Vesa Varjonen, Vice President of Research and Technology at Planmeca and Matti Heikkilä, CTO of MetGen have been chosen as CTOs of the Year 2018. The jury consisting of leading Finnish technology influencers emphasized the significant role of the awarded CTOS on renewal of the industry. The CTO of the Year Awards are given by Spinverse together with Technology Industries of Finland and Business Finland to highlight the importance of Chief Technology Officers work on the future competitiveness of Finnish industries.
Two large ship orders gave a significant boost to the value of technology industry companies’ orders in late 2017. Excluding these, new orders and order books remained stagnant after the spring of 2017. The outlook is optimistic for 2018: global economy is experiencing strong growth, companies are receiving requests for tender and the turnover of technology industry companies is expected to be higher in the spring of 2018 than in the corresponding period last year.
This year Technology Industries of Finland is helping The Helsinki Deaconess Institute stop the exclusion of young people. In the spirit of Christmas we made a donation to their Vamos project, which supports and helps young people find their way into education and working life.