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Toronto, ON, Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a FedDev Ontario contribution of $6.5 million to Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP). This funding will be used to leverage TIAP’s decade-long expertise in scouting and incubating health science technologies; to enable access to management talent for health science ventures; and to support the growth of health science companies into domestic anchor companies. By supporting venture creation in therapeutics, medical devices and health science AI from our academic members, and through new collaborations with Queen’s and McMaster universities, the program aims to broaden the life science innovation infrastructure in southern Ontario.

This commitment is made by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario through the Regional Innovation Ecosystem stream.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, TIAP

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SAN FRANCISCO – Tracking and avoiding the growing debris field in low Earth orbit was clearly on the minds of speakers on the first day of the Satellite Innovation 2020 conference.

“Today, unfortunately, there is a lot of debris up there,” said Tony Gingiss, OneWeb Satellites CEO. “We have to be able to track it and avoid it. But fundamentally, we also have to change the landscape in terms of … the responsibilities of the parties operating up there to actually make sure that we’re not creating more debris.”

As OneWeb, SpaceX and Amazon begin as a group to send tens of thousands of satellites into broadband constellations, industry and government officials acknowledge the growing risk of collisions.

The Federal Communications Commission is considering changing its rules for orbital debris mitigation, which have been in force since 2004.

“It’s pretty clear that the large constellation operators recognize that they’re going

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One of the best things about using cloud-based applications is that, every few months, your apps get better. App users get new features on the fly, with no fuss.

Never has that innovation engine been more important than since COVID-19 hit.

“COVID-19 has taken a number of areas that were nice-to-have or maybe thought of as things we should do and made them must-haves,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle Fusion applications development, kicking off a September 29 Oracle Live online event.

It used to be nice for salespeople to have the option to hold a Zoom call with potential customers, for example. Now Zoom meetings are the main way some companies keep revenue flowing. That’s why Oracle

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Some of the largest wildfires ever recorded are raging across the west. Millions of acres have burned in California, Oregon and Washington. Smoke has reached as far as Europe. 

Firefighters like Michael Seaton, who lost his home in the deadly 2018 Camp Fire, have worked more than a month straight.

“So you’re out on the line for two days and you’re sleep deprived out there. So I’ve seen people standing up with their eyes closed and they’re basically asleep,” said Seaton, a CAL FIRE engineer.

“All of this is on the heels of wildfire emergencies in 2019, 2018 and 2017 that points to the pattern of how climate warming is predisposing large landscapes to unprecedented fire activity,” said Doug Morton, Chief of NASA’s Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.

Heat waves and drought have left a thick layer of dry vegetation easily sparked by people and lightning. Although nearly 85% of wildland fires

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Guardian XO full-body, battery-powered wearable robot selected as Finalist in Products category and for Honorable Mention in General Excellence category

Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, announced that its Guardian® XO® industrial exoskeleton—the world’s first full-body, battery-powered wearable industrial robot designed to increase strength and endurance—has been recognized by Fast Company in their 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. The Guardian XO robot was named a Finalist in the Products category and received Honorable Mention in the General Excellence category.

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Sarcos Robotics Named a Finalist for Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through

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E-commerce tech company continues to invest in strengthening the executive team with appointment of new CTO, Corey Bertram

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rokt, the global leader in e-commerce marketing technology, has been actively expanding its leadership team – and today announced that Corey Bertram has joined the executive team as Chief Technology Officer. Bertram brings to the team deep technical experience – with a background in chaos engineering, infrastructure, and software architecture- as well as a new energy to propel Rokt into its next phase of growth.

Rokt welcomes Corey Bertram as Chief Technology Officer.
Rokt welcomes Corey Bertram as Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to Rokt, Corey oversaw Datadog’s Infrastructure & SRE teams through its extensive multi-cloud growth in its lead-up to IPO. Bertram also led the engineering division of Timshel, building the underlying platform technology for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. In his time at Netflix, Bertram oversaw the expansion of the

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Michael Pegues, a relative newcomer to government, is the CIO of the second largest city in Illinois. Despite only being in the job for three years and having no background in local government, he has developed a passion for city work and has become an urbantech champion.

What makes Pegues’ case so interesting is that he has taken a much bolder approach to encouraging innovation than many other city CIOs. In my experience, cities often set up limited innovation zones where they experiment with technologies before rolling them out more widely. Pegues has eschewed this intermediate step and turned his city into one giant innovation sandbox through his 605 Innovation District project (605 being the first three digits of the five zip codes in Aurora).

It’s a bold move—and one that isn’t without risks. But the initiative shows how a forward-thinking CIO willing to embrace and successfully manage those

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INFRASTRUCTURE

The “technology stack” is what makes the City’s foundation for communication. This includes devices, connectivity, servers, and software. The stack is essential to all government operations. In the 21st century, it’s as essential as electricity and roads.

Enterprise applications

City of Boston departments demand better tools and technology. We treat City employees the same way we treat residents and focus on their needs. Instead of struggling with old technology, City workers can get residents the help they need.

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND services

As technology changes, so do the needs of Boston residents. We need to offer services that run smooth, and meet expectations. New ways for communicating also offer new ways for residents to get involved with the City of Boston.

DATA AND ANALYTICS

By using data, we can focus our time and money on areas of the City of Boston where the aid is needed the most. Data

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About Us | Innovation Ventures

May 9, 2020 | technology | No Comments

UCSF Innovation Ventures and COVID-19 Technologies

With the elevated danger of COVID-19, UCSF Innovation Ventures’ approach to engagement reflects the University’s position on doing our best to share our technology far and wide, for maximum public benefit. Our team is prioritizing all COVID-19 technologies. We are directing our resources to the projects identified by our leadership as those of greatest importance. UCSF has many assets and we will do all we can to help marshal them, including our active search for the best opportunities our team can find to advance the University’s healthcare discoveries. This requires we keep an open mind and an entrepreneurial spirit. Where we are assured of our faculty’s support – and that it is in the best interest of our funders and the technology – we will adopt an ‘open access’ approach to help distribute our technologies as widely as possible. Where we can we will

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