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Innovations, Finnish style

Nov 25. 2019
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By The Nation

Finland recently lent a helping hand to Thailand’s tech sector through an academic seminar called “[email protected]” that demonstrated how to develop technology and innovations using the Nordic method.

The seminar, which was organized by the Embassy of Finland, the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce and Renesans Consulting, was very helpful in moving forward in biotechnology and big data collection, the director of the National Innovation Agency (NIA) director, Phanart Chairat said.

It also served as a case study on electronics and telecommunication innovations that can play a key role in developing the country, reducing inequality and improving the environment.

Alf Rehn, Finnish professor, author and speaker, told participants that Finland has invested 3 billion Euros in the innovation field and that innovators must be creative and not come up with shallow creations that have no benefit for society or indeed the company itself.

Innovations in the Nordic countries comes from a combination of hard and soft skills including trust, transparency and togetherness to help build up a culture that is conducive for creativity leading to innovation, Rehn added.

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