Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Finnish innovative feminine hygiene brand’s Thailand launch

Lunette from Finland has launched its eco-friendly, innovative feminine hygiene in Thailand. In the end of September 2018 the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited the Finnish product, the Lunette menstrual cup, at the Beyond Beauty Asean trade show in Bangkok. Lunette’s menstrual cup is a comfortable safe, odorless and eco-friendly alternative to absorbent pads and…

Nordic Coder: new Swedish company in Ho Chi Minh City

Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, has met with Yen Le, CEO and Co-founder of Nordic Coder, a brand new Swedish company in HCMC, reports the embassy. Nordic Coder provides online and offline courses for coding students, to help bridge the gap between university studies and employment. “Always a great inspiration to meet Swedish businesses in…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

Swedish Professor speaker at Vietnam conferences

In connection to the release IPCC special report of Global Warming of 1.5 °C the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi has had the pleasure to have Professor Gustav Martinsson from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) visiting Vietnam. Martinsson was a keynote speaker at both the UNDP’s workshop on Climate resilience and Low carbon development at Melia…

New research centre Hong Kong-Helsinki Oasis

Chancellor of the University of Helsinki Kaarle Hämeri and the Consul General Johanna Karanko were in late September promoting a bid to establish a new research centre Hong Kong Kong-Helsinki Oasis for Innovation and Technology (H2O) to the Hong Kong authorities. Source: Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macau Hits: 114

Norwegian Business Delegation to China

On the occasion of the State Visit to China by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja a Norwegian Business Delegation is arranged for 15 – 19 October 2018. This delegation starts in Beijing with ‘Pioneering Sustainable Solutions’ during 15 – 16 October, beginning with a get-together at EQUIS Four Seasons, Beijing. On 16 October…

Ramboll acquired Singaporean Smart Mobility company

Ramboll (a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark) has acquired Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. (Vertix), a transport consultancy specialised in master planning, ITS solutions, and pedestrian modelling and simulation. Vertix, with its 15 technical consultants, has over the last eight years worked on more than 500 projects in Singapore and South East…

Norwegian State Visit to China under way

The first stage of the Norwegian State Visit to China by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja is well under way, stretching over the period 11-October! Upon arriving to Dunhuang in Gansu Province, West China Their Majesties on 11 October started with renewable energy on the agenda, getting a closer look at Dunhuang’s remarkable…