Ramco has announced that it is to set up an Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Workforce Innovation in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of the new centre is to attract talent from across Australia to work on innovative technology for HR. Last year Melbourne was crowned Australia’s tech capital by the Australian Business Review, that followed the announcement of a four year plan by the City of Melbourne. The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC said: ”Our vision is for Melbourne to be recognised as the number one destination for start-ups and entrepreneurs to ‘start, grow and go global’, across Australia and Asia.”.Read more
The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) has for decades devoted itself to boosting bilateral ties between Taiwanese and Dutch institutions in various fields, from agriculture to renewable energy. NTIO Representative Guy Wittich discussed how the Netherlands is moving toward a circular economy and strengthening its relations with Taiwan in an interview with ‘Taipei Times’ staff reporter Kuo Chia-erh in Taipei on Jan. 17
Taipei Times (TT): How is the Netherlands turning circular economy from a nice idea into reality?Read more
Five multinational companies with an Ottawa presence are partnering with federal and provincial governments to put Ontario and Quebec on the forefront of fifth-generation network tech.
Ciena, Ericsson, Thales, IBM and CGI will spend $200 million over the next five years on research in an Ontario-Quebec corridor focused on developing 5G technology. The federal government and both provincial governments will match those funds with $67.7 million each.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and Taichung ranked higher than any city in China, including the tier one cities of Shanghai and Beijing, in Mercer's quality of living ranking released yesterday (March 20).
Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm, yesterday released it's 20th annual "Quality of Living Ranking," with Vienna taking the top spot for the ninth year in a row, followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), Munich (4), Vancouver (5), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva (8), Copenhagen (9) and Basel (10) rounding out the top ten.Read more
A new 100,000-square-foot expansion to Organigram’s Moncton production facility officially opened on Tuesday.
Organigram currently has 135,000 square feet of production space, allowing it to grow 22 million grams of marijuana a year. That's one of the 50 strains currently being produced at the Moncton facility.
It took just over a year to complete phase two. Phase three could be finished by May, and phases four and five will be closer to 2020.Read more
There is something about Rachel Downie’s voice that suggests she is going to make a difference in the vexed and troubled area of school bullying.
Ms Downie has been a teacher, a head of school and a deputy principal in a 23-year career in education.
She is the mother of two adult daughters.Read more
A live weapons testing range, the latest high-tech security, an all-weather vehicle test track and specialty laser-testing equipment will all be in place when Australia’s latest centre for military vehicles opens at the Redbank Industrial Estate in 2020.
Small and medium gauge ammunition and explosives will be stored at a purpose-built armoury on the site and fire treatment facilities will be the very latest, because of the high threat of fire at a military complex.Read more
Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex and Stockholm Exergi (formerly Fortum Värme), the city’s district heating supplier, announced this week that they have have signed a large-scale heat re-use agreement.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’ most valuable tech giant joins Microsoft and AWS to tap into Taiwan’s talent pool to pursue promising developments of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Google Taiwan announced a plan on Monday to launch a project that is set to establish a new research and development unit in Taiwan dedicated to artificial intelligence. The project will be recruiting local talent to meet its ambitious AI projects, but the number of the new positions to be created has yet to be announced.Read more
A high-tech neighbourhood designed by Google’s sibling company has been pegged as a way for Toronto to become a hub in the burgeoning field of urban innovation.
“From a very practical perspective on an economic development basis, the smart cities or urban innovation area is a booming area that some would say is a $25 trillion dollar opportunity worldwide,” said Kristina Verner, vice president of innovation, sustainability and prosperity at Waterfront Toronto.Read more