Category: Technology

Vietnam joined Ericsson to embark the first IoT innovation Hub

The Vietnamese government held the inauguration ceremony of Vietnam’s first Internet of things (IoT) Innovation Hub at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi on April 10, 2019 in collaboration with Ericsson, a Swedish leading multinational networking and telecommunications providers. Based on the MoU signed between Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Sweden’s Ericsson company…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Two Swedish friends based in Stockholm and KL have made an app making traveling safer for gays. Using local insights, they map out the do’s and don’ts in cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.  Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse.…

Tech investments add value to extensive French presence in Greater KL

Since the mid-90s, Malaysia and France consolidated defence relations, and today French aerospace giants like Safran and Airbus have made Greater KL their regional homes, both for commercial and defence purposes. In 2018, Kuala Lumpur was named a French Tech Hub. The Malaysian capital became the 36th city to connect Greater KL investors, incubators, and…

Nordic Innovation House celebrates its official opening in Singapore

After its unofficial launch in September 2018, Nordic Innovation House (NIH-SG) celebrated its official opening in Singapore on 22 February 2019. NIH-SG is a joint effort between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and four Nordic organizations consisting of the Embassies of Swedish and Finish, Innovation Norway and Business Sweden. Last year, NIH-SG chose Singapore to…

Singaporean representing Danish business culture in SEA: Shermine Gotfredsen

Shermine Gotfredsen is a Singaporean who moved to Denmark after getting married to a Dane, learned the language and its business culture – and was then tasked to represent that back in Singapore! “You marry a Dane, and you move there and you start all your life from the beginning again, because you have to…

Finnish technology prize event taking place in Singapore

Embassy of Finland in Singapore hosted Millennium Technology Prize Event at the Ambassador Paula Parviainen’s residence on Tuesday 22th January 2019. The Embassy delegation led by Paula Parviainen welcomed Dr Tuomo Suntola, Millenium Technology Prize winner 2018 and young scientists from Finland and Beneq Oy with Singaporean colleagues in the field of material technology. During…

Danish innovation Cold Flood Prevention finds Southeast Asian market

As Cold Flood Prevention (an innovative alternative to the traditional use of sandbags) is making inroads into Southeast Asia – it already constitutes proof of concept that the SME business networking and business internationalisation platform AndersenB2B.com works in action! Its mission is to strengthen the access to new clients, markets and information and its approach…

Finnish healthtech solutions target Singapore, Southeast Asia

The ‘Finnish HealthTech Event’ (part of ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ Week) was among the opportunities to meet Finnish innovators during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018. The largest delegation of healthcare companies (10+) from Finland to Singapore so far, including some of the most innovative brands and start-ups, shared their latest innovations there,…

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…