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Untangling India’s clean water supply and sustainable sanitation situation before Ukraine’s Cleantech Mission to New Delhi and Bengaluru

Eight Ukrainian clean technology companies prepare for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development-supported business mission to India (April 21-27, 2019). During our second visit to India, R&S Quantum will offer there our waste and water cleaning solutions that result in enriched soil and organic fertilizer products for the soil-depleted South Asian country. This time our[…]

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Our partner Kakaire Foundation visits Uganda Industrial Research Institute in Kampala

In line with SDG #17, for a couple months now, we have been consulting Uganda’s Kakaire Foundation on international partnership network development. Referred to us by Mateusz Dobkowski, Head of Przedsiębiorczości Społecznej incubator in Olsztyn, Poland, Mukisa Izaac is a trained accountant who heads Kakaire Foundation that helps underpreviledged children with skills development and reduce the level of[…]

Strong and coordinated blockchain ecosystem takes shape in Canada

Canada is a leader in blockchain space thanks to its favorable government regulations and low energy costs. Canada’s largest blockchain trade association, the Chamber of Digital Commerce — 200 companies available to invest in blockchain technology — merged with the Blockchain Association of Canada, which will now be known as the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. Via our collaboration with Kyiv,[…]

Challenges facing EV deployment in 2019

Impact of millions of vehicles charging simultaneously on the electric power grid, and the timing of such events Especially impact on transformer life. There are currently 275.1 million vehicles on U.S. roads, of which only 800,000 are EVs. But within the next 30 years, some automotive industry experts expect EVs could make up the majority of U.S.[…]

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List of top environment polluters by Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk region has the highest concentration of Ukrainian companies polluting the environment, says the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. Two thirds of companies featured in a recent ranking prepared by the Ministry are located in four regions: 30 in Dnipropetrovsk region, 22 in Donetsk region, 9 in Zaporizhia region and 6 in Luhansk[…]

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10 US states count universities as their largest private employer

While Walmart is America’s biggest private employer in 22 states, employing some 1.5 million people in all 50 states (versus Amazon’s 500,000+ workers), 10 states count universities as their largest private employer. These are: University of Hawaii University of California University of New Mexico University of Nebraska University of Iowa University of Wisconsin University of Michigan University of[…]

R&S Quantum CEO Oleh Martychenko (left) and Svitlana Shchegel with one of our partners: Resource-Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre who is also a partner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Ukraine

R&S Quantum receives Partnership in Sustainability Award from the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine

This month, R&S Quantum received a Partnership in Sustainability Award from the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine. This was in recognition of our chemical leasing solution in line with four of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2 Zero Hunger SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 15 Life on Land SDG 17 Partnerships to Achieve the Goal[…]

2019 Climate change mitigation, energy mix and organic agriculture trends

The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]

Science commercialization is still marginal in Africa, despite uptick in cross-border research networks

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to double in population by 2050, which translates into a growing demand for quality youth formation in Africa. This trend equally translates into a greater need of the professor corps as well as science commercialization specialists. Currently, Africa counts some 8 scientists/engineers per 100,000 people compared to some 15, 250 and 400 in Brazil, Europe[…]

So far, just a handful of nations really work on national digital health strategy

Hungarian Dr. Bertalan Meskó — aka The Medical Futurist — and his team have been our big inspiration around all things digital health. Here is a summary of their latest take on the state of national digital health strategies around the world. Public expenditure on health and long-term care in OECD countries is set to increase from around[…]