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Soft launch of Nordic Innovation House in Singapore

  • Publisert 03.09.2018
Nordic Innovation House in Singapore will be soft launched at an event September 13. The house will bring together the Nordic and Singaporean ecosystems tech scale-up’s.

The Nordic Innovation House in Singapore is a soft-landing, community and resource centre as well as a networking hub for Nordic tech scale-up’s seeking to speed up their market growth in South East Asia and expanding their network.


Following on the success of Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York, government agencies from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland will jointly open two new Innovation Houses in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2018. The operations in Singapore will be soft launched on the 13th of September 2018. 


The Nordic Innovation House in Singapore is a collaboration between Business Sweden (overall coordinator), the Swedish Embassy, Innovation Norway, the Finnish Embassy and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland. 

Key industries of interest include, but are not limited to fintech, edtech, medtech, cleantech and energy. The Nordic Innovation House in Singapore is funded by and in cooperation with Nordic Innovation. 

 

Event program:

VENUE: ANTLER, WEWORK, LEVEL 17, 60 ANSON ROAD

 

 17.30-17.40 – Welcome Remarks

  • HE Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore
  • Mr Svein Berg, Managing Director, Nordic Innovation

17.40-17.45 - Opening Remarks

  • Mr Ted Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore

17.45-17.55 Official Toast to celebrate the launch of the Nordic Innovation House

  • Mr Ted Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore
  • HE Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore
  • HE Anita Nergaard, Ambassador of Norway to Singapore
  • HE Niclas Kvarnström, Ambassador-Designate of Sweden to Singapore
  • HE Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, Ambassador-Designate of Iceland to Singapore
  • Mr Svein Berg, Managing Director, Nordic Innovation
  • Mr Tobias Glitterstam, Vice President, Region Asia Pacific, Business Sweden

17.55-18.15 Panel - Closing the Gap between Southeast Asia and the Nordics

  • Mr Magnus Grimeland, Founder and CEO, Antler
  • Mr Chris Rynning, Founder, nHack Ventures
  • Ms Marie-Claire Maxwell, Head of Technology and Start-Up Lead, Region Asia Pacific, Business Sweden
  • Moderator: Mr Paul Kastmann, Director, Singapore, Innovation Norway

 

18.15-18.20 - Closing Remarks

  • Mr Emil Akander, Trade Commissioner of Sweden to Singapore

 

18.20-19.30 - Network Reception