The Swedish Energy Agency looks to the east

On 4-6 December, the Swedish Energy Agency participated in the Sweden Indo-Pacific Business Summit. Decision-makers, representatives from business and the innovation ecosystem in the Indo-Pacific region and Sweden gathered in Singapore.

People at Sweden Indo-Pacific Business Summit

Robert Andrén, Darja Isaksson, Johan Forssell, Anders Sjöberg and Jan Larsson.

One of the main items on the agenda at the Sweden Indo-Pacific Business Summit was how Sweden and Singapore can work together to create sustainable and climate-resilient cities that are also hubs for innovation. Furthermore, focus was on cooperation and business opportunities linked to mega projects in energy, transport and other social infrastructure in the region.

Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell and Swedish Ambassador inSingapore Anders Sjöberg highlighted how well Sweden is positioned as a strategic innovation partner to the region.

Growth through green and digital transitions

Strengthened cooperation with India, Indonesia and other countries in the Indo-Pacific region is part of Sweden’s new strategy for foreign trade, investment and global competitiveness.

"For several years, the Swedish Energy Agency has been active in the region through our accelerator programmes in India, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. Our ambition is to continue to be a driving force and accelerate the number of partnerships in the energy and climate area. Sweden has the opportunity to make a big difference and promote the twin transition", says Robert Andrén, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency.

During the conference, the participants were able to get insight into two major investment projects that will contribute to growth in the region. Changi Airport in Singapore is future-proofing its capacity and role as a leading aviation hub. At the same time, Tuas Port in Singapore is being transformed into a green and smart port node by investing billions in sustainability and digitalisation.

New accelerator programme

While the Sweden Indo-Pacific Business Summit was taking place, the Swedish Energy Agency's new Business Accelerator Programme Southeast Asia premiered. A delegation consisting of eleven companies had the opportunity to attend the conference and further broaden their insights and contacts.

The companies' solutions range from ocean power, smart grids and energy-efficient air conditioning solutions, to shipping, biogas production and forest inventories.

Representanter från Energimyndigheten tillsammans med de svenska företagen på plats i Singapore.

Representatives from the Swedish Energy Agency together with the Swedish companies in Singapore.