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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…

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…

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…

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,…