Smart Cities opportunities in South Korea

Photo: Sunyu Kim, Unsplash.com  The long history of Smart Cities in different names Urban development plans in South Korea in the 20th century were managed by the state and the large private conglomerates which caused growing urban issues which was a global trend towards urbanization. The plans have led to many issues in large cities… Read More

Dried fish popular in South Korea

Photo: Unsplash.com According to the published statistics in 2016 regarding seafood consumption per person, Korean people consume the world’s biggest amount of seafood per person at 58.4 kg, followed by Norway with 53.3 kg and Japan with 50.2 kg. Considering that 20.2 kg is the global average, it is easily assumed that Korean people love… Read More

Developing the maritime supporting industry of Vietnam

Fishing boats in Vietnam. Photo by Hai Tien Le Thanks to the favorable conditions such as competitive labor cost, strong development of oil and gas activities, skillful labor force and favorable geographical position, Vietnam’s maritime supporting industry has developed to a significant level. A number of Norwegian manufacturers have set up their production facilities in… Read More

Norway – Vietnam Blue Economy: discover the Ocean Economy opportunities!

Photo: Gaetano Cessati, Unsplash.com Norway’s products and services have good reputation in Vietnam for their high quality and durability. Vietnamese perceive Norwegian businesses as trustworthy partners who are looking for long-term partnerships. The bilateral cooperation shows steady growth concentrating on oil & gas, maritime, aquaculture and seafood. Vietnam is developing with great potential Vietnam has… Read More

Join the Indian Edtech Revolution!

With an internet penetration of 500 million and more than 25% of the population below 25 years of age, the business potential for edtech in India is for all to see. Add to this the rising disposable income, growing number of job seekers and dissatisfaction with the current education system, and you have a clear… Read More

Healthcare business opportunities in India

The healthcare sector is among the largest sectors in India and has been attracting foreign players. It is crucial that foreign companies have the necessary knowledge about the sector to be able to penetrate the market. Large Sector The Indian healthcare sector is among the largest sectors in India both in terms of revenue and employment… Read More

Japanese-Norwegian partnership in developing a carbon neutral hydrogen value chain

Norway can provide clean hydrogen, from renewable energy or from natural gas with CCS, to the Japanese energy market in transition. Japan and Norway are both globally prominent energy nations and are investing considerably in R&D as well as in commercialization of technology. While Norway is gifted with rich natural resources and is a net… Read More

Japan has a taste for Norwegian design!

Japan can be an interesting market for Norwegian designers. Japanese consumer is detail-oriented and quality conscious. Good Norwegian design with an interesting story might find some open doors into the Japanese market. There are many examples of forerunners from Norway in Japan. Ekornes, Stokke and Helly Hansen are some of the companies that have been… Read More

Offshore Wind opportunities in South Korea – a fast-paced move towards renewable resources.

South Korea produces 90% of the country’s electricity generated from non-renewable sources. However, South Korea is committed to change; adjusting to green power has been a political focus area, and offshore wind will be one of key drivers on the deployment of renewable energy. The government aims for 20% of the country’s electricity consumption to… Read More

Internet of Buildings (IoB) in Asia

The increasing convergence of Internet of Things (IoT) with buildings, is widening an unmet demand in Asia for smart building technologies. There will be a demand for smart building technologies in building information modelling, building management systems and automation, cloud real-time management, monitoring and sensors, HVAC automation & controls, home automation, mobile-linked controls and other… Read More