Swedes are among the healthiest people in the world and are living longer as a result. While the nation's health service is envied around the globe, longer lifespans are increasing the strain on medical professionals.
TAIWAN: iStaging was named one of Taiwan's top 10 coolest and most promising technology start-ups by the government in March.
Founded eight years ago, the software company is a developer of augmented and virtual reality technologies. iStaging made a name for itself with an app that captures and creates a 360-degree virtual reality view of property and products on a mobile phone.
A new fifth-generation mobile network is to be launched at the campus of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) at the end of 2018 to help companies and startups develop new services and business models.
The network will be launched by the university; the Nordic telecommunications corporation, Telia; and Ericsson, a telecom hardware provider, Telia announced in a statement.Read more
QUEBEC CITY — Canadian biotech firm Medicago recently announced it has broken ground on a new commercial vaccine production facility in Quebec City.
The factory will come into operation in the winter of 2021 and the first doses of vaccines from the new plant are expected for the 2023 influenza season, said a Sept. 18 release.Read more
Barcelona is one of the world’s leading examples of Smart City developments. And that is even more so during the annual Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), from 12 to 15 November in that city. “It is the meeting place for companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, cities and knowledge and research centres involved in smart cities”, says Johann Beelen, who is helping to enthuse a Dutch delegation for the conference on behalf of Brainport Development. This year this delegation will be led by the Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma.
“Our goal is to present the offer and the added value of Dutch organisations and companies within the Smart City sector as concretely as possible”, says Johann Beelen. This is done along six different tracks:Read more
Four students from Memorial Composite High School (MCHS) are $500 richer after completing an entrepreneurship program.
The four students — Josiah Schmidt, Patryk Szmuc, Jaden Klassen and Taylor Crossman — were each awarded a $500 cheque on Sept. 12 after taking part in the Community Futures Seeds for Success program. Seeds for Success takes place once a year for students at MCHS and provides them with $500 to start developing and implement a small business. If the students are successful, they receive an additional $500 at the end of the program.Read more
OSHAWA, ONT. — Out of 16 metropolitan areas across Canada, the Conference Board of Canada forecasts the City of Oshawa, Ont.’s economic growth to be the highest in the country at 2.6 per cent.
Bolstered by a low unemployment rate, a growing population, relatively affordable housing and record levels of construction activity, 2018 is set to be another strong year for Oshawa, states a release issued by the city.Read more
(TNS) — The first self-driving shuttles in Ohio will hit the streets in Columbus this week.
May Mobility, a Michigan-based start-up, will operate the shuttles as part of an initiative announced in July by Smart Columbus and DriveOhio.
"We're proud to have the first self-driving shuttle in Ohio being tested on the streets of Columbus," Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said in a news release. "This pilot will shape future uses of this emerging technology in Columbus and the nation."Read more
Edmonton may be best known for industries like energy and government, but the city also boasts an entrepreneurial class that is burgeoning even as other sectors fluctuate.
The city’s business community taps into a number of industries and economic drivers, giving it strength, said Edmonton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Janet Riopel. And owners of those businesses are “very attuned to what’s going on,” she said.Read more
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has partnered with Singapore-based gridComm in a first-of-its-kind deployment of a streetlight management solution in Taiwan.
The solution aims to provide real-time monitoring of streetlight infrastructure, improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption from streetlights across Taiwan’s Taoyuan City.
"Street lighting continues to be an increasing expense on any major city’s maintenance and electricity budgets,” said Cheng Wen-Tsan, mayor of Taoyuan City.Read more