Asia House Projects

NAVA - Nordic Asian Venture Alliance

Year started
2022
Focus
Nordic startups and VCs
Region
East Asia and the Nordics
Manager
Peter Johansen
Connecting the Nordics with East Asia!
NAVA is an alliance of Nordic community builders connecting Nordic startups and VCs with East Asian VCs and LPs. We are open source and free of charge.

The Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA) seeks to increase the flow of East Asian venture capital into the Nordic Baltic region, both as direct investments into startups and new partnerships between Nordic VC’s and East Asian LP’s.

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The Danish-Asian SME Network

Year started
2021
Focus
Small to medium-sized Danish business
Region
ASEAN - Malaysia, Sinagpore, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Philippines
Manager
TBA
Connecting the Nordics with East Asia!
The Danish-Asian SME network helps small to medium-sized Danish enterprises get a foothold in Southeast Asia. DASN aims to strengthen access to and success in the Southeast Asian markets for Danish businesses through network building. Supported by the Danish Industry Foundation, DASN is open and free to Danish SMEs and other professionals.

DASN operates on the premise that building a network of Danish business people in Asia is vital to the success of Danish SMEs when entering Southeast Asian markets for the first time. The connections created with Danish companies that are already established in Asia are a strong asset to export-mature Danish SMEs who want to explore business opportunities in the region.

DASN organises knowledge-sharing and business-promoting activities, designed to improve member companies’ insight and best mobilize the network in relation to the goals set out by Danish SMEs.

Read more about the Asia House project Danish Asian SME Network here.
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Innovation Lab Asia

Started
2019
Completed
2021
Focus
Nordic startup ecosystem
Manager
Peter Johansen
We connect the Nordic startup ecosystem with Asia

Innovation Lab Asia (ILA) was the precursor to the Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA). ILA was focused on knowledge building and knowledge sharing, and generated a number of insightful reports into the Asian startup markets. Since then, the project has grown and transformed and been upgraded to include:

  • A startup showcasing platform, where 200 Nordic & Baltic startups are presented in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean.
  • A knowledge repository providing a comprehensive overview of East Asian investments into the Nordic Baltic startup ecosystem.
  • Infographics presenting the Nordic startup ecosystem with an East Asian twist, and available in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.
  • And of course… events, reports, blogs and other insights bridging the knowledge gap between Asia and the Nordics.

The NAVA initiative is basically a continuation of Innovation Lab Asia. We are the same crew and core project partners, with a few welcome additions. And all our activities are building on the insights and network generated during the course of ILA.

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Nordin

Started
2019
Completed
2021
Focus
Danish SMEs to Indian markets
Manager
Peter Johansen
Navigating Danish SMEs toward success in the Indian market

NORDIN, an Asia House project, was designed to help Danish SMEs navigate the complexities of the Indian market. Over a span of 18 months, the Indo-Danish SME Accelerator Platform provided Danish SMEs with a ready platform to gain access to the business ecosystem through guided mentorship, co-creation and development of lasting business relationships. Out of 25 companies from the second cohort to take their companies to India with NORDIN, 20 are now actively engaged in India through successful pilots, established partners and firm commercial deals. 

NORDIN was made possible with funding from the Danish Industry Foundation. The project was carried out in collaboration with GreenTech Challenge, The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and The Danish Industry Foundation, with support from DI India, Innovation Centre Denmark Bangalore and GREEN INNOVATION GROUP A/S.

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