Insight Foresight Review

By Totti Könnölä | Insight and foresight for transforming innovation ecosystems and society. Edited by Insight Foresight Institute, www.if-institute.org

Europe's shocking failure to act on climate

The European Union has agreed to emission reduction targets for 2030. But far from fulfilling its duties under the Paris Agreement, environmentalists …

Climate

ESPAS Annual Conference 2017 - EPSC - European Commission

Pöyry connects energy utilities and European start-ups on a digital platform to build the energy business of tomorrow

Pöyry PLC Press release 7 November 2017 at 12 noon (CET)<p>Energy industry is currently one of the most dynamic sectors globally. Established utilities …

Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

[Source: RAPID] European - Press release Commission Brussels, 27 October 2017 The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion …

Brussels

Report praises EIT reform, but says goal to become financially independent of EU ‘highly ambitious’ | Science|Business

A new evaluation of the EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology concludes that the body is making progress in nudging forward …

*Research Professional News

Article information<p><i>This article was published on *Research Professional, the UK’s leading independent source of news, analysis, funding opportunities</i> …

Report praises EIT reform | EU Science and Technology News

<b>A new evaluation of the EU-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) concludes that the body is making progress in nudging forward</b> …

Wisconsin and Milwaukee toward the bottom, but not last, of growth entrepreneurship rankings

Buy Photo<p>The Milwaukee metro area fell in the rankings for entrepreneurial business growth to 33 out of 40, continuing a pattern of poor performance …

Dirk Pilat - Entrevista

What will the car of 2040 be like?

Following the announcement petrol and diesel engine cars will be banned from sale in 2040, the car of the future is up for grabs<p>What will the car look like by the time the petrol and diesel combustion engine is banned from sale? Will we still be driving, or will we be living in a utopia filled with …

10 Emerging Technologies to Watch

What if drinking water could be drawn from desert air easily, without requiring enormous amounts of electricity from a grid? What if a doctor could …

Innovation

Gerd’s key 2015 ‘ations': digitization, disintermediation, automation, optimization, robotization, virtualization, transformation: HellVen ?

It seems like all those ‘…ation’-words are naturally converging right now; in almost every keynote I am touching on these trends that may, on one …

Virtualization

Emmanuel Macron's Call To Action: Viva Technology!

If you’re in the fashion business, you come to Paris for fashion week; if you’re in the aerospace business, you attend the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget; if you’re in the film business you head to the Cannes Film Festival. If the new French President has his way, you will mark Viva Technology in …

France
Venture Capital

Inducement prize: Zero Power Water Infrastructure Monitoring

<b>Topic Description</b><p>Specific Challenge:<p>The objectives of this inducement prize are: to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on …

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk
Innovation

Canada needs an innovative intellectual property strategy

<i>James Hinton is a lawyer, patent and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP and an assistant professor at Western University. Peter Cowan is a senior IP strategist who led teams on all processes and methods used in patent strategy, portfolio acquisition, management, and licensing.</i><p>The recent …

Innovation

Europe 2050: Preparing a Research & Innovation Roadmap for Raw Materials - 13 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] The partners of the Horizon 2020 funded project Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials – VERAM cordially …

Innovation

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas. Every few months, a dumb start-up will make the news — most recently the one selling a $700 juicer — and folks outside the tech industry will begin singing I-told-you-sos.<p>But don’t be fooled by …

Innovation

Madrid's diesel ban panics carmakers, shifts pollution problem

To fight air pollution, Madrid is among cities around the world that have vowed to ban diesel vehicles by 2025. This leaves car dealers with lots …

Transportation

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

As the world works to achieve the sustainable development goals, a recent UN report identifies six issues that challenge ambitious targets<p>We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and …

Sustainability

Cloudification will mean upheaval in telecoms

IN THE computing clouds, startups can set up new servers or acquire data storage with only a credit card and a few clicks of a mouse. Now imagine a …

Economics

New Mathematical Equation Shows How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …

Climate Change

Ecosystem policy

Growth ecosystems as a tool in the new industrial and innovation policy<p>Competition in the global economy has increasingly become a battle between …

Taxing robots? This is why we might need to

The idea of a tax on robots was raised last May in a draft report to the European Parliament prepared by MEP Mady Delvaux from the Committee on Legal …

Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel Is Rooted in Trump's Climate Denial

Watch the first trailer here.<p>In the official trailer for <i>An Inconvenient Sequel</i>, Al Gore rhetorically asks climate deniers, "Can't you hear what Mother Nature is screaming at you?" Cut to President Trump, who is apparently screaming louder.<p><i>An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power</i>, which debuted at …

Climate

QSTP product development fund to accelerate technology innovation in private sector

Dr Khalid al-Ali, co-founder and CEO of STA, and Hakim during the recent PDF agreement signing ceremony. Hakim and Fawaz Abdalhadi, IQ operations …