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Swap.com is developing industrial scale capabilities for selling and trading pre-owned items

Swap.com is developing industrial scale capabilities for selling and trading pre-owned items

A part of developing more sustainable lifestyles is to extend the lifetime and foster re-use of items. Currently, acquiring second-hand items through peer-to-peer internet sites can be a time consuming and challenging process. Finnish company Netcycler has developed an online consignment department store, Swap.com, which provides a cost-efficient and easy-to-use way to buy and sell …

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Spinverse Innovation Mill companies in the New York Times

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The New York Times article explains how the Nokia and Microsoft layoffs have created a surplus of unemployed tech workers in Finland and how there has been special effort in encouraging these workers to start their own companies. Specifically, the article mentions Quuppa, Creoir and Piceasoft, which are Spinverse Innovation Mill companies. Quuppa focuses on …

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Horizon 2020 – First results

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On 6 July, EC published the first results of Horizon 2020 including the statistics of the first 100 calls that closed by 1 December 2014. 36 732 proposals were evaluated by 9 325 experts and about 3 200 projects have been awarded a total of €5.5 billion in EU funding. The overall success rate was about …

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Who will be the next European CTO of the Year?

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The call for suggestions for the CTO of the Year Europe 2015 is now open, searching for the most inspiring, innovative and foresighted technology leader in Europe. In 2014, in the large companies category, Professor Richard Parker, Director of Research and Technology at Rolls-Royce was awarded, based on his personal leadership, long career in technology …

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