Category: Innovation

Innovation Friendliness rank: Scandinavia and Singapore at the top

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Singapore were announced to be Innovation Champions along with others 12 countries by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in the 2019 rankings. The rest in the top are Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The CTA ranks the countries…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

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…

Grundfos to assist Malaysia with innovative flood management

Pump manufacturer Grundfos is launching an innovative solution in Malaysia to help meet its growing flood management needs, which has cost the country catastrophic damages over the years. While the country has been growing with rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, the increase in extreme weather events like floods have taken a toll on local economies and…

Danish design strolled down the runway at this year’s Opening of the Bangkok Thai Silk Fashion Week 2018

Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his spouse, Susie A. Ruff, walked on Saturday 1 December 2018 down the runway wearing innovative Danish Thai Silk Design at the Grand Opening of the 8th edition of “Celebration of Silk”. The big silk event with the theme “Thai Silk in The Eyes of World…

Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018

Based on insights from Swedish companies on the ground Business Sweden has launched the Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018. The report presents an aggregated picture of the Malaysian market from the point of view of Swedish companies present there. “The Malaysian spring has indeed been eventful; a historic win in the general election by the…

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…

Danish innovation network visited Thailand

Creative executives and professors from the Danish Lifestyle & Design Cluster visited Thailand in the second week of November for a study and business matching trip arranged by the Danish Embassy. The 17 participants from the Danish Lifestyle & Design Cluster witnessed presentations from some of the leading Danish companies in Thailand such as ECCO,…

Wärtsilä launched Acceleration Centre in Singapore

On 16 October the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has opened its Acceleration Centre in Singapore. This purpose-built centre promotes innovation and collaboration with industry, academia, and local partners to strengthen and develop Singapore’s maritime ecosystem. The opening marks a key milestone following the agreement signed between Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä…

Pan-Nordic Innovation & Investment Roadshow held in China

The Pan-Nordic & DACH Innovation & Investment Roadshow in China 2018 was co-hosted by Invest in Finland, Invest in Denmark, Business Sweden, Helsinki Business Hub, Invest Stockholm, Advantage Austria, and Swissnex. This road show was held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunshan during 17-21 September, focusing on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation and clean energy sectors.…