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 Finlayson’s textile patterns adorn the new Uniqlo collection. Image: Finlayson

DAILY BRIEF: Solar heating, research, an angry team-up, immersive studios and clothing

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Savosolar, Nexstim, Rovio, Genelec and Finlayson make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Savosolar wins a solar heating project in France, Nexstim’s technology helps neuroscience in Italy, Rovio’s Angry Birds team up with Duolingo, Genelec makes Audioguys Studios immersive, and Finlayson designs clothing with Uniqlo. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Savosolar delivers solar heating system in France

Finnish company Savosolar has signed a 1.3 million-euro contract with a subsidiary of French company La Francaise de l’Energie (LFDE) to deliver a solar heating system to Creutzwald in north-eastern France. The system will generate over 2 600 MWh of clean energy annually to Creutzwald’s district heating network and is planned to be handed over in summer 2020. This is the Finnish company’s fourth solar power project in the French market. Image: Savosolar

Nexstim TMS systems used for research in Italy

Finnish personalised neuromodulation therapy company Nexstim has sold two transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) systems to two leading Italian neuroscience institutions, The Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre and the neuroscience department of the University of Padova. Nexstim’s TMS technology is used for treating depression and chronic pain, and the researchers are interested to see what it can reveal about brain activity and how it can possibly improve treatments of several neurological conditions. Image: Nexstim

Angry Birds’ Red and Duo bird take on languages

Finnish company Rovio’s famous angry bird Red will cross over to Duolingo to help the green language learning assistant Duo to encourage people in their learning. Red will join Duolingo for a limited time on iOS devices, and, in return, Duo will appear in the Angry Birds 2 game in a month-long campaign to rain destruction on the green piggy army. Image: Rovio

Genelec provides immersive audio to South Korean studio

Finnish manufacturer of premium active loudspeaker systems Genelec has sold a 7.1.4 monitoring system to Audioguy Studios in South Korea. Audioguy differs from other Korean recording studios by focusing on acoustic music, including classical jazz and gugak, a style of classical Korean music. The immersive audio system is based around The Ones coaxial three-way monitors and controlled using the Genelec GLM software, allowing Audioguy Studios to fully embrace immersive recording techniques. Image: Genelec

Finlayson and Uniqlo design a new collection

Finnish textile manufacturer Finlayson and Japanese casual fashion brand Uniqlo are releasing new women’s and children’s clothing in March. The collection will feature T-shirts, baby clothes, children’s T-shirt dresses, bags and lounge bottoms, all covered in Finlayson’s patterns and designs. The clothing will be available for a limited time on Uniqlo’s online shop and in more than 2 000 Uniqlo shops worldwide. Finlayson is focusing more on international markets, and the collaboration with the Japanese fashion house promises to introduce the Finnish brand to millions of new consumers around the world. Image: Finlayson

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