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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…

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…

Team Finland visits Vietnam in November 2017

On 5-10 November Team Finland will be visiting Vietnam with Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Finland’s business delegation to Vietnam will bring companies from the following focus sectors: Waste-to-Energy, Bioenergy and Water. Vietnam’s cleantech and energy market is one of the fastest growing in the world, and full…

Sweden co-hosts Vietnam Internet Forum 2017

The Vietnam Internet Forum 2017, taking place on 27-28 November in Hanoi, will discuss Internet’s contributions to an open, sustainable and innovative society. Focus is on Internet accessibility and digital solutions for social impact under the theme DigitalforGood (how digital technology advances sustainable development). VIF17 is a platform for intersectoral discussion and interaction. Speakers and…

Helsinki networking for Finnish businesses in Vietnam

On 27 October Vietnamese Student Association in Finland (VSAF) arranges a networking event for Finnish companies with business projects in Vietnam. Get in touch with Vietnamese students in the central areas from 13:00 – 16:00, in Haaga-Helia Auditorium, Pasila Campus. This event is free of charge. VSAF believes this event will support Finnish companies with…

Ex-Finnish PM Esko Aho’s speech in Hanoi

Finland’s former Prime Minister Esko Aho’s held a presentation in Hanoi on September 18 about Finland’s experience in economic development based on innovation. As part of the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 to improve the capacity of Vietnamese policymakers, the event was a follow-up to a presentation made by Professor Goran Roos in late…

Danish Crown expands presence in Southeast Asia

As the economic growth continues in Southeast Asia, the Danish Crown group has announced that it will establish a new head office in the region. The new head office will be in Vietnam and from here the sales will spread out through the rest of the region and be supported by two new sales offices…

Nordics in Hanoi Pride Parade

On 24 September the Nordic Embassies: Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi joined forces and thousands of other people in the Hanoi Pride Parade to advocate the universal values of equality, diversity, and tolerance. Ambassadors, diplomats, local staff, family members –…

Innovate Like a Swede: contents in Vietnam

On 18 September the national contest ’Innovate Like a Swede’ was launched in Hanoi! Since then Second Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden Mr. Johan Alvin has been doing a national tour visiting 14 universities in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City along with Swedish business representatives and representatives from Uppsala University in…