Monday, May 07, 2007

The First Finnish Innovation Journalism Award

Finjo - the Finnish Society for Innovation Journalism - granted the first Finnish Award of Innovation Journalism, called Innovaatiokide 2007 (Innovation Crystal 2007) to Sami Suojanen, a business reporter for the daily newspaper Aamulehti. The award winning ceremony took place during the Media Fair in Helsinki.

The winner was chosen out of more than one hundred journalistic articles by Mika Mannermaa, an eminent Finnish future researcher. The winning article Puhdasta valoa (Pure light) discussed the future prospects of the Finnish laser industry and presented a number of promising laser technology start-ups operating in Tampere region.

The Innovation Crystal award was accompanied by a cheque of euros 2500.

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