Archives: Opinion


Kari Leino 23.11.2022

Finns cover all bases in the semiconductor industry

The semiconductor industry plays a crucial role in digital development as has become evident during the current global chip shortage. Kari Leino, senior advisor at Business Finland, sees that the situation poses significant opportunities for Finnish expertise in the field, which ranges from sensors and photonics to quantum computing and design.
Kristiina Hietasaari 09.11.2022

Post-COVID tourism turns towards sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed tourism but not only for the worse. It has helped us to discover local travel gems and make sustainability the number one priority across the industry, writes Kristiina Hietasaari, senior director at Visit Finland.
Hanna Nylund 19.10.2022

The importance of co-working spaces in the post-pandemic era

Hanna Nylund from Maria 01 argues that co-working spaces are more than just places for work: they are communities that connect people, foster creativity and help to build the next world-changing ideas.
Ding Ma 05.10.2022

It’s time to promote global solutions from Finnish regions

Finnish regions already use internationalisation and differentiation to attract talent, jobs and investment, but they need to work on clarifying their key competences, writes Ding Ma, liaison manager at the Regional Council of South Karelia.
Timo Järvinen 14.09.2022

How to engage people in building sustainability through empathy?

“If you want to be truly sustainable, you should pay attention to the experiences of your employees and customers,” writes Timo Järvinen, CEO and co-founder of NayaDaya.
Gaurav Das 03.08.2022

Digital concrete and 4D smart materials – A new dawn for the construction industry

3D printed concrete and 4D smart materials will enable greener construction choices and new innovative structures, writes Gaurav Das from Renotech.
Anu Kaukovirta & Csaba Jansik 01.06.2022

Finland offers sustainable food choices for a modern diet

Plant-based foods, in particular new oat products, offer Finland new opportunities to strengthen its role in the global food supply, write Csaba Jansik and Anu Kaukovirta from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).
Hanna Isoranta 27.04.2022

Studying in Finland is about quality education and experience

Finland’s higher education system is famous for its quality and highly professional teachers. But it isn’t all about rankings, the experience matters too, says Hanna Isoranta, Senior Adviser, Finnish National Agency for Education.
Petra Söderling 30.03.2022

Metaverse by Finland – from buzz to reality

Metaverse is the latest buzzword in technology. In her column Petra Söderling, Senior Advisor at Business Finland, explores the concept and how Finnish knowhow is making it a reality.
Juha Paakkola 16.03.2022

Smart health solutions require data and patient centricity

Smart health solutions require high-quality healthcare data, artificial intelligence know-how and top science and engineering expertise. All of which Finland has to offer, writes Juha Paakkola, Director at Health Capital Helsinki.
Liping-Rachel Fu 23.02.2022

Key success factors for e-commerce logistics providers in Finland

Advanced digital infrastructure and a friendly business climate make Finland an interesting location for e-commerce logistics providers. But success requires collaboration and localised services, writes Liping Fu, general manager of YunExpress Finland.

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