Business in Asia: Innovation & Technology news

ABB Electrification calls out for Thai tech startups

ABB Electrification is calling out for Thai tech startups to join the global sustainability challenge. The ABB Electrification Startup Challenge is now open for registration. They are looking for a number of technology startups across some of the key divisions to compete in the challenge and help them work to speed up sustainability through electrification.…

Danish expert doubts China’s ‘space rice’ will mutate beneficially

Chinese scientists have recently planted rice that has received radiation from space. The hope is that it can lead to the development of new species of rice plants. Danish expert doubt that the experiment will have an effect, and the probability of a beneficial mutation is even less, Danish media TV2 News reports.  In December,…

Maniga recieved €10m strategic investment fund for R&D development

Founded in Iceland, Meniga has closed a €10m strategic investment round led by institutional investors Velocity Capital and Frumtak Ventures, along with Industrifonden, the UK Government’s Future Fund, and existing customers UniCredit, Swedbank, Groupe BPCE, and Íslandsbanki. One particular innovation that is currently garnering significant attention from banks and other key players in the industry…

NORAD supports UNDP challenge to end plastic pollution

NORAd and the Royal Norwegian Embassy supports the ENDING PLASTIC POLLUTION INNOVATION CHALLENGE (EPPIC) to combat plastic pollution in four coastal cities across the ASEAN region of UNDP in Thailand.. EPPIC is looking for innovative solutions that contribute to the creation of a circular economy by preventing plastic waste and pollution at the source. Apply…

Finnish Smart Water Solution won International Award in Malaysia

On 2 March 2021 the Finnish water resource management company UROS Oy won a IBRAA 2020 award. The embassy of Finland said in an announcement “It was a pleasure and a privilege for the Embassy to receive the International Business Review ASEAN award in the category of Innovative Technology for Smart Water Solutions on behalf…

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong invites to Online Marketing webinar on 19 April

Ever wanted to know how to start selling physical products on Amazon or learn more about sponsorships which are great marketing tools with lots of potentials, but that many times goes wrong or does not reach its full potential? THE ACADEMY (Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong) has invited the members of the Finnish…

Danish Terma opens offices in Indonesia

The Danish high-tech group Terma is expanding into the Indonesian market to pursue business opportunities within the aerospace, defense, and security sector, with the opening of PT Terma Technologies Indonesia, Evertiq reports. Terma started its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2007 with the opening of Terma Singapore and continued into the Indian market in…

Swedish Envirotainer RAP e2 contributing to safe transportation of Covid-19 vaccine

To secure the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, an optimal logistics setup with a continuous cold chain from the manufacturing plant to hospitals worldwide is important. Diab’s engineers worked closely with Envirotainer’s development team to create one of the most advanced temperature-controlled air cargo containers, the RAP e2. This container will contribute to the safe transportation…

Nordics-Singapore webinar on circular waste management economy

Presented by SGInnovate and Nordic Innovation House Singapore, let’s discuss the opportunities for bridging Nordic solutions to Singapore and South East Asia’s problem within the circular waste economy! Join us on 26 April to find out more about the state of waste management in Singapore and Nordics, and the current Singaporean and Nordic solutions that…