Modern farming harnesses technology

The rapidly expanding agricultural technology (agtech) sector is attracting the attention of investors. With a growing global population - and pressures on land use - innovation and technology are being harn...

‘Innovate for Refugees’

The search is on for the best tech-driven solutions that can help tackle the refugee crisis. Now in its second year, the Innovate for Refugees initiative, led by the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan ...

App offers patients extra support

(USA) A new study has demonstrated that a smartphone app can play an important role in supporting older people who are suffering from mental illness. Developed by a team from Dartmouth College, to help in...

Eating food in the 21st century

(USA) It is very much a case of 'the times they are a changin' when it comes to 21st century eating habits. Technology and social media are completely transforming the restaurant experience, according to a s...

Smart coffee shops open in Singapore

Two coffee shops in Singapore had a robotics and digital makeover at the weekend. In response to Singapore's Food Services Industry Transformation Map - which includes a call for 'productive coffee shops' th...

Calling all startups

(EUROPE) Startups keen to join the 2017 edition of the multi-million euro IMPACT Growth accelerator have seven days left to apply. This year's programme was kickstarted at the Mobile World Congress in Bar...

Point and click for robot support

(USA) You no longer need to be a roboticist to remotely operate robots designed to support humans in critical situations thanks to a new interface designed by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers. ...

New economic system on the rise

(USA) A major tech provider to the waste industry has announced it is backing efforts in America to advance the circular economy. Headquartered in Ireland, AMCS operates internationally in servicing the n...

Startups ready for takeoff

A major airline group has announced it is investing in two exciting tech startups. On the back of its Hangar 51 accelerator programme, International Airlines Group (IAG) has picked Esplorio and Vchain to inv...

Thinking smarter ‘because we care’

By Peter Davies, the CEO of GreenRunning – the developers of Verv Question one: did you know the smart home means that your fridge will be able to order milk? Question two: do you care? Many connected ho...