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Carsten Lehn sells DAFI Tropicdane to Danish furniture company

Carsten Lehn, the founder of the Danish furniture company DAFI Tropicdane in Vietnam, has together with his wife Le Nguyen Da Bich sold DAFI Tropicdane to the Danish furniture factory Carl Hansen & Søn. Carsten Lehn will stay in the company in Vietnam for 3 years as a designer and on the board as an adviser,…

Finnish emerging Smart & Clean City Solutions

The Finland 100 ‘Emerging Solutions for Smart & Clean Cities’ event taking place on 18 September 2017 in Singapore will highlight a very vibrant Finnish smart mobility scene, with its many new service and solution providers focused on autonomous vehicles, car sharing, integrated mobility and smart transport. Finish business experts will share product development opportunities,…

Slush Singapore: “Not your usual tech conference”

Slush Singapore, the start-up and innovation event, returns on 19 September for its second year with official involvement by the City of Helsinki (also the home town of the main Slush event). A Finland Pavilion will be showcasing Finnish start-ups and Helsinki to the 3,000 attending tech enthusiasts from 20 countries. Driven out of passion…

Helsinki comes to Singapore to boost collaborations, start-up exchange

As over 100 Finnish organisations and entrepreneurs are coming to Singapore in September to showcase their capabilities and innovations and to seek tie-ups with Singapore partners, the City of Helsinki is playing a big part. Led by the Mayor of Helsinki, the Finnish capital city is bringing an unprecedented high-profile delegation of iconic technoprenuers, government…

Finland and Helsinki comes to Singapore

– Brings huge delegation, hosting a range of events As Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent nation in 2017 the Nordic country is strongly stepping up cooperation and partnerships between stakeholders in Singapore and Finland. Connecting people and fostering collaboration opportunities via more than 60 events throughout 2017 the effort will be at its…

Finnish-initiated Women in Tech, Singapore returns

One of the many highly interesting events taking place as part of the ‘Finland 100 at Singapore Innovation Week’ official programme is the Women in Tech Conference (Asia). Women In Tech is run by a Finn; entrepreneur/business kickstarter Jenni Risku. The initiative, which is held in association with SWITCH week (Singapore Week of Innovation and…

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Sweden as IT, start-up hub highlighted in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, and Vivianne Gillman, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden, shared with Thailand the Swedish experience of what can stimulate IT start-ups, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok reported. This took place at a seminar hosted by the Nation Building Institute-NBI‘s senior executive programme (on 26 July). The seminar was held…

Telenor’s head of innovation moved to Singapore

Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? “It’s a great…

Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China

Johan Uddman is the Swede in Shanghai who is strongly involved in building the local ecosystem for financial technology, or fintech start-ups. He is responsible for JadeValue (a CashBUS subsidiary) – a fintech investor and incubator space located in the heart of the financial centre of Shanghai. And now JadeValue InsurTech incubator has also opened.…