On March 6, in front of a big audience attracted by this event, André SANTINI, Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Member of Parliament, with high representatives of the funding entity “Societé du Grand Paris” and other project partners (Cisco, Colas, Indigo and Transdev), launched and presented to the press the pilot aiming to show how new solutions exist to promote sustainable and modern solutions for urban travels.
This experiment is part of one of the most ambitious European projects around mobility, the Grand Paris Express, will lead to the construction of an automated metro in the Paris Region up to 2030. This project will highly improve the public transports offer, but it will make necessary to do many road works to build more than 200 km of metro and 68 new stations. Its impact of congestion may be unpredictable and it makes necessary to find solutions to avoid congestion and any parking issues.Read more
The head of Calgary Economic Development is in California this week, hoping to lure tech companies further north.
Mary Moran says Calgary has the potential to be the next Silicon Valley — though another Canadian region between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo is already laying claim to the title "Silicon Valley North."Read more
Danish company Blip Systems said it has signed a big data agreement with Trafik Stockholm, which is run by national highway authority Trafikverket and by the boroughs of Stockholm and Nacka. Trafik Stockholm will deploy BlipTrack to provide travel time and flow data to help alleviate congestion and supply road users with live information. Blip Track will be installed and organised by Danish company Dynniq.Read more
A WORLD-FIRST food production plant will open in Ipswich today, creating 120 jobs.
Queensland-based eggs producer Sunny Queen Australia has spent more than $40 million on the new headquarters and production facility at Carole Park.
It will turn out 1100 tonnes of prepared egg-based meals a year for health and aged care facilities, the defence force, mining company camps, airlines and workplace cafes.Read more
OULU, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nokia and the University of Oulu have strengthened their collaboration by establishing a new research and training center focusing on work around wireless infrastructure for 5G and beyond.
The Nokia Bell Labs and University of Oulu Joint Center for Future Connectivity collaboration agreement was signed on 10 February 2017. The center aims to be a world leader in developing future 10X technologies – disruptive ideas with ten times greater impact than the state of the art today – for the new digital era, where networks will have seemingly infinite capacity, much greater energy efficiency, heightened application awareness and built-in self-optimization.Read more
Canadian scientists have received $11 million to advance research into cancer immunotherapy, much of it conducted in Ottawa, including a promising treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight leukemia and other blood cancers.
The announcement, made Wednesday by the federally funded BioCanRx network, is designed to build both the scientific and manufacturing capacity required to launch Canadian-based human clinical trials of CAR-T cell therapy.Read more
At the 650-bed Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, CIO Peter Bak has been leading an initiative that has already shown important results in terms of leveraging a variety of technologies in order to enhance clinician and staff effectiveness and improve patient outcomes. The building of a new replacement facility that consolidated what had been three separate campuses with aging legacy facilities, led to both opportunities and challenges, in terms of how the healthcare professionals at Humber River might move forward in the context of overall digital transformation. After a vendor selection process, Bak and his colleagues ended up choosing to partner with the Toronto-based vendor ThoughtWire, in order to build the kind of “app-oriented platform” that Bak was looking for in order to maximize the efficiency of physical resources and to optimize the efficiency of the physical activity of clinical and non-clinical staff in the new facility.Read more
PROMOTE it and they will come.
That is the message coming through loud and clear from Tourism Research Australia's national visitor survey for the 12 months to September of 2016, which has seen a 23% increase in domestic overnight visitors to Ipswich.Read more
E-voting has emerged as an area with many applications, including shareholder voting, according to a Nasdaq report by Richard DeMarinis, principal software engineer at Nasdaq’s enterprise architecture and Heidi Uustalu, head of Nasdaq Tallinn issuer services, and Frederik Voss, head of Nasdaq blockchain strategy.
Nasdaq announced interest in 2016 in a new e-voting platform using blockchain technology on its Tallinn exchange in Estonia. The project leveraged digital ID solutions used by the government to provide ID cards to foreigners through the country’s e-Residency program.Read more
Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, has set out plans to build a renewable energy-powered datacentre hub in the district of Kista, whose waste heat will be used to help warm thousands of homes in the local area.
The city has formed a consortium with several infrastructure companies from the region (Fortum Värme, Ellevio and Stokab), which will operate as Stockholm Data Parks, providing the power, cooling, heat recovery and the dark fibre networking capacity needed to make the project possible.Read more