Startups & Tech

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...

Fast fingers: Aalto researchers track smartphone typing speeds

How quickly can you type a message on your smartphone? Researchers at Aalto University found that typing speeds on phones are almost reaching the same speeds as a traditional computer keyboard - with one person managing 85 words per minute...

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut 20 jobs in restructuring move

Rovio, the parent company behind the hit global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds has started talks to cut a number of positions. The Espoo-based company has started co-determination talks with 32 employees and says up to 20 may lose their jobs. The...

Google CEO to visit Finland for talks on Friday

The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai is coming to Finland on Friday. According to the Prime Minister's office he'll be meeting with Antti Rinne (SDP) on Friday morning followed by a joint press conference. He's also expected to visit Google's facility in Hamina...

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