Category: Innovation

Finland and Singapore to collaborate on smart technology for the marine sector

The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore’s PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the creation of smart technologies for the marine sector.The signing ceremony was attended by Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, the Finnish Ambassador to Singapore, the Singapore Ambassador to Finland, and top executives from both Wärtsilä and PSA Marine.The Letter of Intent was…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore reception celebrated partnership success

As the week-long Nordic activities was drawing to a close in Singapore–probably the most important week of year for the Nordics in Singapore–during Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), a Nordic Innovation House reception took place at the Swedish Ambassador HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström’s Residence. All the participants in…

SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Antti Vänskä – the new Finnish Ambassador at the helm in Singapore

When he was in his early 20s Mr Antti Vänskä, on route to a summer job in Australia, sent a postcard to his parents back in Finland from Singapore, describing the city as wonderful but an awfully hot place for Finnish people. Now he is back, as no other than Finland’s new Ambassador to Singapore!…

Singapore invests in sustainable Finnish fiber firm

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Instead of just chucking textile, cardboard and agricultural waste in the bin, Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) turns this otherwise unusable material into new fibres. And now Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd (RGE) has decided to chip in by investing in the sustainable project. Investors already include Swedish H&M Group as well as…

Norwegian William Klippgen heads a new fund of NOK 190 million in Singapore.

Norwegian technology founder and investor William Klippgen, who lives in Singapore, and British angel investor Michael Blakey has set up a Singapore-based fund of $ 22 million – equivalent to NOK 190 million. A number of other Norwegian investors, including former Lazada president Stein Jakob Øie, McKinsey’s Asia chief Oliver Tonby and Creandum partner Martin…

Finland’s circular economy initiative presented to ASEAN

While the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) was taking place in Helsinki the Embassy of Finland Bangkok co-organised ‘Finland towards the circular economy’ seminar, held at the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Bangkok. This gave Finland a perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish solutions and present the country’s ambition and roadmap towards being a global…

New app helping Myanmar’s Farmers won Telenor Youth Forum

Telenor group declared on May 28, 2019 that the new mobile application offering the solution to reduce inequalities in Myanmar’s rice industry was awarded at Telenor Youth Forum where a delegation of 16 young leaders were split into four teams to create their four services to Telenor Group and dtac leadership and experts from Plan…

Vietnam partnered with Ericsson to forge strategic Industry 4.0

Ericsson announced on its website that it has signed a series of strategic agreements with Government of Vietnam to expand Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. Inked by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm and Head of Ericsson Vietnam and Myanmar Denis Brunetti, the agreements had its signing ceremony held at…