Startups & Tech

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...

Chinese firm brings tech jobs to Tampere

A Chinese tech company is set to create up to 100 new jobs in Tampere. AAC Technologies makes micro components for consumer electronic products, and plans to open a product development unit at Hervanta in the city. Initially, the Chinese firm plans...

The New Space Race: Finland’s Final Frontier

Finnish scientists, entrepreneurs and government initiatives are taking the country on a rocket ride into orbit, but approaching the journey in very different ways. Now, people working in different parts of Finland's growing space industries are hoping a new 'space...

Malcolm Stewart Column: Are Startups The New Cults?

I haven't been spending too much time thinking about startups lately, but since it's that Slush time of year I thought I'd give it a go and see what comes out. The subject of this column probably isn't what...

Serving Up A Slice Of Slush

A week from now the Finnish media will be full of Slush. And with winter upon us, the streets might be full of slush as well. The annual Slush extravaganza of tech-meets-entrepreneurship-meets-big-business-meets-big-money officially launches in Helsinki on November 30th. But...

Nokia Phones Enjoy Popular Comeback

Iconic Finnish mobile phone brand Nokia had a breakthrough in September as all five models of their new phones made it on the most popular devices- The top 15 best selling phone list at retailer DNA is dominated by Nokia...

New Visa For Entrepreneurs; Business Aid Reform

There are new ideas in the pipeline that could help reform the way Finnish business get support from the government; and to encourage entrepreneurs to come to Finland Reform Working Group The government has set up a new working group to...

Reindeer Crash Warning App Now Ready for Download

A mobile phone app developed in Lapland to warn users of reindeer on the roads, is now available for Android and iPhone. The 'Porokello' app was tested last year on a limited scale for truck drivers who could alert others...

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More than 200 quarantined in Lapland, as small coronavirus cluster detected

Public health official say more than 200 people have been put into self-isolation as a precaution after a small cluster of positive coronavirus cases...

Emergency centre for migrant Roma moving to new Helsinki location

A centre which provides a vital lifeline for Helsinki's migrant Roma population is moving to a new location, with more space to offer services...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th July 2020

Finland's economic output fell during May New figures released Wednesday morning by Statistics Finland show the working day adjusted output of the national economy fell...

Appeals Court cuts sentence for pro-Kremlin activist involved in online hate campaign

The Helsinki Appeals Court has reduced a sentence for a Finnish academic convicted for his part in a sustained hate campaign against a journalist,...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any...

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...