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Innovative Finnish solutions at Saigon Innovation Week

During 23-28 October Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Science and Technology and Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme – IPP organised the ‘HCMC Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2017’ (WHISE 2017), opened by H.E Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto. The Saigon Innovation Week, which included hundreds of innovative activities, was an opportunity to…

Finnish startup company bets on Finnish blueberries

Although they are only 18 years old, Patrik Pyöriä and his three class mates already founded a successful company. “I’m Blue” is the name of the startup firm that produces blueberry soda. The whole thing started back when Patrik was 16 in Finland. They had an entrepreneur class in school and Patrik and his three…

Norwegian ‘Start-up in Hong Kong’ seminar

On 9 November the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is hosting a ‘low-key’ seminar with Mr Jørgen Sevild who will share an insight in how to set up a business in Hong Kong. The guest speaker graduated with a degree in industrial- and system engineering and management from Hong Kong Polytechnic university in 2015…

Hong Kong: Swedish Model at the Shared Value Forum

On 21 September the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong hosted a breakout session at the Shared Value Forum 2017 to speak about the Swedish Model – how sustainability is a natural element incorporated in the business model. Shared Value is a strategy in which companies find business opportunities in solving…

Finnish education know-how promoted in Hong Kong, China

The Minister of Education of Finland, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and a Finnish Business Delegation visited the People’s Republic of China; Beijing and Hong Kong SAR on 9- 12 October 2017. Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is the first Finnish Minister of Education and Science having visited Hong Kong. Her action packed program on October 11 contained a…

Ex-Finnish PM Esko Aho’s speech in Hanoi

Finland’s former Prime Minister Esko Aho’s held a presentation in Hanoi on September 18 about Finland’s experience in economic development based on innovation. As part of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 to improve the capacity of Vietnamese policymakers, the event was a follow-up to a presentation made by Professor Goran Roos in late…

Assigned to re-write Denmark’s identity: Create Business Cup

The Creative Business Cup (CBC), a global ecosystem, network and start-up competition for creative, each year gathers the national winners to compete in its global finals in Copenhagen, including participants from Malaysia and Thailand. CBC has also developed a global network for stakeholders related to creative and innovative entrepreneurs, as well as for investors. And,…

TechInnovation 2017: Tomorrow is already here today

The expo halls of Marina Bay Sands were maxed out with new and smart companies; ready to show Singapore how their technological inventions can make everything just a little bit more convenient. IPI opened up the doors for this sixth annual industry-technology matching event on 19-20 September. The purpose of TechInnovation is to bring enterprises…

Swedish fintech start-up completed Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub accelerator

During ‘Demo Day’ for Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub fintech accelerator, Covr Security from Sweden, one of only eight selected start-ups for the programme, attended to present their plans to Thai and international investors, particularly those in Asean. These potential investors include Bangkok Bank and its subsidiary Bualuang Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on small and…

Digital Innovation and Regional HQ: Opportunities in Finland

Finland is the only Scandinavian country that is part of the Euro-zone. Its capital is logistically well connected to Asia, and it is cost-efficient compared to the other Nordic countries. The Helsinki Business Hub hosted a digital innovation and regional headquarters presentation of the opportunities Singaporean businesses have in Finland and Helsinki as their way…