Skal jeg legge Olabuksene hjemme?

Av Heidi Dahl, Regionleder Innovasjon Norge Vest-Europa Jeg gjør et forsøk på å dele mine tanker og erfaringer om kulturforskjeller utifra et business perspektiv.  Min påstand er at bedriftsledere som satser utover Norges landegrenser har større muligheter for suksess om de bevisst tar hensyn til kulturforskjeller som verdier, språk, vaner, religion, lederstil, kompetanse, utdannelse, kulturidentitet,… Read More

France is one of the world’s leading innovation nations

According to Forbes Magazine’s recently published list of The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2018, companies like Hermès, Dassault Systèmes and Essilor International make sure that France still has some of the world’s most innovative companies. The ranking is based on the best-performing companies under $10 billion in market capitalization. The Forbes list also shows… Read More

France: The Evolution of E-Commerce

Even though the French are known for their traditional and sceptical attitude, research shows that the new ICT technologies in France are occupying a bigger space in the market by the minute. According to the Fevad  (e-commerce and long-distance sales federation), France is ranked 6th country in the world in terms of billions of euros spent online, and… Read More

What’s on within energy in Finland?

Photo: Andrew Haimerl, Unsplash.com On 18–21 March 2019, EnergyWeek in Vaasa, Finland, offers four days of seminars and exhibitions. Topics of interest include digitalization, batteries and storage, circular economy, future smart cities and energy regulation. Both researchers and companies from Northern Europe will present their latest research and findings to a large audience consisting of… Read More

Do you want to sell new innovative solutions to the Nordic health care sector?

Nordic Innovation is focusing on how to remove barriers for new technology to get in the Nordic health care sector, and as part of this effort they started new procurement education in 2014. Competence is key when it comes to innovation procurement in the health and welfare sector. That is why the Innovative Nordic Healthcare… Read More

Doing business in Spain

When doing business in another country it is important to know about its habits and cultural norms. Learning about culture in advance may be the key to gaining partners abroad and further to developing good business relationships with these. Please note that this is a general guide to Spanish business culture. Culture is diverse, and… Read More

Investerarna flockas kring de nordiska VC-fonderna

Intresset för den nordiska tech scenen är rekordstort. Flera nordiska riskkapitalbolag väntas inom kort stänga rekordstora fonder, med flera miljarder kronor att investera i snabbväxande teknik- och internetbolag. Såväl institutionella investerare som pensionsfonder och rika privatpersoner ökar insatserna. ”Norden har stärkt sitt varumärke och nu kommer kapitalet”, säger Katja Bergman, partner på riskkapitalbolaget Moor. Northzones… Read More

Norsk näring satsar ytterligare i Sverige

Den årliga rapporten, från Tillväxtanalys, som analyserar utländskt ägande i den Svenska ekonomin, visar på en stark ökning för Norska intressenter under 2017. Norge är det land som kontrollerar flest företag i Sverige och under 2017 så ökade också antal Norska bolag med 81 företag. Även om de Norska bolagen inte har flest anställda så… Read More

Great opportunities for Norwegian companies interested in Power & Electricity in Africa

Power and Electricity World Africa 2016 is an event where suppliers can showcase their solutions to Africa’s power and energy buyer community. The show presents an opportunity for the foremost solution providers to meet new customers, and to grow their client base in Africa.    Year on year, the event provides access to over 500 African energy utility… Read More

Norwegian Industry needs new markets – South Africa’s challenges may be Norway’s opportunities.

South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa, behind Nigeria. South Africa accounts for 24 percent of Africa’s GDP , and it is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa.  The country is rich in natural resources and is a leading producer of… Read More