Artificial Intelligence Startups Raised $61.6bn in Total Funding, a 35% Jump in a Year
Technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning have transformed business processes across different industries, changing how companies operate, manage finances, gather and analyze data, and build customer relations.
Bittium Launches Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C Smartphone Designed for CONFIDENTIAL Communications for Authorities
Bittium, the provider of the world’s most secure smartphone-based communication systems, launches Bittium Tough Mobile™ 2 C smartphone designed for CONFIDENTIAL communications for authorities. Smartphone's unique HW security solutions and multilayered security structure based on the hardened Android™ 9 operating system are reinforced with the dual-boot functionality, running two completely separate and hardened operating systems on a single platform: Confidential and Personal. Bittium Tough Mobile 2 C smartphone, intended for government-level security needs, is complemented with Bittium Secure Suite management software, enabling remote management of devices and applications, as well as encrypted IP-based data transfer.
8 autonomous robots can transport more than 2,000 parts per day
They cover 240 kilometers a day and share the streets with pedestrians, lorries, bicycles and cars. They control the traffic lights, communicate with their surroundings... but when you see them you won’t see anyone driving them. These autonomous vehicles are called AGV (automated guided vehicles) and drive around outside the workshops of the SEAT plant in Martorell.
Scandinavian startups receiving in total up to 700 000 euros in funding
89 startups from across Europe of which 14 are based in Scandinavia are selected for support to accelerate the development of promising health solutions.
Headstart is set up to help startups getting closer to market, receive clinical verification, evaluate patient need and benefit of their product or service as well as attracting further private investment. Through EIT Health’s network, the companies will make valuable contacts within EIT Health’s innovation ecosystem and will receive financial support of up to €50 000 each.
Latvia and Estonia Place Orders for Carl-Gustaf M4
Saab has received orders from Latvian Armed Forces and Estonian Armed Forces for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf M4. Deliveries will take place in 2021-2024.
The orders are placed within a framework agreement signed by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in June 2019, which allows Sweden, Latvia and Estonia to place orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon systems during a ten-year period.
Recipo opens its own recycling plant and manufactures recycled plastic to be used in new electronic products
Recipo launched Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia. In association with their members, Recipo continues to set an example by providing a viable European recycling solution for plastic. As the leading Producer Responsibility Partner for electronics in the Nordic region, Recipo is the first collection scheme in the world to pioneer their own recycling plant.
Bolt launches new, custom-built scooter model
Designed and engineered focusing on modularity, Bolt’s new specially designed scooter is the most easy-to-repair scooter on the market right now. Thanks to the innovative modular design and engineering, most broken scooters can be restored and put back onto the streets, instead of simply disposing of them.
This recyclability brings two wins:
Airbus and Koniku Inc. embark on disruptive biotechnology solutions for "virus sniffing"
Airbus and Koniku Inc. have made a significant step forward in the co-development of a solution for aircraft and airport security operations, by extending research activities to include biological hazard detection capabilities, as well as chemical and explosive threats.
The disruptive biotechnology solution, which was originally focused on the contactless and automated detection, tracking and location of chemicals and explosives on-board aircraft and in airports, is now being adapted, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, to include the identification of biological hazards.
Bioplastics Innovations Lagging Behind Public Sentiment for Sustainable Plastics Alternatives, Says New Clarivate Report
Clarivate Analytics Plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has released a new report unveiling the bioplas
Single-patient isolation and transport system could help tackle the coronavirus outbreak
Three leading European Air Forces have deployed single patient isolation pods to rescue covid-19 patients from remote areas. In record time, the EpiShuttle is now in service with The British Royal Air Force, The Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Royal Danish Air Force and the German Air Ambulance DRF.
The use of single patient isolation systems increase the efficiency of our healthcare system during the pandemic outbreak.
An ambulance or aircraft would normally require 2-4 hours of disinfection between every transport. Isolation pods reduce the need for disinfecting the ambulance, protecting both the crew and the next patient from being infected, says CEO of EpiGuard, Ellen Cathrine Andersen.