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Jun 04, 2020

#NordicMade Newsletter

Today we launch our Nordic Newletter, presenting the Nordic innovation ecosystem to a Japanese audience. Soon we will expand to China and South Korea. Here’s our first editorial. For sign-up and the full version of
Feb 11, 2020

Europe’s Unicorn Factory

Japanese investors are increasingly looking to the Nordics for funding opportunities. Therefore,  Innovation Lab Asia has produced a report introducing the Nordic ecosystem to a Japanese audience. Next week, a Japanese version of the report
Dec 12, 2019

#NordicMade HealthTech going to Asia

Innovation Lab Asia has initiated a new project to promote Nordic HealthTech solutions in Asia. The project will enable startups to showcase Nordic solutions and capabilities at major events in Asia for the first time.
Dec 03, 2019

Growing Japanese investments to the Nordics

Japanese investors are increasingly looking to the Nordics, especially to Finland and Estonia. In this post we present the main findings from our report “Japanese Investments – Expanding to the Nordics”, and announce our next
Nov 05, 2019

Next stop Shenzhen

On November 14th, TechBBQ, Scandinavia’s largest startup event, is bringing their flagship event to Shenzhen, to showcase the Scandinavian startup ecosystem in China and promote Sino-Nordic startup collaboration. The initiative has been spearheaded by Innovation
Jun 28, 2019

Singapore – Introducing the Nordic Innovation House

This week the Nordic startup community gathered in Voss, Norway for Startup Extreme. Innovation Lab Asia met with Sami Jääskeläinen, Director of Nordic Innovation House Singapore. Here’s what unfolded. Whenever a new index is published,
Jun 28, 2019

Japan – investors looking to the Nordics

Japanese VC is at a record high, and many Japanese investors are looking for funding opportunities overseas. And while the US and China are still the most popular, interest in the European startup scene is
Jun 07, 2019

Tokyo – still the favorite destination

In our first post on Japan, we looked at the many great incentives that foreign startups may find in the city of Fukuoka. This time we focus on Tokyo, still the most important center of
May 29, 2019

Bangalore – creating new partnerships for innovation

Fuelled by the philosophy of open innovation, Novozymes and Grundfos have launched a new platform for inclusive collaboration called HelloScience. Why? Because all hands on deck are needed to solve the issues of today.
May 23, 2019

Shenzhen – the spot for rapid prototyping

Shenzhen is the global hub for manufacturing and production. In this post we highlight three landing spots for Nordic hardware startups looking for opportunities within rapid prototyping and product optimization.
Apr 30, 2019

Survey: Investing in Asia?

Innovation Lab Asia has asked a number of investors how they view Asia as an investment destination and what specific factors that influence their commitments to the region. Here’s what they answered.
Apr 17, 2019

Fukuoka – the softest landing-spot in Japan

In 2014 the Japanese government launched the Startup Fukuoka initiative; removing regulations, lowering taxes and providing great incentives for foreign startups in the southern city of Fukuoka. Now the first Baltic startups are setting up
Apr 09, 2019

Looking for data for Machine Learning? Perhaps Asia is the place

Large amounts of quality data are a key requisite for Machine Learning. But often these data are difficult to find and very expensive. Akshay Pai, Co-founder and CTO of Cerebriu may have found a novel
Mar 20, 2019

Taiwan – going green

In this blog we dig in to the newest Greentech initiatives launched by the Taiwanese government. Accessing these new programs may provide real and concrete market opportunities for Danish & Nordic companies.
Mar 11, 2019

Bengaluru – should corporate accelerators be (re-)considered?

Within the last 2-3 years, multinationals have established a string of corporate accelerators in Bengaluru. Now they’re looking to internationalize. Innovation Lab Asia visited Shell E4 and Maersk OceanPro, to learn what they have to
Mar 04, 2019

Hyderabad – a rising star on the Indian scene

Back in November, T-Hub in Hyderabad hosted the first SLUSH Small talk session outside Europe. But why Hyderabad…? Why not Bangalore…? In this post we take a look at T-Hub, the new kid on the
Jan 23, 2019

Korea – finding partners & talent

In this post we take a closer look on the practicalities of accessing the market and finding the right partner in Korea.
Jan 14, 2019

Taiwan – a stepping stone to Asia

Taiwan is competing with Singapore and Hong Kong in being the entry point to the broader Asian and South Asian market. What sets Taiwan apart from its neighbors, and makes it a competitive location for
Jan 09, 2019

Korea – kicking above its weight

The Korean startup scene is growing at an exponential rate, providing a vast array of opportunities for foreign startups. But where to begin? And how to start? Here’s a first blog from our recent field
Dec 13, 2018

Looking for an intern

We’re looking for an intern to handle various research and communication activities in connection with Innovation Lab Asia.
Dec 04, 2018

Survey: Asia Calling?

Last week Innovation Lab Asia asked a number of Danish startups for their views on Asia as a market destination. Here's what they answered…
Nov 28, 2018

Go East

The booming Asian startup scene has caught the attention of key stakeholders across the world, from global VC’s and multinational corporates, to Nordic business angels and startup founders. Alas, the Danish innovation ecosystem is missing


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