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Dtac paired up with 3BB for quality service in the future

Thailand’s DTAC Tri-Net Co,Ltd paired up with 3BB Broadband Co,Ltd to provide better connection country-wide and improving service in the future. 2nd December 2019, Alexandra Reich, DTAC’s CEO signed an MOU agreement regarding business cooperation framework with Saijai Kitsin, director of Triple T Broadband in Bangkok. The agreement framework focus on providing DTAC clients with…

Martin’s Myanmar mission: Getting a grip on the work place hierarchy

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“I felt I came too late,” Martin Hamann says about his arrival in Myanmar in 2014. He felt that it was too late to experience the real, unspoiled Myanmar. “I guess I had a fear of missing out and major transitions had already taken place by the time I arrived. People said expats were rolling…

Telenor enters classified app market: Takes 32 pct. stake in Carousell

Telenor Group, the Norwegian multinational telecommunication company, has signed an agreement with Carousell, one of the world’s fastest growing classifieds, in Singapore on 21st November 2019. Johan Rostoft, head of online classifieds at Telenor, said in a statement: “We have built a profitable and high-growth marketplace business serving millions of users every single day. This…

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…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

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Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Winners of Nordcham awards night

  The Nordcham Philippines has announced the winners and finalists at Nordic Awards Night 2019. And the winners are Corporate Sustainability Company of the Year co-presented by Trends And Concepts Winner: H&M Philippines Finalists: Ericsson, Grundfos, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., Novo Nordisk  2. Innovation Company of the Year co-presented by Salarium Winner: Aidea Finalists: Connovate, Ericsson,…

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…

Shoes from coffee grounds to be launched in November

Tran and Son Chu are friends and entrepreneurs that are about to launch something unique in November 2019. They met at a coffee shop in Helsinki, Finland during their study 2 years ago. As their friendship developed they also sharing common passions. “I can never have enough of Vietnamese coffee,” says Tran. But the duo…

Dane created his own underwear made of bamboo: ‘I couldn’t find anything comfortable’

A year and a half ago, two Danish men came up with a brilliant plan. Like most other brilliant plans, this one came about over a beer at a bar. Kenneth and Jens were to make the most comfortable underwear in the world. The perfect underwear. Today, about a year and a half after that…