Startups & Tech

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...

€20 million for Finnish health innovation company

Finnish health innovation company Nightingale Health has secured a €20 million loan from the European Investment Bank EIB to boost research and development of the Helsinki-based firm's bloody analysis technology which makes it easier to predict and prevent chronic...

Espoo launches new business and innovation network at Aalto

Espoo has launched a new network to support business, innovation and entrepreneurship, based at the city's Aalto University campus. The hub brings together for the first time a number of regional agencies under one roof to coordinate their efforts and...

Education the big winner to emerge from Slush 2018

Initiatives to promote computer literacy, coding skills and entrepreneurship are some of the most notable outcomes from this year's Slush startup/tech conference. Some 20,000 investors, volunteers, startups and visitors were in Helsinki this week for the two day event which...

Ambitious new campus plans for old hospital site

The City of Helsinki has announced an ambitious new plan to partner with dozens of companies to develop and expand the Maria 01 campus in Hietaniemi neighbourhood. There's currently more than 90 startups at the site of Helsinki's first public...

Drone deliveries coming to Finland in early 2019

Drone deliveries are no longer the stuff of science fiction, they're about to become reality in the capital city region. Wing, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced it's going to start some drone flights, dropping off...

Slush18 – five things you need to know

It's Slush week in Helsinki, as tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, startup dreamers, rich investors, party people and volunteers descend on the Finnish capital for the annual event. Over the last decade Slush has evolved from a small, intimate affair...

Slush is braced for more investors, more money, more startups

Four years ago Andreas Saari was standing in a shipping container, checking names on a list and handing out passes to Slush participants. Fast forward to next week, and he'll be taking centre stage at Slush 2018 as the annual tech...

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Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...

No decision on mandatory face masks – but ‘no strong scientific evidence’ say experts

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health about the use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic has been completed...

Morning headlines: Friday 29th May 2020

Restaurant opening law to get Parliament vote today A law that could allow Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars to open up for business again will...

Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...