Today, more and more young people are exposed to the idea of travelling for work, with a recent study showing that half of all millennials would consider moving abroad for opportunities. With that in mind, GoCompare has released new research charting the best cities around the world for millennials to start their own businesses.
The research measured cities according to metrics essential for young entrepreneurs, including the availability of funding at the early stages of a business, ease of registering property, trading across borders, diversity, and the cost of living.Read more
The Netherlands might not be present at the World Cup in Russia but students at Eindhoven University of Technology have taken the world RoboCup title after beating a Portuguese team 1-0 at the final in Montreal.
It is the fourth time the Eindhoven team, known as Tech United, have taken the title. They lost the final last year to a team from China.Read more
A digital library for 3D models of landmark buildings has started a trial run, the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Science and Technology announced yesterday.
The Taiwan Digital Asset Library, a collaborative project between the two ministries, aims to collect virtual models of cultural assets that can be used for audiovisual creation, Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) said.Read more
A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marks the opening of the new Samsonite Canada expanded Canadian Head Office in Stratford
The new 140,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility features a warehouse, offices, showroom and Company Outlet store.
The new facility is on a 10.4-acre site behind Festival Marketplace Mall on C.H. Meier Boulevard.
Samsonite first opened in Stratford in 1956 and recently celebrated 60 years in Canada. The company produces luggage, business cases, casual bags, and accessories.Read more
Hamilton City Council has formally endorsed a mixed-use development vision proposed for the city’s Pier 8 by Waterfront Shore Corporation, signifying the end of a competitive procurement process and the start of a pre-construction phase that could see shovels in the ground as early as next year.
The Waterfront Shores proposal, unanimously approved by council over three others June 13, based on the recommendation of city staff, calls for 1,292 condominium units spread across 20 buildings along with commercial, institutional and community spaces to be built on a 5.24-hectare development property. The consortium is composed of Cityzen Development Corporation, Fernbrook Homes Group, GFL Environmental Inc. and Greybrook Realty Partners Inc.Read more
Quebec City soars above the rest of Canada in an internet speed test — with Montreal trailing behind at 14th.
Tech website PCMag used data from its online speed test to gather just under 12,000 results between September 2017 and June 5, 2018 to figure out which city has the fastest internet speed in Canada.
According to the results, Quebec City leads the pack with an average of over three times the speed in Gatineau, the runner up. Toronto and Ottawa placed sixth and eighth, respectively, and Montreal didn’t even make the top 10, landing at 14th place.Read more
Accenture on Wednesday opened its Cyber Fusion Center in Arlington, a facility designed to help organizations to defend against data breaches and cyberattacks.
The company plans to add 1,000 technology jobs in the Washington metro region by the end of 2020 in high-growth areas such as security, digital and cloud.
In addition to the new Cyber Fusion Center, Accenture’s innovation hub in metro D.C. includes an Accenture Lab and a Fjord Studio to facilitate a design-thinking approach to problem solving, and leverage relationships with local economic accelerators and startups.Read more
Taxi companies in Columbus, Ohio, may want to start thinking about trading in at least a few old gas-guzzlers for a shiny, new, quiet, electric sedan.
Smart Columbus, the arm of the city charged with growing innovative approaches to transportation, is making up to $120,000 in rebate money available to taxi operators who switch out old gas-powered cars for electric vehicles.Read more
Transportation staff with the City of Edmonton have committed to begin shifting traffic signals to new smart technology.
Members of city council’s urban planning committee were told on Tuesday that this September, council will get a report that spells out a set of test corridors.
As well, when the next four-year budget is adopted this fall, plans will be to begin shifting over to new signal lights for those times when the old ones are replaced.Read more
Taiwan’s outstanding research and development (R&D) achievements and excellent products such as automation in the country’s agricultural sector were featured at the 2018 Taoyuan Agriculture Expo from April 4 to May 13.
The event at Xinwu district in Taoyuan city — incorporating the idea of “Smart Technology, Green Life” — featured 23 pavilions with six main themes: “Smart Technology”, “Unique Industry”, “Cultural and Creative Arts”, “Local Life”, “Multiple Cultures” and “Sustainable Environment”.Read more