Read the stories of innovation, development, and networks of the creative industries in Finland.
The Fabricant is a digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing. It collaborates with global brands and retailers helping them to deep dive into the unlimited possibilities of digital fashion. We talked to the Finland-native founder, Kerry Murphy on what happens in the future of fashion and how it affects the business.
Finland has a vibrant food tech scene that boasts dozens of innovative companies pursuing a systemic change in how our planet produces and consumes foodstuffs. Thanks to these innovations, dishes like pasta, cakes and meat-like protein can be made out of air, agricultural industry side streams and mycelium of funghi.
Having developed a fully waterproof and heat-resistant biocomposite material, Woodio is making waves in the bathroom furniture market providing a sustainable and stylish alternative to traditional bathroom furniture designs. We caught up with Woodio CEO Terja Koskenoja to ask how the brand plans to develop further.
Held for the first time, the Shine! the networking event attracted 200 participants, featured dozens of pitches and had one big goal: to offer shared opportunities for growth and internationalization.
According to a review prepared by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland the creative industries generated a turnover of around EUR 14 billion last year. This was formed largely by networks of more than 130,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs. Thanks to new research methodology that takes advantage of the AI, researchers were able to identify more accurately the creative industries and their growth opportunities.
We speak with Anna Rauhansuu the CEO and Creative Director of Myssyfarmi, a brand that makes woolen fashion accessories from Finnsheep wool, who tells us why a truly unique and authentic story is categorically key to creating a brand that truly lives.
“The industry was so badly affected during the pandemic that it allowed this moment for reflection and change, and for a new way to move forward”, says Miia Khan, founder and CEO of Eventual, a start-up that aims to make the event industry more democratic and create a more ethical and sustainable culture.
"If you fry an egg, it becomes plastic, according to the EU", says Suvi Haimi, co-founder of Sulapac, a material-focused start-up on a mission to drive a systemic change which would enable the usage of new sustainable material innovations.
In 2020, the turnover of the digital design industry grew to EUR 9.1 billion. The employment and turnover of software and video game companies that make strong use of design have continued to grow rapidly over the past ten years.
The Growth Deal is a new model for continuous dialogue and cooperation between the public sector and the business community. It addresses the needs created by a rapidly changing operating environment and takes advantage of growth opportunities.
Finland`s wooden construction industry is rapidly changing. Global warming and the unbeatable properties of wood inspire everyone to work together for a common goal – to promote the development of wooden architecture and the material innovations it utilizes.
The fashion industry is undergoing a major transformation that is affecting every stage of the value chain, from materials to production to consumer choices. Finnish fibre innovations contribute to this transformation by dramatically changing the manufacture of materials. Creative Finland introduces five cutting-edge fibre innovations and the companies behind them.
The creative economy roadmap aims to ensure that creative industries can contribute more strongly to Finland’s sustainable economic growth. Creative industries currently account for less than 4% of Finland’s GDP, and the objective is to bring it closer to the EU average of 7%.