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Finland and Singapore to collaborate on smart technology for the marine sector

The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore’s PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the creation of smart technologies for the marine sector.The signing ceremony was attended by Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, the Finnish Ambassador to Singapore, the Singapore Ambassador to Finland, and top executives from both Wärtsilä and PSA Marine.The Letter of Intent was…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore reception celebrated partnership success

As the week-long Nordic activities was drawing to a close in Singapore–probably the most important week of year for the Nordics in Singapore–during Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), a Nordic Innovation House reception took place at the Swedish Ambassador HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström’s Residence. All the participants in…

SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

Norwegian embassy supported circular economy in Indonesia

Mr Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt, Chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta was a panelist speaker at the 3rd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) which took place at Pullman Jakarta on the 11th-12th November 2019. The purpose of this forum was to strengthen commitment of stakeholders and produce recommendation documents in realizing circular economy in…

Business Finland to co-host a launching event of a genomic data management platform in Singapore

Business Finland will co host a launching event with BC Platforms and Quintiles and IMS Health.Inc, on 13th November 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. BC Platforms’ Asia is specialised in genomic data management and analysis solutions.The word “genomics” comes from the word gene or genetic and genomics is about the data…

Finland participated at CIIE2 expo in Shanghai 

Nina Kopola, the Director General of Business Finland gave an opening speech at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai from 5th – 10th November 2019. Business Finland provides companies with internationalization and financial services, participated a pavilion showcases Finland’s clean energy, food, winter lifestyle and tourism. The expo provided opportunities for Finnish companies looking…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

Finnish engineering company to build wind farm in Vietnam

Finland’s Poyry Plc announced to join forces with an owner’s engineer contract awarded by a unit of Thai company Banpu Power, for a 90-MW wind farm project in the town of Vinh Chau, Vietnam. The Finnish consulting and engineering firm said the wind farm will be built in three 30-MW phases. Detailed engineering design for…

Finnish and Norwegian authors invited to Dhaka Lit Festival 2019

With the aim of celebrating non-hegemonic languages and their literatures achievements, this year Dhaka Lit Fest 2019 has invited Minna Lindgren, Anne Ostby and Maria Filomena Bouissou Lepecki — all of their works were not in English and this will be their first time attending the festival. Anne Ostby is a Norwegian author who has…