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Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Metaltech Malaysia: Monitor ERP System invited to Swedish ‘Fika’

During 23 – 26 May the Monitor ERP Southeast Asia team attended the Metaltech 2018 trade show in Kuala Lumpur, their biggest appearance yet in the region – as Gold Sponsor. Being of Swedish origin, and including many Swedish members in the recently strengthened Malaysia-based team, their CEO Mr Morgan Persson from the headquarters also…

Augmented reality and machine learning next for games producer Jakob Lykkegaard

Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen, known from the gaming company Playlab, is clearly one of those uniquely talented entrepreneurs – and who is making it in Asia while having the whole world as his market. At the age of just thirty Jakob has already succeeded in doing two start-up exits. With his new venture Lykke Studios he…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

Startup Commons invites to Startup Thailand

The Finnish company Startup Commons, will run a workshop ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development‘ on Friday, 18 May from 10.00 – 12.00 at Workshop Room 1 at the StartupThailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Its CEO Oscar Ramirez Munoz will present how to support development of start-up ecosystems with right…

Slush’s Singapore head invited speaker at Startup Thailand

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore (Finnish start-up conference) is invited as keynote speaker at the 2018 Bangkok edition of Startup Thailand. On Saturday, 19 May from 10.00 – 10.40 she will present the Slush story so far and how this movement of young change-makers helps Southeast Asia become the next start-up hotspot. Catch Anna…

Norwegians presented breakthroughs at dtac’s AI, machine learning seminar

When Telenor’s Thai mobile operator dtac arranged a talk (arranged on 21 March) around the data science breakthroughs with artificial intelligence and machine learning, two prominent speakers represented Norway. Andrew Kvalseth, dtac’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer, and Telenor’s Senior Research Scientist Kenth Engø-Monsen shared their insights as part of this ‘dtac loop: The Shapes…

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…

Norway-Asia Business Summit – Digitalisation, world changing businesses

The seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit took place in Singapore this year. ScandAsia met Mr. Magnus Grimeland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Antler Innovation and one of this year’s keynote speakers to talk about digitalisation and world changing businesses. If you have one egg and I have one egg and we swap…