On Tueday morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid delivered the opening remarks at the two-day Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2017, which has brought together participants from 115 countries around the world.
"A quarter of a century ago, when Estonia restored its independent statehood, we were a poor country," Kaljulaid said in her opening remarks as published by the Office of the President. "The crucial question stood in front of us — how to overcome the legacy left to us by the Soviet occupation? Our response was — we need to build up a modern, efficient and democratic state. Radical reforms were carried out in all walks of life. The forward-looking idea was to harness the innovative potential of information and communication technology (ICT). Neither we nor anyone else knew 20 years ago how important the internet and ICT would become and what role it would play in the organization of state and society.Read more
The symposium, a critical part of the German G20 Presidency’s drive to leverage emerging digital and financial technology to advance green finance, will see many new ventures launched with the Stockholm Green Finance Initiative being one of the trailblazers. A bold new venture to encourage green digital finance initiatives has been launched at the G20 Green Invest symposium currently taking place in Berlin -Stockholm Green Digital Finance.
Meeting the UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030 deadline requires trillions of dollars of private investment. Sustainable economies require solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, fight climate change and reduce pollution. These present potential investment opportunities to investors. Yet, actual capital redeployment to deliver solutions to these urgent challenges remains limited.Read more
IPSWICH has been recognised as a national leader in innovation for its work to establish startup hub Fire Station 101.
Ipswich City Council took out the Innovative Management Initiative Award at the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress event held in Hobart overnight.Read more
A new accelerator program being run by Canada’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is hoping to find technologists in the quantum machine learning field who want to become founders and give them access to cutting-edge equipment to make their projects into companies. The program will be run out of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and will include investment from venture funds Bloomberg Beta, Data Collective and Spectrum 28.Read more
The TD bank is expanding its presence in New Brunswick with the announcement of a new business services centre in Moncton.
The centre, which is scheduled to open in 2019, promises up to 575 jobs within six years.Read more
HIMSS Europe joins the team for innovative eHealth event to take place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2017
TALLINN, ESTONIA - (HealthTech Wire / News) - The high-level conference will address how digital technologies and the wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare. Through a combination of educational sessions, interactive workshops and valuable networking opportunities, the conference will not only showcase already existing digital health solutions, but also use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that citizen-centric health services and systems are genuinely valuable. Ultimately, the showcases will confirm that the future has already arrived and needs to be made available to all Europeans.Read more
Toronto police officers now have an app that will help them connect someone experiencing a mental health crisis with the support services closest to them.
But the hope, one of its creators says, is that the public starts using the app — which pinpoints the user's location and generates a map of services — to prevent an emergency.Read more
UC Riverside and SoCalGas Announce Opening of New Research Center Center for Renewable Natural Gas focuses on reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy in California
The University of California, Riverside and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today marked the establishment of a new Center for Renewable Natural Gas. The Center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies. It was funded in part by SoCalGas with a matching donation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and is part of UC Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT).Read more
Riverside has found a startup champion in Taj Ahmad Eldridge.
In his new appointment to head the 2-year-old ExCITE (Center for Innovation Technology & Entrepreneurship) Program, Eldridge is working to recruit new venture partners and entrepreneurs, create workshops and refashion ExCITE.Read more
A draft growth strategy for Fredericton to be released at a public meeting Monday calls for bringing under-used land in the city's core to life.
The presentation by Imagine Fredericton, the name given to the planning process, will showcase highlights of the draft strategy, which could guide the city's development for the next 25 years.Read more