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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…

FinnCham Hong Kong Christmas Party 2017

FinnCham (Finnish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong) invites to join us for a Christmas Party at Dada Bar + Lounge in the Luxe Manor Hotel! The celebration takes place on Thursday 30 November when Finns and their friends will gather to celebrate the season with Christmas themed drinks and canapés, specially prepared by chef Jaakko…

Finland and Hong Kong enter Smart City co-operation

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and the Smart City Consortium (SCC) of Hong Kong on 14 November 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The purpose is to enhance cooperation in the sector of smart cities and urban development. Pekka Soini, Director General of Tekes, and Eric Yeung, President of the SCC of…

Finnish Christmas Party Bangkok 2017

The traditional Finnish Christmas Party in Bangkok takes place on Saturday 2 December. Celebrating Finland 100 years this Party is organised together with all Finnish organisations in Bangkok – Embassy of Finland, TFCC, Finns in Krungthep and FINWA. The celebration includes as special performance by Finnish Opera Soprano Laura Pyrrö. And Santa Claus will of…

We Love Finland party in Hoh Chi Minh City

Friends of Finland, Finnish and Vietnamese Companies, Embassy of Finland Vietnam and Team Finland staff, Alumni and distinguished guests of the Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship 2017 Week celebrated the 100-years old Finland at the We Love Finland jubilee-party in HCMC on 27th October. A magical night of creating and maintaining new…

Vietnam’s Vice President visited Finland

Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited Finland on 16–19 October on Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s invitation. During her visit, Vice President Thinh also meet Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela, Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen. In addition to having these meetings, the Vice President wanted…

World Amateurs Golfers Championship 2017 in Malaysia

As the finals for the World Amateurs Golfers Championship (WAGC) is coming to Malaysia Dato’ Nils Nordh, its Swedish Chairman, is extra excited to bring the competition “home” after ten works working with the competition. “Malaysia is my second home country, where I am permanent resident and where I have lived here for 20 years,…

NordCham Family Christmas Fest Philippines

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines, in collaboration with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to the Philippines, is organizing its annual Family Christmas Fest on December 3, 2017 at Enderun Colleges, the Atrium & Garden. This is a festive and casual, family-oriented event to where anyone is invited to celebrate Christmas in…

Swedish delegation, Nordic participation in Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

As the annual Singapore FinTech Festival (organised by Monetary Authority of Singapore) returns on 13-17 November 2017 it comes with strong elements of Nordic participation, including a Swedish business delegation. By arranging the festival Singapore is out to benefit from Fintech (financial technology) – and learn from its peers. The festival features workshops, a 3-day…

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…