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Lars Wittig, IWG lead the workspace revolution

 Everyone has heard about co-working places by now. But what is it really about? A ‘workplace revolution’ is under way where IWG (International Workplace Group) is leading the way in adapting to this new reality where companies’ team members get to work where, when and how they choose! IWG’s brand portfolio includes the serviced office…

Finnish Business Council Singapore is seeing stronger influx

Finnish Business Council in Singapore bears witness to that the city state is very much a hub for Southeast Asia, with a strong influx from Finland in recent years, including more start-ups and individuals than previously. FBC’s Mr Janne Lautanala talks to Dmelettronica about the development. Finnish Executive Janne Lautanala, who arrived to Singapore four…

Finland’s Singapore-based innovation, trade specialist continues

Embassy of Finland in Singapore has grown its contact network tenfold in the last three years. Number of new Finnish business entities starting their business in Singapore has grown steadily. The innovation and trade specialist working at the Finnish Embassy continues to connect Finland and ASEAN through Singapore. Team Finland, in its effort to assist…

Swedes launch lending platform in Singapore, target Southeast Asia

Lendela, set up in 2018 in Singapore by founders from Sweden and global fintech group Zentro, forms proof of how Singapore is a preferred hub also for start-ups when it comes to entering the Southeast Asian market. And with the right business model local financing can, it appears, easily be obtained. Lendela is in the…

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…

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…

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,…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

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),…