Startups & Tech

Nokia pulls out of Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Finnish telecoms company Nokia says it's pulling out of Mobile World Congress due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus. The event is due to take place in Barcelona later this month, and attracts more than 100,000 attendees. "While the...

Slush announces shakeup of senior leaders for 2020 event

The organisation behind one of Europe’s biggest annual tech and startup events Slush is refreshing its management lineup – something it’s done every year or two since it began. Miika Huttunen takes over as the new CEO while Oona Poropudas is the President...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a good indication of successful integration by foreigners in Finland. In fact, the study shows there isn't...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans to recruit more than 100 new employees and launch ten new data centres in their...

Nokia to cut 180 jobs with Espoo hit hardest

Nokia has announced it will be cutting approximately 180 jobs in Finland this year, as part of a strategy to save €500 million by the end of 2020. The company will start negotiations next week and look at all locations...

Finland’s tech industry gender pay gap highlighted

A new study finds there's a 5% pay gap between men and women who work in the tech industry in Finland. The information was compiled by TEK, the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, which promotes the...

Finnish AI course goes multi-lingual during EU Presidency

A groundbreaking initiative to teach 1% of the Finnish population the basics of artificial intelligence is going to be spread across Europe. The free online course Elements of AI was developed by the University of Helsinki and Finnish tech consultancy...

Made In Espoo: Aalto showcases medical, computing and agriculture innovations at Slush

Espoo's Aalto University is one of the leading research institutions in the Nordic region, and this week at Slush scientists were able to showcase some of their most exciting innovations to a global audience. Twenty-five thousand entrepreneurs, investors and visitors...

Slush brings big corporations and international deal hunters to Helsinki

The annual Slush tech event is taking place in Helsinki this week with 25,000 investors, volunteers, startups and visitors descending on the capital for the two day event. Although Slush started life as a showcase for small Finnish startups, those...

Vaasa moves ahead with electric tech park, despite Tesla loss to Berlin

The City of Vaasa is dusting itself off, after losing out on a major business deal to Berlin. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Tuesday night that his company chose the German capital as the new location for a Tesla electric...

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PM in Brussels: “We have to be ambitious, but we also have to be realistic”

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has set out her opening gambit in Brussels, ahead of multi-year budget talks that are likely to be contentious. Speaking to...

Finland’s flu season spreading slower than expected

It's that time of year, when it seems like lots of people are falling sick with seasonal influenza. This year however, the flu epidemic is...

Morning headlines: Thursday 20th February 2020

Sunshine living: Meet the residents of Little Finland, Spain Tens of thousands of Finns chose to live on the Costa del Sol either full time,...

Sunshine living: Meet the residents of Little Finland, Spain

It's Thursday night at the Bar Cosmos and a steady stream of customer queues up to order lonkero, and shots of minttu. An older gentleman...

Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...