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Crowdfunding platform launches pandemic innovation fund

Crowdfunding platform launches pandemic innovation fund

Goal is to raise the sum for investment in urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.

Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

Robot cleaners win MIT Sloan's inaugural AI competition

The robots perform the task of spraying disinfectant at consistent rates and speeds, enabling human cleaners to focus on manually scrubbing biofilms and residues.

UK government and TrueLayer forge API banking deal

UK government and TrueLayer forge API banking deal

The start-up’s payment initiation service means people do not need credit or debit cards to make payments for certain paid-for government services.

Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round

Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round

Spanish company Zeleros moves into the next phase of bringing the futuristic "fifth mode of transport" to reality and creating an ecosystem of international partners.

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Data-driven insights initiative aims to help cities recover from Covid-19

Mastercard is launching a set of tools and a series of research studies to help inform cities’ responses and decision-making as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation

Singapore creates new office to further drive digitalisation

The SG Digital Office will recruit 1,000 digital ambassadors to help every individual and business to go digital in the phased economic recovery from Covid-19.

Could FWA be the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic?

Could FWA be the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic?

Fixed Wireless Access’s speed and flexibility could have it serve a crucial role in helping businesses and public services rebuild in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, writes James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

Adelaide invites citizens to reimagine the city after the pandemic

Adelaide invites citizens to reimagine the city after the pandemic

The council has launched an online idea-sharing platform and is inviting everyone to contribute to helping the city recover quickly from the social and economic impacts of Covid-19.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.

Ultralight e-bike aims to address the daily challenges of city life

Ultralight e-bike aims to address the daily challenges of city life

The Eeyo 1 is the first e-bike project in the new Gogoro Eeyo "human-electric hybrid" brand, which has been established to develop innovations in lightweight electric-assisted transportation.