Sidewalk Labs' smart neighborhood in Toronto is edging closer to becoming a reality after it revealed the initial draft plan for the site. It's proposing that Quayside should be focused around 12 mass-timber buildings, with a maximum height of 30 stories and a mix of residential, retail and commercial spaces in each.
The plan seeks to address some of Toronto's key urban issues, such as congested roads, expensive housing and job creation. It earmarks at least 20 percent of residential units for affordable housing (and 40 percent below-market rate housing overall) and 50 percent as rental units for the 5,000 or so residents it hopes will live there.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the trade war between the U.S. and China looks to continue to ramp up, Taiwanese tech companies are starting to pull out of China and shift production to the northern Taiwanese city of Taoyuan, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Though Taoyuan had suffered from a flight of industries to China over the decades, like the rest of Taiwan, the trend appears to be reversing as Taiwanese companies scramble to try to dodge current and potential future tariffs on tech gadgets made in China. Many Taiwanese companies are choosing Taoyuan because of the proximity of Taiwan's largest international airport, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and existing facilities at their disposal.Read more
Imagine being a patient in a hospital without doctors.
Well, that scenario is currently playing itself out at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., thanks to Maple, a trailblazing tele-medicine provider based in Toronto.
The three-year-old company has been conducting a six-month pilot project of tele-rounding — meaning a doctor’s rounds are done via video teleconference — at the hospital located in a rural area of the province since August.Read more
A Canadian startup backed by BlackBerry Ltd. co-founder Mike Lazaridis has raised $10 million to fund further growth.
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Shasta Ventures led the investment round in Isara Corp., which sells encryption technology to protect data from the threat of hackers armed with quantum computers.Read more
There’s a new addition to the business landscape in Stratford.
Trillium Hatchery Inc. held a ribbon cutting-cutting ceremony at their 70-thousand square foot facility in the city’s Wright Business Park on Tuesday.
The city says the facility is a $25 million dollar investment which will generate economic opportunities in Stratford and across Ontario.Read more
Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) is in Germany, where he has already presented an overview of the business landscape and prognosis to a group of German entrepreneurs considering, or already, investing in Estonia.
Speaking at Monday's summit, Mr Ratas stressed Germany's industrial strength and orientation towards innovation, encouraging the audience to adopt yet further technological and innovation-intensive business models.
Toronto may not have won the right to host Amazon's next corporate headquarters, but Mayor John Tory says taking part in the competition nonetheless represented a victory.
In a statement on Tuesday, Tory said the process of bidding for Amazon's huge expansion, dubbed HQ2, has raised the city's profile around the world as a tech hub.Read more
As the Sunshine Coast’s reputation as the nation’s hotspot for innovation continues to grow, its local government has set a new benchmark for community engagement on planning and development matters with the launch of Development.i.
Developed in-house, Sunshine Coast Council’s Development.i sets a new standard for public information and engagement through DA tracking systems.Read more
The Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has been preparing for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, a trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies, which will see around 500 vehicles retrofitted with C-ITS devices from late 2019.
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have embarked on an exciting project to trial Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot will consider how C-ITS can makes roads and road users safer, and contribute towards a vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries on the state’s roads. As part of the Pilot, TMR will develop Australia’s first Security Credential Management System (SCMS) for C-ITS (Vehicle 2 Everything – V2X). The pilot will also act as a feasibility study, laying the technical foundations for the future generation of smart transport infrastructure.Read more
In recent years, we have seamlessly progressed towards connected-communities. As such, an ever-increasing wave of new smart products is meshing into our lives. Welcome to the new era of Smart Society.
Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus (HTC) currently holds the top spot on Innovation in Europe. As a matter of fact, HTC is quickly becoming the driving force on several key technologies in the global arena.Read more