Startups & Tech

Finland’s drone industry buzzes to new heights

Drone have become a common sight in the skies above us. And in Finland they're seeing a wider range of applications from industry to emergency services, with demand for drones to fill specific niche roles greater than ever. The country's first...

Meet the Finnish underwear designers making pants for men with dad bods

The idea began, as so many Finnish ideas surely do, over drinks in sauna almost 20 years ago. At the time recently graduated with a degree in economics, Mikko Penttinen and his friends were wondering: where are the comfortable, durable and fashionable...

‘Nerd beer’ brewery seeks extra life, or it’s game over

A Helsinki microbrewery that makes 'nerd culture themed beers' has been forced to stop operations after a series of management missteps and cash flow problems. However, the company is hoping a crowd-funding campaign can get their quirky beers flowing again. 8-Bit...

Wolt investors deliver extra €110 million in funding

Finnish food delivery service Wolt has announced an additional €110 million funding from investors to drive its international growth. The company started in 2014 by Miki Kuusi, who was previously the CEO of Slush. Wolt now delivers restaurant food by...

Google announces €600 million investment in Hamina data centre

Tech company Google is planning to invest around €600 million to expand its data centre at Hamina. The company opened its first Finnish data centre in a renovated papermill in the south coast town back in 2011. It uses sea...

Darude teaches the world to make music ahead of Eurovision Song Contest

Finland's Eurovision hopes are pinned firmly on DJ/Producer Darude and singer Sebastian Rejman at this year's contest in Tel Aviv. The duo have already started rehearsals on the main stage, and compete in the first semi- final next Tuesday evening with their...

Finland’s startup workers earn less than Nordic counterparts

Do you ever wonder how your salary compares to people doing similar jobs in neighbouring countries? A new study finds that people working in Finnish startups are earning less than their Nordic counterparts – but they’re also working fewer hours...

Nokia-brand’s rebirth continues with arrival of ‘monster’ mobile

A new Nokia-brand mobile phone with five cameras and a surge in pre-orders has gone on sale in Finland. Finnish tech company HDM Global bought the rights to sell phone with the Nokia name back in 2016, and today continued...

Big in Japan: Moomins lead Finnish mobile gaming invasion

Finland's most treasured cartoon characters are finding renewed fame and fortune in Japan, thanks to a surge in Moomin products entering the lucrative market. There's a glossy television series and a Moomin theme park, but it's a new mobile game...

Porvoo carves a space in the crowded startup market

Porvoo might be a late entrant into the startup marketplace, but new initiatives around entrepreneurship and education aim to put the south coast city firmly on the map. Although just 50km separates Helsinki from Porvoo, the capital city and adjacent...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...