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The Finnish mnufacturing company MetGen Oy based in Kaarina, Finland, has recently been included in the Top 100 Global Cleantech Companies in 2013. MetGen develops and produces enzymes for the production of bioethanol and for the pulp and paper industry. The final list was put together by the international consultancy company Cleantech Group and aims […]

Finland is looking at adopting an even more eco-friendly way of living for the future where energy will be generated by the sun and from algal cultures. Is it estimated that by 2040 Finland will have generated so much sustainable energy that the most energy efficient households will be able to sell it to neighbours. […]

The most recent technology developed by VTT – Finland’s Technical Research Centre – allows information and data transfers between different devices using a ring, a bracelet or a fake nail. The technology called InTouch allows for transfers to be completed between different devices such as touch-screen mobile phones and tablets using a ring, bracelet or […]

A group of scientists from the Tampere University in Finland have recently found a virus which is believed to be the cause of type I diabetes. A prototype for a vaccine resulted from this break-through which has already been tested and showed positive results in mice. The only obstacle the team of researchers in Tampere […]

Finland has one main global asset and they know it: clean and authentic food! In today’s society, global consumers are increasingly more demanding in terms of food quality and are gradually willing to pay more for it. Food and drinks originating from Finland are premium quality and authentic tasting as artificial flavours are taste enhancers […]

Finland has recently been ranked second in the global Human Capital Index organised by the World Economic Forum which covered 122 countries. Switzerland has been ranked first in this year’s human capital index. Below is the entire top 10 ranking: 1. Switzerland 2. Finland 3. Singapore 4. The Netherlands 5. Sweden 6. Germany 7. Norway […]

National Failure Day Celebrated Today

Posted by | 13th October 2013 | Finland News

Failure is a taboo in the Finnish society and once a year, on 13th October, the group behind the National Failure Day encourage people to cast off their fear of failing. This is the third consecutive year when the National Failure Day has been celebrated and the idea behind this is to encourage entrepreuneurship and […]

The number of passangers booking international connecting flights from Helsinki Airport has grown this year to 8% over the previous year. This percentage account for 1.4 million passangers in the first eight months of this year. Ville Haapasaari, director of Helsinki Airport states that recent modern developments within the airport as well as the addition […]

Lingonberry Extract Now In Cosmetics

Posted by | 9th October 2013 | Finland News

A group of research students from Oulu University recently identified a method of isolating important compounds from lingonberries to be used in the cosmetic industry. Lingonberries have been proved to contain extracts which help rejuvenate skin and maintain its elasticity. The project under which the new methodology has been developed is funded by the Tekes […]

Seven Finnish companies have been inclued in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2013 – 2014. These firms are: Kesko, Metso, Nokia, UPM-Kymmene, Neste Oil, Outokumpu and Outotec. The first four have been mentioned in both the DJSI World as well as DJSI Europe while Neste Oil and Outokumpu were included in DJSI World. Last […]