Bo Lundqvist: NordCham President and Retail IT solutions specialist

The NordCham Philippines President himself possesses in-depth knowledge of setting up, running and growing a business out of the Philippines. Bo Lundqvist started Retail Associates 12 years ago, after a long background in doing implementations of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. “I felt at a point that it was time to start my own business…

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

Finnish minister, liquor and meat delegation, minister in Singapore

During 10 – 12 January Finland’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä and a Team Finland business delegation promoted Finnish meat and liquor production companies in Singapore. Pure ingredients and production of quality goods are the key concepts of Finnish food and drink industry. The Finnish companies have excellent chances to expand their businesses…

AstraZeneca joins with Chinese investment fund to develop new medicines

AstraZeneca has announced a strategic joint venture with the Chinese Future Industry Investment Fund (FIIF) to form an equally-owned, stand-alone company in China to discover, develop and commercialise potential new medicines to help meet unmet needs globally, and to bring innovative new medicines to patients in China faster. FIIF is managed by the SDIC Fund…

Danish firm Grundfos appointed new Asia Pacific head

Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Kim Jensen to the role of Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region with effect from 1 January 12018. In his new role, Kim will lead the company’s business across 22 countries including 13 wholly-owned sales companies and local assembly…

Nordics-China creates Artificial Intelligence Fund

Chinese business accelerator COMB+ and the Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) have announced (in connection to Slush 2017 in Finland) the creation of a new Artificial Intelligence Fund with a target size of €65 million. The fund will focus on international technology start-ups entering the Chinese market. The fund is part of the Comb+…

Singapore 2018 host for Denmark-based innovation Lab ‘Unleash’

During the inaugural UNLEASH 2017 in Denmark, 1,000 talents from 129 countries worked on solutions within themes relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018 the Unleash Innovation Lab moves on to Singapore, to which applications are open. 1000 carefully selected young talents from across the world will get to collaborate on ideas and…

Guided tour through a historical part of Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam invites members and friends to an afternoon exploring a historical part of Bangkok Sunday 28th January 2018 at 2 pm. Read also: Report from previous historical walk Participants will meet at O.P. Garden, formerly known as Mango Tree, Charoenkrung Soi 36, at 2 pm. It is located on the right-hand side of Soi…