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Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

Inaugural China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue

On behalf of the European Blockchain Centre at IT University of Copenhagen and the Tech Ambassador of Denmark, the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai on 13-16 November arranged the first “China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue” – held in in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Danish companies, start-ups and universities participated, where the purpose of the dialogue-tour was…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Swedish top trio in EU-China Cleantech Competition

At the Next-Gen Energy & Cross-Border Innovation Summit, as part of CleanConnect 2018 summit in Nanjing (held in November), the results for the EU-China Cleantech Competition were presented. Swedish innovative cleantech companies took all three top spots, with Meva Energy awarded first prize. Following a detailed scouting, some 35 European sustainability tech companies were invited…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…

Danish-Chinese Corporate Innovation Day held in Beijing

‘Are you ready for co-creation, user-centricity and digitalization in China?’ This was the theme of this year’s Corporate Innovation Day, which Shanghai – Innovation Centre Denmark co-organized together with Sino-Danish Center For Education And Research (SDC) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The event, held on 8-9 November, featured talks by speakers from…

DCCC visited the Ministry of Commerce Beijing

In early December DCCC (Danish Chamber of Commerce China) visited the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) in Beijing. The DCCC’s Acting Chairman, Mathias Boyer, along with DCCC General Manager, Mads Vesterager Nielsen and DCCC office manager, Emily Luo, had a discussion with MOFCOM on how to strengthen and support the…

Danish Embassy in China held their first Christmas Market

On 12 December, the Embassy of Denmark in China held their very first Christmas market. 600 visitors came to the Christmas market, where they could enjoy Danish ‘æbleskiver’ (Danish dougnuts) and gløgg. Santa Claus also visited the market, and writer Meik Wiking signed his books “The little book of hygge” and “The little book of…

EU Chamber China President Mats Harborn met China Banking Commission

On 20th November, European Chamber President Mats Harborn led a small delegation to meet with Wang Zhaoxing, Vice Chairman of the newly formed China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and presented European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to him. Vice Chairman Wang reiterated China’s commitment to far reaching reform in the banking and…