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MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

MK:SMART is a new three-year £16m initiative, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), which aims to provide innovative digitally-oriented solutions to the growth challenges in Milton Keynes. Fronesys is pleased to be part of the...

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

In the face of planet-wide resource depletion and huge volatility in raw material pricing, it is time for the circular economy. The tech industry is well-placed to make this move. But will it? Fronesys in in discussion on the issue with the International...

What happens to the lost generation?

What happens to the lost generation?

Fifteen million people between the ages of fifteen and twenty four are out of work in North America and Europe at the moment. Italy and France have 25% youth unemployment while, in Spain, 45% of the young people are jobless. At these levels, there is grave...

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy, security and freedom of expression have become significant challenges for the technology industry, not just because governments seek this information but also because the industry's own business models increasingly seem to need a "Big Brother"...

Rio+20: Action, please, on sustainability reporting

Rio+20: Action, please, on sustainability reporting

Bloomberg reports that 75% of over 20,000 companies worldwide do not report their sustainability impacts. As a result, such impacts have minimal effects on the practice of incorporating sustainability data into company valuations. The Rio+20 meeting is...

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