A Patent for the Most Advanced Natural Light Technology on the Market

 

FBCC member Light Cognitive has received a patent for its LED technology, which allows the luminaire to seamlessly reproduce the colour and spectral changes familiar from nature.

Nature can now be experienced indoors more holistically than ever before. The programmable, natural, light-imitating panel is capable of reproducing an infinite number of colours. The biophilic innovation is available to customers in the UK through various distributors.

Image source: Light Cognitive. Looking at the horizon. Light Cognitive light wall at the spa of Hotel St.George Helsinki

Light Cognitive’s unique lighting technology differs significantly from anything else available internationally and has attracted worldwide interest. The lighting technology developed in dark Finland has enchanted customers even in the sunniest corners of the world.

In the words of CEO Ate Korkalainen: “We have orders for interior design projects from as far away as Barcelona and Kuwait. An international luxury brand in a Kuwaiti shopping centre wanted a light element resembling an authentic skylight and chose our company’s large round light panel, designed to mimic natural light.”

The LED technology and lighting programs developed by Light Cognitive make it possible to bring natural-seeming light into the interior of any building. The light’s seamlessly continuous colour and spectral changes are created by combining several different LEDs behind a diffuser, which is a light-transmitting surface. The different wavelengths combine seamlessly on the surface, creating a beautiful and smooth spectral transition like the light changes normally seen in nature. The innovation was developed by Sami Salomaa, the founder of Light Cognitive, M.Sc., and was patented in Finland this spring.

 

Light for wellbeing, inspired by nature

The glare-free, soft light surface contributes towards satisfying the lighting requirements features of the WELL Building Standard for the real estate industry. The goal of the WELL standard is to produce facilities that have been demonstrated to promote human health and well-being. The innovation helps us take advantage of different properties of light: the right kind of light at the right time promotes recovery and supports the natural sleep rhythm. The physics-based daylight program automatically implements the day’s light cycle, allowing you to wake up to a refreshing sunrise every morning, even in the darkest months of the year. The lighting technology enables even more authentic virtual nature spaces for the indoor environment.

According to CEO Ate Korkalainen: “Our patented lighting innovation creates also many opportunities to add value and use to properties with virtual window elements. Dark, windowless rooms can be transformed into cozy and bright penthouse-like spaces. For example, L’Oréal Academy was able to utilize their basement space in the heart of Helsinki for educational purposes with the help of our large light panel.”

 

Not just a luxury

Light is not just a luxury element, although watching the clear sky or horizon created by these biophilic lights is a magnificent experience. Daylight-imitating light design is also suitable for holistic support in a medical context. Light Cognitive’s welfare-promoting technology has been utilized in hospital care facilities.

CEO Korkalainen explains: “A Swiss hospital installed our lights in its underground radiotherapy facilities. Upon arrival for treatment, there is a soothing dusk-like light. After the treatment, the light landscape gradually becomes more refreshing.”

Thanks to the three-dimensional light surface, the space feels larger than it actually is. The light panel creates a sense of openness in even the most enclosed space.

According to Korkalainen: “As the nature and well-being trend intensifies, we have noticed that there is a demand for lighting that mimics nature in a holistic way. We are the leader in innovation, and the first company to receive a patent for the productisation of a dynamic digital sky, which allows us to bring an authentic natural light experience to any interior.”

Light Cognitive lighting can be experienced in London by visiting various resellers (see www.lightcognitive.com) or by going to The Wellbeing Experience at the Building Centre.

The team FBCC congratulates Light Cognitive on the patent for its LED technology!

DEMYSTIFYING THREAT HUNTING

 

FBCC Patron member F-Secure has published this F-Secure Countercept whitepaper “Demystifying Threat Hunting” – Your threat hunting handbook.

‘Threat hunting’ has become something of a buzzword in the cyber security industry, and like any other buzzword the term is often misused.

Proactive threat hunting is very different from manually searching through raw data to find an attacker, and threat hunting as a service is complementary to detection & response operations rather than a replacement for them.

F-Secure’s whitepaper will clear up the confusion, explaining:

  • What threat hunting is – and what it isn’t.
  • Continuous Response – what it is and why you need it.
  • Why Continuous Response and threat hunting are both required to successfully defend against targeted attacks.
  • Good threat hunting unpacked.
  • The future of threat hunting.

Find out more about the whitepaper here.

 

Ekte is open for Takeaway and Delivery

FBCC member Ekte. is open for Takeaway and Delivery!

          

Opening times 11.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.

We’re pleased to announce that our member Ekte. is back in the kitchen.
Feeding the Sourdough, Baking and cooking.

You can order directly by calling them: 07846306514 or email welcome@ektelondon.co.uk for takeaway or Ekte delivery within a 200m radius of Ekte at Bloomberg Arcade.

Or you can order online for delivery from one of their partners Deliveroo or Uber Eats (coming soon).

Ekte is looking forward to serving you!

To find delivery and takeaway menu, click below:

Ekte takeaway

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member F-Secure

We are excited to welcome F-Secure as our newest Patron Member.

Nobody knows cyber security like FSecure. For three decades, FSecure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. 

With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, FSecure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. 

Find out more about F-Secure and their services on their website.

Welcome to the FBCC!

Marks & Clerk released a podcast: Covid-19: How to manage your intellectual property rights

Tune in to our member Marks & Clerk‘s podcast Covid-19: How to manage your intellectual property rights.

Coronavirus poses an unprecedented challenge to governments and businesses around the world. How can businesses meet these challenges, continue to protect their intellectual property and contribute to efforts to beat the virus?

In this podcast Philip Cupitt, Esther Gottschalk, Simon Portman and Sheila Wallace discuss these and other issues.

Key questions covered on the podcast include:

  • What concerns are being raised by businesses across a variety of sectors?
  • What should you consider while managing your IP portfolio in a crisis?
  • What tactics can be used in the current climate while maintaining the long term value of your IP?
  • What IP strategies were successful during the financial crisis of 2008/9 and how can they be applied now?
  • What are the challenges faced by companies switching to different product lines – contractual, legal and technical?

Find out more and listen to the podcast here.

Member to Member Offer: How to Navigate through Corona to New Reality?

 FBCC is happy to bring you an exclusive member to member offer from Coach Chi!

Coach Chi is an agile boutique coaching practise specialising in career transformation and business performance. Their coaching approach is tailored to each client, always impartial and confidential. Clients include businesswomen who are looking for a new direction in their career path or better work-life balance. Coach Chi also facilitates business organisations to improve their performance through employee engagement using tools like DISC – personality profiling.

Coaching is a process that takes clients to a better place from where they were in the beginning of coaching. Clients gain better understanding of themselves, their values and drivers and hence are able to set more effective goals. Journey to the final destination may take various routes but leads always to renewed sense of self – awareness and confidence which in turn leads to improved decision making, feeling more empowered and in control.

Anne Anttonen at Coach Chi is a solution-oriented career and business coach with 25 years of international business experience and an internationally recognised coaching diploma (the Coaching Academy). Her practical knowledge of working with and developing people in in different cultures and in different languages combined with both corporate and entrepreneurial experience provides her with powerful platform for coaching. Her passion is to help others to succeed by rediscovering their drive and focusing on things that matters with a renewed clarity.

Learn more about Coach Chi’s on their website.

 

FBCC Spring 2020 Trainee Anna’s Halfway Greetings

Greetings from Tampere, Finland! I’m Anna, one of the Marketing and Event coordinators for Spring 2020. Time has passed by so quickly and it’s time for my halfway post already.

Due to the situation with Covid-19 I had to return back to Finland and now continue working remotely from home. It was a difficult decision to leave London, since I had grown fond of the city and the international working environment. Despite that, I’m glad to be closer to my loved ones and friends.

My internship kicked off with the Nordic M&A Forum organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, that the FBCC and other Nordic Chambers supported. I was glad to get right to it and to meet new people and other trainees during first days of my internship. In addition, as part of the FBCC team, I got to organise great events like the Linkedin – How to Reach the Business Decision Maker Online, Taking Your Communications to the Next Level Workshop and March Nordic Drinks. All the live events gave me a great opportunity to develop myself in all aspects of event organising. I am happy to have had a chance to network and create new connections at these events.

For me, the most interesting event we organised was the Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever event with Outokumpu at the Finnish Residence. The event focused on sustainability and using sustainable solutions in building process, and how stainless steel can solve many current issues in water distribution, architecture and infrastructure. 

The current global situation has made us change our daily working routines and adapt to the new ways of doing things. We had to evolve quickly in this fast-moving environment. I have learned a lot during this time, especially how to work as a team while practicing social distancing. We are moving forward, innovating our activities and adapting to this new situation. We have already organised fantastic webinars and hopefully soon we can get back to live events too.

I am thankful for all of my experiences at the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce so far and for all the people I got to meet and work with during my short stay in London. I look forward for the rest of my internship, meeting new people virtually and organising more excellent events.

Stay safe and healthy, see you soon at our upcoming events!

Anna | FBCC

FINNAIR CARGO DURING THE COVID-19 PERIOD

 

 

Finnair Cargo is the freighter arm of Finnair, the Finnish flagship carrier. It normally operates belly cargo only but during the corona time it has started cargo only operations as well. The FBCC member Finnair is famous for its reliable and fast connections between Europe and Asia.

During COVID-19 Finnair has been operating from Asia several flights to ensure critical deliveries needed because of COVID 19, such as protective gear, COVID-19 blood samples and medical equipment across Europe. Finnair Cargo is well equipped to scale upwards and to provide  similar services to both public and private partners across Europe. Finnair is an expert in handling medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, and was the first airline to receive the IATA CEIV pharma certificate in 2015.

  • Finnair has the fastest cargo connection from Asia to most of Europe – the company can serve most of European capitals in less than 12 hours from Asian airports. Allowing its services to become highly cost efficient. For example, we can deliver 4+ million protective masks with just one A350 aircraft.
  • Finnair has an extensive network in Asia, e.g. Finnair is able to provide daily cargo services to and from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong and several other Asian cities.
  • Through the highly sophisticated Finnair Cargo COOL terminal, combining latest automatization technology, supported by cutting edge IT infrastructure and a modern fleet Finnair Cargo is well equipped to provide high-quality on-time performance in a safe and secure manner. Our references include Finnish National Security of Supply, Estonian National Security of Supply, Red Cross, several European health care companies both public and private.

Finnair is committed to assist different organizations in their efforts to fight against COVID-19 by flying critical cargo to and from Asia to meet its customers’ demands.

Read more here!

Finnair Cargo contacts:

charter@finnair.com

Using cloud technology to keep critical sites operational in a time of crisis

Doctors, nurses, assistants and volunteers continue to work tirelessly every day as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread to increasing numbers of people and communities.

FBCC Member Kone writes about how technology such as KONE 24/7 Connected Services can ease the burden, for example by keeping elevators running smoothly in hospitals and care homes.

People around the world are experiencing unprecedented restrictions on movement as governments and health authorities try to find ways to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. But there are buildings – like hospitals and care homes – where people, supplies and services must keep moving, throughout the pandemic.

Elevators are essential for enabling movement around any multi-story building, especially at medical facilities. Regular equipment maintenance – and intelligent, preventive maintenance in particular – can help minimize and even eliminate equipment downtime.

We have a responsibility to help keep society running and critical services operational. Nowhere is this more important than in the area of patient care.” said Hugues Delval, Executive Vice President, Service Business at Kone.

It is at times like these when we need to do everything we can to help and our thoughts are with anyone personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. By working together, we can at least bring peace of mind to some of those people who need it most,” says Delval.

Read the whole article here.

Home Office: EU Settlement Scheme

 

The Home Office has shared information in their blog on the EU Settlement Scheme. The EU Settlement Scheme has been open since 30 March 2019. More than 3 million have already been granted status and EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members still have 15 months before the deadline of 30 June 2021 to apply.

  Impact of Coronavirus

While applications continue to be processed, during this challenging time they will take longer than usual. A range of support continues to be available online, by email and telephone for those who have questions or need help applying.

The Home Office is keeping this situation under constant review and will endeavour to reinstate support services and application routes to their original capacity in line with public health guidance.

Read more about postal routes, available support and deadlines in Home Offices blog post.

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.