Nordic Innovation House opens in Hong Kong

"Hong Kong, among the world's most connected centres - the business bridge between East and West - is one of the best places to do business."

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Nordic Innovation House is launched in Hong Kong. It is a community scaling the best of Nordic businesses that supports the members hit the ground running. Nordic Innovation House offer a strongly connected local network that helps startups get going and offer programs that further scale and refine their business concepts. The aim is to be the bridge between Nordic companies and Hong Kong / Greater Bay Area.

Image above: The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the Inauguration of Nordic Innovation House (NIH) Hong Kong, held at PMQ this afternoon (November 28). Photo shows Mrs Lam (third left); the Community Director of the NIH Hong Kong, Mr Christian Bergenstråhle (first left); the Finnish Minister of Transport, Communication and Nordic Cooperation, Ms Anne Berner (third right); the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ms Anne Linde (second left); the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Mr Dagfin Høybråten (second right), at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Image above: The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, attended the Inauguration of Nordic Innovation House (NIH) Hong Kong, held at PMQ this afternoon (November 28). Photo shows Mrs Lam (third left); the Community Director of the NIH Hong Kong, Mr Christian Bergenstråhle (first left); the Finnish Minister of Transport, Communication and Nordic Cooperation, Ms Anne Berner (third right); the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ms Anne Linde (second left); the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Mr Dagfin Høybråten (second right), at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

At the inauguration Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mrs Carrie Lam, said:

“You have certainly chosen the right city. Hong Kong, among the world’s most connected centres – the business bridge between East and West – is one of the best places to do business. Our ranking in World Bank’s latest Doing Business Report has risen from the fifth to the fourth. We are also flourishing as an Asian hub for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. That includes our start-up scene, among the top five fastest-growing and one of the world’s top 25 start-up centres. Last year, the number of start-up companies here rose to over 2 200, an increase of 16 per cent over the previous year. The establishment of Nordic Innovation House will surely boost those numbers long down the innovation road.”

“Hong Kong Science Park provides significant support to start-ups. Its incubation programmes offer financial support, subsidised office space and shared facilities, technical, marketing and development assistance and, perhaps most important, access to angel investors and venture capitalists through investment-matching events,” Mrs Carrie Lam said.

Nordic Innovation House Hong Kong is a unique collaboration between the Nordic countries Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and supported by the local business community and the Hong Kong Government.

Watch a video from the inauguration.

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