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
Arlington County is the hardest-working “city” in the United States, at least according to a new set of rankings.
The financial website SmartAsset has Arlington ranked No. 1 on its list of the “hardest-working cities in America.” The website ranked 113 U.S. cities by labor market data on the average number of hours worked in a week and the average number of weeks worked per year.Read more
Rev1 Ventures backs startups beginning at proof-of-concept.
Rev1 Ventures this morning announced that it has raised $22 million for a new fund focused on seed-stage startups in Columbus, Ohio. Among the investors are local institutions like Ohio State University, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Cardinal Health (CAH -0.40%), Worthington Industries (WOR -0.92%) and The Columbus Foundation.Read more
In A City Creating the Future, Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of Eindhoven, takes the reader on a journey into the future. He demonstrates the inadequacy of current social, political and economic systems to deal with the problems of that future. These are huge challenges, the Grand Challenges.
Food, energy, climate, mobility, water and health care are global problems which desperately need solutions. The old system of the vertical world, with its cumbersome institutions, sluggish government, unwieldy decision-making, ideological conflicts and top-down approach has been shown to fall short, unable to provide answers. The reason for this is that change, and technological change, is going faster that the prevailing constitution's capacity to deal with it.Read more
IPSWICH has been named the state's leader in innovation and technology.
The city's commitment to fostering new start-ups through the Firestation 101 innovation hub has also put us in the box seat to win a significant amount of funding.Read more