August 19, 2019
The daily brief: 19 August 2019
Tampere has received 3.2 million euros in EU funding to create innovative security solutions for the urban environment.
Visit Tampere/ Laura Vanza
All the daily Finnish business news that works: VTT, Tampere and JAMK University of Applied Sciences make headlines.
Neste has found a distributor for its low-carbon renewable diesel in the US state of Oregon, the City of Tampere has received a highly competitive EU grant for the development of smart urban city solutions, and the first students in JAMK’s joint master’s degree programme in healthcare are graduating in Kazakhstan.
Neste has formed an exclusive distribution partnership with McCall Companies for its low-carbon renewable diesel in the state of Oregon in the US. Produced from 100 per cent renewable and sustainable materials, Neste MY Renewable Diesel generates up to 80 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than fossil diesel. The diesel doesn’t require any modifications to existing engines and has been used to power diesel fleets of fire trucks, street sweepers and other service vehicles in many Californian cities since 2017.
The Finnish city of Tampere has received 3.2 million euros in funding from the EU’s Urban Innovative Actions initiative to create pioneering solutions that improve the daily security of residents and visitors. The SURE – Smart Urban Security and Event Resilience Project aims to develop smart security solutions, such as sensor data integration, 3D models, simulations and real-life exercises, with a range of partners over a three-year period. The key targets include event venues in the city centre, as security is becoming an increasingly crucial competitive factor in international event applications.
The first 14 students of a master-level nursing programme organised jointly by JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education (KazMUCE) will receive their degrees in Kazakhstan. The degree programme, launched in autumn 2017, included distance and contact learning in Kazakhstan, as well as a two-week study visit to Finnish city Jyväskylä, where the students observed nursing professionals at their daily work. Teachers from Finland’s Lahti University of Applied Sciences also participated in the course. The graduates will now be able to work as expert nurses in clinical care and in nursing teacher positions.
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