Category: Finland

Tekes and Finpro merger will launch new Finnish agency: ‘Business Finland’






Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and Finpro, a provider of internationalisation advisory services, will be merged into a new operator carrying the working title ‘Business Finland’, Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment announced on 28 March. This agency will gather all services related to the promotion of innovation funding, exports, investments and…

Finnish Thailand ambassador introduced education system






The interest for the Finnish education system remains high in Thailand, writes the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok. Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven presented the main cornerstones of Finnish education system for participants of a Senior Executive Program for Nation-Building at King Mongut’s Institute of Technology on Wednesday, 19th April. The cornerstones rest on the principle of…

Finnish Ambassador presented her credentials to the Thai King






Finland’s Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven had the honor to present her letter of credentials from the President of the Republic of Finland Mr. Sauli Niinistö to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on 10 April 2917. The solemn ceremony was held in the beautiful Ambara Villa, Dusit Palace in Bangkok. The Ambassador discussed with His Majesty…

Dance exchange programme between Finland and Hong Kong established






A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held in early April 2017 for ‘Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Finland’ – a three-year residency exchange programme for dance artists from Hong Kong and Finland, organised by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and three Finnish dance institutions: Dance Info Finland, Zodiak – Centre for New…

New Honorary Consul of Finland appointed in Bali






As per 1 April 2017 Mr Ida Bagus Vedanta Wijaya has been appointed a new Honorary Consul of Finland in Bali. The Balinese businessman who studied in the US looks forward to his new duties in the capacity of representing Finland in Bali. The Finnish Embassy interviewed the new Honorary Consul. “This will be a…

Finnish xEdu acceleration program begins Hong Kong start-up piloting






The Finnish xEdu acceleration program alumni companies are starting pilots with 24 schools in Hong Kong at the beginning of April with the support of HKEdCity platform. This is the first time ever that edtech products coming from the Nordics are trialled in schools of Hong Kong. All of the companies Bomberbot, Mightifier and Seppo…

Finland 100 years’ independence Hong Kong celebrations






You are invited to come and experience Finnish business and culture in Hong Kong at the Finland 100 Expo on Wednesday 10 May! This is FinnCham’s (Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong) flagship event of the year to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. It will bring the Finnish business community in Hong Kong…

Indonesian-Finnish igloos for emergencies introduced






The School of Business and Economics of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya (UPM-SBE), in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland, Jakarta has launched iGLOOS, a multi-function temporary shelter as a solution for disaster-borne refugees in the times of emergency. The innovation was launched at UPM-SBE campus, South Jakarta. UPM-SBE, supported by the Embassy of Finland through the…

Hong Kong presentation highlighted Green-tech and innovations






Both Finland And Sweden representatives, as key stakeholders, attended a Hong Kong networking luncheon on 10 March with the theme ‘Global Trend of Green Innovations’. Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-Sing in his keynote speech briefed the audience e.g. on Hong Kong’s new Climate Action Plan 2030+ and the on the development of green-tech…

Kone to supply Jakarta’s Indonesia1 with elevators and escalators






Kone, the Finnish global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 76 elevators and escalators to Indonesia1, a premium integrated mixed-use development located in the Central Business District of Jakarta, Indonesia. With 58 floors and 278 meters in height, the twin tower complex is set to be one of…