Category: Hong Kong

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

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…

Nordic Innovation House opening in Singapore

After gaining success with innovation houses in Silicon Valley and New York, Nordic Innovation has decided to fund the establishing of an innovation house in Singapore. The house will be a “soft landing incubator” meant to give Nordic companies seeking fortune in Singapore an easier lift-off. It’s meant for small and medium sized companies who…

Celebrate Nasjonaldagen in Hong Kong with Klubb Norge

Seemingly every country in Southeast Asia hasome sort of celebration of the Norwegian Nasjonaldagen on May 17th – but often on varying dates. In Hong Kong Klubb Norge will host this year’s celebration with the traditional songs, a small parade and eating imported Norwegian food such as sausages and salmon. This particular celebration will take…

Lifestyle Asia Swedes in new, pivotal Burda Digital role

Burda International Asia, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media, has announced new, far-reaching changes that “will place the company at the forefront of the region’s publishing industry.” The international technology and media company are making these changes in response to the changing needs of readers and advertisers, therefore introducing a new structure that reorganises the…

Danes Worldwide critizes new restrictive tax bill meant for Danes abroad

Corrected on the 18th of April at 10:50 a.m. See below In the beginning of March the Danish government launched a new tax bill with the purpose of ‘modernizing the rules of full tax liability’ for Danes living abroad. The bill can be summarized to this: If Danes living abroad owns a house that is…

Finland outsources Visa processing in Hong Kong

History of consular affairs was made in Hong Kong on 10 April, as Finland was the first Schengen-area country to outsource the visa application reception to a VFS-operated centre. The opening ceremony was attended by media and travel business as well as representatives from other consulates-general. Growing demand was the reason behind the outsourcing decision.…