity and access, security, and employee experience. The agreement includes an option for two additional years and will come into force after the appeal period defined in the Norwegian Public Procurement Act.
Finnish startup Mind Your Rights’ Concertify technology has been adopted by Irish song rights collecting society IMRO, following a six-month pilot. Concertify is a data and service platform that makes international concert reporting more efficient for music stakeholders and enables songwriters, composers and publishers to collect royalties faster after live music events. Mind Your Rights spun off from Finnish copyright organisation Teosto in 2017.
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