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Innovative tech might ease growth bottle-necks for entrepreneurship in Africa

According to the 2018/2019 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, African countries such as Angola and Madagascar have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world. These entrepreneurs often operate on an informal, micro-enterprise scale, however, and their contribution to economic activity is minimal. This is a shame because…


Artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, robotics, and other disruptive technologies converge at IoTSWC

Digitalization is making a relentless headway and transforming all kinds of industries and economic sectors, as a result of which many companies are assessing the most suitable technologies to invest in. To help them in their decision-making and implementation, the time has come for another IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), the international flagship event that…


SEA Electric unveils new images of electric truck with 350km range

New images have been released of the Isuzu F Series electric truck and other models by Melbourne-based electric vehicle maker SEA Electric. The company, which specializes in zero-emissions alternatives for the delivery and cargo industries, offers a number of electric cans and trucks by fitting it’s locally developed and has made electric drivetrains onto cab/chassis…


Why every building is a potential electric vehicle charging station

By 2040 there could be as many 42 million electric vehicle chargers worldwide, and huge costs to upgrade the grid to cope with the increased demand for electricity can be avoided by ensuring those chargers are equipped to operate using smart software, CEO of charging software firm Everty Carola Jonas says. Speaking at the Electric Vehicle Transition… 


Mitsubishi Leads $50 Million Investment In Off-Grid Utility BBOXX

Mitsubishi has led the $50 million Series D funding of the off-grid utility BBOXX. The company provides pay-as-you-go (PAYG) power in parts of the world that remain off the grid using home solar systems and a proprietary billing system. Many people living beyond the reach of the power grid are more likely to have a mobile phone than a traditional bank account…


Renewable Energy Is a Hot Spot for Startup and Investment Opportunities

A variety of innovations have come to the fore in recent years that could potentially revolutionize the world’s energy technology. Along with that, there has been an upsurge in consumer and investor interest in the renewable industry, factors that make it a ripe environment for entrepreneurial success, assuming one has a worthy idea and plan for…


‘First of its Kind’ Zero-Emission Geothermal Energy System in Canada May Soon Be in Your Town

A new geothermal energy project is now being piloted in Canada—and experts say that it could be a “game-changer” for clean energy. The Eavor Loop is a scalable closed-loop system that could soon allow us to generate consistent, unlimited electricity from the heat emanating from the Earth’s core. The system works like a radiator. The Eavor Loop consists of two…


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