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Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

Vietnamese premier minister urges Carlsberg to expand in Vietnam

The Vietnamese premier minister urges Danish brewery Carlsberg to expand their investment in Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Danish beer maker Carlsberg to expand its investment in Vietnam, according to Vietnam Plus. The request happened during a reception in Hanoi on September 12 for Carlsberg CEO Cees‘t Hart. The prime minister suggested…

Swedish glove producer opens factory in Vietnam

The Swedish company Hestra has opened their first factory in Vietnam. On 11 September Hestra, a Swedish producer of gloves, officially opened their first factory in Vietnam. The opening were among others attended by Vice Chairman of Hai Phong People’s Committee Mr Nguyen Van Tranh and the Swedish Ambassador in Vietnam Pereric Högberg. “I was…

New partnership between Vietnamese and Norwegian Universities about digitalization

A new partnership agreement has been signed between Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Oslo Metropolitan University. The new partnership agreement focuses on digitalisation of the construction sector, in which Norway has leading expertise and technology. The Civil Engineering Faculty also entered into a separate agreement with a Norwegian company, Catenda, to cooperate on…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Danish Companies signs partnership with food, agriculture group in Vietnam

On 5 September the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi hosted the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between six Danish companies and Tan Long Group to formalize their agreements to adopt advanced Danish technologies on the Vietnamese company’s product lines. Being one of Vietnam’s leading traders in food and agricultural commodities, Tan Long Group is…

New Norwegian Ambassador in Vietnam

  The Norwegian embassy in Hanoi welcomes 62 year old Grethe Løchen as new Ambassador to Vietnam. Grethe Løchen is cand.philol. and has been employed in the Foreign Service since 2002. She served as Minister of the Embassy in Kabul 2010-2012, Ambassador to Sri Lankan 2012-2015 and Senior Adviser in the Foreign Ministry from 2015…

Support to Norwegian enterprises that cooperate with Vietnam

Innovation Norway has launched a programme to support Norwegian enterprises exploring cooperation opportunities in Vietnam. With ‘Global Growth Vietnam – Rest Raw Materials Programme’ Innovation Norway will support the Norwegian enterprises with technologies and products for marine rest raw materials processing to explore cooperation opportunities in Vietnam. “Vietnam has raw materials, skilled labour and a…