EU's Call for Proposals: RobotUnion acceleration program for European robotic startups and SMEs

The ideal project RobotUnion is looking for is disruptive and innovative, beyond the state of the art and with a degree of differentiation with its competitors. The ideal projects are also looking for additional investment for scaling their business globally.
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Vietnamese Seafood export targets US$ 10 billion in turnover in 2019

The Vietnamese aquatic sector set a target of raising its export revenue to US$10 billion in 2019, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Australia Emerges as a Leading Innovator for Agriculture 4.0

Investors and researchers are looking to Australia to develop the agricultural and food technologies of the future.

Dubai’s RTA starts using robots in cleaning metro stations

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on using robots in cleaning metro stations as part of efforts to introduce new techniques driven by artificial intelligence technology.

India approves Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar Projects by the year 2022

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar (RTS) Projects by the year 2022. The programme will be implemented with total central financial support of Rs.11,814 crore (1,663 million USD)

EU's Call for Proposals: eIdentification & eSignature

The Core Service Platform of eID will continue to provide support to Member States at technical and operational level. Such assistance will comprise technical support and advice, including the maintenance of the reference implementation, as well as supporting a broader uptake of eID. In addition to the support provided in previous WPs, the assistance will be extended also to the operation of the eIDAS interoperability nodes after the entry into force of the eID mutual recognition in September 2018, as well as to addressing implementation questions derived from this mutual recognition (such as identity matching issues). The support to the onboarding of new domains will be continued, with a special focus on the re-use of eID in mobile environments.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Automated Translation

In 2019, the main objectives are to support the collection of language tools and resources for specific domains and for under-resourced languages as well as to stimulate the integration and take-up of CEF AT services.
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Call for Proposals: Promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector in Southern and East Africa

This call is focused on promoting leadership and economic opportunities for women across the clean energy sector. We are seeking applications that propose innovative approaches to gender inclusion while also supporting core business objectives and growth. Projects will be evaluated based on concept innovation, development impact, business model and financial sustainability. Applications from women entrepreneurs and women-led organisations are strongly encouraged.
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Call for Nominations: 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Nominations are open for 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards that recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.
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Call for Applications: Conceive the packaging of the Future !

Your mission is to imagine the future of steel packaging for food. That means providing new and innovative solutions and designs for food packaging which have a very high percentage of steel. Your ideas need to be original, practical, functional AND feasible.
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Solid Biomass Supply for Heat and Power: Technology Brief

Solid biomass from forests, farms and cities provides a major energy source for heat and power generation, potentially accounting for a fifth of global energy consumption by 2050 amid accelerated adoption of renewables. But wood and crop residues need to be collected from widely dispersed sites and stored for use at the optimal time, and at a cost-effective scale, in district-heating systems, power plants, and combined heat and power plants.

Management and Monitoring of IoT Devices Using Blockchain

Nowadays, we are surrounded by a large number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and sensors. These devices are designed to make life easier and more comfortable. Blockchain technology, especially its mass application, is becoming a term number one. Adoption of blockchain into enterprise networks still has a few challenges that need to be tackled. Utilizing blockchain can bring increased security and efficiency of network maintenance.

Call for Proposals: Biodiversity conservation and addressing Climate change adaptation in Central and Western African countries

This program’s main objective is to strengthen local NGOs in Central and Western African countries contribute to biodiversity conservation and addressing climate change adaptation by funding local projects.
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Use of Space Technology in the agriculture sector in India

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has been pro-active in using the space technology in agricultural sector. The Ministry, since early 80s has been funding various projects, under which Indian Space Research Organisation developed methodologies for Crop Production Forecasting.

EU's Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid'

Solutions should be developed through a frugal innovation approach, and should be novel and based on advanced technologies and services, demonstrating the added value and potential of one or more advanced technologies (not only limited to Information and Communication Technology). Tested and proven in humanitarian aid delivery, these solutions should be safe, scalable, resource-sustainable, replicable and usable in other contexts.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Blockchains for Social Good

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralised solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Horizon prize for CO2 reuse

The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2. It aims also to mobilise and enhance private R&I investment, attract non-traditional players, create new partnerships and incentivise researchers and innovators to enhance efforts to abate emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to atmosphere.
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Novel seaweed products to combat iodine deficiency disorders

According to the World Health Organization, 40 % of the world's population is at risk from iodine deficiency. Seaweed is the best known and most reliable source of natural iodine, but production is dominated by larger Asian players, and seawater pollution affects product quality.

Call for Projects: “Climate & Biodiversity Initiative” to support research on Climate change and Biodiversity

The aim of this call for projects is to select 6-8 research projects that will increase our understanding about issues related to climate change and biodiversity. The projects will receive financial support from the BNP Paribas Foundation for a three-year period (2020-2022).
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200 Financial Institutions now use Ripple XRP

Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency devoid of a central bank, is currently at the forefront of this revolution. Often credited as the world’s first digital currency, Bitcoin has established itself as one of the most innovative payment networks in history. But others like Ripple are quickly following suit and emerging as key players in an ever-evolving financial market.

Call for applications: Movin'On Startup Challenge

This year startups shall solve issues among these 5 themes : Decarbonization and air quality, Goods transportation, Multimodal Society, Innovative technologies and Circular Economy.
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Call for Applications: Go Ignite Global Call

Start-ups working on solutions in IoT, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Customer Experience Enhancement are encouraged to apply.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants

Proposals need to develop new technologies to realise cognitive production plants, with improved efficiency and sustainability, by use of smart and networked sensor technologies, intelligent handling and online evaluation of various forms of data streams as well as new methods for self-organizing processes and process chains.
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Pilot plant to turn sugarcane waste into biofuel and beer bottles

Their patented REACH technology, developed by US parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective drop-in biofuels and bio-chemicals , as alternatives to fossil fuels.

Call for applications: The Entrepreneurship World Cup

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes. With 100,000 entrants from around the world, EWC elevates entrepreneurs – providing you with tools and resources to grow your venture. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come – idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond – EWC can put you on the right course. Leverage world-class content in the EWC Accelerator to: unleash your ideas, hone your pitching skills and engage with a global network of mentors. And, oh yeah, compete for those life-changing prizes, together with business opportunities and investment.
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EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering digitisation

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective (a Business Plan is required as part of the proposal). The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
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Call for applications: 2019 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development

Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets?
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Review of Emerging Additive Manufacturing Technologies in 3D Printing of Cementitious Materials in the Construction Industry

Additive manufacturing is a fabrication technology that is rapidly revolutionizing the manufacturing and construction sectors. In this paper, a review of various prototyping technologies for printing cementitious materials and selected 3D printing techniques are presented in detail.

Agriculture 4.0: Broadening Responsible Innovation in an Era of Smart Farming

We argue that ideas of responsible innovation should be further developed in order to make them relevant and robust for emergent agri-tech, and that frameworks should be tested in practice to see if they can actively shape innovation trajectories.

Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries: Progress of projects supported through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

Between 2014 and 2018, projects selected in five annual cycles were awarded concessional loans worth USD 214 million, with 16 projects subsequently advancing through various stages of implementation. Seven projects from early cycles reached the construction or installation stage, with renewable power generation set to start in 2019.

Xnor Unveils First Battery-free, Solar-powered AI Technology

Xnor pioneers new machine learning and computer architecture approach to deliver an efficient AI technology that operates independently of the cloud or a power source - opening new possibilities to scale AI across industries, societies and to even the most remote geographies.

Call for proposals: The 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge

The Call for Code Global Initiative rallies developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.
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The EU-funded REHAP project to transform agricultural and forestry waste into bio-based materials

Researchers have examined which agroforestry residues are available for the development of bio-based materials.

Deploying Acoustic Detection Algorithms on Low-Cost, Open-Source Acoustic Sensors for Environmental Monitoring

This paper describes the development and deployment of three acoustic detection algorithms that reduce the power and storage requirements of acoustic monitoring on affordable, open-source hardware. The algorithms aim to detect bat echolocation, to search for evidence of an endangered cicada species, and also to collect evidence of poaching in a protected nature reserve.

VisKit: Web-Based Interactive IoT Management with Deep Visual Object Detection

In this paper, we propose an interactive web-based IoT management system where deep object detection techniques are adopted to facilitate user’s device selection and management. The proposed system automatically recognizes the device type from video streams and accordingly generates smart controllers.

Call for applications: 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards

“The UN Global Climate Action Award is an opportunity to recognize leaders who are not only taking such action, but providing an inspiring example for other governments, businesses, cities and communities to follow. I therefore encourage those currently leading projects from large corporations to small cooperatives to apply.”
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Call for Proposals: Innovative ideas in the field of agriculture technology and sustainable production

Project proposals that incorporate innovative ideas in the field of agriculture technology and include more sustainable ways of production are especially expected to be submitted.
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Blockchain startups to watch in 2019

From the beginning of the year, corporations, venture capitalists, investors, and regulators were locked in a mash of uncertainty. While some would take the year in all its gore and glory as a learning experience, others may have had a much bumpier ride.

Call for nominations: The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range of fields that contribute to agricultural development including plant and animal sciences, land and water management, environment and natural resource management, technology development, social organization, food security, poverty reduction, economics and business, and policy and governance, among others.
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Call for Applications: The AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 Spring Admissions

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT.
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South Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa

Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there was huge potential for cooperation and immense opportunities for job-creating bankable projects.

Blockchain to create ‘a sea of opportunity’ for global trade – Bettina Warburg

Technology promises ‘a golden age of supply chain innovation and borderless trade’, blockchain expert tells WGS. Blockchain revolution will ultimately eliminate need for centralized institutions, Bettina Warburg tells capacity audience.

EU's Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'European Low-Cost Space Launch'

The solution needs to be innovative, implementable, affordable in development and exploitation phases, and commercially viable. Applicants are required to take a holistic approach and produce results that move beyond (but are complementary to) existing solutions. Moreover, the solution will enhance on European access to space and associated technological non-dependence and thereby will provide strategic and competitive advantages for European companies, SMEs, universities, and research organisations.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

A range of factors is responsible for the (re-)emergence of infectious disease threats, including antimicrobial resistance, altering the epidemiology and spread of disease in a changing global environment. These include drivers such as climate change and associated environmental impacts, population growth, unplanned urbanisation and high mobility, as well as animal husbandry or intensive farming practices. At the same time, tools for infectious disease diagnostics and surveillance are evolving rapidly, allowing for ever more accurate diagnosis in ever shorter time. The use of next generation sequencing combined with surveillance data, health registries and societal data from informal/non-traditional sources (e.g. social media) holds promise for improving individual and population health.
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Call for applications: The Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020

The Zayed Sustainability Prize has a three-stage evaluation process, beginning with the due diligence conducted by a reputed international research and analysis consultancy. Following this, the shortlisted entries undergo evaluations by a Selection Committee to determine the finalists. From these finalists, a Jury selects the winners, in all five categories, including winning schools from six world regions. The regions are: The Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Europe & Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia & Pacific.
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Mission Billion Challenge: Practical and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems

How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?
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Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

Thailand offered incentives for foreign investment in Medical Robotics

The maximum corporate income tax (CIT) exemption is 8 years for both manufacture of automation machinery/equipment with engineering design, and the manufacture of high-risk or high-technology medical devices. However, the CIT exemption for the assembling of robots or automation equipment/parts is 5 years.

Bamboo as an Alternative Bioenergy Crop and Powerful Ally for Land Restoration in Indonesia

The energy demand in Indonesia has increased significantly with its population growth, urbanization, and economic development. The growing concern of meeting energy demand while reducing dependency on fossil fuels has resulted in an increasing demand for renewable energy

Robotics Mechanisms and Automation in Warehousing Management

Robotic warehousing is a sprouting trend in the recent times. According to the survey of robotics.org, about 80 percent warehouses are operated physically by man power. Nevertheless, the upcoming impenetrability in the warehouses makes it necessary for the management to implement the latest robotic technology.

Call for applications: FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, the leading global programme that highlights innovative, long-term private-sector solutions to major development challenges, returns for a sixth year with a special category focused on harnessing technology for people with disabilities.
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Global agritourism market size will grow by almost USD 54.63 billion during 2019-2023

Global agritourism market size will grow by almost USD 54.63 billion during 2019-2023, at a CAGR of nearly 18%. The trend of instant bookings has positively impacted the growth of the global agritourism market in recent years as such booking processes are associated with minimal or zero wait time.

Call for applications: Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. Start-ups, private companies and NGOs are encouraged to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger.
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ESI's Virtual Reality solution enables manufacturers to evaluate the interaction of people with products and processes

o answer new challenges growing at the heart of the Factory of the Future, ESI has fostered a unique and powerful Virtual Reality solution; one that enables manufacturers to evaluate ahead of time the interaction of people with products and processes.

Call for Applications: Apple Entrepreneur Camp

Apple Entrepreneur Camp consists of an immersive technology lab, as well as mentorship, education, and support.
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Job Vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
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Measuring Canopy Structure and Condition Using Multi-Spectral UAS Imagery in a Horticultural Environment

This research established a methodology for accurately estimating tree crown height, extent, plant projective cover (PPC) and condition of avocado tree crops, from a UAS platform. Individual tree crowns were delineated using object-based image analysis. In comparison to field measured canopy heights, an image-derived canopy height model provided a coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.65 and relative root mean squared error of 6%.

EU's Call for Proposals: Support for the opening of low-carbon energy research databases in Europe

The challenge is to promote the opening of research databases for low-carbon energy in Europe, and to support a European-level approach to defining the development of future research data bases; this action focuses on the area of low-carbon energy. As the energy transition combines different scientific disciplines, particular attention has to be paid to agreed metadata in order to allow for the joint exploitation of data from these disciplines.
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Call for Proposals: Turning the tide on climate change

Small scale actions and huge financial resources meet to address earth’s biggest challenge.
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The EU-funded SPG project aims to prevent sea lice infection and improve fish farming

The sea-farming industry is undergoing technological advancement, including the incorporation of digitalisation and prediction tools. Through an innovative system, the SPG project aims to prevent sea lice infection and improve fish farming.

Call for Applications: The 2019 APAC HPC-AI Competition

The APAC HPC-AI competition encourages international teams in the APAC region to showcase their HPC and AI expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that builds critical skills, professional relationships, competitive spirits and lifelong comraderies.
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Top Bitcoin Faucets

A Bitcoin faucet is a reward system in form of a website or app that aims to give new users the chance to earn small amounts of Bitcoin for the completion of small tasks.

Call for applications: The LVMH Innovation Award

The LVMH Innovation Award is an annual celebration of innovation in accordance with the core values of the Group, stimulating creativity and excellence with inventive projects.
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Call for projects: IRENA/ADFD Fund for government-guaranteed renewable energy projects in developing countries

Seventh funding cycle of IRENA/ADFD Project Facility now open for applications from government-backed projects in developing countries.
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Call for Proposals: Energy for those in need

Possible solutions we are looking at could include new innovative and sustainable technologies not necessarily based on renewables, the revival of ancient low-cost techniques and knowledge as well as the vast array of services that increase the energetic resilience of a whole community.
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Chinese outbound tourists use mobile payment more than cash for the first time

Several factors encourage Chinese tourists to use mobile payment abroad, with the most important being that they have already become accustomed to this fast and convenient payment method in their home country. To cite an example, the payment process with Inspiry Smart Box, one of the most popular terminals in China, is very simple: shoppers scan the QR-code generated on their mobile phones over the Inspiry Smart Box at the cashier's station to complete the payment quickly and conveniently. With a near instant response, the payment terminal eliminates the time wasted by having to make change as is the case for most cash transactions.

Finland is aiming for pole position in the development of autonomous systems

The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. The aim is for RAAS to grow into one of the world's leading development environments. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has given a government grant for the full launch of the innovation ecosystem.

Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies

The opportunity to use fisheries and aquaculture for export diversification is very real and important for LDCs, says UNCTAD’s Africa, LDCs and special programmes director, Paul Akiwumi.

Call for Applications: The Morpheus Prize 2019

The largest European Universities & Graduate Schools' championship is a hands on opportunity for students to showcase their talents. Launched in 2015, this event is a response to the upcoming major talent shortage on the European employment market.
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Call for Applications: Google/SAP Circular Economy 2030 Contest for Social Entrepreneurs

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for revenue-generating ideas using data analytics and machine learning that work toward creating a circular economy in which consumption and emissions are minimized through recycling, reuse, refurbishing, and repair.
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Call for nominations: The United Nation’s Young Champions of the Earth 2019

The 2019 Young Champions of the Earth will be given a platform to become change agents, protecting the environment through their revolutionary ideas and radical innovation for people, planet and even for profit.
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Will Ripple XRP surpass Bitcoin in 2019

Ripple XRP has made significant partnerships to move its platform even further than where it is currently. From JPMorgan to MoneyGram and even Travela, a travel site with over 500,000 properties in over 200 countries, companies are waiting to partner with them. By the end of 2018, Ripple was notably in the headlines for several of such partnerships with major financial institutions.

Wehubit's Call for Proposals on Climate Smart Agriculture

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase Climate Smart Agriculture by means of digital solutions.
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A UAV and Blockchain-Based System for Industry 4.0 Inventory and Traceability Applications

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for a world where smart factories will automate and upgrade many processes through the use of some of the latest emerging technologies. One such technology is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which have evolved a great deal in the last several years in terms of technology (e.g., control units, sensors, UAV frames) and have reduced significantly their cost. UAVs can help industry in automatable and tedious tasks, like the ones performed on a regular basis for determining the inventory and for preserving the traceability of certain items.

Call for Proposals: NGO marine conservation projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam

The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO marine conservation projects in developing countries. To better support regional ocean governance structures and foster co-operation between NGOs, the call focuses on a limited number of countries.
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EU's Call for Proposals: The impact of technological transformations on children and youth

The ICT are generally valued in terms of skill development, learning and future employability of young generations. Educational and training institutions are getting equipped with ICT tools and educators are trained for designing activities aimed at digital literacy and for making use of media for educational purposes. The time children and young people spend on ICT has been increasing in school, at home and for leisure. However, research on the impact of ICT on health, lifestyles, wellbeing, safety and security has identified potential threats.
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Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa

The MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards aim to identify young innovators who can serve to inspire other young people to get involved in maize-based agri-food systems. Part of the vision is to create a global network of young innovators in maize based systems from around the world.
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Call for Applications: Southeast Asian Technology Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Program

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offer six-to-eight young Southeast Asian technology entrepreneurs and business leaders the chance to visit New Zealand.
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Virtual Twins Tech, Teleoperation, and 3D Printing will Transform the Producer/Consumer Relationship

The fabrication, integration, and control of virtually any product is increasingly becoming digitized. This trend is accelerating as evidenced by recent surveys indicating that 3D Printing and other forms of additive manufacturing will have a positive impact, increase creativity and dramatically improve time to market, especially for certain goods and services.

International job offer: Agricultural Engineer specializing in Precision Farming

As an agricultural engineer specialized in precision farming, you will work with our multidisciplinary and multicultural team to implement precision farming in our multi-site commercial farms.
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Internet of Things Everywhere on Earth: a satellite based M2M solution

We know that current networks are not equipped to deal with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the exponential growth in connected devices it entails. Whilst Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies will be crucial to cope with future needs, experts increasingly look towards satellites as a complementary solution, especially for scarcely populated areas. The IoTEE project is proposing a receiver/emitter device to make space-based IoT a reality.

The Potential Use of Oyster Shell Waste in New Value-Added By-Product

This article offers a solution based on the reuse and recycling of oyster shell residues in the production region of Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. The presented solution is an oyster shell by-product developed by a local company which produces artificial stone

Toyota Mobility Foundation announces finalists in $4 million global Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The Challenge invited engineers, innovators, and designers from across the world to submit designs for game-changing technologies, incorporating intelligent systems, to improve the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis. Central to the Challenge is the importance of collaboration with end-users to develop devices which will integrate seamlessly into users’ lives and environments, while being comfortable and easy to use, enabling greater independence and increased participation in daily life.

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean

In the Mediterranean basin, water balances and water used for irrigation including irrigation performance is often lower than potential at the farm and at the water users association level. This gap is evident for average performance, but it is particularly important when the dispersion among farmers and their associations is considered. Attaining Sustainable Mediterranean irrigation requires to assess the real water balances in the area of irrigation, amount of water available for irrigation ensuring that water levels are environmentally safe for ecosystems and other needs. Furthermore, optimising irrigation performance requires to combine technological, managerial and governance innovations taking into account the availability, safety and quality of water resources, existing institutional arrangements, as well as crop agronomy planning.
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PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Proposals should focus on products with high added value, most exposed to fraud and valorise productions that have been discontinued but hold nutritional value and are important for biodiversity conservation. Proposal should also aim at creating trans-national networks of laboratories, validating and harmonizing protocols, sharing open-data on food products of the Mediterranean tradition, providing a robust support for certification and control bodies, and building capacity in key enabling technologies related to authenticity and traceability.
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African Development Bank Group approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

ARPF projects will focus on mature technologies including wind, solar PV, small to medium hydro, geothermal and biomass. These would include grid-connected independent power producers (“IPPs”), and decentralized energy projects (commercial & industrial solar, mini-grids and solar home systems companies). The Fund’s strategy is to prioritize projects with a clear timeline to financial close, with emphasis on de-risking early stage greenfield projects.

European call for proposals: Innovative utilisation of aquatic biomass and Novel aquaculture production systems

The proposals should seek to be complementary with or adding to other projects funded under FP7 and Horizon 2020, ERA-NETs, BBI JU or other funding schemes, both ongoing and recently finished. They should reflect awareness of the objectives of running projects in relevant fields to avoid overlap. Proposed projects must demonstrate industry involvement.
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European call for proposals: Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems

Based on the two previous calls, the FACCE SURPLUS partners decided to further advance their successful funding scheme with a third call of the initiative in order to complete the portfolio of projects and filling remaining research and funding gaps. Having in mind the research already conducted in FACCE SURPLUS projects, this call at the end of the initiative aims at further improving collaboration in the area of food and nonfood biomass production and transformation systems.
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Call for Applications: Go Green in the City 2019

The Go Green in the City challenge is now entering its 9th year running and our 2019 edition is going to be even bigger, better and bolder! We are looking for students like you from around the world who are willing to put their skills and ideas to the test.
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Renewable Energy the Most Competitive Source of New Power Generation in GCC

Under current plans, the region will install 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity from renewable sources by the early 2020s

A Diagnostic Device for In-Situ Detection of Swine Viral Diseases: The SWINOSTICS Project

In this paper, we present the concept of a novel diagnostic device for on-site analyses, based on the use of advanced bio-sensing and photonics technologies to tackle emerging and endemic viruses causing swine epidemics and significant economic damage in farms.

Online security assessment framework helps businesses cope with increased use of personal devices

Employees increasingly access sensitive company data remotely, often from personal devices where social media networks hold a prominent place. Easy targets for cyber criminals? Members of the DOGONA consortium believe so, and they have devised a risk assessment framework to help businesses alleviate this threat.

Proagrica Highlights Top Data Trends for Agribusiness in 2019

For businesses in the supply chain, data solutions can form the backbone of sustainable growth, ensuring robust internal operations that are future-proofed and primed for data integration and insight which presents a potential landscape of dynamic new services and ways of working adding value to both businesses and their customers.

Intel and Alibaba announced the development of athlete tracking technology powered by artificial intelligence

Intel and Alibaba announced on the eve of CES that the companies are teaming to develop athlete tracking technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that is aimed to be deployed at the Olympic Games 2020 and beyond. The technology uses existing and upcoming Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing technology to power a cutting-edge deep learning application that extracts 3D forms of athletes in training or competition.

Vietnam announced a list of 13 key agricultural products

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has announced a list of 13 key agricultural products of Vietnam.The list includes rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, tea, vegetables and fruit, cassava and cassava products, pork, meat and eggs, tra fish, shrimp, wood and wood products.

Call for Nominations: World Food Prize Foundation - Food Security and Agricultural Champions

The World Food Prize Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its globally renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
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7 Blockchain ETFs to invest in

ETFs have been around for a long time and have been used to track benchmark indexes such as the NASDAQ-100, the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500, and the US Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Stock market investors also use these indexes to monitor their portfolio strength as well as compare it with the overall market.

Call for Applications: STARTS Prize 2019 - Creativity and Innovation at the Crossings of Science and Technology with the Arts

STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag.
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Call for Applications: MEST Africa Challenge for Technology startup operating in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast and South Africa

MEST Africa announces applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a pan-African land competition for transplantation based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast ready to expand into new markets.
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Machine Learning in Agriculture: A Review

Machine learning has emerged with big data technologies and high-performance computing to create new opportunities for data intensive science in the multi-disciplinary agri-technologies domain. In this paper, we present a comprehensive review of research dedicated to applications of machine learning in agricultural production systems.

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Farming Systems 2019 - Sustainability and competitiveness of Mediterranean greenhouse and intensive Horticulture

New soilless systems (including freshwater aquaponics) should be also incorporated and tested in order to facilitate the adoption of efficient fertigation strategies, particularly under conditions of water scarcity and low water quality while ensuring nutrient balance strict and smart control systems to fight eutrophication. Successful technological implementation rests on the effective use by single users or consortia in tight connection with processing industries. This should include integrating sensors data and algorithms into decision support systems.
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PRIMA Call for Proposals: Farming Systems 2019 - Conserving water and soil in Mediterranean dry-farming, smallholder agriculture

Mediterranean crops agroecology, systems and farmers can benefit from the widespread application of conservation agriculture in the region. While conservation agriculture has been widely adopted in semiarid regions in North and South America and Australia, large opportunities remain for its application in the Mediterranean Area. Action is required to increase crop water availability and to control soil erosion. A socioeconomic analysis is required to identify the barriers preventing widespread application of these techniques.
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EU Call for Proposals: Multi-use of the marine space, offshore and near-shore: pilot demonstrators

Activities shall develop pilots by involving industrial actors and by integrating the available knowledge, technologies and facilities, in particular capitalising on the results of EU and national projects for the development of multi-use platforms or co-location of different activities in a marine space, and relevant support offshore vessels and autonomous vehicles.
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EU Call for Proposals: The Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative

Proposals shall address one of the following sub-topics: blue cloud services, or ocean observations and forecasting, or technologies for observations (in 2020). Actions shall demonstrate integration, capacity and (scientific, economic etc) potential.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Modelling international trade in agri-food products

Trade modelling has a long-standing tradition but some issues are notoriously difficult to assess and include in the existing simulation models.
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EU Call for Proposals: Circular bio-based business models for rural communities

Based on an established agro-food system, proposals shall consider a variety of additional bio-based processes and end products that could be integrated into the system, and that are viable on a small scale (farm to rural community level).
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a month ago

UNICEF Innovation Fund's Call for Applications: Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or similar technology solutions

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.
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Etisalat Digital accelerates adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the United Arab Emirates

Etisalat Digital selects four disruptive companies to join Future Now scaleup programme after Dubai Future Accelerators collaboration.

European Venture Investment Reaches All-Time High

Europe's venture capital investment eclipsed €20 billion for the first time ever, according to PitchBook's 4Q 2018 European Venture Report. Despite the 25.9% drop in deal volume year-over-year (YoY), swelling deal sizes and increased interest from nontraditional investors helped drive deal value to the high-water mark.

The African Union Ten Years Aquaculture Action Plan for Africa 2016 - 2025

The prospects for Africa’s aquaculture are enormous. They are defned by the continent’s vast aquatic resources, land mass and climate that are suitable for the production of an array fsh species and essential inputs such as ingredients for feed. Of added advantage, is the fact that most of the world’s important tropical and sub-tropical aquaculture species are native to Africa.

Singapore-based SEEDS Capital appoints seven partners to co-invest in agrifood tech startups

SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, has appointed seven co-investment partners under Startup SG Equity. This will catalyse more than S$90 million worth of investments to develop Singapore-based startups in the Agrifood tech sector. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, at the opening of Indoor Ag-Con Asia.

India received 3,217 Million US$ as Foreign Direct Investment in Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy projects are mostly being implemented in the private sector. As on 30-11- 2018, a total capacity of around 73.95 GW has been installed in the country of which 37.84 GW has been added during the last four and half year.

Seamless Mobility Combines Autonomous Shuttles and Delivery Robots

Continental views automated goods delivery as an integral part of future urban mobility as an addition to conventional goods delivery. The CUbE can carry one or multiple delivery robots and deploy them to handle the last yards of the goods and parcel delivery logistics chain. “Industrializing the automation of goods delivery requires reliable, robust, high-performing and best-cost technology – a mix perfectly reflected in the automotive equivalent of automation.

Bosch announces virtual touchscreen on every surface for smart homes and IoT

Bosch Sensortec announced the BML100PI, an Interactive Projection Module that enriches smart homes with a virtual touchscreen on every surface – turning ordinary shelves into personal assistants.

Job Vacancy: Farm Manager for jojoba and castor oil plantations

Our Client is an international holding. They developed several industrial projects in West Africa in the field of Renewable Energy, Agro-Industry and Industrial Parks. They have mandate Smart International Consulting to recruit a Farm Manager for their jojoba and castor oil plantations.
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Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
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Call for Expression of Interest for Productive Energy Use action research projects in sub-Saharan Africa

The Powering Opportunities Partnerships (POP) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.
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Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency

Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency on the CEA’s industrial pilot line based at France’s National Institute of Solar Energy. A heterojunction module with a peak power of 348 watts was also manufactured by the CEA’s teams in partnership with Swiss solar technology leader, Meyer Burger.

NRGene and TOYOTA Collaborate to Develop Strawberry Varieties to Better Enable Local Production for the Japanese Market

NRGene, a worldwide leader in genomic analysis, and Toyota announced today the decoding of a leading commercial strawberry genome, a key milestone in the development of high-quality, locally-produced fruits for the Japanese market.

Global creative economy shows resilience, growth - report

The remarkable story of China's dominance in the trade of creative goods and services is the golden thread of a new creative economy outlook by UNCTAD.

New automated system set to revolutionise property evaluation

The EU-funded ImmAzing project is giving banks, real estate brokers and professional property appraisers a faster, more accurate and transparent way of determining the objective value range of residential property.

Call for Applications: 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.
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JPND Launches €30 Million Call for Multinational Research on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative has announced a joint transnational call for multinational research on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
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Libelium Reveals 10 Tips to Make Your Internet of Things Project a Success

IoT projects require a great deal of planning, we want to present a decalogue of advice based on Libelium's twelve years of experience as the beginning of a project to identify the main challenges of the market, to ensure its growth and success.

Smart Water Management Platform: IoT-Based Precision Irrigation for Agriculture

The smart management of freshwater for precision irrigation in agriculture is essential for increasing crop yield and decreasing costs, while contributing to environmental sustainability. The intense use of technologies offers a means for providing the exact amount of water needed by plants. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the natural choice for smart water management applications, even though the integration of different technologies required for making it work seamlessly in practice is still not fully accomplished.

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

Several geothermal applications in food processing and agriculture require low temperatures and can therefore be deployed in areas where the geothermal resources would not be suitable for power generation. These applications could increase the number of countries and regions that could benefit from such indigenous and renewable energy source. Despite its promising potential and increasing interest from policy makers and key stakeholders, direct use of geothermal heat in food-related applications across the world is still rather limited.

Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
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Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
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Call for Applications: 2019 ACCEL Awards for Early-Stage African Start-Ups

The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies.
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Best Cryptocurrency to mine in 2019

Cryptocurrency Mining is a decentralized way to issue and distribute new cryptocurrency while protecting a blockchain network from malicious activity. On systems like Bitcoin that use a Proof-of-Work consensus, mining involves confirming user transactions.

Facebook's Call for Proposals: Artificial Intelligence System Hardware/Software Co-Design

Facebook is pleased to invite university faculty to respond to this call for research proposals on AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design.
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Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care.

Multiple UAV Systems for Agricultural Applications: Control, Implementation, and Evaluation

The introduction of multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems into agriculture causes an increase in work efficiency and a decrease in operator fatigue. However, systems that are commonly used in agriculture perform tasks using a single UAV with a centralized controller.

The EU-funded bIoTope project help companies to unleash the full potential of the Internet of Things

An EU initiative will help companies create new platforms for connected smart objects with minimal investment.

Asian Countries Dominate When It Comes to Passport Power in 2019

Japan goes into the new year holding 1st place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. In a further display of Asian passport power, Singapore and South Korea now sit in joint 2nd place, with access to 189 destinations around the globe. Germany and France remain in 3rd place going into 2019, with a visa-free score of 188.

LotLinx Releases The Future of Search Engine Marketing with an AI Powered App for Automotive Dealers

Results of two-year study shows that game changing AI marketing solution significantly outperforms human-managed campaigns by increasing shopper engagement while reducing average cost-per-click by 60 percent.

Government incentives to promote solar energy in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been implementing various schemes in the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, to promote solar energy.

European Space Agency's Call for Tender: BLOCKCHAIN KICK-START

Blockchain has huge implications for a wide range of applications. It points the digital economy towards a new generation of internet - The Internet of Value - where people can send information and exchange valuable digital assets like currencies, property titles and identity information, in a trustworthy way. Blockchain transactions can happen without the involvement of centralised transaction management structures, like banks, stock exchanges and government agencies. It can store transactional history in a transparent and secure way, so that the chances of fraud, hacking and interference are eliminated. The technology could therefore revolutionise business transactions.
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Pocket-size food scanner

According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and supermarket operators in the future to test whether food items have gone bad. The pocket-size device uses infrared measurements to determine the ripeness and shelf life of produce and display the results via an app. Fraunhofer researchers developed the system, which exists in demonstrator form, together with partners in a project commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry.

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville; smart ecosystem includes connected city center, true autonomous shuttle using "micropositioning," International Transportation Innovation Center and more.

Soft Drink Supply Chain Sustainability: A Case Based Approach to Identify and Explain Best Practices and Key Performance Indicators

Environmental regulations and sustainable developments are forcing industries to assess, optimize and improve their processes to minimize costs and increase the efficiency of industrial sustainability dimension. This effect is more evident in the food industries due to the high impact that this sector has on environmental and economical sustainability, considering the primary role of packaging systems, the huge water consumption both for the production and the cleaning processes or the energy utilization related to the treatment plant or to the raw material production.

EU's Call for Proposals: Building a water-smart economy and society

There is a growing demand for water from various economic activities and increasing stress on natural water sources. To secure water for our society, there is therefore a need to make available alternative water resources of various qualities and which are appropriate for different functions and multiple users, and to better exploit water resources and all the valuable substances that could be obtained through the wastewater treatment and reuse process. However, innovations in this domain remain fragmented and/or only experimented at small scales; testing and deployment in operational environments and at scales suitable for encouraging wider uptake is still missing.
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Elbedome, Europe's biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory to bring models of machines, systems and factories to life with impressive realism

Europe`s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory is located in Magdeburg. Four meters high and sixteen meters in diameter, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF‘s Elbedome resembles a hemisphere. It affords companies the opportunity to bring models of machines, systems, factories and even entire cities to life with impressive realism. We interviewed with Elbedome manager Steffen Masik about the lab’s distinctive features.

Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals

Producing vaccines is a tricky task – especially in the case of inactivated vaccines, in which pathogens must be killed without altering their structure. Until now, this task has generally involved the use of toxic chemicals. Now, however, an innovative new technology developed by Fraunhofer researchers – the first solution of its kind – will use electron beams to produce inactivated vaccines quickly, reproducibly and without the use of chemicals.

EU's Call for Proposals: Innovative applications of drones for ensuring safety in transport

Develop and test technologies, operational and business models for the application of drones or drone swarms and other emerging technologies to increase the safety, security, public acceptance and overall efficiency of air, waterborne and surface transport, both passenger and cargo, including search and rescue applications.
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VineRobot, an Unmanned ground vehicle equipped with non-invasive sensor technology to monitor grape growth

Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.

Intel AI Protects Animals with National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

TrailGuard AI uses deep neural network algorithms that allow the device to recognize humans and vehicles with a high degree of accuracy. TrailGuard AI builds upon the success of RESOLVE’s first-generation TrailGuard camera deployed in protected reserves that alerts rangers any time it detects motion. With the first-generation camera, rangers receive many photos that they had to manually review to determine if there is a poaching threat or a false-positive triggered by other motion.