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Finland’s super-week in Singapore

In a post-event press release Finland and Helsinki sums up their ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week, which took place during 12 – 19 September, ending on a positive, upbeat note. “It has drummed up significant interest among the business and investing community,” states the organisers. It has opened up new Singapore-Finland collaboration opportunities in healthtech,…

Good health starts from the gut

Professor Gwee Kok Ann shares some useful insights on caring for the gut and tips on choosing the right probiotics supplement. Q1. What are the symptoms of poor gut health? How does one maintain a healthy gut? Symptoms of poor gut health typically include crampy abdominal pain or varying intensities, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, belching and…

Ramboll acquired Singaporean Smart Mobility company

Ramboll (a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark) has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix, with its 15 technical consultants, has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East…

Swedish food swapping app launched in Singapore

Swedish Electrolux has launched a campaign called Social Food Swap. It includes an app which encourages the community in Singapore to swap food items. The campaign encourages households in Singapore to swap 200 grams of food each week. In that way, Electrolux claims that 10.000 tonnes of wasted food can be saved in a year.…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Lundbeck supports first Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates

The event “Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates” takes place for the first time and is supported by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck. The event takes place in Singapore on 4-5 October 2018 and will commemorate World Mental Health Day 2018 and launch The Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates. The Global Alliance for Mental Health…

Danish-Swedish AAK has opened customer center in Singapore

The Danish-Swedish company AAK has opened a new Customer Innovation Center in Singapore to strengthen its capabilities in the Southeast Asian market. With the new Customer Innovation Center, AKK wishes to expand the company’s customer’s product development in the Southeast Asian, according to Banking Business. “With this investment, we are dedicated to support our existing…

Jönköping University: Cross-functional learning, international campuses, work placement

Promoting education in connection to the ‘Swedish Education & Career Days’ held in Bangkok, Jönköping University (JU) is not only one of Sweden’s most international universities but also one the most forward-looking globally. The quite remarkable fact is that JU is almost alone in offering the studies and work placement combo. “The uniqueness is that…

University in Singapore receives millions to attract Swedish scientists

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has received S$9m to attract top young scientists from Swedish universities. The donation comes from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a private financier of research in Sweden, and the money will be used to establish a new postdoctoral fellowship programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). The new programme…