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October 27, 2021

Pigs and Cats

Two totally unrelated stories caught our eye over the past week. Beyond the (somewhat tenuous) unifying theme of animals, they both speak to the power of progress.

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October 13, 2021

Has Quantum Computing Come of Age?

Look around and there is ample evidence that data volumes are only accelerating with no current signs of ceasing. In order to avoid drowning in data, we need solutions. Quantum computing might provide the answer.

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October 6, 2021

The Marvels of Medtech (Part Two)

Innovation is alive in the world of healthcare. This was the prevailing impression your author took away with him from having spent five hours at the MedTech Expo in Birmingham last week.

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September 23, 2021

Houses of The Future

Our houses will almost certainly therefore (need to) become smarter. For one perspective, go to see what IKEA is up to.

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September 15, 2021

Benjamin Franklin Was Right…

Much of the accommodation for the elderly will likely fall upon the private sector. This may be a burden owing to the lack of current available supply combined with constrained state budgets.

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August 31, 2021

Sharing With Strangers

The growth potential of the sharing economy is significant, for almost anything – from lawnmowers to surfboards – can conceivably be shared.

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August 19, 2021

Everyone’s Hair is on Fire

‘Big boxes’ may not be glamorous, but they are integral to the functioning of the economy. The commonality across all big box assets is that demand is vastly outstripping supply.

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August 12, 2021

Take-Off for Greener Travel?

Good news them for both the planet and travellers that guilt-free flying may become a distinct possibility. Direct Air Capture is an emerging technology that can help bring emissions to zero and also remove carbon from the atmosphere.

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July 22, 2021

Quiz Time

Your one and only question is the following: what do electric vehicles and plant-based burgers have in common? The answer: they’re both getting better the whole time.

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July 7, 2021

Take A Trip on The Hyperloop

We recently spent some time with Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop to hear about this evolving vision of future transport.

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June 30, 2021

The Cutting Edge

Amazon says that the motivation for launching its Salon is to “get closer to its customers,” even though it is not necessary to have an Amazon account to make a booking.

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June 18, 2021

“It’s Like the Mob Taking Over New York”

To understand just how significant the ransomware threat is as well as to get a broader impression of the current state of the cybersecurity market, your author met with James Chappell, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Shadows, earlier this week.

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May 18, 2021

A Deep Dive Into Deep Tech

Oxford Nanopore, Ceres Power and Hinge Health, leaders in genetic sequencing, clean air technology and wearables that help with pain relief respectively, have each attracted $1bn+ valuations.

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May 12, 2021

The Toxic Boomerang

Recycling efforts can be accelerated, but the key debate is less about changing consumer behaviour and more about altering industry choices.

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May 6, 2021

Innovation Matters

“Investing for growth” is a consistent message we hear repeatedly. Nearly every management team continues to highlight how the digitalisation of everything is creating new opportunities.

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April 28, 2021

The Robots Are Here

It’s not all about consumption. Robots have been helping to restock supplies, deliver medicines/ samples and move equipment around in hospitals.

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April 22, 2021

City of Abandoned Scooters

Maybe the novelty value has worn off – the trial started in August last year. Perhaps more scooters would be used at busier times of the day or when all businesses, shops and restaurants have fully reopened

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April 14, 2021

Greener Spending

It has become increasingly apparent that environmental and sustainability issues matter, much more so than they did historically. In new research released by Mastercard this week, 85% of adults state they’re willing to take personal action to combat these concerns.

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April 8, 2021

Fake Steak and Test-Tube Tomatoes

If burgers from the likes of Beyond and Impossible have already given us a taste for what ‘meat 2.0’ might taste like, then innovation currently underway takes things to a new level.

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March 25, 2021

At the Nexus of Innovation

The author has spent his last two afternoons virtually at the NEXUS: ISRAEL Dealmakers’ Summit. He reviews key topic highlights.

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March 8, 2021

Food for Thought

We all have to eat but what we are eating matters more and more. No surprise then that a record $30bn+ of deal activity probably occurred in the agrifoodtech sector last year.

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