Smart Cities in Taiwan: A Perspective on Big Data Applications

In this paper, we discuss the concept of a smart city based on information and communication technology (ICT), analyze the objectives of smart city development in Taiwan, and explain the supporting technologies that make such development possible. Subsequently, we propose a hierarchical structure framework of smart city systems with levels of complexity ranging from low to high and interconnections and interactive relationships in five dimensions: the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile Network, and smart business.
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Cost Analysis of Hybrid Model of Solar-Wind-Biogas Plant

In this paper, the power delivered by the combined system component is compared with each other and various conclusions are drawn. The various advantages and disadvantages of the system are compared, and a cost analysis of the system is carried on with the present system. The power delivered by hybrid model of PV/WIND/biogas is much higher than the PV/WIND.
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Wind Power Potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa

Cameroon and Nigeria have huge wind energy potentials with similar climatic conditions and can benefit greatly from the huge success recorded in South Africa in terms of policy implementation, research, development and technical considerations. Therefore, this paper reviews the wind energy potentials, policies and future renewable energy road-maps in Cameroon and Nigeria and identifies their strength and weakness.
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Feasibility Assessment of Converting Sugar Mills to Bioenergy Production in Africa

In this work, we use simulations to explore the impact of ethanol and electricity production in an existing sugar mill in Mozambique. In spite of the large amounts of energy obtained from ambitious scenarios, such as Ethanol-2 and Ethanol/EE, molasses-based ethanol (Ethanol-1 scenario) seems more attractive in economical and infrastructural terms.
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Energy and Environmental Assessments of Bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 Cassava in Malaysia

This study was aimed to evaluate the potential of bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 cassava in Malaysia in terms of energy efficiency and renewability, as well to estimate the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in CO2 equivalent. Bioethanol production process from cassava includes cassava farming, ethanol production, and transportation in which the primary energy consumption was considered.
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The Application of Mobile Edge Computing in Agricultural Water Monitoring System

In this paper, a data link management solution is proposed in combination with advanced Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technology, which effectively realizes the sinking of business anchor points and greatly reduces the business response time.

A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa

The review identified the critical barriers to commercial biogas development to be high initial capital costs, weak environmental policies, poor institutional framework, poor infrastructure and a general lack of willpower to implement renewable energy policies and set challenging targets.

Call for applications: The Itron Smart City Challenge

The Itron Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT developers from across Europe to tackle a set of key business and societal challenges. These challenges will be designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen wellbeing, improve operational efficiency and build more resourceful communities.
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Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

BestMixer.io’s Bitcoin Blender Aims to Bring Anonymity Back to Crypto

The BestMixer.io development team has introduced their next generation bitcoin blender in an effort aimed at disrupting the quickening pace of blockchain analysis firms such as Chainalysis.

Big Data in Smart Farming – A review

The review shows that the scope of Big Data applications in Smart Farming goes beyond primary production; it is influencing the entire food supply chain. Big data are being used to provide predictive insights in farming operations, drive real-time operational decisions, and redesign business processes for game-changing business models. Several authors therefore suggest that Big Data will cause major shifts in roles and power relations among different players in current food supply chain networks.
3 days ago

OpenSHS: Open Smart Home Simulator

This paper develops a new hybrid, open-source, cross-platform 3D smart home simulator, OpenSHS, for dataset generation. OpenSHS offers an opportunity for researchers in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning to test and evaluate their models.
3 days ago

iPathology: Robotic Applications and Management of Plants and Plant Diseases

We present and review robotic applications on plant pathology and management, and emerging agricultural technologies for intra-urban agriculture. Greenhouse advanced management systems and technologies have been greatly developed in the last years, integrating IoT and WSN (Wireless Sensor Network). Machine learning, machine vision, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) have been utilized and applied in agriculture for automated and robotic farming.
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Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
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Agri-voltaics or Solar Farming: the concept of Integrating Solar PV based Electricity Generation and Crop Production in a single land use system

Considering the available land area between PV rows and wash out water from PV panels along with harvested rainwater from panel, few crops which can be grown in agri-voltaic system were screened based on their height, water requirement and shade tolerance characteristics.
4 days ago

Enterprise-Oriented IoT Name Service for Agricultural Product Supply Chain Management

In this work, we present iotNS, a simple, efficient enterprise-oriented name service designed for agricultural products. The iotNS provides five times faster response than the standard GS1 ONS system. The iotNS has been deployed across five cities to enable the efficient storage and retrieval of information about agricultural products as they are tracked from the farm to the market.
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Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Good Practice Examples

Wastewater reuse is an excellent example that naturally explains the importance of integrated management of water, soil and waste, which we define as the Nexus approach. The process begins in the waste sector, but the selection of the correct management model can make it relevant and important to the water and soil as well.
4 days ago

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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4 days ago

HES Energy Systems Launches 3-hour Endurance Hydrogen Multi-Rotor Drone

After many years of work, HES merged its core technologies with a specially adapted multi-rotor design so that flight durations can extend to 3.5 hours, instead of the typical 20-30 minutes when using lithium batteries.

ADB Launches Book Showcasing Benefit of Internet Use in Agriculture

The book shows that application of intelligent agriculture practices also provide substantial benefits in pollution control, which help mitigate the contribution of the agriculture sector to global climatic changes. Optimized use of fertilizer and pesticide translates into less soil pollution and less subsequent non-source point pollution together with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Call for projects: The Digital Lab Africa - Innovative project in multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music

The call targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies used, in one of the 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, digital music and animation.
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From the Eye of the Storm: An IoT Ecosystem Made of Sensors, Smartphones and UAVs

The system aims at creating an IoT ecosystem to bridge UAVs and other types of devices, such as smartphones and sensors, while coping with the fallback in an unstable communication environment.

Using Augmented Reality to inform consumer choice and lower carbon footprints

Using an AR smartphone app that combines comparative and detailed product information into personalized data and recommendations, a 23% reduction in carbon footprint was found for bottled water, and non-significant reductions for breakfast cereal.

Bioethanol Production from Waste Potatoes as a Sustainable Waste-to-energy Resource via Enzymatic Hydrolysis

This research deals with conversion of the starch to fermentable carbon source (sugars) by fermentation through liquefaction by using yeast and alpha- amylase. The results show that the significant bioethanol production was achieved while using the parameters like temperature (30 °C) pH (6) and incubation time of 84 hrs.

Qualcomm shared its open-source Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System platform

Qualcomm Technologies' DIRBS server-based software platform can be used to help identify counterfeit, illegal, and stolen mobile devices in a country.

RatingToken Launches Sentiment Analysis Tool for Quantifying Online Sentiment Towards Blockchain Projects

By using textual analysis technology to study publicly available content across Facebook, Twitter and Telegram, RatingToken is able to produce a "Sentiment Score" for individual blockchain products. In this way, users can quickly see if a project has a positive or negative reputation online, and how it ranks compared to other projects.

Call for Applications: The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to find a residential cooling technology

A winning technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons of carbon emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100.
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Solar power tracking & Auto irrigation system

The key objective of this project is decreasing the manual efforts and optimum use of water. In the farmers area electricity available for only few hours which is in day or night. In this project we use the solar panel for the generation energy i.e . electricity.

Africa-Europe Alliance to boost sustainable energy investments in Africa

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa.

The Development of an Open Hardware and Software System Onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Monitor Concentrated Solar Power Plants

This article presents a system for real-time industrial inspection of CSP plants using low-cost, open-source components in conjunction with a thermographic sensor and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system, available in open-source hardware and software, is designed to be employed independently of the type of device used for inspection (laptop, smartphone, tablet or smartglasses) and its operating system.
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Job Vacancy: Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology

We are looking for passionate Experts/Engineers specialized in Open Technology to join our team.
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H2020 Call for Proposals: The European GNSS Agency is seeking Galileo and EGNOS-enabled applications

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is seeking Galileo and EGNOS-enabled applications to meet the evolving needs of various market segments.
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EU Call for Proposals: Increase the competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industry

Demonstrating manufacturing innovation as well as product innovation for highly performing PV technologies (e.g. crystalline-silicon, thin-film and concentration PV). Innovative solutions will be demonstrated at pilot-line level, showing the potential to be scaled up to GW-size, high-yield-throughput and cost-effective industrial production of high-efficiency cells and modules.
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EU Call for Proposals: Boosting pre-commercial production of advanced aviation biofuels

Proposal will demonstrate pre-commercial production of sustainable and cost-competitive advanced biofuels for aviation for boosting their market up-take. Proposals will address large-scale production of aviation biofuels from non food/feed sustainable feedstock and through certified pathways according to international aviation fuel standards and thus suitable for commercial flight operations.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Demonstration of solutions based on renewable sources that provide flexibility to the energy system

The specific challenge is to increase the potential of renewable dispatchable technologies in providing flexibility to the energy system.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Inducement prize: Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired

The objectives of this inducement prize are: to address this significant gap in the ICT market with a tactile graphical display that makes visually impaired people benefit from digital technologies and improves the quality of their lives especially in the area of education and navigation; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need.
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10 days ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Future and Progress for the cities of Berlin and Cairo

The risk of automation displacing millions of jobs worldwide in the next decade is now a well-known fact. However, what is not known is what new jobs will be created.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Interoperable and smart homes and grids

The aim of the pilot is to exploit IoT reference architectures models that allow for combining services for home or building comfort and energy management, based on platforms that enable the integration of relevant digital technologies like IoT, AI, cloud and big data services and where applicable, combined with blockchain technologies.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries

The challenge is to get the European 5G Vision of "5G empowering vertical industries" closer to deployment with innovative digital use cases involving cross industry partnerships.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Quantum Key Distribution testbed

Confidentiality of data and communications, authentication, as well as the long-term integrity of stored data have to be guaranteed, even in the advent of quantum computers.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Agricultural digital integration platforms

Agricultural research and innovation supports the sector in coping with a complex mix of challenges it is facing, including for example the pressures on natural resources and farm revenues.
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10 days ago

EU Call for Proposals: Interactive Technologies

Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond.
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10 days ago

Plant breeders tap robots, drones and artificial intelligence to feed the world

Digital innovations in agriculture, including robots, drones and artificial intelligence (AI), are part of a new arsenal of tools plant breeders are using to feed the world’s population.

Call for Proposals: Research on Krill biology, ecology and fisheries

Each grant will be for a specific piece of work, and no long-term commitment to any individual or group should be assumed. The AWR is competitive and only proposals that are judged to provide excellent science and to fit the aims of the fund will be considered.
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Dexter, an open-source, 3D printed, high precision robotic arm is the winner of the 2018 Hackaday Prize

Dexter is an open source, 5+ axis robotic arm. Its parts are 3D printed with PLA and held together with carbon fiber strakes for reinforcement.

An Integrated Platform for the Internet of Things Based on an Open Source Ecosystem

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly part of daily life. However, the development of IoT applications still faces many problems, such as heterogeneity, complex management, and other difficulties. In this paper, first, the open source technologies of IoT are surveyed.

Machine learning methods for crop yield prediction and climate change impact assessment in agriculture

We describe an approach to yield modeling that uses a semiparametric variant of a deep neural network, which can simultaneously account for complex nonlinear relationships in high-dimensional datasets, as well as known parametric structure and unobserved cross-sectional heterogeneity.

Thai aerospace industry is ready for take-off

Thailand, with its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, is already an aviation hub of the region. The continuous growth in the tourism industry and national economy has driven the country's air traffic to increase three times faster than the global market.

Call for Applications: WISE Awards 2019 for Impactful Education Projects

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize innovative and impactful initiatives addressing today's most urgent education challenges. Past WISE Awards projects have tackled diverse issues in education, including access and inclusion, design and ecosystems, digital and multimedia, society and workforce, youth employment and more.
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Coin Dance | Community Driven Cryptocurrency Statistics

Coin Dance is a community-driven platform offering statistics and services for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Along with other prominent sites like Bitfire, a new wave of sites are challenging models not even strictly in the field of cryptocurrency. It appears that decentralization is sparing no area of business, not even statistics.

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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EU Call for Proposals: HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applications

The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets.
Applications are closed
11 days ago

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: Sustainable wood value chains

The forest-based sector can contribute to climate change mitigation through increasing sinks in and reducing emissions from living biomass, soils and wood products, and the substitution of fossil fuels through the material and energy use of wood-based materials.
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11 days ago

Developing and Evaluating a Virtual Reality-Based Navigation System for Pre-Sale Housing Sales

In the real estate market, VR can also play an important role in affecting buyers’ housing purchasing decisions, especially for housing markets in Asia, where the pre-sale system is extremely common.

Hyperspectral-imaging device gives farmers more accurate read on plant health, provides valuable crop data

A Purdue University professor has built an innovative handheld sensor that gives plant scientists and farmers a more precise way of measuring the health of crops while gathering up-to-the-minute data that state and federal officials and others will find valuable.

Engineers develop ‘bury-and-forget’ sensors, data networks for better soil, water quality

Engineers at Iowa State University and the University of Florida are working on a new system of “bury-and-forget” soil sensors and remote, wireless, data-collection networks that could help reduce the fertilizer that leaves farm fields and feeds the harmful algae blooms both states are working to control.

Call for Applications: Young Social Entrepreneurs

The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.
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EU's Call for Applications: Horizon prize for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation in a hospital using 100% Renewable Energy Sources

This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation. This installation has to use at least three different European renewable energy technologies, include energy storage component(s) and be able to provide 100% of hospital's annual needs for energy consumption. In this context any renewable energy source is allowed.
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Remarkable agrivoltaic influence on soil moisture, micrometeorology and water-use efficiency

The goal of this study was to show that the impacts of these factors should be considered in designing the solar farms to take advantage of potential net gains in agricultural and power production.

Call for Applications: The 2019 Hult Prize Challenge

Since 2009, the Hult Prize has been a benchmark program for social entrepreneurs.
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Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform

Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built locally in the UAE, the enterprise-ready platform will serve as a stepping stone for organizations in the UAE and globally to transition their blockchain testing and development into full-production.

Call for Applications: Al-Sumait Prize 2019 - Food Security in Africa

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement in the Food Security on the African Continent.
Applications are closed

Rwanda and Alibaba unveil the first Electronic World Trade Platform hub in Africa

Alibaba Group and the government of Rwanda have agreed to multiple bilateral initiatives to promote the African country’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism.

International Job Vacancy: Landscape Designer

The Landscape Designer will work on our industrial estate project.
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TestEat pilot project to create future solutions in a real restaurant environment with the help of artificial intelligence

The crEATe ecosystem invites various operators, such as start-ups, to network, study and develop solutions involving future food and food production in a genuine consumption environment.

US Army Tests Autonomous Flight System

Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System provides flexible automation architecture for existing aircraft to increase mission effectiveness and enable safe, reduced crew operations

Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Off-grid renewables need to be woven into regional and national electrification planning processes as early as possible, particularly to make optimal use of decentralised solar and wind power.

EU's Call for Proposals: New developments in plus energy houses

New designs, making use of already developed and validated materials and components and smarter control systems ready to treat vast amounts of data are needed. The surplus of energy should come from renewable sources (geothermal heat, photovoltaics, wind, etc.), obviously optimizing the dynamic character of the energy balance all along the year.
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Farmers Edge Releases the Industry’s First Automatic Crop Health Change Detection Tool

The company’s latest innovation redefines traditional use of satellite imagery, shifting crop health management from reactive to proactive.

Smart Manufacturing is a Key Driver towards a USD 5 Trillion-dollar Indian Economy

A globally competitive Indian manufacturing sector will be a key enabler in achieving the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a USD 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2025.

Compressive Sensing-Based IoT Applications: A Review

To optimize data transmission, different approaches have to be explored such as cooperative transmission, multi-hop network architectures and sophisticated compression techniques.

EU's Call for Proposals: Advanced research in Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and new payload technologies for planetary defence

It is fundamental to improve our understanding of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) through scientific modelling as well as the development of spacecraft instruments and data exploitation, both for the design of asteroids impact mitigation missions and the assessment of the associated effects.
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Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service with self-driving vehicles in Israel.

EU launched The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, to develop quantum web

The Quantum Technologies Flagship, a €1 billion initiative, was launched today at a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
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Call for Research Projects to improve Nutrition interventions in East Africa

ECF will award up to three grants in 2019 in one or more of the following East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Somalia.
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Management of Plant Growth Regulators in Cotton Using Active Crop Canopy Sensors

The objective of this study was to evaluate optical and ultrasonic crop canopy sensors to detect the crop spatial variability in cotton fields, and to develop strategies for using this information to perform variable rate application (VRA) of PGR in cotton.

Call for Proposals: Google AI Impact Challenge

Google.org is looking for projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting their data to better use.
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Call for Applications: Ubisoft's Gaming and Entertainment program for Start-ups in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Ubisoft’s program encourages and creates stimulating gatherings between Ubisoft expert teams, entrepreneurs and external experts in order to shape tomorrow’s entertainment. Each participating start-up works with Ubisoft to define their goals and regularly meets with experts to track their progress.
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Smart finance for Smart Buildings: Investing in Energy Efficiency in buildings

The Smart Finance for Smart Buildings facility will improve use of public EU funding and will multiply the effect of the EU money invested. It will help to de-risk investments in the buildings sector, giving investors and financiers a better understanding of the risks and benefits of energy efficiency investments.
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ESA's Call for Proposals: Space and Biotechnology

The European Space Agency’s “Space and Biotechnology” opportunity offers support and funding to companies looking to develop biotechnology services that can benefit from using space-based data or capabilities.
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Integrated Understanding of Big Data, Big Data Analysis, and Business Intelligence: A Case Study of Logistics

The purpose of this study is twofold. First, we review the literature on BI, big data, and BDA to show that they are not separate methods but an integrated decision support system. Second, we explore how businesses use big data and BDA practically in conjunction with BI through a case study of sorting and logistics processing of a typical courier enterprise.

Travelport and IBM working to disrupt travel industry with new innovations

Blockchain to bring increased hotel options, and IBM Watson to fuel new customer experiences

EU's Call for Proposals: Agri-Aqua Labs - Looking behind plant adaptation

In the area of crop production, there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. These adaptive traits are all the more important as plants are sessile and therefore require effective strategies to deal with uncertainty and to tolerate rather than avoid stress.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Bio-based fertilisers from animal manure

Projects shall demonstrate processes for recovery of mineral nutrients and production of novel fertilisers from animal manure.
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New MOLOKO Biosensor can scan dairy milk for contaminants and proteins in 5 minutes

Lower costs, less wastage and higher-quality milk on the horizon for dairy farmers, thanks to a new optical sensor that scans for contaminants and proteins in 5 minutes.

Image processing analysis of geospatial uav orthophotos for palm oil plantation monitoring

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is one of the tools that can be used to monitor palm oil plantation remotely. With the geospatial orthophotos, it is possible to identify which part of the plantation land is fertile for planted crops, means to grow perfectly.

EU's Call for Proposals: Advanced materials for additive manufacturing

By combining several materials, proposals should advance the state of the art through the development of ready assembled multifunctional devices.
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Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
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Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
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Re-thinking production to boost circular economies

Value-retention practices such as remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, and direct re-use could cut industrial waste by between 80 and 99 per cent in some sectors.

IBM Changes Cloud Landscape with Red Hat Acquisition

IBM and Red Hat will be strongly positioned to address this issue and accelerate hybrid multi-cloud adoption. Together, they will help clients create cloud-native business applications faster, drive greater portability and security of data and applications across multiple public and private clouds, all with consistent cloud management.

Precision Farming Startup Unlocks Hundreds of Terabytes of Ag Data to the Public

OneSoil launches an interactive digital map of ag data including more than 57 million fields across Europe and the United States, and data on 20 types of crops collected over the last three years

Call for Applications: First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

The Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.
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Solar Powered Automated Pipe Water Management System, Water Footprint and Carbon Footprint in Soybean Production

This study aims to implement the system in controlling water level at a soybean production land, and further to observe water footprint and carbon footprint contribution of the soybean production process with application of the automated system.

The Australian digital farmer: challenges and opportunities

This paper considers the disruption brought about by digital farming. Major technical, legal, policy and social challenges and opportunities are outlined in the context of digital farming in Australia.

EU's Call for Proposals: Integrated water management in small agricultural catchments

Activities shall assess the use of small water retention approaches for managing excess and shortage of water and nutrient recovery from water streams. The link between agricultural land management and soil-water management for increased nutrient uptake and water retention should be assessed.
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Call for Projects: YouTube Learning Fund

Through this program, we will support selected creators around the world in their creation of multi-session learning content.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Food Systems Africa

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity.
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European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

Breakthrough Energy Europe links public funding with long-term risk capital so that clean energy research and innovation can be brought to market faster and more efficiently. With a capitalisation of €100 million, the fund will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting energy efficiency in the areas of electricity, transport, agriculture, manufacturing, and buildings. It isa pilot project that can serve as a model for similar initiatives in other thematic areas.

EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

Current advanced IT technologies offer the opportunity to integrate such big data sets and could enable the rapid and personalised treatment of infected patients, and bolster the detection, tracking and control of infectious disease outbreaks.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Space hubs (support to start-ups)

The challenge is to increase the number of initiatives for start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs in the space downstream and upstream sectors (such as Incubators, Accelerators, Hackathons or AppCamps), provide solutions to accelerate the growth of space scale-ups and the commercialisation of their products, engage small and medium enterprises in space innovation, especially those not traditionally involved in it, and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 to develop space-enabled solutions.
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CoinBene: Review and Analysis of the Exchange Platform

CoinBene is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers users a simple-to-use platform for crypto-to-crypto trading. In our CoinBene review, we look at this exchange’s advantages and disadvantages by examining a variety of categories that are important for any cryptocurrency trader to consider.

Intel Artificial Intelligence and Rolls-Royce Push Full Steam ahead on Autonomous Shipping

Rolls-Royce builds shipping systems that are sophisticated and intelligent, and eventually it will add fully autonomous to that portfolio, as it makes commercial shipping safer and more efficient.

Call for Applications: 2019 RoboMaster Robotics Competition

The RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Competition is open to international universities. As long as you love robots and hope to show your talent and wisdom on the RoboMaster Robotics Competition, you can apply for registration!
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EU's Call for Proposals: Pilot lines for modular factories

Modular production equipment can create highly adaptable production lines to enable efficient production of small series tailored to customer demands.
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Overseas investment falling, developing countries largely unscathed: UN trade agency

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America and Western Europe.

EU's Call for Proposals: Alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production

Activities shall focus on developing and testing new, efficient and targeted alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production.
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Aerial Mapping of Forests Affected by Pathogens Using UAVs, Hyperspectral Sensors, and Artificial Intelligence

The method integrates unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), hyperspectral image sensors, and data processing algorithms using machine learning.

EU's Call for Proposals: Blue economy

This topic aims to support demonstration projects based on innovative technologies testing/deploying/scaling-up of new industrial or service applications and solutions for the blue economy.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Blue Labs

The focus of this action is to support young scientists supported by experienced researchers, industry and local stakeholders, to team up and develop innovative technologies, products and services in support of a sustainable blue economy, preserving marine resources and ecosystems.
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Precision Agriculture Design Method Using a Distributed Computing Architecture on Internet of Things Context

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened productive ways to cultivate soil with the use of low-cost hardware (sensors/actuators) and communication (Internet) technologies.

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
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EU's Call for Proposals: An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet

The objective is to support actions on smarter, open, trusted and personalised learning solutions to optimise digital learning and to allow learners to engage and interact with content and with peers.
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Singapore to establish Additive Manufacturing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector

The facility’s location also leverages PSA’s parts supplier base and facility operations to support just-in-time inventory. This move towards digitised inventories reduces the need to hold excess inventory, which lowers storage costs, while shortening turnaround time from weeks to days due to improved availability of spare parts. In the long run, PSA will expand the scope of these services to the wider maritime industry, including ship owners, to help build its business adjacencies.

EU's Call for Proposals: The AQUAEXCEL2020 twelfth call for access

The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (cage, pond, recirculation, flowthrough, hatchery and disease challenge); environments (freshwater, marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmonids, cold and warm water marine fish, freshwater fish and artemia); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health & welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring & management technologies).
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Environment and Big Data: Role in Smart Cities of India

This study identifies six environmental factors, which should be integrated in the development of smart cities. These environmental factors include indicators of landscape and geography, climate, atmospheric pollution, water resources, energy resources, and urban green space as a major component of the environment.

Corteva Agriscience and IRRI Ink Partnership to Develop Advanced Rice Technologies and Programs

The partnership seeks to improve the genetic outcomes of breeding programs, encourage sustainable rice cultivation, and develop new rice varieties which deliver higher yields and are more resilient against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Call for Applications: Communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) is inviting applications from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.
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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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Study reveals best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

For the first time, a Cornell University study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay within a "Goldilocks zone," where 25 to 55 percent of the surrounding area contained natural lands.

EU's Call for Proposals: Reinforcing the EU agricultural knowledge base

Activities shall analyse and compare the approaches taken on their performance and impact for farmers/foresters as well as effectivity of the communication and information channels used for dissemination in countries and regions.
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The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities

In response to the Bali Fintech Agenda, the World Bank will focus on using fintech to deepen financial markets, enhance responsible access to financial services, and improve cross-border payments and remittance transfer systems.

EU's Call for Proposals: Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea

Activities shall focus on sustainability strategies and solutions for bio-based productsand support the Plastics Strategy. They shall include innovative product design and business models facilitating efficient reuse and recycling strategies and solutions, including ensuring the safety of recycled materials when used for toys or packaging food stuffs.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar

Actions should help startups and scaleups achieve market success and mature the innovation excellence of high potential innovators.
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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

“The Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019. Trends under each of these three themes are a key ingredient in driving a continuous innovation process as part of a ContinuousNEXT strategy,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

Volvo and NVIDIA will jointly develop AI-capable core computer for the next generation of Volvo cars

The new computing platform will use NVIDIA’s advances in AI as well as its unrivalled computing power, allowing Volvo Cars to take considerable steps forward in implementing advanced driver support systems, energy management technology and in-car personalisation options.

Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia.

EU-funded scientists developed adaptable ground and aerial robots that can transform farming

Utilising the data delivered from the UAV, the UGV prototype, called Bonirob, autonomously navigates its environment and performs actions at set locations. For example, it can spray a pesticide onto a selected crop area, and in the case of weed presence, it can get rid of them mechanically, avoiding the use of dangerous herbicides.

Call for Applications: The Tech Startups Challenge for women inclusion in Africa

To promote entrepreneurial initiatives managed by women and/or men, tackling the challenges of women's inclusion and gender inequalities – whether social, economic, cultural or political – and leveraging digital innovation for their development.
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Call for Applications: Travel tech start-ups in Europe

The Call TRAVEL-TECH INNOVATION CONTEST 2018 is looking for incorporated companies, operating (mainly, but not exclusively) in the field of Travel-Tech with expertise in INCOMING / INTEGRATION OF TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS with SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE IN BOOKING and API DESIGN/IMPLEMENTATION with an idea, a project and/or in any case able to help us to RENEW the process of interfacing Zani Viaggi’s booking with the different players of the national and international market to allow real-time bookings of the experiences in the portfolio in view of the specific administrative and tax requirements that the different domestic tax systems entail.
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Tierion: Utilizing the Bitcoin Blockchain to Verify Documents

The Tierion’s development includes contributions from developers across the globe. The platforms code is open-source, and the development team invites programmers to help improve the coding.

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
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EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Integrated storage systems for residential buildings

The combination of renewable energy with storage is key to support the next generation of very low or plus energy houses. Such storage equipment will be exploited first and mostly in the residential buildings (existing and new ones).
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3D visualization of GIS data in coconut plantation management: challenges and opportunities

The aim of this paper is to reveal the existing challenges and find opportunities of online 3D visualization of GIS data in coconut plantation management.

Construction of an in-situ smart device that measures some basic environmental factors for agricultural monitoring

In this work, a portable and user friendly smart Automated Weather Station (AWS) was constructed. The device that is programmed with Arduino UNO is capable of measuring the temperature, relative humidity and moisture content of the soil.

EU's action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy

The bioeconomy can turn algae into fuel, recycle plastic, convert waste into new furniture or clothing or transform industrial by-products into bio-based fertilisers.

Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest Centre and MHG Systems Oy Ltd are among the organisations that have joined forces to accelerate European bioeconomy with the help of big data technologies based on aerial and satellite images and on open forest data provided by Finnish Forest Centre.

Healthcare Robotics Digital Innovation Hub

Robotics has the potential to revolutionise the field of healthcare. In hospitals, surgical robots allow for minimally invasive surgery, with increased precision.

Agri-Food Robotics Digital Innovation Hub

Precision farming will allow European farmers to grow what is needed, with little waste in produce, water, and pesticides, and using less manual labour. Farms of the future will be high-tech ventures that are appealing for the younger generations. Robotics, combined with AI and big data, has a big part to play.

EU Call for Proposals: Access to space

The industry 4.0 transformational wave is likely to bring opportunities for innovative concepts lowering the cost of space launch manufacturing/integration/testing/operations and further improving quality.
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Unified resources marking system as a way to develop artificial intelligence in construction

Artificial intelligence in the construction industry can become a practical tool for analyzing and managing the supply of building material and technical resources for construction sites, and ca