Category: Technology

First cargo train bringing Norwegian salmon to China is set to make maiden trip in 2020

The first cargo train loaded with Norwegian salmon is expected to depart Narvik for China early next year, the Norwegian Jernbanemagasinet reports. Thanks to new transport technology, the salmon will still be fresh when it arrives in Xi’an about 10 days after leaving Narvik. Narvik is the northernmost cargo railway station on the coast of…

Swedish embassies announces new app for Swedes travelling overseas

Swedish Embassy’s in Asia are closed during Christmas holiday period but they do not stop to assist to travellers in need. With concerns that travelling overseas may include language and cultural difference, Swedish citizens may now download a new “UD resklar” app to assist in case of emergency and to keep up to current travel…

Swedish embassy Thailand visited temple recycling plastic bottles into monk ropes

The Swedish Embassy’s Green Group in Thailand visited Chak Daeng temple on 19th December 2019, to learn from and get inspired by their efforts to tackle plastic waste in their community. The temple integrates Bhuddist Dharma practice with environmental awareness by recycling plastic bottles to make monastic robes. The bottles are sorted, cleaned, and then…

Chinese developed self driving vehicle is currently on the test run on public roads in Sweden

The Swedish Transport Agency recently approved the permit application filed by Chinese’s T Engineering AB for testing autonomous vehicles (self drive)  on public roads in Sweden. With the approval, T Engineering becomes  the first Chinese company to get the approval in Europe and one of five companies in Sweden to have the permission for autonomous…

Greenland telecom network chose Swedish Ericsson to supply 5G equipments

Greenland has picked Sweden’s Ericsson over China’s Huawei to supply equipment for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network, state telecoms operator Tele Greenland announced on 19th December 2019. “5G is coming to Greenland, but no date has been set for this yet. We do not see Huawei as a possible supplier of (Tele Greenland’s) 5G network,”…

The Danish Vestas customised wind project in tidal zone Vietnam

The Danish wind Systems manufacturer Vestas has developed a customised solution for the 50MW Dong Hai 1 wind project in Bac Lieu province in Vietnam. The area is at high tide submerged and dry in low tide. The Danish manufacturer will deliver the solution to local EPC construction contractor Bac Phuong JSC at the project…

Volvo refinance SEK5 billion to Swedish investors

Swedish origin Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely Holding announced in a statement on 16th December 2019, that they had issued SEK5 billion worth of convertible preference shares to a group of Swedish institutional investors, comprising Swedish pension fund AMF and Swedish insurance and pension savings group Folksam. “Today’s announcement represents a significant, continued endorsement…

Telenor chose Ericsson for 5G supplier and continues cooperation with Huawei

Norway’s largest mobile operator Telenor announced at a press conference in Oslo, they would continue working with Chinese company Huawei, while adding Sweden’s Ericsson for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network as its new supplier on 13th December 2019. Telenor’s top management said that Ericsson is their new 5G supplier. The reason for the cooperation with…

Nordic Innovation House, Antler partner up

During Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology), Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG) and Antler also officially cemented their partnership. A partnership signing ceremony took place on 13 November in the Nordic pavilion with Sami Jääskeläinen and Jussi Salovaara (Co-Founder & Managing Partner Asia), representing NIH-SG and Antler respectively. Siv Jensen,…

Denmark paid for new education sector app in Myanmar

Denmark’s capacity fund together with the Myanmar ministry of education developed and launched an app for education management to keep eduction officers connected and reduce use of papers on 12th December 2019. The Ministry of Education of Myanmar recognised importance of innovation and technology being essential to enhance organisational performance. They announced their success in…