June 3, 2019

The daily brief: 3 June 2019

Finland and China have started a collaboration in Paralympic winter sports.
Finland and China have started a collaboration in Paralympic winter sports.
International Paralympic Committee

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Taiga Concept, Aalto EE, Hanken, Finnish food and wine, and Sino-Finnish Winter Paralympics collaboration make headlines.

Finland and China have embarked on collaboration on Paralympic winter sports, Motiva and Ainoa Winery have won at the Nordic Food Awards, Taiga Concept has found a US distributor, and Aalto EE and Hanken have made it onto the Financial Times’ list of the top 50 executive education providers.

Two Nordic Food Awards to Finland

There were two Finnish winners at the EMBLA 2019 – Nordic Food Awards presented on 1 June in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ainoa Winery won the Nordic Food Artisan award and Motiva’s Food waste-battle concept won the Nordic Food for Children and Youth category. Altogether there were 48 Nordic contestants of which seven were Finnish and also seven were from the autonomous Åland island of Finland.

There were two Finnish winners at the EMBLA 2019 – Nordic Food Awards presented on 1 June in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ainoa Winery was awarded in the Nordic Food Artisan category and Motiva’s Food waste-battle concept in the Nordic Food for Children and Youth category. Altogether, there were 48 Nordic contestants, of which seven were from mainland Finland and another seven from the autonomous Åland Islands of Finland.

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Taiga Concept partners with Steelcase

Kuopio-based company Taiga Concept has signed a significant distribution agreement with US-based office furniture solutions manufacturer Steelcase. Taiga Concept has been developing its mobile and soundproof modules in Finland since 2015, which are designed to be used in offices and public spaces. The distribution deal will further Taiga Concept’s internationalisation efforts that begun last year in Asia after a successful funding round.

Kuopio-based company Taiga Concept has signed a significant distribution agreement with US-based office furniture solutions manufacturer Steelcase. Taiga Concept has been developing its mobile and soundproof modules, which are designed for use in offices and public spaces, in Finland since 2015. The distribution deal will further Taiga Concept’s internationalisation effort that began last year in Asia, following a successful financing round.

Taiga Concept

Finland and China collaborate on Paralympic winter sports

The Finnish Paralympic Committee and the China Disabled Peoples’ Federation (CDPF) have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to increase Paralympic co-operation between the two countries in the build-up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics and beyond. The agreement was signed during a four-day visit to Finland by a CDPF delegation.

The Finnish Paralympic Committee and the China Disabled Peoples’ Federation (CDPF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase Paralympic co-operation between the two countries in the build-up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics and beyond. The agreement was signed during a four-day visit to Finland by a CDPF delegation. The parties also hope to expand the collaboration to include summer sports in the future.

International Paralympic Committee

Finns among Financial Times’ top 50

Hanken & SSE Executive Education (SSE) and Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) have again been selected by the Financial Times among the best of their kind in the world. Hanken & SSE rose to 16th, up from 21st last year. Hanken & SSE were recognised as SSE’s joint venture with Hanken in Finland. Meanwhile, Aalto EE rose one place to 38th in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2019. It did especially well in the category for customised courses that fulfil the specific education needs of companies and organisations. There are currently at least 4 000 providers of international executive education worldwide.

Aalto EE

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