The miserable state of Finnish growth company funding continues. Even though there has been slight improvement in early stage funding, growth funding still needs to be retrieved from abroad. Stock exchange listings are missing. Could the Helsinki Stock Exchange just be shut down?
Spinverse Expert Dr. Pirjo Pasanen - Graphene for Future electronics - the second most read article in Physica Scripta
The article discusses some aspects of how graphene could be used in mainstream electronic devices. The main focus is on signal processing applications in high-volume,...
Brussels - Aarhus, 21st June 2012 - Representatives of industries employing over 19 million Europeans have today underlined the critical importance of industrial innovation as a route to European economic recovery, and stated their willingness to contribute and engage with governments and the research community to ensure that this is achieved.
The looming threat of a recession increases the importance of R&D funding, both directly from Tekes and by other means such as tax incentives. Recipients of such funding also have an obligation to communicate to taxpayers about how it is being used, even before specific results are achieved. When the message is clear, new and bold, the media writes. Also positively.
Pekka Koponen, Spinverse CEO, writes about the value of patents. This column was originally published in Kauppalehti on the 3rd of October 2011:
Woikoski is building a hydrogen refueling station in Finland
A critical factor for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is the existence of a hydrogen distribution infrastructure. The Finnish company Woikoski Oy is building the first hydrogen refueling station in Finland at the Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland. A similar station will be used in the Demo2013 project in Vuosaari Harbour, demonstrating simultaneous operation of different fuel cell applications and long term field tests of noiseless and emission-free energy applications.
Estonian University of Life Sciences is looking for a timber product interface
Cathode ray tubes have dominated the display industry for over 70 years but the demand for better quality devices has promoted technology development. Consumers call for suitably priced displays with improved features. Nanotechnology, an emerging approach to upgrade flat displays, improves the performance and quality while taking environmental aspects into account. It also provides novel features such as foldability and flexibility.
Spinverse Oy has been selected to conduct a broad feasibility study for an Estonian Materials Technology Programme. Materials technology is identified as one of three strategic key technology areas in Estonia’s research and development and innovations strategy. The study was ordered by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication.
Spinverse introduced Millennium Youth Camp Participants to Finnish Fuel Cell and Hybrid Technology Development
International Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) was organised first time in Finland in June, 2010. The MY Camp gathered talented 16-19 year-olds to do international science in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Around 1000 youngsters from 62 countries applied to the MY Camp. In the end, 30 youngsters from 14 countries were chosen in the two-phase selection process. The aim of the week was to increase young people's interest in natural sciences and technology. The participants got to know the research and studying opportunities in Helsinki metropolitan area universities, they visited Finnish companies and networked among each other.
The first EU-Russia Innovation Forum was held in Lappeenranta, Finland on May 25th -27th 2010. The event, whose attendees included the Prime Ministers of Russia and Finland, featured a keynote presentation on the role of commercialisation in innovation from Spinverse CEO Pekka Koponen.