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 the newsletter follow this link
Welcome to this first issue of the Innovation Lab Asia’s newsletter, providing the latest news from the Nordic innovation ecosystem, specially curated for a Japanese audience. We cover the New Nordic region – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Estonia – and publish twice a month.
Why the Nordics? And why now?
The Nordic startup ecosystem is one of the most dynamic in the world. We have the highest number of unicorns per capita in the world outside Silicon Valley and consistently rank top on a range of global indexes, including competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
The Nordic tech strongholds include Greentech, Healthtech, Life Science, Smart Cities, Deeptech, and Robotics, which all support the basic tenets of the Japanese government vision of Society 5.0.
The Nordic countries are politically stable, economically strong, highly internationalized, and provide a great starting point for anyone looking to establish a foothold on the Europeam continent.
Not surprisingly, Japanese investors are increasingly looking for new opportunities in the Nordic region.
We speak Japanese, and truly believe in the value of creating partnerships of mutual benefit for both Nordic and Japanese stakeholders. We connect with community stakeholders across the Nordics and salute the opening of the new Nordic Innovation House in Tokyo. They will provide a strong platform for Nordic startups looking to engage in Japan.
We have a strong ecosystem knowledge, both in Japan and the Nordics. Recently we published the first ever Nordic innovation ecosystem report in Japanese, which was printed and disseminated across Japan during the last two weeks of February 2020.
Feel free to contact us for further information and we hope you will enjoy the newsletter. We hope to see you soon either here in the Nordics or Japan.
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