December 9, 2019
The daily brief: 9 December 2019
Turkish Airlines now flies direct to Rovaniemi.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Flowhaven, Caverion and Lapland travel make headlines.
Flowhaven raises significant coin, Caverion takes part in a university-building project in Germany, and Turkish Airlines opens new flight route between Istanbul and Finnish Lapland.
Finnish brand licensing company Flowhaven has raised 4.75 million euros in a seed funding round led by Global Founders Capital (GFC) and Icebreaker.vc. The Finnish startup also received Young Innovative Company funding from Finnish public funding agency Business Finland. Flowhaven will use the fresh capital towards product development, international growth and marketing, as well as hiring new key personnel.
Finnish company Caverion has won a building technology project for the Berlin University of Medicine in Germany. At the site of one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, the Charité, a former operation theatre will be converted into a modern research facility. Caverion will be responsible for implementing technical installations related to automation, cooling, electricity, security and safety, ventilation and air conditioning, and heating and sanitation.
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Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, has opened a new direct flight route between Istanbul and Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. The route will connect the northern Finnish city to 80 new destinations and offer good opportunities in the growing Middle Eastern market and established Asian market, according to Visit Rovaniemi’s CEO, Sanna Kärkkäinen. Record numbers of international tourists have travelled to Lapland in recent years to meet Santa Claus, head down ski slopes and catch the northern lights.
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