Making production processes more sustainable: How industrial software can simplify sustainability

In 2015, government leaders from around the world reached the Paris Agreement, pledging to keep global temperature increases to below two degrees celsius. Achieving this goal requires a significant shift in energy globally, both in terms of generation and use in energy-intense markets such as the industrial sector. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK

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Ten European teams advance to the final phase of the Helsinki energy challenge

Ten teams have been selected for the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The finalist teams highlight the international and interdisciplinary nature of the participants.

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Gaining the power to rise: Affordable, clean energy for African nations

Today, more than half of all households across Africa do not have access to any form of energy. This means that more than 600 million people currently do not have electricity.

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Eurotech announces software qualification of Everyware Software Framework with AWS IoT Core

Eurotech – a company that designs, develops, and deploys hardware, software, services and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) – is extending its commitment as a Select Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network and announced the software qualification of the Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) with AWS IoT Core. Eurotech’s ESF allows

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Ligado raises over $100 mn to build mission-critical 5G networks

Ligado Networks, announced more than $100 million (€89 million) in new investments to begin taking the necessary steps to build 5G IoT networks that serve mission-critical industries like public safety and emergency response, commercial transportation, energy, and manufacturing.

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Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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Haltian closes US$9.8mn funding round to accelerate its growing IoT business

New investment worth €9 million in Oulu, Finland’s IoT and product development company, Haltian is designed to help accelerate the company’s growing Internet of Things (IoT) business, enabling it to upscale and supporting development in international markets.

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The industrial retrofit revolution

In 2008, ArcelorMittal found itself stuck between a rock and a financial hard place.

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Power generation in Russia: IoT predictive analytics saves lives not just profits

In western Europe you may think of security of power supply in terms of keeping the regulator happy and avoiding fines. In the extreme cold of Russia and Kazakhstan says Jeremy Cowan, the focus is on saving lives by avoiding unexpected shutdowns in power generation. 

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Geo launches smart energy solution combining monitoring and control of energy usage

Householders will, for the first time, be able to benefit from visibility of their home energy usage whilst at the same time take full control of their heating and hot water following the launch of Trio + Heating, a new combined solution from smart energy experts geo.

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Smarter building: Greener energy, safer roads and improved flood protection for the UK

Protecting and improving the nation’s vital infrastructure – such as energy, transport and digital communications – is about to become easier, as the first successful results of a world-leading computing project are being showcased.

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GoAigua wins the 2019 Digital Water Prize from Water Europe

With its extensive experience in the digitalisation of the water industry, GoAigua has always focused its efforts on innovation and research to boost efficiency in organisations in the sector, accompanying them in their process of digital transformation and developing new solutions to improve communication between people and processes.

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CEO tells IoT Now why Hansen Tech is buying Sigma for £89.4mn

In a cash-only deal announced today, Hansen Technologies, based in Australia, is to acquire Canada’s Sigma Systems for CAN$157 million. The deal took market watchers by surprise and in an exclusive interview with IoT Now, Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma describes what led to the deal. 

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Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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The 5th smart cities India 2019 expo will host over 100 start-up companies

India claims to have the 3rd largest start up ecosystem in the world with more than 26,000 start-ups. It is estimated that India will have over 1,00,000 start ups by 2025. The Government of India has been aggressively promoting Start up entities, and has created a ‘funds of funds’ of Rs 10,000 crore.

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