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Norwegian photobiology, Led lights company at Ag-Con Asia






As Indoor Ag-Con (indoor agriculture) returns to Asia for their second annual event on January 24-25, 2017, in Singapore, Norwegian entrepreneur Per Aage Lysaa from Intravision Group is among the speakers. Intravision Group is a bio-light and systems integration company working with new technologies for production of foods and plant made pharmaceuticals. Per Aage will…

Slush Shanghai gathered 5 000 attendees






On 31 October 2016 Slush, one of the world’s most prestigious start-up events from Finland, was held in Shanghai, gathering 5,000 attendees including 270 startups, 360 investors, 120 journalists and 500 volunteers from 48 countries. Last year Slush was organized in Beijing, China for the first time. This year it was time to move south…

Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia






Spotify, the digital music service that is conquering the world, is growing fast especially since its launch on the Asian market in 2013, along with rapid expansion of Internet streaming. Just as it has contributed to revolutionising the music industry the Swedish tech start-up’s vision of building a universal jukebox is gradually coming true (present…

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…

New Thai street kitchen in Melhus






  On 5 November 2016, the first Thai street kitchen opened up in Melhus, Norway, called Thai Familie Mat. Inside the food truck are Rinlaphat Pedersen and Ancharee Taowanri, both of whom live in or around Melhus and have experience from operating a restaurant in Thailand. The street kitchen will be open every day except…

Finland earns medal for Vietnam innovation and start-up support






During Techfest 2016 in Hanoi the Finnish government was awarded by the Vietnamese government for long-term commitment and excellent results in the development of Vietnam’s innovation system. H.E Mr. Chu Ngọc Anh Minister for Science and Technology presented H.E Mr. Ilkka-Pekka Similä Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam with a medal for Finland’s support to innovation…

Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia






Danish-owned PlayLab is a mobile games company based in and focusing on Southeast Asia as future growth market, with a global success landed with their ‘Juice Cubes’. As their third developed game became their break-through they quickly grew from a team of 20 people to over 100 within a short period of time. CEO and…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator






In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

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…