Posts Tagged “Finland”

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 […]

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 […]

The Finnish Confectionery producer, Fazer has made history by receiving its second European Candy Kettle Award for prestigious work in the confectionery sweets industry. The European Candy Kettle Group consists of members of trade press as well as representatives of the confectionery industry. According to a recent press release, this is only the second time […]

Relaxbirth have successfully desgined new equipment which is meant to ease the process of giving birth on both mothers as well as midwives. The equipment was designed in order to allow mothers move around and choose the best birthing position for them, improving thus the delivery process. At the same time, midwives are able to […]

According to the recently published World Happiness Report 2013, Finland is the 7th happiest country in the world. 156 countries took part in the survey which looks at factors such as: GDP per capita, prevalance of generosity, perceptions of corruption, freedom for life choices, social support, and healthy life expectancy. This report was published last […]

According to The Global Competitiveness Report published by World Economic Forum, Finland is ranking again in top spots. This year, Finland is the 3rd most competitive country in the world. Switzerland has remained in the top spot, for the 5th consecutive time whilst Singapore ranks second. The competitiveness among participating countries has been fiercer than […]

Despite the meaning of its name, Helvetinjärvi (Hell’s Lake) National Park is a top destination among even international tourists. Hell’s Lake National Park offers green forests and fresh air to feast your senses, being located approximately 80 kilometres north of the city of Tampere. The beauty of Hell’s Lake comes from deep lines and despite […]

Finland will be the first country where a 3D printer for photonics manufacturing R&D will be up and running. The apparatus is currently being set up at the University of Eastern Finland in a collaboration with the Dutch company LUXeXceL and should be ready by the end of the year. The cost for the completion […]

Despite the current global economy difficulties, there are countries which continue to focus on innovation, standing as a role model for the rest of the world. According to the Global Innoovation Index in 2013 published by Cornell University, INSEAD – The Business School for the World – and the World Intellectual Property Organisation,  the most […]