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UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

UK on track to find smarter waste solutions

Two companies in the UK’s GovTech Catalyst Waste Tracking challenge have been awarded funding to build prototypes of a comprehensive digital waste solution.

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

Bristol hosts inaugural technology festival

The festival, which takes place 4-10 November, has crowdsourced events from across the city and will also feature a showcase to highlight emerging technologies.

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Interactive map shows cities' commitment to innovation

Report found that cities’ ability to drive innovation depends most on bold leadership, dedicated staff with the right skills, and a strong focus on data to set targets and measure outcomes.

San Francisco could set up Office of Emerging Technology to reduce disruption

San Francisco could set up Office of Emerging Technology to reduce disruption

The office would assess new technology deployments on whether they “ultimately result in a net common good” as well as on costs and benefits.

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

Research has found that on average over five years, an additional £48 million was invested in UK regions where an accelerator had been based.

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

Accenture expands its innovation footprint in Chicago

The global consulting firm is launching a new Industry X.0 Studio to help accelerate the development of smart connected products and services “from months to weeks”.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

NHS to establish an artificial intelligence lab

NHS to establish an artificial intelligence lab

UK’s Department of Health and Social Care says the lab will bring together academics, specialists and technology companies to work on the biggest challenges in health and care.

London to use ICO personal data ‘sandbox’ for violence reduction initiative

London to use ICO personal data ‘sandbox’ for violence reduction initiative

A financial forensic analytics platform and a central mechanism for sharing patient consent are among the projects chosen by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

Global open innovation contest looks for "society-changing" ideas

Global open innovation contest looks for "society-changing" ideas

NTT Data experts will work with respective winners to determine where the start-up company’s product or service could be used in its client ecosystem.