UiPath Automation Awards 2020 competition for Start-up and Scale-up

UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, today announced the launch of the UiPath Automation Awards 2020 competition. Open to emerging B2B software automation start-ups and scale-ups in the CEE region and Turkey, the competition rewards the most promising players and emerging talent in the software automation space with a €50,000 cash prize offered by Read more about UiPath Automation Awards 2020 competition for Start-up and Scale-up[…]

A new smartphone trick to speed up your work by saving time and money

Seemingly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and we find new uses for them every day. They can help us avoid traffic jams or connect us to family from afar. They can even translate languages on the fly. Now, scientists have figured out a new trick. Using a regular smartphone camera and some 3D-printed Read more about A new smartphone trick to speed up your work by saving time and money[…]

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance?

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will challenge cities in ways that are difficult to fully predict, and yet critical to address early. A particular challenge is the potential for AVs to upset municipal budgets, as they upend traditional auto-related funding streams like vehicle registration fees and parking revenues. To prepare for this uncertain future, cities should practice Read more about How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance?[…]

Using digital twins to respond to factors impacting power supply

Germany’s power supply is one of the most reliable in the world. Yet the growth in renewable energy has introduced a host of unpredictable factors into the power mix. The increasing number of irregular power sources can bring problems for grid stability. Moreover, in the event of a prolonged outage, there is the need to Read more about Using digital twins to respond to factors impacting power supply[…]

Comparisons of two composite manufacturing methods

Airplane wings, wind turbine blades, and other large parts are typically created using bulk polymerization in composite manufacturing facilities. They are heated and cured in enormous autoclaves and heated molds as big as the finished part. Frontal polymerization is a new out-of-autoclave method for composite manufacturing that doesn’t require a large facility investment. Researchers at Read more about Comparisons of two composite manufacturing methods[…]

Consumers perceptions of the desirability of the smart home

Smart home technologies are marketed to enhance your home and make life easier. However, UK consumers are not convinced that they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies, a study by WMG, University of Warwick has shown Smart Home technology. The ‘smart home’ can be defined as the integration of Internet-enabled, digital devices Read more about Consumers perceptions of the desirability of the smart home[…]

Quantum secret sharing

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state and used it to share a secret amongst 10 parties. By using quantum tricks, the secret can only be unlocked if the parties Read more about Quantum secret sharing[…]

150 million euros will support investments in established innovative enterprises in 5G technology

TIM, through its company dedicated to Corporate Venture Capital TIM Ventures, signed an agreement with United Ventures, an independent venture capital manager specialised in investments in digital technologies founded by Paolo Gesess and Massimiliano Magrini, to launch a new fund called UV T-Growth which will support investments in established innovative enterprises and SMEs in order to develop technological projects in Italy and Read more about 150 million euros will support investments in established innovative enterprises in 5G technology[…]

Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to operate remotely, adoption of the latest secure technologies has taken on greater importance Read more about Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation[…]

CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for the recovery Read more about CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions[…]

Optimal precision in human-robot interactions via haptic guidance

Popular entertainment often portrays robots as the perfect best friend, from Bender in the cartoon Futurama to the mighty Transformers. These close friendships don’t exist off-screen yet, but humans and robots are getting to know each other better in real life. Dr. Ali Safavi and Prof. Mehrdad Zadeh at Kettering University have proposed a model Read more about Optimal precision in human-robot interactions via haptic guidance[…]