Articles categorized by: Innovation

COVID-19.- A new blockchain able to keep coronavirus-free communities and workplaces uninfected

The Public Health Blockchain Consortium (PHBConsortium.org) has announced the release of a monitoring blockchain based tool to help communities and workplaces that asr free from coronavirus (COVID-19) and other high-risk viruses, bacteria and fungi to keep as safe are they are now. The blockchain stores a workplace’s or community’s protection certificate from security organizations or […]

Daren Tang from Singapore to succeed Sir Francis Gurry as WIPO Director General

The Coordination Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has nominated Mr. Daren Tang from Singapore for the post of Director General. The WIPO General Assembly will meet in an extraordinary session on May 7-8, 2020, to confirm the Coordination Committee’s nomination. Tang is currently the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of […]

Porsche Ventures invests in digital automated payments software developer Nitrobox

The German software start-up Nitrobox GmbH has concluded a financing round in the single-digit million euro range. The “NeueCapital Partners” fund from Silicon Valley and Porsche Ventures, the venture capital unit of the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer, took a stake in the Hamburg-based company. In 2019 Nitrobox completed the APX accelerator program, a joint venture […]

The Minimó car concept, latest development in urban connected ev micro mobility, by SEAT at MWC2019

SEAT presented today the Minimó at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The Minimó is a concept car that has been developed as a mobility platform, showcasing the company’s vision of the urban mobility of tomorrow. This 100% electric concept car has been developed with an integrated battery swap system, enabling full vehicle charging in only […]

Rakuten and JD.com join hands to launch unmanned delivery systems in Japan

Rakuten, Inc., a leading global innovation company in e-commerce, communications and fintech, and JD.com, China’s largest retailer, today signed an agreement for JD.com’s drones and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be used in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions accross Japan. “We are delighted to begin this collaboration with JD.com, which boasts the most cutting-edge proprietary delivery […]