Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has led some data professionals to think they will no longer be affected by the EU’s GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) due to come into effect by 2018. Andy Beale, CTO (chief technology officer) for the British government is a keynote speaker for September’s Technology Leaders Summit. “Although it’s very early days, there are some misconceptions around the impact of Brexit on the many thousands of organisations responsible for storage and managing of sensitive personal data,” notes, VP of EMEA, Ground Labs, John Cassidy.
TETRACOM coordinator Rainer Leupers (below right) Professor of Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at RWTH Aachen, commented: ‘Being a co-founder of several companies myself, I’m particularly glad that our project has also helped European start-ups get off the ground by transferring key technologies that contribute to the core of their product offer. I’m excited to see this level of industrial impact from a European project and I cordially wish them long-term market success.’
Siemens founded in 1847 starts up its Next47 initiative to foster disruptive ideas and accelerate new technologies development more vigorously, The new unit will have funding of €1 billion for the first five years and the unit will be headed by CTO Siegfried Russwurm on an acting basis.
Sofant Technologies Limited the pioneering Scottish RF smart software muscled antenna designer appoints David Wither as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) following their earlier news this year of raising over £1.5 million in European funding.
From 29-30 June this year, Re-Work, Berlin is where Machine Learning meets Artificial Intelligence, in the Rise of Intelligent Machines to make sense of data. Interestingly out of 50 speakers, only 3 are women. Out of 250 delegates, there is as yet no breakdown available.
To study the brain cell’s operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells have to flourish within three-dimensional surroundings.
From fusion to pharmaceuticals, not to mention the human brain project, Brexit will setback major R&D technology projects and the UK may face losing its very excellent R&D status. Something similar is being seen this week, as China's installed supercomputers overtake those in America. Back in the UK even Apps developers question growth without EU partnership
Nesta's report “The Fusion Effect” has found that 'fused’ companies, or those that combine art and science skills in their workforce: Show 8% higher sales growth than science-only firms. Are 2% more likely to bring radical innovations to market. Employ approximately 3.5 million people - despite being around a tenth of UK companies - and employ roughly a fifth of all workers.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding programme is supporting the largest and most ambitious assessment of deep-sea Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken through the €9 million ATLAS (A trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-sea ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe) project, which kicked-off on 13-15 June 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Industry 4.0 revolution blurs that line between physical and virtual worlds, forcing manufacturers to accelerate digital modernisation. With the sector facing the possibility of a third recession in the space of a decade, the future of manufacturing holds both serious threats as well as significant opportunities.
At last, a didactic robot organised to teach children software coding together with a host of games, depending on sensors. Expect others to follow suit. Like the mobile phone and the tablet, the didactic robot like a dog or cat, could be everyone's friend and learn to answer back!
To celebrate the Royal Astronomical Society’s 200th Anniversary, North Wales based artists Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson have created a sensory installation of light, colour, optics and sound inspired by astronomy. The exhibit is on display at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Flint, north Wales, until 4 June.
Research carried out by University of Glasgow academics describes how double-stranded DNA splits using de-localised sound waves, that are the hallmark of quantum effects. The paper is published today in "Nature Communications".
The UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK released a case study document, "Innovation with Impact", highlighting commercial success stories of 60 of the now rapidly growing companies that the agency has supported over the past nine years. Since 2007, more than 7,600 companies received the agency's assistance in projects estimated to have added between £11.5bn and £13.1bn to the economy, creating 55,000 new jobs.
Last year Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft achieved an impressive new record with more than €2.1 billion in business volume. It has now pushed ahead its strategy to expand its scope with the Senate decided to establish a Fraunhofer Research IGCV (Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology). The expansion of Fraunhofer High Performance Centres is also continuing. For instance, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting three new High Performance Centres to the tune of some €8 million.
Patented technology allows users to work with a state of the art ceramic printing system with stable and easy-to-clean materials. Both materials and machine designs are tested for more then 5.000 production hours in the job-shop that Admatec has run since 2013, probably the longest ceramic printing experience in the world and one that continuously result in innovations. Currently the novelty is with the material reconditioning system that allows the customer to re-use all the material guaranteeing 100% effective use of material.
Gaberlunzie confesses to being a tad muddled over the Brexit issue. In order to gain enlightenment, he has indulged in Friday hookey exercise with a browse of "The Economist" and others. He hopes this combination of opinions clarifies something, even if it's only rediscovering that great Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
A drone fitted with a thermal camera to monitor buildings’ energy efficiency is being developed by students at the University of Strathclyde. The team of three students, from the University’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, aim to commercialise the concept, which is designed to give a comprehensive assessment of energy use.
Research by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and IBM (self-defined as an international technology and consulting firm) sees a digital divide across the British economy, with just over half (55%) of pioneer firms adopting digital technologies processes, while the other half (45%) are falling behind. Interesting to see which of Technology or Digital officer is the preferred option!
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