While the New Brunswick startup community is growing – leagues ahead of where it was before companies like Radian6 and Q1 Labs put the region on the map for outside investors – unrealized promise remains, industry leaders say.
"There is capital here," said Larry Shaw, CEO of Ignite Fredericton and Knowledge Park.Read more
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre outlined Monday what he called a "concrete action plan" for making the city more family friendly and revitalizing its waterfront.
His announcement was meant to detail how his administration would deliver on its 15-year development strategy for the city, made public last year.Read more
A delegation comprised of Taoyuan City Government officials, China Airlines Chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan, and Taoyuan International Airport Corporation President and CEO Shiau Deng-ke, led by Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, visited the United States from July 4 to July 15 on the “2017 Taoyuan City Trade Delegation to the West Coast USA.”Read more
The intelligent electric vehicle industry, which employs more than 3,000 workers in some forty companies and thirty research centers, is set to grow steadily in Greater Montréal. Discover the advantages of this ecosystem as well as the attractiveness factors in this sector.Read more
Vancouver isn’t the only metropolis north of the border buzzing with tech.
Quebec’s largest city is becoming internationally renowned as a research hub for artificial intelligence. Google (GOOGL, -0.55%) last November established a new A.I. research group in its Montreal office, pledging to invest $4.5 million over three years in the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, an A.I. research lab at the University of Montreal. And earlier this year, Microsoft doubled the size of its local A.I. research group. The tech giant also pledged $6 million to the University of Montreal and $1 million to McGill University over the next five years. Outside of A.I., Amazon (AMZN, +1.02%) houses massive cloud data centers nearby.Read more
Having long dispatched its provincial rival in Saint John, figures show Moncton has now chased down the region's two largest cities to command the most commercial and industrial development money in Atlantic Canada.
"To think that in recent quarters we've been challenging or surpassing Halifax, I think that's pretty impressive company to be keeping," said Kevin Silliker, Moncton's director of economic development.Read more
TALLINN, July 17 (Xinhua) -- European delegates for the Digital Single Market Conference Monday explored the chances and challenges of digital solutions for the EU to maximize the growth potential of the data economy.
Addressing the welcoming plenary, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas stressed that Europe needs clear rules and efficient control to carry out the free movement of data.Read more
The Dutch city of Eindhoven just selected MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) to create Nieuw Bergen – a super green block of homes and businesses topped with living roofs and solar panels. Located in the inner city area around Deken van Someren Street, the project’s seven buildings will comprise 240 new homes, 1,700 square meters of commercial space, 270 square meters of urban farming, and underground parking.Read more
Never during his five years teaching technology at Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton had Adam Binet seen his students so eager to work on a project as they were with the Blue Kits.
These starter kits teach students about cybersecurity and the internet of things, a concept that describes how more and more everyday objects are connected to the internet and enabled to send and receive data.
"This cutting edge technology gave [students] a different hands-on experience," said Binet.Read more
Two self-driving passenger vans that will be carrying passengers between Viru Square and the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) until the end of August arrived in Tallinn on Friday.
Bringing the two Easymile vehicles to Tallinn for one and a half months costs some €100,000, two thirds of which is covered by the private sector, Valdek Laur, adviser to the Estonian presidency of the EU Council on digital solutions, told BNS.Read more