Posts Tagged “IT”

Since the late 1990s, Finland’s reputation seems to have been going up the ranks. Undergoing an N shaped curve, Finland’s position on the global map was first strengthened at the end of the 90’s with the technological boom developed by Nokia and the adherence of Finland to the European Union. The news spread quickly throughout […]

Finland – the New Silicon Valley?

Posted by | 20th November 2013 | Finland News

Over the past few years, Finland has been attracting more and more investors. This month, the cultural centre in Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas will be bursting with numerous entrepreneurs looking for businesses to invest in. No less than 5,000 visitors are expected to take part in this event, organised by Slush. Due to the recent increase in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blindsquare – a digital app designed to help people with visual impairment and Kinetic Stories – a children’s animated book stories have been nominated for an international app competition. Nominees were invited from 168 countries and 5 winners were selected for each of the eight different categories of the awards organised by the World Summit […]

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 […]

Oulu stands out in Finland and Scandinavia by being a highly competitive start-up area where it is believed that the start up scene will bring even more jobs than were lost by the recession. Known as the capital of Northern Scandinavia, Oulu has set to become a highly entrepreneurial and globally competitive city which will […]

The global search engine giant, Google has recently announced that they are extending their operations in Hamina, Finland. The company has acquired an old paper mill and are working to build new service halls. The new center total surface will cover just over 2.5 hectares. The old Summa paper mill will be completely transformed to […]

According to, Finland has the highest penetration in wireless internet in 2013 across OECD countries. Finland has overtaken Korea which lost its top rank for the first time since 2009 and now ranking 4th in the top made up of 34 OEDC countries. According to the statistics, the wireless subscriptions in Korea in 2013 […]