If smart cities are to become a reality they will rely on access to open data about their environments including transportation, housing, infrastructure and air quality. Intel-owned Moovit, maker of a popular transport data app, is helping to fill the gaps for transportation information. Described as a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, Moovit collects data on more … [Read more...] about Moovit releases 2020 Global Public Transport Review data
Pitchbook's Leah Hodgson has written about the impact of lockdowns on the London startup scene. Like most office-based organisations, startups are questioning the need for expensive office space in the capital. Hodgson sees a number of them moving to more remote ways of working post-COVID. While this may be bad news for developers and building owners, it does not mean London's … [Read more...] about London startups follow remote working trend
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a white paper making the case for manufacturing industries to ramp up their investments in data and analytics. According to the paper's authors: "Manufacturing industries are on the verge of a data‑driven revolution. We will soon see companies collaborating in hyperconnected value networks in which data‑and‑analytics applications … [Read more...] about The data-driven manufacturing revolution is underway
The UK's AI Council has published an AI roadmap that outlines 16 recommendations to the UK government for its AI strategy: Research, Development & Innovation Scale up and make sustainable public sector investment in AI; ensure consistent access to top talent from around the world; and find new ways to bring researchers, disciplines and sectors together. Build on the … [Read more...] about An AI roadmap for the UK
Dealroom has published its annual European startups report with a focus on companies operating in the "Deep Tech" area. They define Deep Tech firms as those incorporating significant science or engineering elements to their products and services with an associated higher level of risk of not succeeding due to technical and market issues. Although the risks may be higher, there … [Read more...] about Is 2021 the year of European Deep Tech startups?