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New Norwegian passport launched on 18 October 2020

Norway launched new passports on 18 October 2020. The new version of the passport has several security elements and a new design. More info on new design here: All existing passports remain valid until their expiry date, and there is no need to apply for a new passport before the old one expires. From 19…

Finnair cuts 700 jobs, temporary layoffs continue for thousands

Finnair cuts approximately 700 jobs, long-term temporary layoffs continue for thousands of Finnair employees Finnair has completed the co-operation process started in September on its plans to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. Due to the dramatic…

Denmark tops in environmental performance

Denmark ranks 1st in the world, when it comes to environmental performance according to the EPI Index 2020. The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and compares the environmental performance of 180 countries. Finland ranks the 7th, Sweden the 8th and Norway on the 9th from the list, representing on how the Scandinavians…

Consul Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council to discuss future possibilities

On 8 Ocotober 2020 the Finnish Consul General Johanna Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council HKPC with the representatives from UROS to discuss cooperation in the areas of sustainability, smart city development and innovations.

Singapore National Water Agency (PUB) launched Global Innovation Challenge

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, on 7 October 2020 called out to all Innovators to join the PUB Global Innovation Challenge. COVID-19 has drastically affected how businesses operate and collaborate. However, innovation never stops. Singapore’s National Water Agency(PUB)is looking for technological solutions to Singapore’s water challenges. Your solutions could be one of them. Funding &…

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong introduces panel speakers for Rethink 2020 forum

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong announced their Panel Speakers for Rethink 2020. Nigel Mattravers and Alexander Mastrovito, contributors to our Energy and Environment Business Council (EEBC) as well as other experts in the field. 28 October Topic: Waste Management – The dating game vs the sharing game 29 October Topic: Catalysts and…

Study in Sweden organizing the largest virtual education fair for global students

Study in Sweden team has announced that the Swedish Institute is organising a series of virtual fairs over the coming weeks for students interested in studying in Sweden. The virtual fairs will feature representatives from 24 Swedish universities, which makes the events the largest ever education promotion activity for Sweden. China: Friday 16 October from…

The Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum hosts “Listening to Finland” exhibition on 17 Oct until end of Nov – 16

The exhibition ”Flow with Matter” by Finnish artists Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen will continue through the end of November at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum. In connection with the exhibition, and in collaboration with Team Finland, the museum will hold a series of events under the title “Listening to Finland” – touching upon various…

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong invites to a webinar series

The Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao invites to a Webinar series: Future is Made in Finland taking place 14 October 2020. The invitation said: Join us in exploring the future in seven amazing episodes illuminating the ways how the globe is changing and challenged, and how science in one of the…

Nobel Prize winners for 2020

This year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims…