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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…

Finnish company to work on renewable energy projects in Indonesia

Finnish consulting and engineering company Poyry Plc announced on 3 December, that they have entered a three-year agreement with Indonesian Power. The assignment includes wind power, solar PV, battery storage and different renewable hybrid plants together with diesel or gas engines, according to Poyry. “Poyry is delighted to be Indonesia Power’s partner in this important…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong inaugurated

The Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong was inaugurated on 28 November 2018. The opening speeches were held by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport & Communications and Nordic Cooperation of Finland, Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of Sweden and Mr. Dagfinn…

Singapore-Finland seminar on metabolic diseases

Experts from Finland and Singapore gathered at “Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Metabolic Diseases” on 28 November in Singapore. The research seminar focused on prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases and presented latest research and solutions. The aim of the seminar was to find concrete cooperation proposals to be developed further for joint research,…

Opening reception of Nordic-Chinese concert

The opening reception of the project “Nordic Music By Design” in Shanghai took place on 28 November. “Nordic Music Dy Design” is a collaboration between the four Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai. The project pairs Nordic musicians and producers with their Chinese counterparts for a week-long studio time to work on creating a song, followed…

Nordcham Vietnam launched new logo

Nordcham Vietnam has announced that a new logo, officially implemented by Nordcham Vietnam from now on. “In partnership with Doodle Brands, we have altered our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future,” states Nordcham in Vietnam. “The new logo not only features Nordic values, but also captures how we…

Finns arrested in Malaysia for distributing Christian Pamphlets

Four Finns were arrested Tuesday on the holiday island of Langkawi in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity. The authorities detained the two men and two women after complaints from public that they were handing out Christian pamphlets. The police arrested the four Finns aged between 27 and 60 at their hotel and…