Sweden, Enterprise Singapore

Sweden, Enterprise Singapore

Swedish MNCs team up with Singapore SMEs in partnership programme

Swedish MNCs team up with Singapore SMEs in partnership programme

17/11/2020 1:32:00 PM

Swedish MNCs team up with Singapore SMEs in partnership programme

SWEDISH multinational companies (MNCs) based in Singapore are teaming up with local small and medium-sized enterprises under an innovation partnership programme called SESG. Read more at The Business Times.

Tell us what you think. Email us atbtuserfeedback@sph.com.sgSaid SwedCham general manager Lisa Ferraton:"Joining hands with smaller, Singaporean entrepreneurs offers a unique opportunity (for both sides) to get to know the other's challenges better and provide mutual help when it's needed the most. We are only at the beginning of this initiative, and as we move forward, I encourage more companies to participate."

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The Swedish companies involved in the program are Anticimex, Astrazeneca, Atlas Copco, Axis, Camfil, Electrolux, Ericsson, Hexagon, H&M, Saab, Stena and Trelleborg.Ericsson, for instance, has partnered Leong Hainanese Chicken Rice at Shunfu Food Market. Sonia Aplin, Ericsson's vice-president for marketing and communications, sustainability and corporate responsibility for South-East Asia, Oceania and India, said:"At Ericsson, we believe digital inclusion empowers people, so we are looking to set up a company volunteer programme to help hawkers at Shunfu market develop an online presence on social media platforms and expand their business opportunities."

Said Enterprise Singapore executive director of lifestyle and consumer Kee Ai Nah:"Despite differences in organisational structure and business scale, micro SMEs and corporates may have complementary values that could be mutually beneficial."Most micro SMEs are nimble and could commit to partnerships with Swedish corporates, and facilitate knowledge exchange and capability building, such as in digitalisation." headtopics.com

Apart from the advertising campaign and Fika4Good, SwedCham is also working with some member companies to support Workforce Singapore's mid-career programme.BT is now on Telegram! Read more: The Business Times »

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