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REVUE DE PRESSE - NEWS SERVICE

L'actualité des médias, des technologies de l'information, et de l'innovation en Finlande

Why Finland matters

HOW ALLER MEDIA UNLOCKED THE VAUE OF DATA-FOR-PROFIT

JUNE 2017 - 

Aller Media Finland, part of the larger family-owned Nordic Aller Holdings, has been publishing magazines in Finland since 1992, establishing itself as market leader with brands such as Elle, Koti ja keittiö (Home and Kitchen), Katso (Look TV magazine) and Seiska (Seven), the largest social entertainment weekly magazine in the country. Brand-related websites comprise an important part of its business with www.seiska.fi the leading magazine site and Suomi24, Finland’s largest social networking web community followed by 1.4 million weekly users. Yet, in recent years Aller Finland has found a valuable niche, one that has propelled the company not only into unchartered territory but also into the position of leading the charge in turning consumer data into big business. READ MORE

DESIGN, INNOVATE AND CREATE WITH AALTO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

MARCH 2018 - Fuel your future with Aalto. Are you the next game-changing graduate to walk through the doors of Aalto’s School of Engineering? If you’re academically ambitious, ready to conquer the challenges of the contemporary world and are excited to explore the beauty of Finland, you will be welcome aboard!The future of engineering is at an all-time high. We are delving deeper into the fast-paced digital age, heightening demand for problem-solving visionaries and globally connected graduates looking to provide the world with innovative solutions. That’s why Aalto University achieved 55th place among technology challenger universities in an analysis by The Times Higher Education in 2017. Due to its forward-thinking initiatives, purpose-driven graduates and strategic ideas, the institution’s innovative school of engineering consistently strives to shape the future of engineering. READ MORE

HELSINKI'S FORUM VIRIUM JOINS TELIA'S 5G FINLAND NETWORK

MARCH 2018 - The Helsinki city council innovation subsidiary Forum Virium has joined the 5G Finland network launched by Telia Finland, which aims to create and pilot 5G applications. Forum Virium's goal is to make Helsinki the world's "smartest" city, in co-operation with companies, academia and residents. Forum Virium development director Pekka Koponen said it wants to make Telia and its other partners to be a leading test platform. READ MORE

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IS LETTING US DOWN. FINLAND HAS PART OF THE ANSWERS

MARCH 2018 - As the Cambridge Analytica scandal made clear, our privacy is being invaded and we know that many of our jobs are threatened by automation. But there’s no turning back the clock. How do we navigate and secure ourselves for this unsecure future? Andrew Keen is the author of several books criticizing the rise of the internet and digital technology. Among them are, “The internet is not the answer” and “Cult of the amateur”. Last year Keen has been traveling around the world to see what is or isn’t being done to secure us for the future. On his travels, he has done hundreds of interviews with people from all over the world. From understanding Estonia’s way of governing their country digitally to looking at Finland’s innovative education systemAll this work, Keen explains, is contributing to securing our future. “These are all countries that are doing something real and responsible. It’s innovative, whilst being regulative at the same time.” READ MORE

SAFE, HAPPY AND FREE: DOES FINLAND HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS?

MARCH 2018 - Last year, on the centenary of its independence, Finland was ranked, by assorted international indices, the most stable, the safest and the best-governed country in the world. It was also the third wealthiest, the third least corrupt, the second most socially progressive and the third most socially just. Finland’s judicial system is the most independent in the world, its police the most trusted, its banks the soundest, its companies the second most ethical, its elections the second freest, and its citizens enjoy the highest levels of personal freedom, choice and wellbeing. The Nordic country’s 5.5 million inhabitants are also the third most gender-equal in the world and have the fifth lowest income inequality. Their babies are the least underweight, their kids feel the most secure, and their teens perform the second best at reading (only third at science, though). READ MORE

AN INDIAN LIVING IN FINLAND ON DISCOVERING WHY IT'S THE WORLD'S HAPPIEST COUNTRY

MARCH 2018 - It is the culture of trust, openness and collaboration that make Finnish people feel safe and happy. When you encounter an average Finnish person, "happy" might not be the first word that pops into your mind, but do not let that first impression fool you. This tiny country of 5.5 million has consistently ranked among the happiest countries in the world along with its Nordic neighbours, and this year it has overtaken Norway to claim the top position in the United Nations’ 2018 World Happiness Report. READ MORE

FINLAND'S LEADING COMMERCIAL TV NETWORK INVESTS IN A STORY-CENTRIC NEWS WORKFLOW FOR EFFICIENT CONTENT CREATION

MARCH 2018 - Avid, a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution, and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users, and individual creative professionals, today announced that Finland’s leading commercial TV network, MTV3, has rolled out Avid’s story-centric news workflow powered by Avid MediaCentral to create and deliver a wide range of multimedia-rich content to audiences across television, web, and digital platforms. Part of the Bonnier Group, one of the largest media companies in the Nordics, MTV3 and its production house, Mediahub, has the largest audience share among Finland’s commercial TV channels. It broadcasts news programs twice a day, seven days a week as well as a diverse range of content including sports, entertainment, and films reaching millions of viewers. READ MORE

ICONIC GAME DEVELOPER AND NORDIC ENTREPRENEUR PETER VESTERBACKA SAYS EDUCATION SHOULD BE AN 'EXPERIENCE' LIKE ENTERTAINMENT

FEBRUARY 2018 - The man behind 'Angry Birds' is now building cool games to make education great again. New-age technologies can deliver great learning experiences in schools, he says. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle. Peter Vesterbacka, the man who built the Angry Birds franchise, is attempting to do just that ― educate the heart. Peter, regarded as the father of the Nordic startup revolution, quit Rovio (the gaming company behind Angry Birds), in 2016 to set up his own education venture, Lightneer. At Lightneer, Peter’s endeavour is to use cool, innovative games to make education fun and appealing for kids. READ MORE

MEDIA HONEYPOT SHINES A LIGHT ON EUROPEAN MEDIA START-UPS IN HELSINKI

FEB 2018 - The Media Honeypot program – expertly curated by Janina Salo-Glasemann and her team – was emceed by the estimable Ralph Simon, whose bon mots in Finnish and Swedish brought more than a few chuckles from the crowd. Tomas Franzén, CEO of Bonnier, discussed how the company has managed to move into the digital space, while also nurturing a venture arm. He reminded the audience that, at its core, Bonnier’s chief job is to promote and protect democracy; a welcome message during these times. Moritz Holzgraefe, with Axel Springer, was one of several major publishers on the lookout for new startups; his company has certainly led the way in transforming a proud old publisher into a digital powerhouse. Laura Avonius, co-founder of Data Refinery, showed how her unit at Aller Media turned the company around by using its own data and spun it off as Data Refinery. READ MORE

ALLER FINLAND’S NEW DATA TECHNOLOGY START-UP HEADS TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Aller Finland launches a new company around its booming data business: Data Refinery Ltd. The new company commercializes data in Finland, also aiming at international markets where it has seen a promising start in the Nordic countries. Data Refinery aims to attract corporate customers who want to commercialize their data for sales purposes, and who want to develop their existing business with data. Aller Media was the first media company in Finland to commercialize its data for external use as part of its business transformation from a print media company to a company that offers a wide range of content, marketing and data services. The growth of the data business has been very promising since the beginning of the year, and it has gained major Finnish brands as customers, mainly to make their marketing more effective through data. READ MORE

FINNISH RESEARCHERS EXAMINE SPOTIFY'S ARTIST PAYMENT SCHEME, SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE

FEB 2018 - Music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music help artists get songs onto listeners' playlists with just a few steps, but how artists are paid is a little more convoluted. In a rare move in 2016, Spotify released data about its streaming payment scheme for the month of March of that year to Aalto University. A recent joint study by Finnish music industry organisations and Aalto University took a closer look at those numbers and compared the current streaming payment scheme with a different compensation model. READ MORE

FINLAND SEDUCING INNOVATIVE IMMIGRANTS WITH RESIDENCE PERMITS

FEB 2018 - In a bid to attract innovations from non-EU countries, Finnish authorities will lure talent with "startup residence permits." In the future, leading Finnish companies may therefore be founded by Indians, Americans or Africans. Starting April, Finland will issue residence permits to non-EU citizens, provided that they come up with radiant business ideas, national broadcaster Yle reported. A foreign company's prospects for excelling on both the Finnish and the international market will be assessed by the Business Finland organization, with a staff of around 600 people and almost 40 offices abroad. READ MORE

EXPORTS AND TURNOVER INCREASED BY 35% IN SMES FUNDED BY BUSINESS FINLAND

FEB 2018 - In 2017, Business Finland issued most of its funding to Small and medium-sized enterprises. Innovation funding had a great impact in the growth and success of companies. "Small and medium-sized enterprises having received Tekes innovation funding grew both their turnover and exports by 35 per cent during the period of 2013 to 2016. At the same time, other SMEs increased their exports by 4 per cent," says Pekka Soini, Director General of Business Finland. Business Finland issued funding totalling EUR 510 million in 2017. The share of grants was EUR 221 million, the share of loans slightly more than EUR 176 million and that of research funding EUR 112 million. A positive funding decision was awarded to 4,485 projects out of 6,300 applications. READ MORE

ALMA MEDIA'S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELEASE 2017: STRONG GROWTH IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

In the Alma Markets segment, the basic business was supported by the continued strong economic development in Eastern Central Europe and the Finnish economy returning to growth. The business segment also implemented highly active sales efforts and expanded its product portfolio. Costs were increased by investments in sales and marketing as well as the development of online services, such as the renewed Etuovi online service. In the Alma News & Life segment, digital advertising saw strong growth and was at a record level in October–December. Growth was especially strong in mobile and content marketing. The development can be attributable to major advertisers shifting from print media to national digital media. Digital business now constitutes more than half of the segment’s revenue. Content revenue declined in October–December due to a decrease in Iltalehti’s print circulation.  READ MORE

BUSINESS FINLAND LAUNCHES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMME

The objective of the new Business Finland programme, AI Business, is to make Finland the best country in the world to develop and utilise artificial intelligence and platform economy and to build global ecosystems and test platforms to attract investment. The AI Business program funds Finnish start-up, SME, midcap and large companies in all fields developing and utilising AI and platform economy in business. The programme also offers international networks and export services like matching selected companies with large global companies. The four-year AI Business programme’s (2018-2022) budget is EUR 200 million, of which Business Finland covers approximately half. In addition EUR 60 million can be used e.g. to fund digital platforms, resulting in significant network effects. READ MORE

2018 BLOOMBERG INNOVATION INDEX

Jan 2018 - Bloomberg Innovation Index 2018: Singapore jumped ahead of European economies Germany, Switzerland and Finland into third place on the strength of its top ranking in the tertiary-efficiency category. The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies. READ MORE

VR / AR REPORT IN FINLAND

Feb 2018 - Digital Media Finland’s VR/AR report presents basic information on the current state of the VR/AR market and suggestions how the Finnish VR/AR companies could enter the international market and grow. The report was commissioned to Digital Media Finland by Nokia Technologies. DOWNLOAD HERE

THREE FINNISH HABITS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A MORE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

Nov 2017 - My recent visit to Helsinki, Finland, quickly revealed a city that boasts a vibrant ecosystem of over 500 thriving startups, as well as hoards of ambitious entrepreneurs hungry to disrupt the tech scene. Little could I have guessed that Finland was a hotbed for entrepreneurship: investments into Finnish tech startups went up by 42% in 2016 and have quadrupled since 2011! READ MORE

INBOUND MARKETING : SALES COMMUNICATIONS AND ZEELAND FAMILY WIN HUBSPOT IMPACT AWARDS

Nov 2017 - The Finnish companies were recognised for their expertise in inbound marketing, which draws customers through content marketing, social media marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO). Sales Communications was recognised for the second successive year in the Partner of the Year category and doubled its catch this year with another HubSpot Impact Award in the Happiest Customers category. Zeeland Family meanwhile, took home an award for Integrations Innovation, recognising its creative integration of inbound marketing with e-commerce, which enabled the marketing to automatically connect with the online store. MORE HERE

NOKIA : UNE FACULTÉ D’ADAPTATION BIEN RODÉE

Nokia contrôlait près de 40% du marché de la téléphonie mobile en 2007, année où Apple se lança à son tour dans la mêlée. Le groupe finlandais ne parvint pas à rivaliser avec l’iPhone, et d’autres difficultés plus importantes encore se firent jour avec Google et son système d’exploitation Android. Destinée à améliorer la compétitivité de Nokia, le passage de l’industriel finlandais au système d’exploitation Windows ne fit au contraire qu’accentuer ses difficultés, ce qui amena Nokia à céder en 2014 sa branche téléphonie mobile à Microsoft. LIRE PLUS

LE PLUS GRAND ATOUT DE LA FINLANDE: LE TALENT DE SES INGÉNIEURS EN R&D

Une mutation rapide dans la structure de l’industrie finlandaise des télécommunications a offert aux entreprises l’occasion unique d’embaucher des ingénieurs de premier ordre et de grand talent. Aujourd’hui, la Finlande est le pays idéal pour démarrer un bureau de recherche et de développement. LIRE PLUS

ZALANDO CHOISIT HELSINKI

Attiré par le vivier de talents et la vigueur du secteur des communications mobiles, le géant du commerce en ligne Zalando a ouvert une plate-forme technologique dans la capitale finlandaise. LIRE PLUS

COMMENT LA FINLANDE EST DEVENUE UNE "START-UP NATION"

Octobre 2017 - Alors que la France vient à peine de réformer son droit du travail, la Finlande est parvenue à placer l’entrepreneuriat au cœur de son nouveau contrat social. L'exemple de ce pays, qui a aussi de nombreux défis socio-économiques à relever, montre que contrairement à ce qui peut être pressenti dans certains débats en France, qu'il est possible de faire coexister un service public fort et une économie flexibilisée et compétitive, sans que cela ne nuise aux droits des salaries et aux capacités de développement des entreprises. LIRE PLUS

LUMOA: HELPING COMPANIES TAKE CONTROL OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

According to Lumoa, customer satisfaction and the experience that leads to it is often a key strategic target even though most of the acquired knowledge makes little difference to business operations. Lumoa aims to transform customer experience management into something more influential. Lumoa provides an online tool that not only analyzes the numerical net promoter score (NPS), but also the reasons behind the given ratings. The startup believes that open questions make a difference, as they highlight opportunities for improvement. By analyzing both numeric data as well as the sentiment and topics behind it, Lumoa's tool manages to calculate the key drivers influencing NPS. The tool utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and can process feedback in 60 languages. Lumoa's focus is not on grammatical accurateness, but rather on acquiring significant business insights and discovering upcoming trends. The rationale behind it stems from studies indicating that 89% of companies believe customer experience to be crucial for gaining a competitive advantage. This trend is also predicted to increase in the near future. READ MORE

LA FINLANDE RENOUE AVEC UNE CROISSANCE SOLIDE

Les raisons de cette accélération ? La consommation des ménages est repartie et le pays profite du retour à meilleure fortune de la Russie qui, sortie de récession, recommence à acheter les produits finlandais. Surtout : Helsinki a commencé à diversifier son industrie, afin de combler le vide laisser par Nokia. « Les savoirs et le capital humain de l’industrie électronique ont été transférés aux technologies de la santé, nouveau secteur très prometteur : il a représenté 2,1 milliards d’euros en 2016, soit la moitié de nos exports de hautes technologies », explique M. Mykkänen. Ce « transfert » a été permis par un écosystème favorable à l’innovation, qui met en relation universités, chercheurs, start-up et entreprises..LIRE PLUS 

FINLAND IS THE SUPERPOWER OF VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY DEVELOPMENT

Nov 2017 - The Finnish Virtual Reality Association's (FIVR) and Tekes are releasing a report on the Finnish VR/AR industry. Finland is well-known for being a game development superpower. This still holds true, but some of these superheroes have moved to Virtual and Augmented Reality space. In fact, Finnish Virtual Reality Association (FIVR) has already found there to be over 100 VR/AR studios in Finland. READ MORE

PITCHERO TO THE RESCUE WITH FINNISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DIGITAL PLATFORM PILOT

Feb 2018 - The Football Association of Finland (SPL) has signed a pilot agreement with Pitchero, which will supply a grassroots digital platform. The UK’s leading provider of technology to amateur sports clubs will provide a first-of-its-kind platform to Finnish soccer’s governing body, enabling it to engage with its grassroots participants online and generate revenue. READ MORE

FINLAND TELECOMS, MOBILE, BROADBAND, AND DIGITAL MEDIA STATISTICS

Aug 2017 - Finland's telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile and broadband sectors. These efforts have been supported by the regulator which has provided additional spectrum for telecom services and is preparing spectrum auctions in two pioneer bands to enable mobile operators to trial 5G services from 2018. As a result of these efforts the country enjoys among the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region, with customers able to make use of the latest iterations of technologies. Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe, being among the first to launch 3G and LTE services and now in the forefront of 5G developments. The regulator in late 2016 auctioned spectrum in the 700MHz to extend the availability of LTE services nationally, while it also planned to make available to network operators spectrum in the 3.5GHz band by the end of 2018. This band is one of the pioneer bands which have been assigned for 5G across Europe. The Finnish vendor Nokia Networks is involved in trialling 5G technologies, mainly in cooperation with Elisa. READ MORE

Kieku makes some noise for though

This independent media startup has launched a new kind of audio listening service: a YouTube for podcasts. For Kieku, the tool for sculpting the horizon comes in the shape of a podcast content provider, which is tailored to listeners’ interests at the push of a button. “We are not focussed on ‘click this and laugh’ content, more so the stories that might stimulate thinking,” Fabritius explains. “Kieku makes it easier for people to find inspirational and brainy content. Better thinking leads to a better life and better ideas.” READ MORE

Minicast is about sharing audio sound bites in the moment

Media startup Kieku Labs is challenging the hegemony of existing text-based instant communication, such as Facebook and Twitter. Kieku is launching a brand new concept, the Minicast, which is about sharing audio sound bites in the moment as fun and interesting thoughts or moments occur. Whereas podcasts tend to be long, minicasts can be a maximum of 2 minutes long and are produced by a quick tap with your mobile phone. READ MORE

TOP 5 ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN FINLAND

OCT 2017 - You certainly know the success stories behind Nokia, Angry Birds and Supercell, but did you know that these are Finnish companies Finland is fastly growing to become one of the most vibrant startup scenes in the world and country’s startup incubators and accelerators are the major enablers of high-growth potential startup businesses. READ MORE

FINLAND'S STARTUP "NEWSINFOCUS" PROTOTYPED A NEW PUBLISHING FORMAT FOR THE DELIVERY OF NEWS, USING GAMIFICATION

NewsInFocus is putting Google's DNI Prototype funding to work to rethink the delivery of content. The finish startup is using interactive, gaming techniques to appeal to millennial news habits and engage with young readers in a lasting way. READ MORE

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