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Slush, Finnish and Swedish solutions, start-ups at Startup Thailand

Startup Thailand’s 2018 main Bangkok event, held in May, saw presentations from highly interesting Finnish and Swedish start-ups as well as an introduction from Slush Singapore and Startup Commons, a company from Finland providing expertise globally on building digital start-up systems. Startup Commons’ workshop on 18 May was titled ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development,…

Wallenberg foundation donates big for NTU Singapore fellowship

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have just announced a big donation of 50 million Swedish krona (S$7.6 million) as endowed gift to establish a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship. The donation is the largest single gift in perpetuity by a foreign entity to NTU Singapore. The Wallenberg-NTU Fellowship…

Hong Kong, Singapore among most expensive expat countries

Hong Kong and Singapore ranks as the most expensive countries for expats. Scandinavia ranking low. It has always been the common narrative that Scandinavia is the most expensive place for foreigners to live. High costs of day-to-day living and even higher costs on the housing market has long placed especially Denmark and Norway on the very…

Denmark to Singapore Water Week, City Solutions 2018

On 8-12 July a Danish businesses will be in attendance at Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit expo with a Danish pavilion. For Danish products and solutions looking to expand sales in South East Asia and China the two events will help in reaching prospects. Singapore is a front runner in urban development…

Singapore in flames – Swedish metal pioneers to visit SE Asia

Since 1990 Swedish death metal pioneers In Flames has been synonymous with the Swedish metal scene. And now, 28 years later, they’re finally performing in Singapore.  One of the world’s most widely known melodic death metal-bands, the award-winning In Flames, is finally making their way to Singapore to perform at Zepp@Big Box on Friday the…

Blockchain in Transport Alliance starts Asia growth

Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) newly opened its Asia office in Singapore, operated by the Dane Soeren Duvier and Jana Lee. With many global supply chain members its primary intent to grow members in the Asian market has already gained results, with BiTA announcing NR Capital as new member in the Alliance. NR Capital is…

Sweden’s next ambassador to Singapore appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Mr Niclas Kvarnström to become Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore. Niclas is today ‎Director, Deputy Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia – ‎Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He has previously served at Sweden’s representation at the United Nations in New York, the embassy in Beijing and also worked…

Danish Folk High Schools event Singapore

On 10 June Denmark arranged a unique event in Singapore, including community singing and a debate how creativity and artistry can drive successful educational outcome and foster innovation with top politicians, artists and educators. This was showcased by Danish Folk High Schools and the global talent movement UNLEASH. In 2017, The Danish Folk High School…

Launch of the first ever Swedish Business Climate Survey Singapore

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore released the first ever survey on Swedish business climate in Singapore. The survey has been produced by Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden. Jan Stjernström, the President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore presented the findings of the survey and the…