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Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

Finnish technology prize event taking place in Singapore

Embassy of Finland in Singapore hosted Millennium Technology Prize Event at the Ambassador Paula Parviainen’s residence on Tuesday 22th January 2019. The Embassy delegation led by Paula Parviainen welcomed Dr Tuomo Suntola, Millenium Technology Prize winner 2018 and young scientists from Finland and Beneq Oy with Singaporean colleagues in the field of material technology. During…

Finland’s new education expert resource for Southeast Asia

As Finnish education and know-how has increasingly become an export product, paired with rising start-ups within edutech going international, Finland’s Ministry of Education has strengthened its presence in the Finnish embassies with specialist positions, one appointed to Singapore, Education and Science Counsellor Anna Korpi. Covering Southeast Asia she is especially tasked to make Finland’s higher…

AndersenB2B, ScandAsia partner up: business internationalisation

AndersenB2B, the digital business networking platform from Denmark for SMEs in the Nordics; and ScandAsia, the platform for Nordic News and Business Promotion in Asia, are partnering up to jointly support increased business internationalisation for small to medium-sized businesses, states a press release. And they are doing so based on the new AndersenB2B approach that…

Finnish healthtech solutions target Singapore, Southeast Asia

The ‘Finnish HealthTech Event’ (part of ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ Week) was among the opportunities to meet Finnish innovators during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018. The largest delegation of healthcare companies (10+) from Finland to Singapore so far, including some of the most innovative brands and start-ups, shared their latest innovations there,…

Innovation Friendliness rank: Scandinavia and Singapore at the top

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Singapore were announced to be Innovation Champions along with others 12 countries by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in the 2019 rankings. The rest in the top are Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The CTA ranks the countries…

Norwegian now offers free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to launch free Wi-Fi for their customers on long-haul flight between Europe, USA, South America and Asia The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered last month on 18 December 2018 and more than 50 per cent is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of…

Singapore company buys 11 properties in Finland

Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust (“CEREIT”), a real estate investor and manager listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, has acquired 11 freehold office properties in Finland for €113.1 million according to CEREIT’s website on Thursday, 3 January 2019. The 11 Finnish office assets mostly located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (“HMA”)…