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Parks Beyond Borders: High-Tech Visitor Center Will Earn Finland’s National Parks International Exposure

Parks Beyond Borders: High-Tech Visitor Center Will Earn Finland’s National Parks International Exposure | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland has twenty-five visitor centers to interpret a system of thirty-seven national parks from island archipelagos in the Baltic Sea to windswept alpine peaks above the Arctic Circle—but the country’s parks have never had a national gateway.
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Under construction right now not far from Helsinki, on the doorstep of Nuuksio National Park, the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia will be an entry point to Finland’s entire park system—and the full spectrum of the nation’s natural treasures. It’ll also showcase Finland’s high-tech take on environmental education and environmentally sustainable design.

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Finland leads the way in high-tech innovation

Finland leads the way in high-tech innovation | Finland | Scoop.it

People from other countries often ask: “How is it possible that Finland, a small country, is able to cover such a wide field of innovations?”

One of the answers may be that they really care– as individuals, companies, universities, institutions and government.

The newly published book, The Finnish Miracle, by Canadian-born André Noël Chaker, who has lived in Finland for 20 years, describes the Path of Possibilities, a success model founded on Finnishness. To Chaker, the strengths of Finnishness include solution- centred thinking, adherence to rules, closeness to nature, a good education system, competitiveness, security, openness, equality and minimal hierarchy.

The various stages of the success model Chaker has structured on Finnishness include an open mind, trial and error, working harder and smarter and, of course, having Finnish sisu, or grit...

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Hao Yu Li's curator insight, July 1, 2013 8:09 AM

This is a possibility of a successful innovation. According to this article, the success of a group of people or even a ountry depends on many things. Firstly, every part must do their best to finish their jobs. Then they have to cooperate with each other and communicate to discuss about the issue. Next, a good leader is crutial. He must be far-sighted and able to handle this work. They will make many mistakes and faults. However, they cannot give up but keep on working till the final success.