The Finnish Hospitality Association predicts investments worth EUR 1 billion over the next five years.
25.08.2015 | Yoogaia receives 3-million-dollar funding
The online yoga studio Yoogaia has received three million US dollars in seed funding from Nokia Growth Partners, Inventure, Sanoma Ventures and Point Nine Capital. The funding will support Yoogaia‚Äôs global expansion and help the company recruit more instructors.
25.08.2015 | Helsinki real estate popular target for investment
According to Newsec, the largest specialized commercial property firm in Northern Europe, Helsinki‚Äôs real estate is becoming increasingly interesting for investment from both Finland and abroad.
Despite all the precautions and the best of intentions, sometimes accidents happen. If your accident is knocking over a glass of milk there is nothing to cry about. If your accident is an oil spill in a pristine environment, then tears would not be out of place.
It speaks volumes for the gaming talent in Finland that you don‚Äôt need to have a game ready to attract international backing. This is the case for mobile game developer Ministry of Games, which has become the new talk of the town.
Finland is the most innovative country in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Finland is followed by Switzerland and Israel.
Aiber Networks is a new Finnish-Israeli start-up company that has signed an agreement with the city of Tampere in Finland on building a new world class high security data center to a former military grade underground cave in the Tampere city‚Äôs H√§rm√§l√§ district.
Fortum and St1 are building an emissions-free geothermal pilot plant that is attracting great interest in Finland.
Internal theft is one the major causes for loss in retail. But not for long, if you ask Finnish technology company Asqella.
Swedish company KnCMiner says it can save millions of euros by locating its next data cantres in Finland.
Finnish patients seek health information online and make more online appointments than their European peers.
Automotive electronics are a major part of Hanover, Germany-based Continental‚Äôs strategy to increase annual revenue by at least 45 percent by the end of the decade.
Engineering consulting services firm Power Engineers has been managing projects worldwide since it began in a small town in 1976. Now the US company is strengthening its European presence by investing in a growing subsidiary in Finland.
28.04.2015 | Finland offers growth prospects for tourism
International tourism is growing at a fast pace. The United Nations‚Äô World Tourism Organization UNWTO has estimated that the number of trips with at least one overnight stay will reach 1.8 billion by 2030 (1.1 billion trips in 2013). The departure countries exhibiting the greatest growth are Asian and emerging countries. Finland is in a good position to attract Asian tourists, thanks to its offering that meshes well with their tastes.
Following its launch, more than 32 million of Bayer‚Äôs best-known product, the hormone-releasing intrauterine system Mirena, have been sold.
Indian software development company Geo Tech has been working with Scandinavian customers since 2008. Now with business booming the company has taken the next step: opening its first European operations in Helsinki, Finland.
01.04.2015 | Turku shipyard set for major improvements
Turku‚Äôs shipyards are set to undergo major renovations with German family company Meyer.
App Annie has published a list of world's biggest game companies who made the most turnover in 2014 in Apple's iOS and Google Play, with Finnish-based Supercell leading the pack.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) increased slightly in Finland during 2014 compared to the previous year. According to statistics compiled by Invest in Finland, which operates as part of Finpro, 229 new foreign-owned companies came to Finland in 2014 compared to 213 companies in 2013. 2014 was a challenging year for FDI due to the fragile economic situation globally and in Europe as well as the uncertainty created by the crisis in the Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia.
After last week‚Äôs news concerning the launch of new hotels in Helsinki, the focus has shifted to Finland‚Äôs lake district with the American-owned holiday rental network Novasol expanding into the Finnish cottage markets. The news was reported by the YLE news site.
16.03.2015 | Helsinki entices hotel real estate investors
Lately, a spate of interest in Helsinki has been seen among real estate investors involved in the hotel business.
16.03.2015 | Shark Punch creates a matchmaker for gamers
Finnish startup Shark Punch wants to disrupt the game industry by creating the ‚ÄúNetflix for games‚ÄĚ. Investors agree that such service is in demand: the company raised over a million euros in a funding round led by London Venture Partners. Due to the investment, the number of Shark Punch staff will nearly double.
06.03.2015 | AK-Service Ltd heads west from Helsinki
AK-Service Ltd, Russia‚Äôs market leader of onboard service products, wants to make its products travel further. This year the company will open an office in Helsinki, which will serve as a stepping stone into the European market.
06.03.2015 | Colocation in Finland: Case LiquidNet Ltd
The attractiveness of Nordic countries in terms of data centers have been in the discussion already a while. A naturally cool environment, stable political and geographical conditions lure investors, companies and customers.
France‚Äôs leading radio taxi operator launches concierge service with Bttn
27.02.2015 | Saving lives in Finnish hospitals
Saving lives in Finnish hospitals with a secure cloud and mobile based communication system
Bloomberg's 2015 ranking of the world's 50 most innovative countries is flattering to Finland, ranked fourth after South Korea, Japan and Germany.
Helsinki city Kalasatama area is being built into a worldclass model district of smart urban development.
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