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
Dublin, a quaint suburb in Ohio’s capital, Columbus has been quietly and efficiently pursuing a blockchain project focused on personal identity.
This was revealed through a request for proposal (RFP) document published last month. This makes Dublin join the list of many municipal governments who are trying to explore the various possibilities offered by blockchain.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, Taiwan has been declared one the most livable cities in 2018 by the BBC in a recent report based on an analysis by the Economist's Intelligence Unit.
According to the report, Taipei ranks as the 58th most livable city in the world, and is among the top five cities which have demonstrated continuous improvement in quality of life over the past 10 years.Read more
The 23 Ottawa companies on the 2018 Growth grew their revenues an average of 450% between 2012 and 2017. Collectively they employed 1,148 full time-equivalent employees in 2017.
Here is the complete list of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies for 2018.
1. Martello Technologies
Growth 500: 28
Growth (2012–2017): 2231%
Revenue (2017): $5–10 million
Headquarters: Ottawa, Ont.
What it does: Develops performance management software for communications systems
A non-invasive sensor that detects events in rooms without the use of cameras, a technology that converts text manuals into interactive Augmented Reality trainings and a voice recognition software that recognizes 50 different emotions to enable empathic human-machine interaction – these are just three out of 25 outstanding technologies that are nominated for the EIT Digital Challenge final.Read more
Uber plans to open a new engineering office in Toronto early next year.
The company said Thursday it is expanding its corporate presence in Canada where it expects to create hundreds of new tech and engineering jobs. It plans to invest more than 200 million Canadian dollars (about $150 million) in the region over the next five years.
Canada will become the transportation company's eighth engineering hub outside the United States.Read more
CALGARY—Class is in session for some of Calgary’s K-12 teachers. Only this time, they’re the students.
Canada Learning Code, an organization committed to teaching code to citizens spanning multiple generations and demographics, is hosting a day-long workshop on Saturday geared towards teaching educators how to code.Read more