Three ways to tackle urbanisation

With nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in towns and cities by 2050, rapid urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of our time, putting unprecedented pressure on transportation systems, utilities and the environment. But emerging technologies are affording new, smarter ways to maintain, build and interact with infrastructure in an effort to make urbanisation more manageable

Energy-as-a-service will transform the sector

Providers, under pressure from new industry entrants, could look to move into the as-a-service market to diversify their offering

Sky’s the limit in global race to adopt cloud

With cloud expected to spread rapidly, the major players are lining up to compete for a bigger market share

Christiana Figueres’ radical ideas for feeding the many

Abolishing famine and limiting climate change cannot be mutually exclusive aims says Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Flexible working for the inflexible workplace

Companies that offer flexible working are known to have increased employee retention, more motivated and engaged staff, and access to wider talent pools when recruiting

Rare diseases require radical new funding methods

Devising funding strategies to develop drugs for the treatment of rare diseases remains a challenge as patient groups are often too small

Why genome sequencing is the future of healthcare

Healthcare companies are developing technology which utilises the power of artificial intelligence to analyse genomic data and provide personalised treatment for cancer patients

Connectivity and data are carmakers’ tools of choice

Closed-loop manufacturing, which enables continuous data flows shared seamlessly throughout departments, creates a virtuous cycle, resulting in faster product improvements