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P4G Accelerator will make sustainable development goals reality

Denmark-inspired "Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030," is a new global climate alliance with the goal of becoming an engine to drive green growth. The accelerator was launched on Wednesday in the UN Headquarters.

Elevate Toronto emboldens diverse community of innovators

What began as a pitch to Toronto’s Mayor 90 days ago has become the biggest innovation festival in Canada. Elevate Toronto kicked off its first year in fine form.

Los Angeles painting streets white to combat urban warming

Los Angeles - Labor Day weekend brought record-breaking heat to Los Angeles, California as firefighters battled the largest wildfire the city had seen in decades. The extreme heat bears all the marks of climate change and city officials are tackling the heat head on.

Edison Awards celebrates the 'Women Behind Innovation'

The Edison Awards are celebrating the “Women Behind Innovation”. This scheme recognizes those women who are paving the way with technology as well as encouraging young women to develop the critical skills they need to fuel tomorrow’s innovations.

Amazon to open new $5 billion headquarters in a mystery location

Amazon is opening a new headquarters, HQ2, somewhere in North America. It will employ up to 50,000 people, most of them white-collar workers.

Corporate responsibility goes hand-in-hand with sustainability

Achieving the goals of a circular economy requires partnerships and commitments across a number of sectors. From multinational corporations to the latest tech-savvy start-up, it takes leadership to get the train on the right track.

Majority of CEOs concerned about digital transformation

CEOs are concerned their business lacks the capacity to respond to digital transformation, according to a report from KPMG. Business leaders are finding it difficult to use digital strategies in their innovation and are also distrustful of their data.

Op-Ed: Digital Economy Board resigns leaving Trump high-and-dry

Washington - The Commerce Department's Digital Economy Board of Advisors resigned their positions on Friday, making this the third executive-branch advisory council of business and civic leaders to abandon the sinking ship-of-state.

New innovation marketplace to boost R&D in biotech industry

A new approach is being used to boost research and development (R&D) opportunities for startup biotech companies. The innovation marketplace is a collaboration between Scientist.com and IndieBio and is designed to accelerate the R&D process.

Low-income customers in New York to get solar energy

The New York Public Service Commission has approved a large-scale solar project in New York City proposed by Con Edison that will supply clean energy to about 800 to 1,600 low-income customers in its first phase.

Technology required to combat the opioid crisis in U.S.

President Trump has refused to declare the opioid epidemic across America a national emergency, leaving the public to find a solution to the problem. And with the innovative technologies we have at our disposal today, there may be a solution.

Nutraceuticals — a growing health and beauty industry

Nutraceuticals are the new generation of powders, pills, and drinks that promise consumers everything from the relief of joint pain to a healthier looking skin. The market is ripe with opportunities for innovative marketing and tech companies.

Tackling the opioid crisis through innovative technology

In response to the opioid crisis and the escalating number of overdoses from prescription medicines, heroin and opioids in the United States, innovators and tech companies are using technology to create solutions.

INFINITI Global's Dane Fisher talks digital transformation

If you’re not innovating in the automotive industry right now, you’re dead and dying. The influence of disruptors like Tesla and the fast pace of technological changes in vehicles are driving companies to rapidly future proof their product lines.

Rover comes out on top at culmination of the INFINITI Lab program

Eight Toronto startups pitched at the culmination of INFINITI's Lab accelerator program. After a rigorous four-week program, the innovators were ready to show why their products represent the best in IoT and smart city technology.

This company is taking cues from Amazon to reinvent manufacturing

3D printing was supposed to reinvent the world — giving common people the simple tools they needed to create any object they needed, right when they needed it, provided it was made out of certain metals or plastic.

Elevate Toronto CEO says it’s time the city stopped being humble

Razor Suleman is the CEO and cofounder of Elevate Toronto. The new three-day technology festival runs from September 12-14 and will promote the unique innovation ecosystem that calls Toronto home.

Elevate Toronto to bring city’s startup ecosystem to global stage

Toronto already has the ‘Hollywood North’ reputation going for it. The City is a widely sought-after film destination, and the Toronto International Film Festival has put the city on the creative map.

Clearing up space junk with lizard inspired grippers

Houston - An unusual development in robotics: a new gripper system designed for clearing up space junk, with the inspiration drawn from gecko feet. We investigate.

Vote for the best invention of all time

London - English Heritage has recently conducted a poll of visitors to its historic places to find out what the greatest invention of all time is. There are some interesting selections, with the Internet and the humble tea bag among them.

China's version of Amazon already using drones for delivery

Beijing - It has been four years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced us to the company's newest innovation, a drone that would deliver packages to our doorsteps within 30 minutes of ordering. China's Amazon clone, JD.com has beaten them to it.

Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: report

Washington - US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Five key technology trends for 2017

From a fitness app linked to an exercise mat to a predicted big advance in Cloud computing, we select five technology innovations that could help to shape technology in 2017.

Three ways a Trump presidency could affect Apple

Republican Donald Trump is now the president-elect in what's being called the biggest upset in American political history.

Israel presents its own pavilion at the upcoming MEDICA 2016 Special

The Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy of Israel together with the Non-Profit Organization Israel Export Institute, will present the Israeli Pavilion at MEDICA 2016 the upcoming international medical exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany

Student innovators receive Edison Awards

Edison Universe sponsors a contest that allows students to showcase their student innovations. From the contest, three winners have been selected.

No plans for killer USs military robots... yet

Washington - Robotic systems and unmanned vehicles are playing an ever-growing role in the US military -- but don't expect to see Terminator-style droids striding across the battlefield just yet.

Game over? New AI challenge to human smarts

Paris - Every two years or so, computer speed and memory capacity doubles -- a head-spinning pace that experts say could see machines become smarter than humans within decades.

New tech gives stop-motion animation its Oscar moment

Stop-motion animation moved into the fast(er) lane when LAIKA studio decided to employ 3D technologies to create its characters’ thousands of faces.

How your smartphone will play a key role in your healthcare Special

Despite forecasts that 2015 would see a slowing of tech sector investment, this fiscal year is poised to be the most successful year for startup businesses and tech since 2000.
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Councillor and Advocate for the Innovation Economy Michelle Holland takes a selfie with Mayor Tory.
Councillor and Advocate for the Innovation Economy Michelle Holland takes a selfie with Mayor Tory.
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Elevate Toronto CEO Razor Suleman says it s Toronto s time to shine.
Elevate Toronto CEO Razor Suleman says it's Toronto's time to shine.
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Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Ne...
Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Netherlands.
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Once a package gets to the landing pad, an employee will deliver it to the costomer.
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Elevate brought together 5000 people to inspire them and help them reach for a future where Canada s...
Elevate brought together 5000 people to inspire them and help them reach for a future where Canada shapes tech.
Monitoring a crop using the Internet of Things.
Monitoring a crop using the Internet of Things.
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Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Ne...
Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Netherlands.
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Elevate Toronto kicked off its inaugural year by emphasizing the immense opportunity for Canada s in...
Elevate Toronto kicked off its inaugural year by emphasizing the immense opportunity for Canada's innovation ecosystem
Kakaxi lets you monitor your crops in real time.
Kakaxi lets you monitor your crops in real time.
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Tracking the type of drugs being used and where most of the addicts are in municipalities is possibl...
Tracking the type of drugs being used and where most of the addicts are in municipalities is possible through ivvovative technology developed by Biobot Labs.
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JD.com uses an innovative automated drone delivery system to get goods to consumers in rural areas.
JD.com uses an innovative automated drone delivery system to get goods to consumers in rural areas.
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Elevate Toronto kicked off its inaugural year by emphasizing the immense opportunity for Canada s in...
Elevate Toronto kicked off its inaugural year by emphasizing the immense opportunity for Canada's innovation ecosystem.
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