A team of Ottawa researchers is getting ready to launch a new series of clinical trials following a significant investment from the private sector.
On Wednesday, Turnstone Biologics Inc. announced it had received a $41.4 million dollar investment from venture capital firms in the United States. The start-up was launched last year by a team of researchers after about 15 years of research into viral therapy for cancer patients.Read more
Eliminating particulate matter from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven can result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50%. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) came to this conclusion on the basis of air flow models and computer simulations of the city center. The simulations prove the effectiveness of an initiative by the environmental innovation company ENS Technology to use underground car parks as air purification sites, or 'lungs of the city.'Read more
FREDERICTON –Ignite Fredericton and Planet Hatch, in conjunction with Knowledge Park, have formed a soft landing zone partnership with Walnut Accelerator. The agreement is the first of its kind between an organization in Atlantic Canada and Western China.
Walnut Accelerator is a Chengdu-based incubation/acceleration organization focused on supporting the growth of high-tech companies and innovation. The agreement will enable start-ups and growth stage companies to locate within each other’s respective acceleration spaces, creating a more supportive environment for trade and investment activity. The partnership commits both organizations to make programs, services and preferential rates available to each other’s companies.Read more
The Executive Yuan yesterday approved a proposal to build a “green” energy park in the Shalun area (沙崙) in Tainan’s Gueiren District (歸仁) to attract NT$1.2 trillion (US$37.93 billion) in investment in the renewable energy industry.
The 22-hectare park near the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Tainan Station will comprise a 5-hectare joint research center and a 17-hectare testing facility that will be operated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.Read more
When Kelly Bruce was laid off from her job, it ended a 17-year career working in the oilpatch corporate office towers in downtown Calgary. The news came on a Wednesday in January, and at first she was in shock. The next day she was angry. By Friday, she was over it and knew exactly what she was going to do next.
Using her severance pay, Bruce turned her online stationery store from a hobby into a new career.Read more
A new University of California, Riverside-driven effort launching Wednesday will help turn Inland Empire entrepreneurs’ and innovators’ ideas into reality.
The Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center, or Riverside EPIC, will be a launch pad for entrepreneurs and startup companies, providing resources for training, mentors and connections to investors and partners. The official kickoff is 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside County Administration Center at 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside.Read more
Hibernia Networks Expands Presence at Fibre Centre in Moncton, NB, Canada, Offering High Performance Connectivity Services Linking Key Commercial Centers in North America
Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high speed telecommunications services, today announces that it has expanded its Point-of-Presence (PoP) for Optical, Ethernet and IP services at Fibre Centre, a network-neutral data center and meet-me-room located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to providing access to Hibernia Networks’ best-in-class IP Transit service with more than 800 peering interconnects, the PoP location facilitates high performance and scalable Optical and Ethernet connectivity required by regional businesses seeking enhanced international reach.Read more
Ontario’s Waterloo Region to Pearson Airport corridor is well established as a technology and jobs powerhouse but much more transit infrastructure is needed so it can reach its full potential, delegates at the CityAge conference in Toronto were told recently.
The "Airport Megazone" is especially underserviced, noted representatives of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in attendance at CityAge on Oct. 6. It is Canada's second largest employer — second only to downtown Toronto — supporting 332,000 jobs, but since the airport is regulated federally, it's a relative dead zone in terms of public transit, with 90 per cent of all trips to Pearson made via automobile, the representatives explained.Read more
Estonia, 2016-10-21 12:52 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 21 October, in Allika Industrial Park, located in Saku Rural Municipality on the border of Tallinn, the cornerstone was laid to two important buildings: the production and storage facilities of HE and the production and storage building of Stera Group, the commercial producer of mechanical and electromechanical devices and components. In total, 12,700 m2 of floor area for various purposes will be constructed.Read more
Taiwan’s electronic toll collection system was honored for advancing cutting-edge smart transportation technologies by the Washington, D.C.-headquartered International Road Federation at the 2016 Global Road Achievement Awards Oct. 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Developed by Taipei City-based Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. Ltd., ETC won the Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems prize, with IRF President and CEO Patrick Sankey describing it as a “pioneering system” that has set a new bar in free-flow toll collection.Read more