Category: Digital Economy

Hong Kong Nordic chambers’ Innovation and Digitalization forum insights






“When assessing China’s innovation landscape and capability, outsiders, particularly the Western media, often view the country as an innovation desert made up of copycat firms providing shan zhai (imitative and pirated) products. China is said to be lacking in innovativeness due to weak or non-existent intellectual property rights, a rote learning-based education system that does…

Singapore and Sweden sharing the same FinTech path






FinTech, or financial technology, was in focus for a minister-led Swedish delegation to Singapore in connection to the inaugural FinTech Festival 2016. The delegation that included 12 Swedish FinTech companies and Stockholm School of Economics representatives came to Singapore to hold meetings with industry (including Venture Capital firms and Investors) and government representatives, with the…

Designer Johan Persson on Hong Kong/ Shenzhen as global start-up, design hub






Meet Johan Persson, a Swedish native with a 20-year track record of brand and design management, successfully operating out of Hong Kong since ten years back. Running his own industrial design studio C’monde Studios from there Johan benefits from being at the doorstep of the ‘world’s factory’ – Shenzhen (in China); which played a key…