The national Innofinland Prizes were awarded on Tuesday by the President of the Republic.
At the 18th annual Innofinland ceremony held at the National Board of Patents and Registration (NBPR) in Helsinki on National Innovation Day (November 29th), President Tarja Halonen presented prizes to five companies that had excelled in developing “intelligent systems and services”.
A company called Cieltum from Ulvila was rewarded for its production of software services for managing life cycle information of a device from its production to its disposal.
Creanex from Tampere was recognised for creating a testing solution for control systems to be used by manufacturers of machines in the forestry and mining industries.
MeVEA of Lappeenranta took a prize for its product development simulator and Wegera of Oulunsalo for its compact 5-axis CNC module for machining complex components.
The Helsinki-based Eazybreak, in turn, was awarded for developing an electronic luncheon, sports, and culture voucher application for mobile phones.
Last summer Eazybreak expanded its business to Estonia, where the real-time system can also be used to pay for taxi rides.