Latest Scandinavian Digital Economy News

Helsinki promotes start-ups, business investment in and via Singapore

Following the ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week that took place during the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology 2018 (SWITCH), and also included Helsinki’s very own Slush tech start-up event concept (held for the third time also in Singapore), the Finnish organisers’ initial evaluation in a press release was positive and upbeat. They said that…

Business Finland, National Innovation Agency of Thailand signed MoU

Permanent Secretary Mr. Jari Gustafsson, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and Permanent Secretary Associate Professor Dr. Soranit Siltharm, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand witnessed on 13 December 2018 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Business Finland (BF) and National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA). Business Finland (BF),…

Norwegian mobile payment app to cooperate with Chinese app

Norwegian mobile payment app Vipps will cooperate with Chinese mobile payment app Alipay to open the system up for mobile payments by Chinese tourists visiting Norway. “Our cooperation with Alipay gives merchants unique opportunities to accept mobile payments by QR Code scanning by Chinese tourists, as well as marketing through the Alipay app,” said Berit…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…

Danish-Chinese Corporate Innovation Day held in Beijing

‘Are you ready for co-creation, user-centricity and digitalization in China?’ This was the theme of this year’s Corporate Innovation Day, which Shanghai – Innovation Centre Denmark co-organized together with Sino-Danish Center For Education And Research (SDC) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The event, held on 8-9 November, featured talks by speakers from…

Business Innovation Congress Philippines

NordCham Philippines supported the 6th edition of the Business Innovation Congress in Manila on 15 November, with the main theme of the event: ‘Business Transformation in a Digital Ecosystem’. Over 200 executives, technology influencers, international business leaders and government leaders from across the globe attended the conference to engage in intellectual exchange and in-depth discussions…

34th Joint Business Council Taiwan-Sweden

34th Joint Business Council Between Taiwan and Sweden was held in Taipei on 20 November – this year focusing on Smart Cities and Sustainable Societies. Over 200 participants and a delegation of 9 leading Swedish companies within ICT and Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Environment as well as Healthcare and Medtech attended, reported Vlad Månsson…

Bio and Circular Finland program launched

Business Finland has launched the Bio and Circular Finland program which aims to make Finland a forerunner in the circular economy. The circular economy is an opportunity for the industries traditionally important to Finland, but also opens incredible opportunities for a new kind of business. The expected volume of the four-year program is EUR 300…

What Senior Executives get out of a trusted peer group

Confidential, organised, professional knowledge sharing among Asia’s most talented leaders is facilitated by EGN (Executives’ Global Network) in Singapore. Your personal customised EGN group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. Members help each other to face challenges, solve problems and identify opportunities.…

Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018

Based on insights from Swedish companies on the ground Business Sweden has launched the Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018. The report presents an aggregated picture of the Malaysian market from the point of view of Swedish companies present there. “The Malaysian spring has indeed been eventful; a historic win in the general election by the…