EU deploys first quantum technology in six sites across Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has announced the selection of six sites that will host the first European quantum computers: in Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland. They will be integrated on site into existing supercomputers, and will form […]

Ship collisions can kill whales – this technology is helping to stop them

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 Whales aren’t just the largest animals on Earth. They also play a vital role in the food chain and the species diversity in our ocean – and help to tackle climate change […]

How Technology Can Bridge The Workforce Gap In Healthcare?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew, a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Technology and the Future of Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a 4th year medical student from Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

Why decentralized finance is a leapfrog technology for the 1.1 billion people who are unbanked

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Stone, Corporate Social Responsibility, eToro; co-founder, GoodDollar Protocol, eToro No technology better exemplifies the “leapfrog technology” phenomenon than the mobile phone, whose adoption allowed even the most underserved communities to entirely forego the need to implement traditional […]

Sanna Marin: Europe needs strategic autonomy in energy, food, defence and technology

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg as part of the “This is Europe” debate series, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin said that Ukrainians have proven their bravery and endurance and they must win the war – there is no alternative. Europeans must therefore continue supplying […]

How information tech can address challenges in climate change and education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Johnson, Vice-President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson When I wrote my MBA thesis on the promise of mobile communications technology back in the early 1990s, I could never have imagined how much that decision would impact my […]

3 lessons in tech ethics from a tech giant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Green, Director, Technology Ethics, Santa Clara University, Emily Ratté, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce, Rayce Smallwood, Content Specialist, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce The more people live with […]

How can ‘zero trust’ help secure the operational technology environment?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akshay Joshi, Head of Industry and Partnerships, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, Mansur Abilkasimov, VP Cybersecurity Governance & Strategy Deputy CISO, Schneider Electric Recent developments and changes in cyberspace such as the rise in cyber threats, the […]

Brazil’s biggest favela has been mapped using 3D laser scanning. It’s important not just for technology, but also for human rights

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 Favelas 4D – a project from MIT’s Senseable City Lab – has created a 3D model of Brazil’s biggest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Traditional technology such as satellite mapping cannot […]

Indigenous peoples teach the world First Nations wisdom through technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikaela Jade, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Indigital Augmented reality and other technologies can amplify Indigenous storytelling. Harnessing technology plays a role in cultural connection and provides digital skills for the 21st century. Today, 476 million Indigenous people […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

How technology and entrepreneurship can quench our parched world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paddy Padmanathan, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power The climate crisis and population growth are putting ever more strain on the world’s water supplies. Desalination offers an unlimited resource – but it has a significant environmental impact. […]

Agility, resilience and impact: How fintech charted a positive course through the global pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tania Ziegler, Lead in Global Benchmarking, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Bryan Zheng Zhang, Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Ana Fiorella Carvajal, Lead […]

Why public-private collaboration is key to developing autonomous vehicle technology in Türkiye

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali Çağrı Kurucu, IoT & Mobility Platform Lead, C4IR Türkiye, Technology Governance Director at Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries, MESS, Evren Kalfa, Consulting and Projects Manager, Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries, MESS, Sedat Tavukçu, Fellow, C4IR […]

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

Role of Technology and Academicism in combating Low Adherence to the Covid Vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Ana Carolina Alves de Oliveira, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazil. They is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

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 […]