8 technology trends for innovative leaders in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we live and work, and the way we consume. These changes have led to an explosion of […]

Stopping marine plastic pollution from rivers requires efficient and cost-effective technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karsten Hirsch, CEO and Co-Founder, Plastic Fischer 8-12 Million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year – one truckload per minute The majority of marine plastic enters the ocean through Asian rivers Plastic production is estimated to […]

Commission selects first 50 women-led companies to boost deep-tech innovation in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission announced today the results of the first call under the new Women TechEU pilot programme, supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women. The call is funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme. Mariya […]

3 ways technology can enhance training for unconnected farmers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave Hale, Director of TechnoServe Labs, TechnoServe The scope and scale of digital transformation has meant that remote training is being increasingly adopted. Levelling the playing field for unconnected farmers to access training tools can be done by […]

How low-earth orbit satellite technology can connect the unconnected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Marquina, Specialist, Strategic Communications, World Economic Forum Low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites can help connect the unconnected and bridge the digital divide. The race to deploy LEO satellite constellations is increasingly competitive and will require multi-stakeholder cooperation to […]

We need more women in tech. Could apprenticeships bridge the gap?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Nykanen, Chief Technical Officer, QA Limited There is a significant gender gap in STEM disciplines around the world, particularly in technology. Cutting-edge technology skills needed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will increasingly be in demand. Apprenticeships are […]

Technology is the key to transforming least developed countries. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. About the author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) & Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Limited use of technology is inhibiting LDCs’ path towards structural transformation. These countries can implement […]

Competition: EU-US launch Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue to foster cooperation in competition policy and enforcement in technology sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, US Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the US Department of Justice Jonathan Kanter have launched the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue in Washington DC. The European Commission, […]

This technology can improve the eyesight of the visually impaired. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Gene-editing technology was tested on seven volunteers to see if it could treat severe visual impairment. Some experienced a marked improvement in their eyesight, enabling them to see colours for the first time […]

Emerging technology: 10 years of top tech trends and how they’ve changed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greta Keenan, Programme Specialist, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The 10th Anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies Report launches on November 16. In the run-up […]

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology supports the New European Bauhaus with €5 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is today launching the ‘EIT Community Booster – Scaling New European Bauhaus Ventures’ in order to support the New European Bauhaus initiative. This first call will support 20 innovative companies with a budget of up to […]

How investing in tech for teachers can bring equity to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Maloney, Assistant Vice President; Executive Director, Infosys Foundation & Tan Moorthy, Executive Vice President, Head Delivery Operations – US, Canada & LATAM, Infosys Students will be left behind if we do not invest in the digital skills […]

The secret of productivity growth is not technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute Technology fuels productivity growth but tight labour markets provide the spark for this growth because firms typically need to make […]

This NASA-inspired technology converts carbon dioxide into food. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content NASA-based technology is being used to turn carbon dioxide into food and bio-based products. Kiverdi in California is using the tech to create the world’s first ‘air-based meat’. It could also help […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

Why ‘systems change’ in 2021 demands better technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fruchterman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Matters We need systems-level change to meet the SDGs as traditional approaches and solutions are too expensive or have failed; To respond to these complex challenges, systems change efforts need […]

Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Talal Rafi, Global consultant One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. Technology in the areas of edtech, fintech, remote working and […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising technology sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Google has violated EU competition rules by favouring its own online display advertising technology services in the so called “ad tech” supply chain, to the detriment of competing providers of advertising technology […]

As the world’s waste mounts, technology is helping communities reduce, reuse and recycle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content India-based Recykal is using cloud-based web and mobile applications to track waste and promote recycling. The initiative wants to reduce the amount of recyclable material that ends up burned, dumped or in landfill. […]

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Sheeran, Managing Director, Worldwide Channel and SMB, HPE Financial Services Technology as a service has the potential to generate significant growth opportunities for any industry. It offers sustainable outcomes, specific to each industry. Offering as-a-service requires the […]

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Measures to control COVID-19 have created new difficulties for vulnerable migrants and internally displaced people living in congested sites with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The ability to gather, process and analyse large amounts of data from […]

8 charts that show the impact of race and gender on technology careers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content 57% of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, compared to just 10% of men, according to career website Dice. Black respondents were more likely to have experienced racial […]

Technology can transform clinical practice – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented stress and anxiety levels among the world’s clinicians. The Future Health Index 2020 global survey confirms that young health care professionals are hopeful that technology […]

A fairer world requires fairer tech. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum The first Global Technology Governance Summit will be held on April 6-7, 2021. Leaders have an opportunity to scale more than just technological solutions. Leaders have a responsibility to question how […]

How technology helped Serbia save 180 million sheets of paper in less than 4 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Serbia’s government has made digitalization a focus. It began rolling out electronic e-government services in June 2017. Since then, it estimates it has saved around 180 million sheets of A4 paper. Digitalization and […]

Do we need a Paris Agreement for tech? Here’s what world leaders and tech chiefs say

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum The potential for emerging tech to solve the world’s most pressing issues is equal to the challenge of mitigating the risks. These range from ethical issues to privacy and cybersecurity to freedom […]

Digital technology can help the world prosper. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Innovative technologies will be key to overcoming common human challenges. Free data flow and agile governance will be key to realizing the […]

This is what a human-centred approach to AI technology could look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group Augmented Intelligence is an approach to integrating people and technology harmoniously. We need to control future forms of advanced technologies better than we have smartphones. This way we can amplify our own […]

Here’s how governments can mobilize technology for the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Global Leader, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC & Antonia Gawel, Deputy Head of PGPG; Head of Circular Economy and Innovation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum& Jessica Shannon Global Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC COVID-19 has shown […]

What technology changes will 2021 bring? Here’s what business leaders say

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum A new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey finds that most adults are uniquely optimistic about accessing technology, digital tools and training in the next 12 months. This is amid general pessimism about other […]

Tech can reach the world’s unbanked women – but only if they tell us how it should work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Aid:Tech • Women make up the majority of the global unbanked population. • Lack of formal ID is one common barrier to accessing financial services. • Understanding the needs of end users is […]

This is how good governance can make sure technology works for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Emerging technologies will have a vital role in the recovery from the pandemic and avoiding future crises. But regulation is not keeping pace with innovation in fast-moving areas such as fintech and […]

Changing healthcare systems with simple technological solutions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a 22 year old and currently a third – year medical student of the Medical institute of Sumy State University in Sumy, Ukraine He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]