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Smart Building: Energy efficiency application

If the development of Smart Home is still awaited, the concept of Smart Buildings seems to attract the ecosystem aiming to replace the traditional building management system. Smart Building players work together to fight the lack of standardisation. Regulatory bodies try to encourage the adoption of Smart Building. And real estate developers are increasingly taking a key role in the adoption of the technology, attracted by the potential in terms of energy efficiency in the aim to increase the  value of properties.

USA-China-EU plans for AI: where do we stand?

AI is internationally recognised as a main driver of future growth, competitiveness and job creation. It helps to increase productivity and efficiency and it lowers costs; it is also a major driver for innovation and promises to unlock new creative jobs and growth opportunities. AI is likely to be the competitive advantage of the 21st century: it is now the responsibility of policy makers and business leaders to seize the moment.

Italy: “Industria 4.0”

In February 2017, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development has launched the Industria 4.0 National Plan (I4.0). The new strategy puts in place horizontal measures accessible for all enterprises with an objective to boost the investment in new technologies, research and development, and revitalise the competitiveness of Italian companies.

Energy harvesting to power the rise of the Internet of Things

Development within the domains of Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) and consequently the diffusion of sensor networks and the desire to replace batteries are major force driving advances in energy harvesting technologies.

New York City: The World's Fastest Growing Startup Technology Center

While New York was lagging behind the Silicon Valley in California and Boston regarding innovation and entrepreneurship before 2010, its recent performances are remarkable. Today, NYC appears as a leading hub for the development of new technology companies thanks to the strong involvement of all the public and private stakeholders.

The need to transform local populations into digital talent

The growth of digital talent is becoming increasingly important for the economic development of regions and cities. By encouraging the development of digital talent, cities can decrease unemployment and prepare their local communities to the future economy.

Digitising mechanical engineering: leveraging the potential of the cloud and data

The digitalisation of mechanical engineering presents immense benefits for European companies in terms of productivity and performance. To unlock the full potential of the cloud and data for SMEs, more action is needed to standardise data treatment and scale-up investments in digital infrastructure. 

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