Crossing in japan, seen from above. 2020

Nordic Innovation House Tokyo to open this summer

When Nordic Innovation in 2014 supported the first Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley, it gave Nordic companies the possibility of expanding to the USA where they were offered soft landing facilities to the American market. The house was followed by destinations in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

With access to capital and world-leading partners in several industries, Japan offers strategic opportunities beyond its borders, both globally but also as a major player in the Asian region. We believe that this new Nordic Innovation House will be as successful as the previous houses.

– Managing Director Svein Berg, Nordic Innovation

Now Nordic Innovation has signed a 3-year contract supporting a new house in Tokyo and an extension in San Francisco. The extension will be open from 2020 and Tokyo will open its doors this summer.

Image: Timo Volz, Unsplash

The houses also serve as a contribution to promoting the Nordic countries for foreign investment and talent. If you want to know more about the Nordic Innovation Houses, visit the official website here:

About the Nordic Innovation Houses

The Nordic Innovation Houses give Nordic businesses access and guidance into:

  • Local ecosystems, innovative environments and communities.
  • Networking events and promotional activities.
  • Co-working space, meeting rooms and networking facilities.

The Nordics in Tokyo

Tokyo metropolitan area with its 37 million inhabitants has lot to offer to Nordic companies. The Nordic Innovation House Tokyo will provide a unique opportunity for Nordic companies wanting a soft-landing spot in Japan.

With five Nordic Innovation Houses globally, entrepreneurs can connect to local ecosystems, while setting the Nordic region on the map to attract talent, business and investment to the region.

Marie Claire Maxwell, Business Sweden

Business Sweden is right now looking for a community director to help launch and run the new house in Tokyo.

Read about the Nordic Innovation House Hong Kong community director here.

You can read more about the position and apply here.


Portrait Mikael von Dorrien

Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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