5G has been promoted for years as being the communications game changer for Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. If you’re not up to speed on 5G yet, it’s essentially the next generation of cellular communications that is reportedly 10x faster than current 4G speeds. While this increase in speed is critical to the expansion of things like autonomous cars and remote robotic surgery (see this CNN video for a brief explanation of 5G from a consumer point of view), it’s more of a process optimization factor for industry.Read more
Major Investment Demonstrates the Company's Commitment to Canadian Market
VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s (CRE) leading leasing and asset management platform, announced today the opening of its new product development center in Toronto. The Toronto location will serve as the firm’s first major product development center outside of New York, enabling VTS to access Toronto’s pool of highly skilled product and engineering talent as the startup looks to continue its rapid growth.
VTS is actively hiring for the office, which is located in Downtown Toronto and opened in June. The company plans to grow the Toronto development team to at least 50 people by the end of 2020.Read more
A new tech-focused development under construction in Toronto aims to bring both rental housing and jobs to the city’s growing tech industry, and create a unique space to bring manufacturing back to the city.
The result of a partnership between George Brown College, MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto startup hub, and Refine Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP), this new hybrid residential and manufacturing project, going up at 440 Dufferin Street and overseen by the developer Fitzrovia, is expected to open by July 2020 in the west part of downtown Toronto.Read more
Estonia keeps expanding its vast array of high-tech services with its newest addition to the Tallinn public transport network. A small, 8-seated electric self-driving bus is currently making the rounds of the Estonian capital as part of its trial run. According to the company developing the bus, the new service will be the perfect fir for the needs of citizens of Tallinn – it’s small, very maneuverable and it compliments the already existing structure of the public transport network.Read more
HANGZHOU, China, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NTES) ("NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China'sleading internet and online game services providers, has launched a new video games studio in Montréal, Québec, which is considered to be Canada's premier video game production center. NetEase plans to hire local and international talent for this R&D-focused studio in North America.
"Global expansion is of great importance to the strategic growth of NetEase's online games business. We have made considerable progress in recent years, and our new Montréal games studio is another significant milestone for our global market ambitions," said William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase. "Known for being a world-leading video game and entertainment content production hub, with rich resources in talent and technologies, Montréal offers clear advantages and favorable conditions to international online games companies such as NetEase. We were warmly welcomed by Montréal International and Investissement Québec, and we are thrilled at this remarkable step which can push us forward on realizing our global objectives."Read more
GoShare® to Launch In August in Taoyuan, Taiwan, the recipient of the '2019 Intelligent Community of the Year' by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), and is set to Expand to Multiple International Cities Next Year.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan, July 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogoro®, a technology leader transforming how innovation is accelerating the shift to sustainable urban mobility, today announced GoShare®, the first fully integrated mobility sharing platform and solution designed and operated as a single platform that provides a key strategic component to smart city ecosystems.
"Cities around the world have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing but few have established a business model or deployed a solution that demonstrates ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in refueling and redeployment of shared vehicles," said Horace Luke, founder, and CEO of Gogoro. "GoShare is the first end-to-end mobility sharing platform, and tightly integrates the Gogoro Network, Gogoro Smartscooter, and GoShare App into a powerful solution that eliminates many of the operational challenges to deliver an optimized platform that is easy for riders to use, more sustainable to operate and more viable for cities to meet their aggressive smart city goals and initiatives."Read more
The Sunshine Coast made history today, putting the spotlight on our innovative, healthy, smart and creative region on the world stage in New York.
Mayor Mark Jamieson joined representatives from around the globe on stage as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2019, as rated by the global Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).Read more
The Sunshine Coast is one step away from being named the world’s most intelligent community, with the winner of the prestigious award to be announced in New York on June 14 (AEST time).
Mayor Mark Jamieson will travel to New York where he and other local business and community representatives will represent the Sunshine Coast at the Global Intelligent Communities Forum and awards ceremony.Read more
MONTREAL — As Toronto and Vancouver struggle to keep housing affordable for anyone but the wealthy, Montreal says its new, first-on-the-continent development model will help it succeed where other big cities have failed.
Montreal led big Canadian cities in 2018 with economic growth of almost 3 per cent, while its real estate market outperformed Toronto and Vancouver’s for the first time since 1998.Read more
WeWork is partnering with the cities of Kitchener, Montreal, Ottawa, and Waterloo, and companies affiliated with their respective innovation hubs, to expand the Startup Passport program. The Startup Passport looks to offer city-based entrepreneurs a network of sites to work and meet at WeWork’s various locations.
The program, which initially launched in Toronto last summer, was available to MaRS Discovery District, the DMZ at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, and York University. Now, the program is available to other innovation hubs in Ontario and Quebec, including Communitech, Montreal International, and Invest Ottawa.Read more