An illustration of a wave energy converter at sea
 AW-Energy’s WaveRoller technology converts ocean waves into electricity. Image: AW Energy

The daily brief: 20 January 2020

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Gold&Green Foods, Rouhia, TrademarkNow, Kolster and AW-Energy make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Gold&Green Foods, TrademarkNow and Kolster win awards in their respective fields, Rouhia’s Reactored language learning tool attracts new funding and partners, and AW-Energy’s WaveRoller technology is certified by Lloyd’s Register. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Pulled Oats named game changer in the Netherlands

Finnish food innovation Pulled Oats from Gold&Green Foods has been recognised as a ‘game changer’ at Horecava Innovation Award 2020, a prize ceremony celebrating the best innovations in the Dutch food service industry. The plant-based protein made from Nordic oats and beans won the Best Innovative Product Award in the Food and Beverage category and was named the most innovative product across all categories. It is currently retailing in Finland and the Netherlands, as well as in Germany following selection for the NX-Food Startup programme run by Metro Group. Image: Gold&Green Foods

Reactored language learning platform gets a boost

Finnish startup Rouhia has signed a sizeable investment and co-operation agreement with TAAD Tech Holdings and Sanako. Rouhia will use the new funding to recruit talent and further develop its personalised language learning tool, Reactored. The co-operation will also enable the startup to accelerate international growth by providing access to Sanako’s network of resellers and customers in over 100 countries. Image: Rouhia

TrademarkNow wins OnCon Icon Award

Finland-headquartered TrademarkNow has won an OnCon Icon Award and entered the top 25 legal vendor list. The awards recognise the top global professionals and vendors in marketing, human resources and legal services as voted by peers. TrademarkNow is an intelligent web-based trademark management platform used by companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search results. Image: TrademarkNow

Kolster wins significant recognition in China

Finnish family company Kolster has been recognised as the Most Recommended International Intellectual Property Agency in China for the second year in a row. The selection was made based on a ranking by China Intellectual Property Magazine, the most influential intellectual property ranking in China. Image: China IP Annual Forum

Finnish WaveRoller technology certified by Lloyd’s Register

Finnish wave energy company AW-Energy has secured a certificate for WaveRoller, a device converting ocean wave energy to electricity, from Lloyd’s Register (LR) in the UK. The near-shore converter is currently deployed off the coast of Peniche in Portugal. It is the first of its kind to receive this level of validation from Lloyd’s Register. Image: AW-Energy

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