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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…

Wärtsilä launched Acceleration Centre in Singapore

On 16 October the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has opened its Acceleration Centre in Singapore. This purpose-built centre promotes innovation and collaboration with industry, academia, and local partners to strengthen and develop Singapore’s maritime ecosystem. The opening marks a key milestone following the agreement signed between Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä…

Pan-Nordic Innovation & Investment Roadshow held in China

The Pan-Nordic & DACH Innovation & Investment Roadshow in China 2018 was co-hosted by Invest in Finland, Invest in Denmark, Business Sweden, Helsinki Business Hub, Invest Stockholm, Advantage Austria, and Swissnex. This road show was held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunshan during 17-21 September, focusing on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation and clean energy sectors.…

Finnish children’s science academy entered Malaysia and Singapore

Finnish children’s science academy ‘Kide Science’ in October signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.   Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. This new deal follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in…

Finnish Foreign Trade, Development minister in Jakarta

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Jakarta with a Finnish business delegation during 8 -10 October. Minister Virolainen met with the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, and Minister of…

Smart Solutions from Finland in Ho Chi Minh City

As part of the Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE 2018), celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Vietnam – Finland Diplomatic Relations, the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee co-organise the event “Smart Solutions from Finland” on 18 October, 2018. The event took place…

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,…

EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…