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Helsinki co-hosted Global Technology Collaboration Conference Hong Kong

Global Technology Collaboration Conference was arranged in April to explore and maximise opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (expected to be the fastest growing region in the world). City of Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub co-hosted the conference that was organized by Compass Innovation Alliance. Three start-ups from Helsinki attended the pitching competition.. Representatives from…

Norwegian company to supply Malaysia with Naval Strike Missiles

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has landed a large deal with the Royal Malaysian Navy to deliver Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) with a worth of $153 million, according to Xinhuanet. The contract was signed on April 18th and is a follow-up agreement on an order from 2015, where Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace…

Famous Danish architects to design Chinese ‘footpath’

According to The Copenhagen Post the Danish architecture company Dissing+Weitling has been commisioned to design a project in Xiamen in the south of China called ‘Xiamen Footpath’. The footpath will consist of seven bridges totalling to about 20 kilometers of free walking space for the citizens of Xiamen. The purpose of the giant path is…

TMAS established in Vietman – support growing textile industry

Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS) is now firmly established in Vietnam with the purpoise of assistance in making Vietnam one of the world’s leading textile and garments manufacturer. According to Innovation in Textiles, the office has been in the 7th district of Ho Chi Minh City, with Tran Phuoc Thanh as the head of…

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership has never been more relevant

“Hygge”, “fika” and the happiest people. The Nordic countries are trending internationally and taking the lead in many different categories. So, what is it that make these Viking heirs succeed in business and – apparently – life itself? And is it more than just a passing trend? Chris Shern, Managing Director, IME (International Management Education),…

Jotun turns to DNV GL’s Veracity platform to optimize delivery of maritime coatings

Press release: Jotun is using DNV GL’s Veracity platform to combine external and proprietary data to optimize the delivery of its maritime coatings at port. Veracity creates an ecosystem where users can safely share data and link it to other quality assured datasets to extract value. In this case Jotun is using the Estimated Time…

Shenzhen – China’s fast-growing Silicon Valley

Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen. Today this is the fastest growing city in history, which…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 in Singapore

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…