Taipei Hosts EU Investment Forum for 15 Member States
EU member countries on Tuesday next week are to hold their first forum in Taipei to pitch investment opportunities directly to Taiwanese companies, with the top EU envoy encouraging local businesses to play an important role in Europe’s post-pandemic economic development.
It is in the interest of Taiwanese companies to increase their presence in Europe, especially as global supply chains are being restructured due to the COVID-19 pandemic, European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan Director Filip Grzegorzewski said on Friday.Read more
Dublin-based IGS Energy Commits to Helping Build a Healthier Planet by Going Green for Good
DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world continues to navigate through the worst global health crisis in a century and people ponder their own health and how to take charge of it, IGS Energy is embracing its role and responsibility to help create a healthier planet.
To help lead the fight against climate change, the Ohio-based energy company today announced its goal of becoming a completely carbon-neutral energy provider by 2040. The company's first major step in doing so is to provide 100% renewable electricity and carbon-neutral natural gas to all new residential consumers beginning today.Read more
Proptech Startup SwiftCTRL Selects Montréal for New Engineering Office and R&D Centre
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - SwiftCTRL Technologies Canada Inc., an employee-owned affiliate of New York-based Proptech company, SwiftCTRL Inc. ("SwiftCTRL"), is establishing its first engineering office and research and development centre in Montréal. The newly opened centre will mostly focus on the development of the company's commercial office access control and visitor management interfaces to allow property owners and enterprises to efficiently and safely provision building entry in a post-Covid world.
Chip Kruger, Chief Executive Officer of SwiftCTRL, is making his second investment in Montréal to capitalize on the city's know-how and the unparalleled advantages it has to offer. Chip's previous company, Waltz, a venture-backed mobile access control company, had a Montréal subsidiary in 2016, before being acquired in 2019.Read more
Planet Hatch And The Cap Partner On Co-Working Space In Downtown Fredericton
FREDERICTON – Starting August 31, entrepreneurs will have a co-working space in the downtown core that will provide support to early-stage entrepreneurs and startups.
“The Nest” is a collaboration between Planet Hatch and The Cap and will provide entrepreneurs with a working space, business counselling, funding, programs, and events.
“Even in a small town like Fredericton, there can be a barrier of proximity or geographical location,” said Adam Peabody, director of Planet Hatch.
“And so, what we had been told by some [entrepreneurs is] … that they had hoped that we would be able to provide a home for them as well and most of them are in the downtown business district.”Read more
Unblock Analysis leads startup teams in New Taipei City to capture 5G-enabled opportunities
With 5G services kicking off in Taiwan in July 2020, cloud applications and IoT innovations are rapidly rolling out. NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center founded by New Taipei City Government, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and FCC Partners Inc held its third Demo Day: The Innovators 3 on July 15, with Chee Ching, general manager, FarEasTone (FET) Telecom, delivering a speech shedding light on 5G opportunities, and Unblock Analysis winning The Startup with Most Investment-Potential award for its innovative cloud system Know Your Transaction (KYT).
Unblock Analysis said its KYT checks details of every online transaction conducted all over the world using artificial intelligence (AI), providing comprehensive services encompassing everything from basic name verification to client risk identification. It traces blockchain and cryptocurrency transactions to counter against money laundering. Nicknamed "Sherlock Holmes of the digital world," Unblock Analysis will represent Taiwan to participate in the establishment of standards for anti-money laundering at the 2020 G20 Summit.Read more
Australia’s Newest Carrier Lands in the Sunshine State
Maroochydore, Wednesday 22 July 2020: A better connected South-East Queensland (SEQ) has arrived.
OneQode, Australia’s first carrier to deploy equipment and commence operations out of the Sunshine Coast Cable Landing Station (CLS), is now ready to launch its digital services from the Sunshine Coast direct to its Brisbane CBD Points of Presence (Equinix BR1 & NextDC B2). With the lowest latency path to East Asia from Brisbane, this network is set to provide unparalleled speed to all Queenslanders – ushering in a new era of internet connectivity.Read more
Fujitsu Builds Smart City Infrastructure for Dublin, Ohio
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. has completed deployment of a CBRS-enabled, Smart Parking pilot application for citizens of Dublin, Ohio. The trial, which is part of the broader Connected Dublin initiative, aims to improve local business success and lower carbon emissions by measuring and analyzing parking patterns and making those insights visible to community leaders and residents.
"The Smart Parking application will provide real-time parking lot occupancy to residents and visitors, allowing better customer access to local businesses, and lower drive times," said Doug McCollough, chief information officer at the City of Dublin, Ohio. "Through technology and infrastructure delivered by Fujitsu, we are exploring new ways to keep our citizens connected."Read more
Fredericton's virtual 'living library' gives immigrants a voice
When Inem Nsimah uprooted her life in Kenya for a career change in New Brunswick, she was warmly welcomed by her new co-workers. But when the work day ended she felt alone.
"I suddenly became afraid, because I was happy in the day working, but at evenings I was very lonely," she said. "And I started doubting that decision."
She would like Frederictonians to learn the challenges of joining the community as a newcomer.Read more
Behavox Deepens Investment in Canada By Expanding Montréal Presence
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Behavox, which provides the world’s only AI-based data operating platform that enables enterprises to aggregate, analyze, and act on their entire organization's data, announced today that it has expanded its presence in Canada, opening a larger office at Maison Manuvie in Montréal, Québec, to accommodate continued hiring of engineering, data science, and product development teams.
Behavox opened its first office in Montréal in 2018 to capitalize on the city’s technology talent. Expanding its presence in Montréal represents a key part of Behavox’s investment in Canada as it helps the city and country become one of the world’s top AI and machine learning talent centers. The expanded office, which can house 400 employees, also serves as a major innovation and operational center for growing Behavox’s global business at scale. Behavox is actively hiring and plans to fill the office to capacity later next year.Read more
Taoyuan aspiring to become smart city for logistics
To demonstrate its smart city solutions to other cities worldwide, the local government of Taoyuan, Taiwan signed contracts with Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), a network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development, to become the chair for ICLEI's first international EcoLogistics community in 2019. Taoyuan also established the EcoLogistics Community Chair Office in March 2020.
The deputy secretary-general of the Taoyuan municipal government and CEO of the office, Jiunn-Ming Chiou, pointed out that the city has a comprehensive logistics industry surrounding the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the largest international airport in Taiwan.Read more