Tallinn Design Festival will celebrate its 11th edition next week, with the Estonian capital coming alive with an array of cultural hubs and design-based events.
Visitors to the festival can explore a wide range of exhibitions and showrooms held by both design schools and renowned professionals. The Redefining Design seminar will bring the opportunity to attend talks by innovative experts in the field, while the festival's traditional mainstays will also form part of this year's programme. These include the PechaKucha night, which allows designers to meet, connect and present their work; the auction; workshops for adults and children alike; talks and film screenings. The climax of the festival will be the Bruno Design Awards ceremony on 16 September.Read more
Tourism Calgary used a pedal-powered kiosk this summer to bring tourists and locals free, mobile Wi-Fi.
The kiosk, which was staffed by city guides, featured tablets and pamphlets on different things to do around Calgary.Read more
Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A long-delayed Taiwan cinema cultural park- aimed at promoting a revival of the once thriving local film industry -- got off the ground in New Taipei City's Xinzhuang District on Friday.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) signed an agreement to build the National Film Institute in the city.Read more
MONCTON – Atlantic Canada’s premiere event for both startups and investors is coming to the hub city this October.
Invest Atlantic is Atlantic Canada’s largest networking event for more than 300 startups, entrepreneurs and investors. This year’s event will take place Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 in Moncton.Read more
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.Read more
Artificial intelligence in the form of computers with quasi-human capabilities, as well as the demise of disabling and lethal brain diseases are two areas of research at Montreal universities poised for major breakthroughs after receiving a historic investment of more than $200 million from the federal government.
There were no back-to-school blues Tuesday at Montreal’s leading research institutions — Université de Montréal, McGill University, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal — which started the academic year by announcing a windfall of $213 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for three innovative and far-reaching projects.Read more
Cloud services platform provider Interoute has launched a new virtual data centre zone in Stockholm, following the launch of similar zones in Istanbul and Singapore earlier this year.
The move represents the “growing regional demand for fast local cloud services” in the Nordics, with Interoute already employing 100 workers in the region with offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.Read more
FuelCell Energy Announces Operations Commencement and Funding of a Wastewater Power Project Including Renewable Biogas Processing
DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra‐clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the completion of construction and commercial operation of a megawatt-class fuel cell power plant at the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant in Riverside, California. The project is structured so that the City of Riverside pays for power produced achieving immediate operating cost savings without any capital outlay and in a manner that supports the City’s sustainability goals.Read more
One of the founders of leading Swedish tech company Klarna has unveiled an ambitious new Stockholm hub designed to support tech entrepreneurs who are keen to solve social problems.
Niklas Adalberth has invested 170 million kronor ($19.85 million) into converting the old tram warehouse on Birger Jarlsgatan in central Stockholm into the 2,400 square metre Norrsken House.Read more
In a prior life, Joe DeLoss worked as a banking analyst, but today, his day job couldn't be more different. DeLoss owns the wildly popular Hot Chicken Takeover in Columbus, Ohio, serving up Nashville Hot Chicken, a spicy style of fried chicken.
But it's not the leap from banking to fast food that makes his story so interesting. It's the fact that his two-year-old restaurant is staffed by a nearly 50-person workforce that has largely experienced incarceration. Some employees have criminal arrest records, while others have served time for everything from misdemeanors to felonies. DeLoss admits they might be overlooked by other employers, but he's a firm believer in second chances. Make no mistake, though; it's no charity.Read more