The Biofore Concept Car story wins gold at the Golden Hammer International Advertising Festival


The video presenting the Biofore Concept Car journey wins gold at the Golden Hammer International Advertising Festival in Riga, Latvia. The winning video was awarded in the Corporate PR subctaegory.

The video tells a vivid story of the Biofore Concept Car which is designed and built by the students of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and runs on UPM's renewable wood-based diesel, UPM BioVerno, and showcases UPM’s other biomaterials.

The Biofore Concept Car demonstrates the innovative use of biomaterials in the car industry.

The majority of parts traditionally made from plastic have been replaced with UPM’s durable and sustainable biomaterials. The car was first presented to the public at the International Geneva Motor Show in March and it attracted immediate international interest. The Biofore Concept Car has been covered by over 200 different media outlets and there are already hundreds of thousands of Google hits.

The Biofore Concept Car has proven a success story this spring. ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communications Professionals, has awarded the Biofore Concept Car project as the Communications Campaign of the year.

The winning video has been created in co-operation with UPM, Metropolia, Faster Horse advertising agency and Imagemaker production company.

The video is available on the Biofore Concept Car website

Metropolia and UPM proudly present: The innovative Biofore Concept Car!

For more information please contact:

Pekka Hautala, Project Director
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
tel. +358 50 048 3786

SIMHE services of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and University of Helsinki joined forces at Ammattimessut II in Helsinki


International experts were gathered to Ammattimessut II event on 4 October 2017 in Helsinki. The fair programme included various presentations on entrepreneurship, on-job training, employment and labour law and SIMHE services offered in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The event was organised in Finn...

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Electric Supercar Angelica and the Electric Vehicle Technology R&D Center Eurosina were announced


The results of the co-operation between Metropolia UAS and Beijing Asia Stars Electronic Technology Corporation AET were announced Friday 29th September 2017 in Helsinki as the new electric supercar, Angelica, was revealed together with the announcement of the electric vehicle technology R&D cen...

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Robobus Pilot at Helsinki Airport in October


Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Finavia start an automated, drivelress electric minibus trial at Helsinki Airport in October 2017. Passengers will be driven between two parking areas with access to Terminal 2. The automated bus service runs from Monday to Friday until 2nd November.

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Immigrants’ Competences Need to Be Recognised Even Better


Highly educated immigrants possess prior competences and education, but these are not currently acknowledged and recognised sufficiently. Thus, methods and processes for recognition of prior learning should be improved and increased. Steering group for Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Fi...

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BIM training to enhance energy efficiency of buildings

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is coordinating BIMEET, a new European project bringing together 9 partners around BIM technology as a key digital support for the energy efficiency of the built environment.

On 13 and 14 September 2017, the official launch of the BIMEET "BIM-based ...

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Principal Lecturer Tero Nurminen to FKII Advisory Board

The Federation of Korean Information Industries (FKII) has appointed Principal Lecturer, PhD (Admin.), Lic.Sc. (Tech.) Tero Nurminen from Metropolia to its Advisory Board as an International Advisor until June 2018.
Nurminen’s role is to develop cooperation between the information technology indus...

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Collaboration and partnerships leading to success

How can higher education institutes intensify their collaboration and encourage their staff to change ideas and knowledge in a motivating way? What are the elements of a fruitful, visible and long-term partnership and cooperation? How can higher education institutes strengthen their role as developers of...

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