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SSE Enterprise brings innovative air purification technology to buildings in UK and Ireland

SSE Enterprise brings innovative air purification technology to buildings in UK and Ireland

The solution from Swiss company Ionair uses the principle of bipolar ionisation and a pilot in one of SSE’s offices has already seen improved air quality metrics.

The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19

The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19

A safe queuing app that is intended to replace physical lines and a tool to help families better manage school work during the pandemic are among the five finalists in IBM’s global challenge.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.

Smart census solution upgraded for pandemic era

Smart census solution upgraded for pandemic era

Hexagon’s Smart Census 2020 tool allows households to complete census questionnaires online or over the telephone, reducing the need for in-person interviews and field-based data collection.

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

The project, which has launched in Chicago, Columbia, Miami and New Orleans, provides wi-fi access locations and relief for families struggling through the pandemic.

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

Research shows growing interest from rail users in 5G and smart city services

A survey carried out on rail users in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto revealed 95 per cent are more likely to use the rail network in their city if technology-driven solutions were implemented. 

Carbon upcycling company named AcceliCITY resilience track champion

Carbon upcycling company named AcceliCITY resilience track champion

The company, which converts CO2 gas into solid products, has been working since the start of the pandemic to develop a novel filtration material using CO2-embedded additives.

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

Analytics company secures funding to help transportation make the data-driven shift

StreetLight Data said the $15m in funding would help it to transform transportation analytics with big data to meet the challenges of the pandemic era.

Amazon expands robot delivery tests to Atlanta and Franklin

Amazon expands robot delivery tests to Atlanta and Franklin

The e-commerce giant has already been testing the robots for contactless delivery in California and Washington and said they helped meet increased customer demand in the pandemic.

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

The SmartSense touchless PED push button, which has a five-inch activation range, aims to help reduce pedestrian exposure to contact viruses commonly found on push button surfaces.