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Nordic Innovation House opens in Tokyo

25.05.2020  10:13

Nordic Innovation House is a unique collaboration between the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and Nordic Innovation, focused on assisting startups and growth companies with market entry and expansion. With funding from Nordic Innovation and the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation House brings exciting Nordic entrepreneurship and innovation, values, and the Nordic way of doing business to global markets.

Nordic Innovation House bridges the Nordics with the main hotspots around the world. After establishing a presence in Silicon Valley, New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong, they are now opening the Nordic Innovation House Tokyo. The corona crisis allows only virtual operations at the moment, but they are very much looking forward to sharing programs and activities in the coming months.

Mr. Niklas Karvonen has been appointed Community Director at Nordic Innovation House Tokyo. Niklas will spearhead the establishment of operations and the Nordic Innovation House Tokyo community. He joins Nordic Innovation House from Tokyo-based startup Code Chrysalis, where he worked as bootcamp marketing
and community lead. Niklas has extensive experience with the Japanese startup ecosystem from working for local tech startups, as well as helping organize events such as SLUSH Tokyo and Junction. Niklas graduated from Aalto University in Helsinki, majoring in international design business management.

Nordic Innovation House Tokyo inquiries:

Niklas Karvonen, Community Director
email: niklas@nordicinnovationhouse.com
phone: +81-80-8908-4814

Per Arve Frøyen, Chair, Nordic Innovation House Tokyo
email: Per.Arve.Froyen@innovationnorway.no
phone: +81-80-5187-1356

Thomas Højlund Christensen, Head of Trade Department, Embassy of Denmark

Nordic Innovation House Tokyo links:
Website: https://www.nordicinnovationhouse.com/tokyo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NordicInnovationHouseTokyo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NIHTokyo