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Articles tagged with: smart cities and transportation

Uber vs. Le Taxi: The Disrupter and the Disrupted

Written by Fred Destin on Wednesday, 05 February 2014.

Recently I just felt compelled to write a post about French Minister Montebourg and his ridiculous contortions to explain barriers put on innovation under what I termed “Slow Innovation”. Adjacent to this story was a very public row around Travis Kalanick’s Uber service and concerted efforts to slow down its spread in France. The story of Uber vs Le Taxi Francais is emblematic of a societal debate that is growing in importance and I believe will come to define the coming decade.

Building a smarter smart grid: Practical innovations from Ontario, Canada startups

Written by Aaron Rosland on Tuesday, 28 January 2014.

While many smart grid innovations are technically complex, a renewable energy storage solution from Ontario-based HydroStor is brilliantly simple. Imagine filling a child's balloon with air, trapping the air, then releasing it slowly and steadily when you need more air. HydroStor's technology does essentially the same thing, only with energy.

i20 Water Named in Global Cleantech 100 For Second Year Running

Written by entrepreneurcountry on Thursday, 10 October 2013.

i2O Water, the rapidly expanding Advanced Pressure Management technology company, has been named in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, a list of the world’s top 100 private companies working in clean technology.

Investing in Smart Cities: ETF

Written by entrepreneurcountry on Tuesday, 08 October 2013.

If you’re an entrepreneur with a product that is good for the environment, you may want to take a look at the Environmental Technologies Fund.

The Next Phase of the Internet

on Tuesday, 17 September 2013.

Over the next five years we will begin to manage our homes in the cloud. Getting access to our information and monitoring our energy use, controlling devices and automating appliances when we are not there will be commonplace. 

How Start-Ups Can Win - Locally or Globally

Written by Martin Vander Weyer on Monday, 16 September 2013.

Are the rules for entrepreneurial success different in the digital space from auto components or baked goods? Give or take some social-media buzz, I suspect they’re not. Taking a good idea, perfecting it, maintaining quality as demand grows, persuading target customers to pay a decent price: these are the essentials, whether that product is virtual, physical or edible. Here’s a couple of examples that have caught my eye.

First The Internet, Then Smartphones, Now Matternet is The Next Big Innovation

Written by Kelly Dolan on Tuesday, 07 May 2013.

When you hear the word ‘drone,’ you can be forgiven for believing it to be a dirty, military term. However, one entrepreneur is rewriting the rules and changing the word's meaning to define a force for good.

Smart Energy and The Digital Economy

on Tuesday, 11 September 2012.

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. It’s moving towards a so-called Smart Grid, which will not only manage supply and demand of energy more effectively, but also integrate new, lower-carbon sources of electricity.

Smart Cities: Your Home in the Digital Age

on Tuesday, 22 May 2012.

If you ever wanted to know what a simple family home may look like in the future, smart home tech company AlertMe is now making the vision a reality.