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

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

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

Germany is looking for solutions to recycle rare earth elements (REE)

Rare earth elements (REE) are 17 elements* which can be naturally found in the earth crust. The demand for REEs has been rising the past years and is predicted to continue to grow in the near future. The consumption of REEs is expected to more than double from approx. 108,000 ton in 2006 up to… Read More

Stockholm sätter hållbart byggande på kartan

Stockholm är en av Europas snabbaste växande städer. Staden växer med två busslass i månaden, vilket ställer nya och ökande krav på bostadsbyggandet. Fram till år 2030 ska staden bygga 140 000 nya lägenheter. Men det pågår också ett omfattande arbete med att renovera det befintliga beståndet. För att klara denna tillväxt måste staden växa hållbart.… Read More

Good opportunities in Germany: The German agriculture is in search of innovative solutions

Nearly half of the German national territory is used agriculturally (16.7 of 35.7 million hectares; 46.7%). The utilized agricultural area can be divided in 71% farmland, 27.8% permanent grassland (for animal feed and grazing) and 1.2% permanent crops (e.g. wine and fruit). Grain is cultivated on more than the half of the arable farm land (6.5… Read More

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,… Read More

Hvor kan vi satse på vekst når de såkalte «emerging markets have emerged»?

Jeg hører dette spørsmålet hviskes blant mange bedriftsledere i Europe som har satset mye på å realisere drømmen om å oppnå suksess i de såkalte emerging markets. Det var en gang, for ikke så veldig lenge siden, at nye markeder opplevdes å være en stor gullgruve for både store og små europeiske bedrifter. Disse markedene… Read More

How do you sell the Nordic health care sector?

SWEDEN: Do You want to understand  how to sell to the Nordic health care sector? Get to know the Innovative Public Procurements program that is run by Nordic Innnovation. The Ministers of Industry in the Nordic countries have decided to launch a Nordic program on innovation within public procurement with focus on health care. The… Read More