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Startup
Tech start-ups hit by 'illogical' change of R&D funding
Deep tech firms say changes to research and development (R&D) funding have left them scrambling for cash.
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Blockchain
The world's first fully blockchain-enabled credential led marketplace
QUT Design Lab and Smart Trade Networks are set to launch and demonstrate the world's first fully blockchain-enabled credential led marketplace.
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R&D
Zscaler expands CIEM solutions with Trustdome acquisition
Zscaler, the cloud security company, has officially entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trustdome, a Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) company.
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Digital Transformation
Innovation Summit East Asia 2020: The significance of sustainability and resilience to business success
Schneider Electric's Innovation Summit East Asia 2020 on 4 November will leverage the experience of experts to deliver informative sessions on how to stay agile by utilising resilient and sustainable strategies.
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5G
OPPO spearheads 5G with video calls over new network
The Chinese vendor has partnered with Ericsson and MediaTek to conduct voice and video calls entirely over a 5G connection.
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R&D
LINE Corporation chooses Cloudera to advance data and AI powered R&D
LINE Corporation has selected Cloudera to develop its AI technology based business and further empower its Data Science and Engineering Centre (DSEC), thus strengthening its data-driven business objectives.
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Fintech
IFTA FinTech Achievement Awards open for applications
The awards recognise excellence in the global FinTech industry
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R&D
Qualtrics expands research & strategy team in APJ
Qualtrics has expanded its research services and strategy team with three new appointments, in a move that demonstrates its growing investment in the Asia Pacific and Japan.
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Artificial Intelligence
Huawei launches ‘world's most powerful AI processor’
The Ascend 910 was announced alongside MindSpore, an all-scenario AI computing framework.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Automation Anywhere to provide RPA for Wipro Automation Lab
The Lab will be a playground for co-creating business solutions with Wipro and leading automation providers like Automation Anywhere.
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Cybersecurity
NSW to give cybersecurity SMEs R&D gift cards
SMEs in NSW can apply for a ‘cyber voucher’ which will connect them with cybersecurity research teams from one seven universities.
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Artificial Intelligence
China to usurp Europe in becoming AI research world leader
A new study has found China is outpacing Europe and the US in terms of AI research output and growth.
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Innovation
Spark to launch emerging tech innovation unit in 2019
The as yet unnamed unit will be headed by Claire Barber and focus on R&D, operating as a distinct unit from the main business.
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Cloud
R&D Tax Incentive a welcome boost for tourism sector - TECNZ
The government’s new R&D Tax Incentive could be a breakthrough for the tourism sector’s ability to innovate, adapt and change.
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Tax
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
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Flash
Toshiba Memory and Western Digital open new facilities in Japan
The two companies hope to cultivate the 3D flash memory business with the new research and manufacturing facilities.
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University of Canterbury
UC senior lecturer a finalist in Kiwi innovation awards
Dr Deborah Crittenden has been named as a finalist for her efforts in research behind an 'infinitely' rechargeable battery.
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Cloud
SaaS and cloud behind H1 success for TechnologyOne
SaaS platform contract revenue has grown 51% and revenue from cloud offerings by 217%, leading to a total of $120m in revenue over this half-year.
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Cybersecurity
World’s first advanced blockchain identity lab to be built in Edinburgh
The £600,000 lab will explore ways in which blockchain technology can protect personal data from online scammers and cybercriminals.
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Innovation
Report: Opportunity for partners as more Kiwi businesses spend on expansion
The Business Operations Survey has revealed that more Kiwi businesses are spending on expansion, showing there is plenty of opportunity for partners.
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Government
Huawei announces £3bn commitment to UK after meeting with prime minister
After procuring more than £2bn into the UK between 2013-2017, Huawei has committed to £3bn more over the next five years.
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Innovation
TechnologyOne pumps $49.9 million into R&D
The R&D investment exceeds the market average of approximately 12% and equates to 18% of the company’s revenue.
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5G
Comba Telecom aims to help customers evolve their wireless networks
The company's 5G NR equipment is playing a key role in ongoing pre-5G testing.
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Finance, Leasing & Rental
Flexenclosure cashes in on €10m loan for data centre innovation
The loan was granted by the European Investment Bank and backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments to create opportunities in the region.