27.11.2015 | Luxury yacht hotel gains international backing
Finnish hospitality company Sunborn International has signed an agreement with global Pennant Park Investment Corporation.
26.11.2015 | Norwegian Fortus builds an outlet village in Finland
Norwegian company Fortus AS invests in Finland by opening an outlet village in Vantaa.
The real estate agency Sothebyâs International Realty opens an office in Helsinki.
24.11.2015 | The Green Grid warns datacentre operators not to ignore local effect of their activities
Given the growing amount of space and resources datacentres are eating up, The Green Grid has urged operators to consider the impact of their actions
Global gas and engineering company Linde constructs oxygen and nitrogen production plants for MetsĂ¤ Fibre and CP Kelco in Finland.
19.11.2015 | Utilization of Waste Heat - an approach to achieve a 100% renewable energyÂ seems to be a topic of the day
Every data center should try to recycle waste heat -Â Yandex shows how toÂ meet the momentumÂ to both save and sell excess heat to community in DataCenterDynamics London event.
German online fashion giant Zalando opens the doors of its Helsinki tech hub to innovative startups.
17.11.2015 | Over EUR 600K in funding for Flashnode
Flashnode, a Finnish company that focuses on automated data flows, has raised over 600 000 euros in funding from investors.
13.11.2015 | Futureplay Gamesâ debut convinces investors
Futureplay Games, from Finland, has released its first game Farm Away! and managed to raise 400 000 euros in seed funding.
Finnish equity and debt crowdfunding platform Invesdor has got an investment from angel investor Manny Fernandez from San Francisco. Invesdor will subsequently form an alliance with equity crowdfunding platform Dreamfunded founded by Fernandez.
13.11.2015 | ICEYE secures 2.5 million euros in funding
Finnish space technology startup ICEYE is set to launch its first radar-based microsatellites after acquiring funding of 2.5 million euros.
Press release 12.11.2015: TelefĂłnica 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.
The 2015 EF English Proficiency Index has ranked Finland fifth out of 70 countries worldwide.
Custom footwear manufacturer Zero G has selected Finland as its European base. The company is expanding to Europe and will open its international R&D headquarters in Helsinki.
Startup Health, a global health innovation company with the world's largest portfolio of digital health companies, is launching an office in Finland.
It is not every day a mobile gaming company lands a million euro investment just months after launch. But this is exactly what the experienced team behind Helsinki-based Reforged Studios has achieved.
05.11.2015 | Submarine Data Cable is on its way to Rostock
New Submarine Data Cable Built by Cinia Reaches the 200 km Milestone from Helsinki to Rostock
British data centre specialist Telecity Group has opened its sixth data centre facility in the capital of Finland. The new facility in Helsinki has been opened as part of Telecityâs ongoing expansion programme across Europe.
The 5G Test Network Finland, coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, interconnects with 5thGear programmeâs 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.
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.
Invest in Finland will attend Slush together with other Team Finland organisations to promote various opportunities in Finland for foreign investors and companies. Live on November 11â12, Slush has rapidly grown as one of the biggest start-up events globally, and is a perfect place to learn more about Finnish offering.
The major trends of the digital revolution such as automation, electrification and mobility as a service will in the near future shake the foundations of the transport sector. An internationally unique information-based testing area and competence centre for intelligent transport automation will be established in Fell Lapland.
16.10.2015 | Brand Finland one of the worldâs strongest
According to UK research company Brand Finance, Finlandâs nation brand is the fourth strongest worldwide.
ABB Finland is investing in a new test laboratory for maritime industry solutions and systems in Helsinki. The laboratory will serve the companyâs maritime industry business research and product development, and will be located next to ABBâs AzipodÂŽ propeller system factory in Vuosaari. The reasons behind the significant investment are the strong growth of ABB Finlandâs business in the maritime industry and the need to test major steering and monitoring systems in the companyâs own premises.
09.10.2015 | LG opens new R&D centre in Finland
LG Electronics has opened its latest R&D centre in Turku, Finland
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.
Sonera aims to attract an ecosystem of new business around its new state-of-the-art data centerin Helsinki.
30.09.2015 | Finland â a global hotspot for smart mobility
With numerous companies offering cutting edge solutions and seamless cooperation between public and private organisations, Finland is known as a global leader in smart mobility.
Swedish real estate software developer Incit AB is strengthening its Nordic reach with a new office in Finnish capital Helsinki.
The Finnish Venture Capital Association has published statistics on the activity of private equity investors in JanuaryâJune. A total of 636 million euros was invested in Finnish companies through 157 transactions. The corresponding figure in 2014 was 270 million euros.
Finnish crane and lifting equipment maker Konecranes has announced its intention to merge in an all-stock merger with Terex, an American manufacturer of heavy equipment for a wide range of different business sectors.
Online fashion retailer Zalando launched its new tech unit in Helsinki at the end of August, as announced earlier this year. The Helsinki unit starts with a dozen people but may employ as many as 200 in a couple of years.
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 Yoogaiaâs 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, Helsinkiâs 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 donât 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 cityâs HĂ¤rmĂ¤lĂ¤ 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 Continentalâs 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 Nationsâ 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 Bayerâs 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
Turkuâs 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 weekâs news concerning the launch of new hotels in Helsinki, the focus has shifted to Finlandâs 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 âNetflix for gamesâ. 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, Russiaâs 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.
Franceâs 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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