Finnish telecommunications company Nokia has secured a €250 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for its research and development related to 5G products until 2020, concentrating particularly on “developing new 5G-related end-to-end product offerings for different business areas,” the company stated in a press release. The loan has an average life of five […]
Guest contributor Joe Liebkind spoke with a Finnish serial entrepreneur about the Helsinki (and broader) startup scene, Slush, Nokia and recruiting talent.
Kieku Labs, a startup founded by three seasoned Finnish entrepreneurs, has launched its beta iOS app in the Nordics and Estonia for accessing and sharing audio content. The web version of the service has been made available globally. Kieku’s machine learning algorithm finds content for the listener based on what they listened to before and […]
Tech.eu visited Oulu, Finland, for this year’s Polar Bear Pitching, one of the more unique startup pitching competitions. But is it just a big novelty?
Nokia has announced an investment in French research and development centre bcom to advance the development of 5G. No figures have been disclosed. From this month Nokia Bell Labs and bcom’s network and security team will begin developing their 5G strategies for the future. According to bcom’s statement, its teams will be collaborating with the […]
Austrian smart lock Nuki has raised €2 million in seed funding from strategic investors and manufacturing partners, and will begin deliveries next month.
Nokia this morning announced plans to acquire Withings, a connected health product maker based in France, in a transaction that values the company at €170 million. The company had raised approximately €30 million in funding from IDInvest Partners, Bpifrance, Ventech and 360 Capital Partners. Withings, whose products include activity trackers, smart weighing scales, thermometers, blood […]