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Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells ScandAsia, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

IWG: The shift towards flexible workspaces for all generations

Working smart not hard is the new trend in business as generations strive for coherency and work life balance With the shift of consumer preference towards personalization and everything customizable, people around the world, in all generations are starting to adapt to the use of flexible working spaces as the new ideal. At the forefront…

Prince Daniel of Sweden visited Singapore

Prince Daniel of Sweden took a trip to Singapore together with a delegation from Prince Daniel’s Fellowship. Taking place around May 21-23, the visit purposed to provide Prince Daniel and his delegation with an insight of the Singapore’s business operation along with a focus of start-up companies and innovation. The visiting programe started with a…

Angry Bird’s developer to teach in Indonesia’s Business Program

Peter Vesterbacka, a Finnish Angry Bird game’s developer will take a part as a mentor of Bali Business Foundation Program, co-organized by Asia Exchange (AE), Finnish study exchange provider in Indonesia and Indonesia’s Warmadewa University (WU). Scheduled to start in September, the program aimed to provide both exchange and domestic students the opportunities to learn…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Travel, explore, make friends and even find a date – Swedish-made travel application Gayze makes navigating Southeast Asian cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta safe and fun for LGBTQ globetrotters. Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse. Two Swedish…

Finland’s Ambassador attended the opening of Thailand Digital Startup Institute

H.E. Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, the Ambassador of Finland to Thailand together with her delegation attended the launching ceremony of Thailand Digital Startup Institute hosted by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) on March 20, 2019. Located at Ladprao Hills building, Bangkok, Thailand Digital Startup Institute purposed to promote both Thai and foreign startup entrepreneurs operating in…

Innovation House Finland opened working space in Singapore

Innovation House Finland joined up with Mercatus Capital to launce its third co-working space in Singapore. Located in Blk 71 Launchpad at One-North, Queenstown, this new co-working space provides 200 seats office space with various services for membership such as a connection in local networks, social media marketing and being part of cooperative community. Moreover,…

Helsinki promotes start-ups, business investment in and via Singapore

Following the ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week that took place during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018 (SWITCH), and also included Helsinki’s very own Slush tech start-up event concept (held for the third time also in Singapore), the Finnish organisers’ initial evaluation in a press release was positive and upbeat. They said that…

3rd Sino-Swedish Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

On 21 November Sino-Swedish Innovaton & Entrepreneurship Center’s 3rd Sino-Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum took place in Beijing. The Forum is an important instrument, for enhancing the Swedish profile as a leading innovation- and knowledge nation in China as well as for communicating experiences and developing networks for bilateral cooperation between Sweden and China in the field…

Global Entrepreneurship Network focusing on Asia held in Thailand

Thailand hosted the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Network conference focused on Asia on 20-23 September 2018. As part of the large-scale Global Entrepreneurship Asia Conference (GEN Asia), the Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel and his wife, Susie A. Ruff, together with GEN Thailand invited start-ups, entrepreneurs and young people from the creative businesses for a Friday…