The (Almost) Unstoppable Rise of Finnish Health Tech – Medengine The Finnish health technology field is booming like never before. In 2017, health tech exports broke new records as their value rose more than 5% to over €2.2 billion. The fact that the Finnish health tech field is thriving is hardly new: over the last two decades, the value of health tech export has

Makerspaces could be the secret to making smart cities smart | World Economic Forum The suite of new technologies now coming online – from low-cost complex sensors to big data and machine learning – have the ability to map the inflows and outflows of goods and services, allowing cities to precision-track patterns of consumption and waste production. As we speak, maker communities around the world are helping to

Should I Create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for My New Product? As the name implies, the purpose of a proof-of-concept (POC) prototype is to prove your product concept. A POC answers if a product is feasible. In most cases a POC prototype is only used internally to determine the practicality of a new product. Customers will rarely see a POC prototype. So do you need

Does tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018?  For over a decade now, Silicon Valley ideology has been to simultaneously:Move fast and break things. Make the world a better place. According to this article 2017 has been a demoralizing year. Our product innovations for accessible and affordable content have also been weaponized against society by bad actors. Social media became a vector of bullying and propaganda targeted with algorithms.

Innovation should be a school subject – Commissioner Navracsics Innovation should be taught as a subject in European schools, according to Tibor Navracsics, the EU’s Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, who says that education can be a defining factor in the life of young scientists. ‘Education can be a decisive force, an engine in the socialisation of young scientists,’ he said. ‘It

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions – MIT Technology Review We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. A story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. The claims are ludicrous. Today’s robots and AI systems are incredibly narrow in what they

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic in today’s tech conversations. Many times, IoT development and prototyping cycles are too long and too expensive due to the time and complexity it takes to build a simple IoT prototype. But the creation of IoT projects doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. myDevices,