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New abrasive products for dust-free sanding:  New abrasive products for dust-free sanding KWH Mirka Oy DM 32330 12-2007 Copyright © Tekes KWH Mirka has developed revolutionary abrasive products that allow dust-free sanding They also create a completely smooth sanded surface The target being cost-effectiveness and teamwork with dependable domestic partners Cooperation with paper and textile manufacturers  standard products made at a competitive price, plus specialised products with entirely new characteristics Paper-backing in abrasives now 90% domestic content New products generate 7% of turnover, about 10% in 2010 www.mirka.fi Mixing innovation improves paper quality and brings savings:  Mixing innovation improves paper quality and brings savings TrumpJet® technology, developed by Wetend, mixes chemicals into papermaking stock much faster and more effectively Fresh water no longer needed for dilution  heating of water unnecessary  considerable energy savings Optimal chemical dosage improves paper quality and process runability Reduced consumption of chemicals and additives Some 200 systems supplied around the world www.wetend.com Wetend Technologies Ltd. DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes Less wastage and water equals better paper:  Less wastage and water equals better paper POM Technology’s papermaking innovation was developed to speed up grade changes in specialty paper production Also suited to lines for printing paper, tissue and board Reduces raw water consumption Stabilises the manufacturing process  better paper/board quality Supplied to more than 50 new production lines or rebuilds www.pom.fi www.aikawagroup.com DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes POM Technology Oy Roundwood load measurement in two minutes:  Roundwood load measurement in two minutes Automatic log volume measurement, developed by Codator, uses lasers and modelling technology Roundwood bundles measured by laser  3D model  analysis takes into account stacking, log diameter and straightness Cost savings from speed, precision and consistency Suits all tree species Versions for timber lorries and rail cars First supplied in 2003, now more than ten successful deals Sales beginning in the other Nordic countries www.codator.fi DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes Codator Oy Performance polymers for demanding customers:  Performance polymers for demanding customers DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes Finex Oy Customised market intelligence for companies:  Customised market intelligence for companies DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes Global Intelligence Alliance is a worldwide network of companies specialising in customised market intelligence Established in 1995 as a consultancy, training and market intelligence office Novintel Oy. Software development came later and the current concept began to materialise Clientele includes bigger international companies Half of turnover from abroad; the majority of large Finnish companies as clients www.globalintelligence.com Global Intelligence Alliance Group Manufacturer of welding equipment has launched service business solutions activities:  Manufacturer of welding equipment has launched service business solutions activities Kemppi Oy DM 32330 11-2007 Copyright © Tekes Besides welding equipment, the Kemppi ARC System provides customers with data collection and transfer software and equipment Additional expert services are also offered. Weak links and bottlenecks in the customers‘ processes can be identified with the data provided by the collection system Service business provides expanding fields for business activities and new ways of differentiating oneself www.kemppi.com A reliable, economic Finnish wind power plant:  Winwind Oy A reliable, economic Finnish wind power plant WinWinD has developed a new wind power plant concept, with rated output of 1 and 3 MW Better effective output than competing designs Low maintenance cost First plant in 2001 Excellent practical experiences have established the reliability of the concept Deliveries to Finland, Sweden, Estonia, France and Portugal www.winwind.fi DM 32330 10-2007 Copyright © Tekes A growing business in automatic meter reading and metering management:  A growing business in automatic meter reading and metering management Landis+Gyr Enermet has developed solutions for automatic meter reading and metering management Advanced solutions increase the utility’s cost efficiency and improve customer service Growing markets in Europe: outsourcing becoming more widespread it will open new markets for the business A delivery worth 100 million euros to Sweden: a system of close to 400.000 remotely readable meters by 2009. Moreover, a 6-year contract for collecting meter data www.enermet.com Landis+Gyr Enermet DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Utilizing agricultural biogas in Germany:  Utilizing agricultural biogas in Germany DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes A leader in applications of bio energy, Greenvironment of Finland uses it own power plants to generate bio energy in Germany Plants utilize agricultural biogas Electricity is sold to local grid company while the heat can be used in farms and surrounding buildings The micro turbine power plants utilize the know-how the company has built up over the years German law accelerates investments in biogas power plants www.greenvironment.de Greenvironment GmbH Software development and quality assurance:  Software development and quality assurance DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Flander is a Group in the telecommunications sector; its subsidiaries, Flander Oy (software testing) and Flander Software Oy (software development services) operate independently Headquarters in Tampere; personnel total 330 Active development of service concepts and processes has generated quality: ISO 9001 quality management systems certification in 2002, CMMI Level 3 certification in 2006 Subsidiaries in China in 2005 and Sweden in 2007; acquired China’s Hexin Group’s mobile testing business in June 2007 www.flander.com Flander Ltd. Biomass power plants important for boosting use of renewable resources:  Biomass power plants important for boosting use of renewable resources EU aims to increase the proportion of renewable resources used in power generation to 20 percent by 2020. Wärtsilä Biopower biomass power plants have a strong position in the Central European investment boom Based on modular concept: modules are factory engineered  consistent quality, short delivery times Easier to enlarge as energy needs grow Biomass as fuel, low NOx level and CO2 emissions in cycle of nature www.wartsila.com Wärtsilä Biopower Oy DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Emissions trading stimulates demand for new services:  Emissions trading stimulates demand for new services Emissions trading started in the EU in 2005 GreenStream Network Oy has developed portfolio management services for EU emissions allowances Service model is in use in various European countries Services are best suited to companies which trade in order to reduce their exposure to risks and regulations Its clients are power utilities, forest and metal industry companies www.greenstream.net GreenStream Network Oy DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Innovative GPS technology:  Fastrax designs and manufactures receivers and software that utilize GPS technology The compact size and ultra low power consumption of the company’s products put them at the cutting edge of technology, and they have been designed to operate in extreme conditions Established in 1999 and first operated in a consultative capacity; the first actual product project was Suunto Ltd.’s 9-Series wrist top computer for which Fastrax designed the antenna and GPS technology 27 people on the payroll; exports account for more than 90 per cent of revenue; global reputation as a player in the sector www.fastrax.fi Innovative GPS technology Fastrax Ltd. DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Applications that boost the efficiency of IT management:  Efecte provides its customers with software solutions for efficient IT management The applications provide companies with browser-based tools for IT asset and operating environment management, service management and gathering configuration data Been in business since 1998; current operations under the Efecte name got started in 2002 More than 60 people on the payroll; customers in Finland number more than 200 organizations in the public and private sectors; subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and Norway www.efecte.fi Applications that boost the efficiency of IT management Efecte Ltd. DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Olympics and EXPO sharpen Chinese interest on indoor air quality:  Olympics and EXPO sharpen Chinese interest on indoor air quality The Olympics in Beijing in 2008 have given boost to improvement of quality of indoor air in China Lifa Air Ltd. has benefited from growing sales Demand will shift to Shanghai as the city prepares for the World Exhibition in 2010 Hydramaster, the hydraulic machine for cleaning air ducts, is the market´s most efficient product It can be fitted with camera -> cleaning results can be seen immediately www.lifa.net DM 32330 09-2007 Copyright © Tekes Lifa Air Ltd. Proactive security solutions:  Codenomicon Ltd. develops and manufactures tools for testing the data security and reliability of software and information systems Included in its Top 100 Europe list by the US technology publication Red Herring Users of testing tools benefit from reduced product development costs. Proactive testing also reduces the costs and harm security attacks cause to a company. The majority of customers are in the USA. Customers include almost all equipment manufacturers and the leading network operators. Distribution agreements in South Korea and Japan at the beginning of 2007 www.codenomicon.com Proactive security solutions DM 32330 04-2007 Copyright © Tekes Codenomicon Ltd. Precision weather service :  Precision weather service Testbed, a project that is part of the AVALI Technology Programme launched by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes in 2005, will continue until August 2007 The aim of the project is to create an experimental and development platform for observational instruments and systems, analysis and forecasting models, and services related to the weather and the environment The dense weather and measurement station network making use of wireless data transmission and including a database and web user interface, is provided by Vaisala The project generates precision weather data for organisations and private individuals, providing information on phenomena such as local showers, fog and ozone levels www.vaisala.fi and testbed.fmi.fi Vaisala Oy DM 32330 06-2006 Copyright © Tekes New mobile positioning technologies :  New mobile positioning technologies The Digital Media Institute of the Tampere University of Technology explored ways of combining different positioning technologies economically and reliably The project generated a broad range of results in the various sub-fields of positioning technology that will facilitate the commercial application of positioning in the immediate future The AVALI Technology Programme of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes, involved a large number of companies www.cs.tut.fi/tlt www.tekes.fi/avali DM 32330 06-2006 Copyright © Tekes Company emerges from university research:  Company emerges from university research Develops monoclonal antibody production technology for the pharmaceuticals industry Production in plant sprouts, in closed bioreactors and in greenhouses with high level of bio safety Production plant is transgenic false flax, Camelina sativa Technology cheaper than animal cell technology Produced first antibodies in plant sprouts in 2003 Funding from: Tekes, Sitra, Optiomi Oy, Bio Fund Management Oy and Solaris Capital www.unicrop.fi Plant biotechnology company UniCrop Ltd. Pictures: UniCrop Oy DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes Prediction of childhood diabetes:  Prediction of childhood diabetes A method developed in Finland Identifies 75% of children who will develop diabetes before the age of 15 The method is based on screening blood samples for susceptibility genes and follow-up of appearance of antibodies indicating the onset of the destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells EU demonstration project DIPP DEMO The method developed in Finland has also been introduced in Greece and Belgium The project is co-ordinated by the University of Turku Other participants include the University of Oulu, University of Tampere, and the Universities of Athens and Brussels The three-year project ended in late 2001 DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes The Universities of Turku, Oulu and Tampere Ready to be introduced on global markets :  A quick test for diagnosing Hantavirus infections Ready to be introduced on global markets Erilab Oy has developed a quick test for diagnosing hantavirus infections that cause hemorrhagic fever The product is unique in the world The method is also quick, cost-effective and easy to apply to the diagnostics of many other diseases The easy-to-use quick test can be used on all continents and in developing countries; the test does not require laboratory training The test is as reliable as the conventional enzyme immunoassay method Resale contracts have been concluded in 10 countries so far DM 32330 04-2002 Copyright © Tekes Product line for craniofacial surgery :  Inion Oy Product line for craniofacial surgery Project was essentially included in the company's business plan Both production methods and the products exploiting the advantages of biomaterials were developed Certified quality system for Inion in spring 2001 Sales permit for the USA in record time Cooperation between various fields and with enterprises and universities in Europe and the USA The results have led to a number of follow-up projects on materials and growth factors DM 32330 04-2002 Copyright © Tekes Finnish-built power plant:  Winwind Oy Finnish-built power plant Winwind from Oulu has developed a new wind power plant, rated power 1 and 3 MW More efficient than competitor’s plants Low maintenance costs First power plant to Oulun Energia in 2001 Practical experience has proven the reliability of the concept Deliveries to Finland, Sweden and Portugal www.winwind.fi DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes More effective limestone alkalisation of raw water :  Wide research project in progress More effective limestone alkalisation of raw water The project is coordinated by Partek Nordkalk Limestone alkalisation is a safe and easy-to-manage alkalisation method Used in over 100 water intake plants The project studies the effects of retention time as well as the grain size and source of crushed limestone on filtration Promising results of adding mechanical stirring to filtration The results obtained so far support the knowledge gained in practice DM 32330 04-2002 Copyright © Tekes Roof trusses for global markets :  Goal-oriented product development bears fruit Roof trusses for global markets Sepa Oy has been characterised by R&D since it started operation Sepa Oy specialises in nail plate truss production The aim of R&D has been to improve both products and production technologies The production system is completely automated Integrated design and production makes carefully measured, cost- effective and material-saving truss structures possible Electronic commerce boosts Sepa´s operations With a staff of about 80, turnover amounted to 10 million euros in 2000 DM 32330 04-2002 Copyright © Tekes Habbo Hotel expands internationally:  Virtual online game world for teens Localised game world in sixteen countries One of the world's most popular youth sites in terms of visitor numbers Developer Sulake Corporation is participating in the Tekes Technology Programme FENIX -Interactive Computing Sulake has offices in 16 countries www.sulake.fi Habbo Hotel expands internationally DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes Sulake Corporation The automatic port of Brisbane:  The automatic port of Brisbane Fisherman’s Island in Australia is the world's first fully automatic straddle carrier terminal Developed by Australian Patrick Stevedores and the Finnish Kalmar Industries, with the help of Tekes funding Machines are controlled by radar, dead reckoning and satellite positioning systems Automatic straddle carriers are safer than manually operated ones and reduce fuel, energy and maintenance costs www.kalmarind.com DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes Kalmar Industries Monitoring system provides information on ship's condition :  Monitoring system provides information on ship's condition Hullmos system developed as part of a EUREKA project Transmits data from wave strain to the ship's hull Helps to prevent accidents Developer R. Rouvari Oy growing rapidly Markets especially positive in the Far East www.rrouvari.fi DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes R.Rouvari Oy Quality of Finnish work appreciated in demanding space project:  Quality of Finnish work appreciated in demanding space project DM 32330 11-2005 Copyright © Tekes OMI-project OMI, Ozone Monitoring Instrument, is one of the four measuring instruments on board the NASA atmospheric satellite EOS-Aura OMI measures regional ozone concentrations and ozone distribution in the various levels of the atmosphere as well as regional air quality Atmospheric measurements provide also new data for the development of weather forecast models The participants of the equipment building project, which started in 1995, included Patria Advanced Solutions, VTT Information Technology and Space Systems Finland from Finland as well as Dutch Space from the Netherlands The project improved technological and project-related expertise and enhanced the co-operation between Finnish industry and research institutes www.fmi.fi

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