In March 2017, John G. Jung presented to City of Prospect and Eastern Region Alliance Councils on what it means to be an intelligent community. City of Prospect, a five time accredited Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) Smart City, also hosted a collaborative tour of Little City Studio, Blackfriars Priory School and Prospect Primary School.
“Economic development is everyone’s responsibility and it is so inspiring to be part of a council that is committed to continuing the transformation of our local economy. Digital technologies are just one dimension of the range of improvements we have implemented and will continue to pursue for our community. We have a relentless focus on supporting our micro and small business sector because we know every new job and every new service we can encourage and support provides multiple benefits for our local community,” said City of Prospect Mayor David O’Loughlin.Read more
In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new office development aiming to be one of the most energy efficient in Canada. What will be a LEED Platinum, net-positive office building that produces more energy than it consumes every year, is also known as Evolv1, a name that serves as a metaphor to its surroundings.
Situated within the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) in the Idea Quarter, near a 270-acre environmental reserve, the construction site neighbours forward-thinking tenants involved in everything from bio-technology and solar-power to the automotive industry and agri-food. The R+T Park is also home to the largest privately-owned green roof in southwestern Ontario, which, at the time it was built ten years ago, was the largest in Canada.Read more
The first commercial flying car in the world, by company PAL-V in Raamsdonksveer, will be sold for one day only in the Eindhoven branch of Media Markt on Wednesday, April 26th, the electronics chain announced on Tuesday, Omroep Brabant reports.Read more
Contraception is accessible and we’re tolerant of immigrants, friendly toward the LGBTQ+ community and we have a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of music festivals.
Those five attributes helped Montreal rank 15th in a comparison of the 100 “best cities for millennials,” made public Wednesday by Nestpick, a German-based apartment-rental company.Read more
Here in the North, aquaculture and greenhouse farming ecosystems might well be the next big success story. Now, OIA’s Industry 2026 ecosystem in cooperation with Laitakarin Kala Oy is paving the way for the food production of the future by utilising latest industry innovations.
By 2030, the world needs 50 % more food, 45 % more energy and 30 % more water. This increase in demand creates pressure on supply. Additionally, it creates pressure for food safety and domestic food production, in the areas where production conditions are harsh. Currently in Finland, of all the fish sold on the market, two thirds is imported.Read more
With digitalisation, a sizeable amount of patient data, both new and old, is entered into various digital patient data management systems. The key to successful and high-quality care lies in integration between systems. OYS TestLab, one of OuluHealth’s test environments, allows system integration to be tested in a genuine environment with systems such as Tieto’s Lifecare and Oulu University Hospital’s Esko system.
OuluHealth ecosystem, part of Oulu Innovation Alliance, is home to three versatile test environments for testing both health technology and services with the help of professionals. The significant network of health technology companies are also part of OuluHealth.Read more
Oulu has an astonishing track record in ICT and a bright future with 5G on the horizon. ICT is not all about fast networks and the latest bells and whistles – it is also about creating groundbreaking ways in which to utilise ICT. In Oulu, one such disruption is brewing.
Financial technology, FinTech for short, is the rising star in both finance and ICT. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s research professor Heikki Ailisto says Oulu could be the hub of FinTech in Northern Europe.Read more
Moncton has peddled its low cost-of-living and maritime charm to prospective employees before, but in the days after the U.S. election the New Brunswick city took its pitch to a new audience — Americans.
At the centre of the pitch to would-be workers, an ad portraying the fictional Uncle Sam with a Canadian flag in the background. The caption below: "Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, Wants You!"Read more
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Serendipity Labs Coworking has signed two new leases for its coworking office space concept in Columbus. The first location is slated to open this summer in the Fifth Third Center at 21 E. State St. and consists of 14,000 square feet. The second location includes the new construction of 22,000 square feet at 900 N. High St. Renascent Hospitality, owned by Columbus natives Trevor Warner and Scott Somerville, will own and manage the Serendipity Labs in Columbus.Read more
The next government needs to invest billions of euros in stimulating the technology industry in Eindhoven, according to an alliance of local companies, universities and councils, news agency ANP reported.
The Brainport Development alliance says €10.5bn is needed to boost the region and that the next government should fund the bulk of this. Representatives are in The Hague on Wednesday to outline their plans to officials, ANP said.Read more