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The Norwegian Seafood exports remain ahead of last year

According to the report launched on 5 October 2020, the export value of Norwegian seafood remains above last year’s record highs. So far for 2020, seafood exports have totalled NOK 76.7 billion, which corresponds to a value increase of 1 per cent, or NOK 623 million, compared to the same period last year. CEO of…

Travel Finland invites to visit Rovaniemi … virtually

Rovaniemi is an urban capital of Lapland on the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also Santa Claus’s hometown in Finland. This autumn Visit Rovaniemi and virtual reality studio Zoan have created a unique experience that offers an alternative way of visiting Santa in virtual reality. Meeting Santa Claus will now be possible without traveling to Rovaniemi.…

Carbon neutral by 2030: KONE sets ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target

The Finnish KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, announced on 29 September that it has set science-based targets for significant reductions in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2030. KONE’s targets are the most ambitious in the industry and have been validated against the latest climate science by…

Novo Nordisk launches ‘Circular for Zero’ Campaign

Novo Nordisk announced on 21 September 2020 an ambitious target to ensure that all its direct suppliers will by 2030 supply the company based on 100% renewable power. Novo Nordisk will work with all existing and new suppliers to meet this target. The plan will be presented in connection with Climate Week NYC hosted this…

Doerscircle: new platform and solutions for self-employed – entrepreneurs, freelancers

At last, a new start-up that delivers 360-degree solutions and solves the pain points of freelancers and the self-employed – a group of people that Doerscircle call Independent Doers. Danish Helle Priess is the brainchild behind this highly relevant concept. ‘What took this so long?’ was my first thought when I came across the Doerscircle…

Ambassador Måwe participated in agricultural developement webinar

On 22 September, The Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe, together with colleagues at the embassy, participated in the webinar organized by the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU) on evaluating the collaboration between SLU and partners in Vietnam that was initiated more than 35 years ago. This collaboration has been part of the research capacity development…

Norwegian Nova establishes itself in Singapore and South East Asia

The Norwegian Nova Systems and the International Society of Automation (ISA) are pleased to announce a partnership to deliver ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity training and certification in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, endorsed by the United Nations, is the world’s only consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards. Developed…

Oslo Innovation Week will be on an online platform this year

Oslo Innovation Week is Norway’s largest gathering of innovative minds, where we showcase, share, and discuss sustainable solutions and business development. This year we invite you to explore these issues from the comfort of your own home. Oslo Innovation Week 2020 is happening from 21-25 September 2020. For more information on the program and registration,…

Thailand’s Immigration bureau: All visas need to be renew by 27 September

The Thai Immigration Bureau has urged foreigners to renew their visas before the 26 September 2020 which is where the current exemption expires. Thailand earlier announced an exemption for foreigners whose visas expired so that they could legally stay in the country until 26 September, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Short-term and long-term visa holders…

The Norwegian Retailer’s Environmental Fund opens for applications to improve plastic management projects

The Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund have announced that they are funding NOK 25 million (USD 2.8 million) for projects to improve the management of plastics globally. This includes both reducing plastic pollution and increasing the resource efficiency of plastics. For futher information about the thematic areas it is possible to apply for and application requirements,…