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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Tampere police investigate weekend homicide

Police in Tampere say they're investigating a homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault following an incident in the city's Haapalinna neighbourhood. It happened on Saturday...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...

Morning headlines: Monday 6th July 2020

12,000 new recruits start military service Some 12,000 new recruits are starting their military conscription today, and this year the coronavirus crisis brings some changes...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austria Grand Prix in first post-covid race

The Formula One season got into gear again on Sunday, with the first race of the re-arranged schedule taking place in Austria. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas...

Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming...

HS investigation reveals widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff

A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded flight services

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most...