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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…

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…

Norwegian Prime Minister reminds of seafarers conditions during Covid-19

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic are not offered similar protections and rights as other essential workers. Please read the full story here

Study in Sweden offers scholarships opportunities to international students

Studying abroad could be pricey, are you looking for some financial support to study in Sweden? This website may help you to find a suitable scholarship for your study. Now that you are – hopefully – on your way to Sweden, here are more things to take into your consideration – What is a visa,…

Consul General Hellman visited Hefei to discuss future corporation

On 25 September 2020 the Finnish Consul General Pasi Hellman led a delegation to Hefei, Anhui Province, where he met with Mayor Ling Yun to discuss future cooperation between Finland and the provincial capital. The delegation included Business Finland representation and also made company visits, including Hefei International Land Port, departure point of the Hefei-Helsinki…