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Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

Helsinki co-hosted Global Technology Collaboration Conference Hong Kong

Global Technology Collaboration Conference was arranged in April to explore and maximise opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (expected to be the fastest growing region in the world). City of Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub co-hosted the conference that was organized by Compass Innovation Alliance. Three start-ups from Helsinki attended the pitching competition.. Representatives from…

Nordic Innovation House opening in Singapore

After gaining success with innovation houses in Silicon Valley and New York, Nordic Innovation has decided to fund the establishing of an innovation house in Singapore. The house will be a “soft landing incubator” meant to give Nordic companies seeking fortune in Singapore an easier lift-off. It’s meant for small and medium sized companies who…

Get experience in launching a start-up with SwedCham Hong Kong

The start-up phase of any entrepreneur can be both exciting and frightening. It’s the phase where your product, your company and your passion is truly put to the test, it’s stressful and confusing and hectic and usually not very rewarding for long periods of time. Therefore any advice should be taken and experience be charished…

Shenzhen – China’s fast-growing Silicon Valley

Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen. Today this is the fastest growing city in history, which…

The future is here: digital recruitment improvements

Recruitment is evolving where digital improvements could certainly be beneficial to both those hiring and those seeking a job match. This is already happening, as new tools are now available, thanks to some creative start-ups. What better place to look for those driving the change than at one of the region’s leading start-up summits, Techsauce!…

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador opened Beijing office

In recognition of the growing importance of China’s booming tech industry, the Tech Ambassador of Denmark has now opened an office in Beijing. As the first country in the world, Denmark has elevated technology to a foreign policy priority and established a diplomatic platform and presence to promote this agenda across the globe. The initiative…

The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea) The presence in the State of Penang of brands and businesses from the Nordics is being significantly strengthened. Not…

Nordics-China creates Artificial Intelligence Fund

Chinese business accelerator COMB+ and the Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) have announced (in connection to Slush 2017 in Finland) the creation of a new Artificial Intelligence Fund with a target size of €65 million. The fund will focus on international technology start-ups entering the Chinese market. The fund is part of the Comb+…

Ascend Capital early-stage Finnish tech companies investment

Ascend Capital Partners has invested in over 24 million euros in four early-stage Finnish tech companies aiming at expanding their market into China. These new investments were officially announced at the highly popular startup and tech conference, Slush, held annually in Helsinki, Finland. Ascend made the public announcement at a China-specific event sponsored by COMB+…