Cost effective 3D-printing with up to ten materials

3D-printing is seen as one of the most vital technologies in building Industry 4.0. But still, the usefulness can be questioned since cost-effective 3D-printers only print one material at the time. This limits its scope of production dramatically. Even a more advanced 3D-printer that can manage three materials (cost around …

Flexible further education for digital competence receives more funding

Sixteen projects to improve digital competence receive more funding from the Norwegian government. It is flexible courses adapted to the working life’s prerequisites. In total, the projects get €3.6 million, with the purpose to boost digital competence in the business sector. The total funding this year for such projects in …

Blockchain technology impact on Education

A report called “Blockchain in Education” from the European Commission shows the prospects blockchain technology impact on education and its potential to transform the field. The main conclusion is that: “Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU …

Citizen Science as a driver of innovation – a pioneer showing the way

As research from universities are getting more accessible and digital technologies are becoming a more productive tool. This also can form a foundation for a new dimension of science: Citizen Research or civil research. In this field, Germany is showing the way with the citizen research hub buergerschaffenwissen.de. On the …

Mobile Technology forms learning and social bridge

Mobile Technology Mobile technology can be an equalizer of educational- and other social opportunities in developing countries. However, to make this develop into a true success story. Human-centric learning design and digital literacy training are crucial for development. This is the main conclusion of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) …

The Publishing Industry towards a new Reality

Digitalisation is transforming the whole publishing industry, new business models that profoundly decreasing the dependency of the old is appearing and getting consolidated. In this spirit, the publishing companies are streamlining their cost structures, strengthening their balance sheets and restructuring their portfolios. The revenues for newspapers is becoming more diversified. …

The essence of successful entrepreneurship according to Eric Schmidt

On 27th November 2018, Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and Alphabet executive chairman delivered the Centre for Entrepreneurs Annual Lecture. An event that developed into a guide to successful entrepreneurship. In defining an entrepreneur he said if somebody asked him: “I’m doing this what do you think?” This is according to …

Taking workplace engagement and effectiveness to the next level

How can you make the work environment more effective with interactivity, more human-centric and last but not least … fun? Ok, let’s see, imagine the scene where the staff of a project entering the conference room, the project leader says: “Watson, bring me the last working session.” The computer recognizes …

Five skills that make innovative leaders

In Harvard Business Review, Katherine Graham-Leviss, the founder and president of XBInsight, present the result and analysis of the competency data on nearly 5000 business leaders that the company has collected. The outcome shows that innovative leaders have five skills in common: Manage risk Demonstrate curiosity Lead courageously Seize opportunities …