Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur is proud to announce the Sweden Malaysia Innovation Days on 6-10 May.
The backdrop for this event is Malaysia’s strive to become a more innovative country as declared by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Sweden has a solid reputation for being one of the most innovative countries in the world and is viewed by many countries as a role-model in creating a competitive and innovative economy. The Innovation Days will be a perfect opportunity to strengthen the already excellent relationship between Sweden and Malaysia.
Indie Youth Fest is the digital lifestyle and music festival, which has been a big hit for the past three years. This year, it's organised as a part of the 'Sweden Malaysia Innovation Days' forum and exhibition. Co-organiser Go International Group is working with Sweden Embassy of Kuala Lumpur who are in turn working with partners like IKEA, SAAB, BAE, Ericsson, Volvo Trucks, ABB, MHE-Demag, SKF, Scania, Volvo Cars, Electrolux, and Tetra Pak to give Malaysian youth a taste of Swedish culture.
Nobel Gala Dinner
The Innovation Days will kick-start with an exquisite Sweden Malaysia Nobel Gala Dinner at Hilton Hotel. Renowned Swedish Chef Michael Elfwing will prepare a gala dinner in the spirit of Nobel. The magnificent menu will be based on actual Nobel Prize Banquet menus. During the gala dinner, author and famous speaker Fredrik Härén will give a talk on innovation and will be joined by a high-level Malaysian speaker. There will also be entertainment from Swedish band, The Harvest and Malaysian artists. For info, contact the Malaysian-Swedish Business Association. Tel: 603-21434101 Email:
Indie Youth Fest is a digital lifestyle and music festival launched in 2008. For the festival in 2011, Sweden Embassy works closely together with Go International Group to create a festival that has a particular Swedish touch to it at Pavilion KL. Swedish music producer Patrik Larsson and singer songwriter duo, The Harvest will perform and collaborate with Malaysian singer songwriters at the FEYST Free Concert featuring over 40 local bands at Pavilion KL (6-8 May) & an intimate LIVE RECORDED gig at No Black Tie (9 May). Patrik Larsson and The Harvest will also participate at the FEYST Music Forum (8 May) and conduct workshops. A highlight will be the 48-hour FEYST Innovative Challenge.
The Innovation Exhibition at Pavilion KL will contain two parts:
i) An exhibition of cartoons on the theme of innovation from well-known Malaysian and Swedish cartoonists.
ii) An exhibition of innovative products from Swedish companies. Workshops and other activities for students (e.g. from Limkokwing University and Saito College) will also take place on 9 May.
The key event during the innovation days will be the Innovation Forum with distinguished Swedish and Malaysian speakers on innovation and creativity. The forum is co-organised between the Embassy and Malaysian partners (e.g. UNIK, Lim Kok Wing University, MDEC, MOSTI).