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From the left: Sigrún Shanko, Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir, Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Þorbjörg Jensdóttir

Icelandic Scientist Wins Innovation Award

Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, co-founder of the biotech company Platome, was awarded the highest honor at a conference hosted last week by the Global Women Innovators and Inventors Network and the European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN/EUWIIN).

Bread and Co

Popular Bakery Opening New Branches

Since bakery Brauð&Co opened its doors in downtown Reykjavík a little over a year ago, it has had to increase its staff from an initial four to nearly 40 because of demand, and management has plans in the works to open new branch locations in the near future.

Icelandic money

Is Icelandic Króna Too Strong?

The strong value of the Icelandic króna has begun to threaten Icelandic companies, and as a result, jobs, Iceland’s Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson told RÚV earlier this week.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Reopening of Silicon Plant Opposed

The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.

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