Category: Innovation

Nordic countries contribute funds for Covid-19 vaccine research

The Norwegian government published on 18 March 2020 an official statement as an update on the Covid-19 vaccine effort. The statement said: “Several countries are now supporting Norway’s appeal for funding for the development of a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are among the countries that are now pledging millions.…

Kari Herlevi – Finnish Circular Economy expert shares insights

Finland is aiming at becoming a global circular economy (CE) leader by 2025. As a country it came up with its first CE roadmap in 2016, with the leadership of Sitra, and has organised the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) since 2017.In this regard, Business Finland has also launched a program that supports the…

Swedish IoT innovation withstands Taal vocano eruption in the Phillippines

In January 2020, volcano Taal in the Philippines spewed out ashes on the surrounding areas. In the meantime, in the city of Manilla, some 50 kilometers further, the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution was running at full speed since then until now. Packetworx is one of the companies leading in IoT innovations and was at…

Swedish embassy Thailand visited temple recycling plastic bottles into monk ropes

The Swedish Embassy’s Green Group in Thailand visited Chak Daeng temple on 19th December 2019, to learn from and get inspired by their efforts to tackle plastic waste in their community. The temple integrates Bhuddist Dharma practice with environmental awareness by recycling plastic bottles to make monastic robes. The bottles are sorted, cleaned, and then…

Chinese developed self driving vehicle is currently on the test run on public roads in Sweden

The Swedish Transport Agency recently approved the permit application filed by Chinese’s T Engineering AB for testing autonomous vehicles (self drive)  on public roads in Sweden. With the approval, T Engineering becomes  the first Chinese company to get the approval in Europe and one of five companies in Sweden to have the permission for autonomous…

Nordic Innovation House, Antler partner up

During Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology), Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG) and Antler also officially cemented their partnership. A partnership signing ceremony took place on 13 November in the Nordic pavilion with Sami Jääskeläinen and Jussi Salovaara (Co-Founder & Managing Partner Asia), representing NIH-SG and Antler respectively. Siv Jensen,…

Swedish Ambassador Måwe attended Techfest Vietnam 2019

  Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Ann Måwe attended 2019 Techfest Vietnam, together with colleagues from the Embassy and Dr Joakim Appelquist, Deputy Director-General of VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation) on 4-6th December 2019. Ambassador Måwe was also a main panel speaker, discussed with Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam, Tran Van Tung,…

Copenhagen FinTech aims at more continuous presence in Singapore

The largest ever Fintech delegation from Denmark visited Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) in November, comprising a total of 30 companies and 60+ people, exhibiting in the dedicated Danish booth area. At SFF, the world’s largest Fintech event, Denmark’s Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard cut the ribbon, assisted by Copenhagen Fintech Association’s CEO Thomas Krogh Jensen. Copenhagen…

Swedish hub Findec partners up in Singapore, eyes Asean

During the recent Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) Sweden’s Stockholm-based hub for Fintech companies, Findec, signed a partnership, MoU, with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). “The purpose with this collaboration is to open up a bridge between Singapore and Sweden so that we can work better; share information, technology and companies; and ensure a better business flow…

Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…