Mixed Reality Surgery World Tour - A new step forward in medical innovation

15 surgeons from 13 different countries have undertaken 13 mixed reality orthopedic operations as part of a 24-hour event. The surgeons virtually collaborated using Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, and were led by Professor Thomas Grégory of the Avicenne AP-HP Hospital, France.

Medicine’s (virtual) world tour

Professor Grégory and his team led all 13 mixed reality surgeries from the Avicenne AP-HP Hospital. From there, the surgery toured a number of countries, including: France, India, UAE, South Africa, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium, Morocco, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, USA, UK.

CES 2021 Makes History as Largest Digital Tech Industry Event

The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021 made history as the largest digital tech event. Almost 2000 companies unveiled next-gen innovation for a better future. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the all-digital CES 2021 featured product launches from startups to tech giants, keynotes from global industry leaders, live entertainment from Hollywood and more than 100 hours of conference programming.
 

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Four Smart City Pilot Projects Start in January 2021

Smart city centre of excellence is organising an international challenge to find great research-intensive ideas to be developed and piloted in real urban environments. 71 ideas were proposed, twelve of these were selected to the finals and four projects have been selected for financing.

“To our knowledge, this approach is very unique globally where urban challenges of one country have been systematically mapped and matched with research-based solutions. This process effectively brings the scientific solutions from university labs to the urban streets within 1-2 years,” told the Founding Director of FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence, Ralf-Martin Soe.

Human Transportation Drones are Ready

Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vision concept, S-A1, will be on display at GITEX Technology Week, December 6–10, at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Etisalat, a leading telecommunications company in Africa and the Middle East, and GITEX host, recently named the S-A1 to its “Best Innovations in 2020” list and invited Hyundai Motor Group to showcase its game-changing technology.

The full scale, all-electric S-A1 is on display at Etisalat’s booth, along with a virtual reality zone that illustrates how Hyundai Motor Group's UAM vision will help reduce passenger commute times and relieve congested ground transportation.

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ABB wins major power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels

ABB secures an order of around $150 million to deliver a comprehensive scope of technologies to power next-generation cruise ships built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Strengthening its preferred supplier position in the cruise segment, ABB will equip five newbuild vessels with Azipod® electric propulsion, which has a proven ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption on board.

Survey Reveals Light at the End of the Tunnel for Startup Founders

A new study by Slush, Helsinki and NGP Capital reveals that startup founders are faring better than expected during the pandemic.

The true impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the startup ecosystem is revealed in a new report published today by Slush and the City of Helsinki, in collaboration with NGP Capital. The newly published report, “QUARANTINED GROWTH – Founders’ perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis & a Helsinki startup ecosystem deep dive”, surveyed over 330 start-up founders from across the globe. The report reveals unique insights from the ecosystem on the past, present, and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of the founders themselves. 

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Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3 million in equity round from top European entrepreneurs

Skeleton Technologies – a Global Cleantech 100 company and the largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage – announced today it has completed a €41.3 million financing round. All existing investors participated in the equity raise and were joined by notable European entrepreneurs and international investors.