Confluent, the data streaming pioneer, has announced its Confluent for Startups programme. The programme offers a risk-free way for the UK’s rapidly growing startup community to deploy the power of Apache Kafka on Confluent Cloud, giving access to advanced real-time data streaming for up to a year, at no cost.
The UK’s cyber accelerator, Cyber Runway, delivered by Plexal and funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology in partnership with Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, is accepting applications for its Grow and Scale streams, with submissions open until 14th August.
London-based Immersive Fox – a tech startup specialising in AI-generated videos for sales and corporate communication – has closed a €3.3 million [£2.8 million] seed funding round to help advance proprietary AI technology that allows clients to create unlimited video content using their face and voice.
With over 4000 Springers attending the two days, the largest Tech Conference of the Greater Region, ICT Spring, had a record-breaking year, which thrilled Luxembourg last June 29 and 30. Bringing professionals and experts from all over the world together, the event offered a unique moment of sharing and networking!
Soula.care, an AI-powered maternity care solution for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, has partnered up with Google to become one of the first non-medical health solutions to use Med-PaLM 2 (medical language model) for safe communication on pregnancy wellbeing and parenthood topics with the chatbot.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee arrived in Italy for the WMF - We Make Future event on June 16th. The eminence of IT and inventor of the World Wide Web accompanied the participants of the eleventh edition of WMF, the International Trade Fair, and Festival on Tech and Digital Innovation, which took place from June 15th to 17th at the Rimini Expo Center (Italy), on a journey through time and into the future of the Web and humanity.
Workspace Design Show: Unveiling Inspiring Workplace Concepts and Connecting Professionals in Amsterdam
The highly anticipated Workspace Design Show is set to take place from October 11-12, 2023, at the RAI in Amsterdam. This premier event offers a fantastic opportunity for professionals to explore the latest trends, innovations, and ideas in workspace interiors. With over 2,500 workplace professionals expected to attend, this is an event you won't want to miss.
London-based Weavr has announced the launch of Embedded Finance Cloud. The new solution will allow banks and other financial institutions to create and distribute embeddable financial products. Weavr believes that to do this efficiently and safely, this new type of orchestration platform is required.
The three-day event of WMF - We Make Future, the International Trade Fair and Festival, held from June 15th to 17th at the Rimini Expo Centre, has come to an end. Organised by Search On Media Group, it brought together the world of innovation in Italy, with over 60.000 attendance from 85 countries, more than 670 exhibitors, 2.000 startups and investors, over 1.000 speakers, and more than 130 institutional, national, and international guests. This solidifies and emphasises the important role that WMF has always played as a platform for building the future and as an accelerator of education, culture, and innovation in service of global society.
With an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs in the world today, new research conducted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – a non-profit membership network of 18,000+ business owners across 76 countries – shows that founders of small to mid-size companies (SMEs) are more focused on driving positive change for their local communities today compared to 2013, and nearly half feel a responsibility to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
DigiKey, a global commerce distributor offering a large selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, has partnered with GroupGets to launch the “Get MADE” crowdfunding initiative, a collaboration that promotes and funds hardware creators. This program will allow startups to get hardware funded, produced and sold on DigiKey’s website.
Blueshift Memory, designer of a novel proprietary high-speed memory architecture, has signed an agreement with Crypta Labs, developer of a quantum random number generator (QRNG) for resilient encryption, to create a cybersecurity memory solution that will be capable of countering threats from quantum computing.
Yalla wins the Jury Award at the WMF Startup Competition and flies to San Francisco. Awards were also given to Cyrkl and Wallife
The six finalists of the WMF Startup Competition, the largest international startup competition competed on the Mainstage in front of an audience and jury from all over the world. Yalla - selected from thousands of applications from around the world - the winner of the Jury Award, secures the Prize offered by Pegasus Tech Ventures: access to the Startup World Cup Finals, scheduled in San Francisco (USA), with a grand prize of 1 million dollars in direct investment. The Czech startup Cyrkl and the Italian startup Wallife were also awarded.
RTVE, Gonvarri Industries and AI applied to cardiac health, among the winners of the European Digital Mindset Awards 2023
Innovation was the star of the seventh edition of the European Digital Mindset Awards 2023, the awards presented at the Digital Enterprise Show (DES) to recognise companies and organisations that are committed to disruptive technologies in their business model. The awards, which distinguish disruption in customer experience, IT management, digital business models, or sustainable strategies fostered by technology, received more than 250 nominations, confirming the digitisation of the business fabric.
Nearly half of UK SMEs (47%) believe they are at greater risk of a cyberattack since the onset of the cost-of-living crisis. Of these respondents, 38% believe this is due to increased malicious insider threats (i.e., disgruntled employees making decisions that are not in the best interest of the company) and 35% believe it is due to negligent insider threats (i.e., overworked or distracted employees making mistakes).
We are proud to announce that we partnered up with White Label World Expo Frankfurt - Europe’s leading and most influential event where you can network with dedicated to white label professionals, online sellers and suppliers! On the 11th & 12th of October 2023 at the Messe Frankfurt, Germany, thousands of visitors will be looking for unlimited opportunities to scale their business to the global market. The event is a perfect destination for white label leaders and like-minded eCommerce pioneering sellers immersing themselves in the ultimate platform to connect with business owners and increase profits!
On 30 June 2023, Intema DeepTech company in partnership with the MTS ecosystem will hold a Demoday, where 11 alumni will showcase their innovative products. The winner gets a chance to launch a paid pilot with a group of corporations working in the banking, entertainment, media, and telecom industries.
South Summit has come to an end today after three intense days of celebration in Madrid. Co-organised by IE University, this eleventh edition of the leading event of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem has had the institutional support of Spain Up Nation, the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Council, as well as Mutua Madrileña, Google for Startups, BBVA Spark, Endesa, Toptal, Wayra - Telefónica Innovation and Banco Sabadell's BStartup.
New Report Finds Saudi Gaming Sector Conducive for High Growth with Government Support & Mobile Gaming as the Biggest Opportunities
AstroLabs partners with IMPACT46, in collaboration with PLAYHERA, to release the flagship 2023 Saudi Gaming Market Outlook Report. This first-of-its-kind report provides a comprehensive outlook on the Saudi electronic gaming potential directly from the market, with in-depth insight from local gamers, game developers, and industry pioneers.
Chief Information Officers have become increasingly important in the decision-making bodies of companies. As drivers of innovation, they have gone from making technological decisions to being significantly involved in the business plan or in talent recruitment processes and, consequently, in the sphere of the company itself. In this regard, market surveys conducted in 2023 reveal that 80% of CIOs say that business strategies will become an important part of their role in the next two years.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will open the 10th anniversary edition of London Tech Week from 12th-16th June 2023. With over 30,000 delegates from 148 countries descending on the capital for the most influential tech event in the UK, London Tech Week serves as a reminder of the UK’s appeal to tech entrepreneurs and investors globally and why it continues to be the gateway to Europe.
We Make Future brings Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Italy: save the date for June 16th at Rimini Expo Centre
Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be the guest of honor of WMF - We Make Future. On June 16th, 2023, the visionary computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web will take the stage at the International Trade Fair and Festival on Tech and Digital Innovation, scheduled from June 15th to 17th at the Rimini Expo Centre (Italy).
"In LaLiga, AI is used for everything and helps make decisions, but it will always lack the human factor", explains Javier Tebas at South Summit Madrid 2023.
South Summit, co-organised by IE University and with the institutional support of Spain Up Nation, the Community of Madrid and Madrid City Council, as well as Mutua Madrileña, Google for Startups, BBVA Spark, Endesa, Toptal, Wayra - Telefónica Innovation and Banco Sabadell's BStartup, continued its first day this afternoon with a series of talks and debates focused on AI, in which Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, gave a noteworthy talk.
Pau Gasol at South Summit Madrid 2023 inauguration: "In sport and in business the bad moments are as important as the good ones, that's when you really grow".
South Summit, the leading event for the global innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, opened its eleventh edition today at La Nave in Madrid. Co-organised by IE University, #SouthSummit23 has the institutional support of Spain Up Nation, the Community of Madrid, and the Madrid City Council, as well as Mutua Madrileña, Google for Startups, BBVA Spark, Endesa, Toptal, Wayra - Telefónica Innovation and BStartup from Banco Sabadell.