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22.06.2016 | Finnish shipbuilding company receives EUR 68 million order

Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC), based in the city of Rauma, has been awarded a contract to build a 158-metre long passenger-car vessel for the Danish ferry operator Mols-Linien.
Source: Good News from Finland

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22.06.2016 | Rolls-Royce announces EUR 57 million investment in Finland

Global company Rolls-Royce invests 57 million euros in its facility in Rauma, Finland. The investment includes a major rebuild of existing facilities and a significant investment in new equipment.
Source: Good News from Finland

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22.06.2016 | Dutch software company Unit4 expands into Finland

Dutch-based software company Unit4 opens an office in Vantaa, Finland. Presence in Finland entrenches its position in the Northern Europe with direct sales and support covering all Nordic countries.
Source: Good News from Finland

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21.06.2016 | Invesdor sources EUR 1.23 million in funding

Finnish crowdfunding platform Invesdor is well on the way to its goal of becoming the best cross-border equity and debt crowdfunding platform in Europe after successfully closing its own funding round.
Source: Good News from Finland

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20.06.2016 | Cinia builds new branch to Hanko from the C-Lion1 Germany-Finland submarine cable System

Linking the Hankoniemi peninsula to the C-Lion1 leaps forward with a letter of intent signed by regional investors and cities

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14.06.2016 | Tapp Commerce secures USD 9 million in capital

Finnish company Tapp Commerce has acquired a further nine million US dollars in Series A funding. Adding to an earlier seed round of 3.9 million US dollars, the funding was coordinated by Australia’s Amma Private Equity.
Source: Good News from Finland

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09.06.2016 | Finland’s startups receive most venture capital in Europe

The amount of venture capital obtained by startups and growth companies in Finland, in relation to the GDP, is the highest in Europe, according to the statistics of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA).
Source: Good News from Finland

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08.06.2016 | Finnish Game Day gathers industry talents in St. Petersburg

The networking event Finnish Game Day, which will be arranged on June 27 in St. Petersburg, is targeted for game development professionals in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine who want to do business in Finland and beyond.

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07.06.2016 | Borealis gives Porvoo cracker EUR 40 million boost

Austrian polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizer producer Borealis has announced a 40 million-euro upgrade of its steam cracker in Porvoo.
Source: Good News from Finland

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02.06.2016 | Verto Analytics lands USD 16.1 million funding

Finnish company Verto Analytics has announced a significant Series B funding round led by EQT Ventures.
Source: Good News from Finland

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01.06.2016 | Fujitsu advancing cloud-based greenhouse technology in Finland

Fujitsu Limited is advancing the use of cloud-based technologies in greenhouse environments in the Finnish market. Fujitsu will collaborate with Robbe’s Little Garden Ltd. which grows herbs and vegetables in Finland.

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19.05.2016 | Industrial 5G development environment to be launched in Finland

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland will build up a research and development environment for industrial 5G network. One of the first 5G testbeds in the world, the environment provides companies an opportunity to develop and test new Industrial Internet solutions.

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18.05.2016 | New energy agreements in Finland create business opportunities

Four new energy efficiency agreements will begin next year in Finland for the period 2017–2025.

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12.05.2016 | Finpro’s and Angels Unleashed’s accelerator helps startups go global

Finpro, which promotes the exports of Finnish SMEs, and the British company Angels Unleashed are establishing the Finland First accelerator, which will assist Finnish startups in entering the UK and Indian markets.
Source: Good News from Finland

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11.05.2016 | Finpro and Angels Unleashed help launch “Finland First” business accelerator program

Finland First is a business accelerator program aimed at helping Finnish startups in the IOT, Fintech and Smart Cities sectors to get a foothold in the UK and India. The program is operated by UK-based Angels Unleashed and Finpro has contributed to defining the program operating model.

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09.05.2016 | Investments in Finland on the rise

The number of investment projects landing in Finland grew by 23 per cent in 2015.
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06.05.2016 | Humana expands into Finland after acquiring Arjessa

Swedish care company Humana AB has announced its acquisition of Finnish psychosocial care provider Arjessa.
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14.04.2016 | Number of foreign-owned companies in Finland grows third year running

In 2015, foreign direct investments (FDI) in Finland again grew slightly compared to the previous year. According to statistics compiled by Finpro’s Invest in Finland unit, 265 new foreign-owned companies set up business Finland in 2015, compared to 229 in 2014. In addition, the foreign-owned companies already operating in Finland made more than 230 expansion or follow-on investment decisions to their businesses in Finland.

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18.03.2016 | The most significant investment of the century for Northern Karelia

The Austrian Binderholtz Group invests in two sawmills in Lieksa and Nurmes

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19.02.2016 | Finland is the biggest contributor to global innovation in the world

Finland has been identified as the biggest contributor to global innovation in the world. A new study by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranked 56 countries based on 27 different factors reflecting the way their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.

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19.02.2016 | St1 to start drilling deep-rock wells for geothermal energy in Otaniemi

Finnish energy company St1 has made an investment decision to construct a geothermal heat pilot plant in Otaniemi, Finland. St1 Deep Heat Oy has made an investment decision to construct a geothermal heat pilot plant in Otaniemi, Espoo. The plan is to start drilling the wells reaching down to a depth of seven kilometres in late March or early April.

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19.02.2016 | First partners selected to Metsä Group's bioproduct concept

The core of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill, under construction in Äänekoski, lies in the world's most efficient pulp mill, with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes. Expanding this core with the production of numerous new bioproducts is a leading principle behind Metsä Group’s bioproduct concept. The development of the bioproduct concept has now advanced to the stage of the first implementation decisions.

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09.02.2016 | Finland attracts global VC to setup in the Nordics

In recent years the Nordic region has gained a veritable reputation as a hotbed for innovative startups. This reputation has now attracted also the first international venture capital (VC) company to set up office in Finland.

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04.02.2016 | Finland is the greenest country in the world

According to the environmental performance index 2016, Finland is the greenest country in the world. Finland is followed by Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Slovenia.

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21.01.2016 | New Finnish districts develop a green perspective

While much of the buzz surrounding smart innovations focuses on emerging startups, Finnish cities are also rolling up their sleeves, creating a number of new districts that draw on ecologically sound approaches.

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19.01.2016 | Finland needs foreign companies to boost wood construction sector growth

Increasing use of wood as a construction material is creating new business opportunities in Finland, says Sari Toivonen, Senior Advisor at Invest in Finland.

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15.01.2016 | The most remarkable project on optical measurement technologies in Finland has started

Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes is funding so far the biggest joint project on optical measurement in Finland. The research parties are Valmet Automation, VTT and Tampere University of Technology with several small and medium size companies. The Terävä project parties are motivated by the potential new business areas especially around quality controlling for web-like products as well as within medical, food, packaging and electronics industries.

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14.01.2016 | Floor of the future: Finnish innovation cuts the cost of multi-storey wood construction

In the spring of 2104, A-Insinöörit and Metsä Wood began developing a new intermediate floor solution that would require no floating floor. Before that, no-one in Finland had built a wooden intermediate floor without also including a floating floor. The development project was a success, with the new intermediate floor design meeting key requirements for soundproofing and structural integrity. The new floor also enabled builders to utilize the same flooring materials as used in precast housing construction.

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28.12.2015 | Construction of Helsinki’s Wood City kicks off in the spring of 2016

Construction of Wood City in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, is expected to begin in the spring of 2016. The site will include Finland’s tallest wood construction, a landmark 8-storey wood office building.

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18.12.2015 | Finnish government is promoting timber construction

The promotion of timber construction is anchored in the government’s bioeconomy strategy, which aims at making Finland the world leader in the bio and circular economy and clean solutions, says Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment.

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17.12.2015 | Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn: Government dismantles obstacles to wood construction

"Even though due to Finland's economic situation the government has had to reduce public R&D funding in some areas, by focusing funding more clearly on bioeconomics we can diversify the use of wood through new investments, particularly in the R&D sector."

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10.12.2015 | Hetzner constructs a data center park in Tuusula, Finland

Press release

Hetzner Online GmbH, a German provider of data centre services, is investing in a new data center park in Tuusula, Finland. The project is scheduled to start in the spring of 2016.

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12.11.2015 | Telefónica offers Finnish startups a route to global markets

Press release 12.11.2015: Telefónica Open Future and Team Finland have signed a cooperation agreement that enables Finnish startups to access global markets. The agreement provides funding and coaching opportunities, and opens a route especially to the Latin American market. During the initial phase, the project is looking for companies with core know-how in learning technology, game technology and the internet of things.

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12.11.2015 | Finns’ excellent English speaks volumes for society

The 2015 EF English Proficiency Index has ranked Finland fifth out of 70 countries worldwide.

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23.10.2015 | Finland opens its 5G test networks for companies’ R&D needs

The 5G Test Network Finland, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, interconnects with 5thGear programme’s test networks which are funded by Tekes, Finnish funding agency for innovation. This test environment will provide industry, SMEs and startups their first taste of 5G mobile technology functionalities well before 5G becomes commercially available.

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23.10.2015 | Unique test lab for health development opened in Finland

Oulu University Hospital (OYS) has opened a new test laboratory in Oulu, Northern Finland. The Testlab is one-of-a-kind on a global scale: the innovations and products can be tested through the entire service chain from a private home all the way to health centres and hospitals.

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13.10.2015 | ABB Finland opens a test laboratory for the maritime industry in Helsinki

ABB Finland is investing in a new test laboratory for maritime industry solutions and systems in Helsinki. The laboratory will serve the company’s maritime industry business research and product development, and will be located next to ABB’s Azipod® propeller system factory in Vuosaari. The reasons behind the significant investment are the strong growth of ABB Finland’s business in the maritime industry and the need to test major steering and monitoring systems in the company’s own premises.

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05.10.2015 | The Promised Land of Data Centres

Finland is a country with several advantages if you were to open a new data centre. A stable political and economic environment, cool climate and secure supply of electricity have already appealed to many international companies.

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Greening up the Baltic

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Aalto University researchers successful in the competition for ERC funding

Aalto has succeeded exceedingly well in obtaining funding from the EU

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Post-Nokia, Angry Birds, Finland’s tech scene is thriving

Finland might not be the biggest or best known country in Europe, but it's been behind two of recent...

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Engineered infiltration systems for urban stormwater quality and quantity

The StormFilter-project, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, generates clean technologies...

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Start-up that links employers with job seekers comes of age

In Summary Fuzu.com uses an automated algorithm to match job applicants with potential employers based...

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Global Review: countries with the most and least gender equality

The gap between genders still remains a contentious issue.

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