HIMSS Europe joins the team for innovative eHealth event to take place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2017
TALLINN, ESTONIA - (HealthTech Wire / News) - The high-level conference will address how digital technologies and the wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare. Through a combination of educational sessions, interactive workshops and valuable networking opportunities, the conference will not only showcase already existing digital health solutions, but also use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that citizen-centric health services and systems are genuinely valuable. Ultimately, the showcases will confirm that the future has already arrived and needs to be made available to all Europeans.Read more
Toronto police officers now have an app that will help them connect someone experiencing a mental health crisis with the support services closest to them.
But the hope, one of its creators says, is that the public starts using the app — which pinpoints the user's location and generates a map of services — to prevent an emergency.Read more
UC Riverside and SoCalGas Announce Opening of New Research Center Center for Renewable Natural Gas focuses on reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy in California
The University of California, Riverside and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today marked the establishment of a new Center for Renewable Natural Gas. The Center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies. It was funded in part by SoCalGas with a matching donation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and is part of UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT).Read more
Riverside has found a startup champion in Taj Ahmad Eldridge.
In his new appointment to head the 2-year-old ExCITE (Center for Innovation Technology & Entrepreneurship) Program, Eldridge is working to recruit new venture partners and entrepreneurs, create workshops and refashion ExCITE.Read more
A draft growth strategy for Fredericton to be released at a public meeting Monday calls for bringing under-used land in the city's core to life.
The presentation by Imagine Fredericton, the name given to the planning process, will showcase highlights of the draft strategy, which could guide the city's development for the next 25 years.Read more
Visitors to Montreal's Olympic Park could, in the near future, be shuttled around its attractions in a driverless, electric bus.
Two French companies, Transdev and Keolis Canada, have been testing driverless buses around the Olympic Stadium ahead of the World Summit on Public Transit taking place at the Palais des congrès starting Monday.Read more
Planes, trains and driverless automobiles — it’s a future not far off for Calgary.
A pilot project to be presented to the city’s transportation committee Wednesday would, if approved, begin testing a low-speed autonomous shuttle service in the city in 2018.Read more
Immigration restrictions in the U.S. could hurt game companies in our country. It will limit the potential talent pool, making it difficult for top designers, programmers, and artists to come to this country to work. But Canada, and its looser immigration policies, can take in just about all the foreign workers it wants.
And this is one reason why Canada’s gaming scene is growing — the country now has 472 game companies, up by 143 since 2013 — and not just in the cities you would expect like Montreal or Vancouver.Read more
Nordic financial services giant Nordea is investing further in financial technology (fintech) collaboration by moving a number of staff into the Stockholm Fintech Hub to get closer to Sweden’s startup scene.
The bank wants its people to be close to fintech activity in the Swedish capital. “We want to be where the interaction is happening,” said Ewan MacLeod, chief digital officer at Nordea. “[We recognise] we don’t have all the good ideas and sometimes the good ideas come from outside. This is one way to ensure we are exposed to that and that we are open and participating.”Read more
Students in the tri-area will soon be riding in energy-efficient style to school.
A school bus company in Parkland County has introduced its first electric school bus.
Rental Bus Lines Ltd., which provides buses for Parkland School Division (PSD), has purchased the unique bus, which arrived two weeks ago and is being tested on several school bus routes.Read more