Oleh Martychenko, R&S Quantum CEO, (right) attended an energy efficiency partnership forum organized by the  State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine in Kyiv, on April 12, 2019.

R&S Quantum attends an energy efficiency partnership forum organized by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine in Kyiv

On March 12, 2019, Oleh Martychenko, R&S Quantum CEO, attended an energy efficiency partnership forum organized by the  State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine in Kyiv. There he met, among others,  Dmytro Yanushevskyy, Head of Invest in Rivne, a company that analyses and funds energy efficiency projects in Ukraine and Belarus. The two[…]

Joint development and transfer of knowledge that government agencies are able to foster with startups, makes a difference

An international team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Maryland reports that startups which collaborate with government agencies file 73% more patent applications than those who do not pursue such collaboration. The study also found that every time a cleantech startup licensed a technology developed[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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Out of 212 private equity firms investing in 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, 27 fund education, 26 energy projects

212 private equity firms with 298 offices are physically based across 27 sub-Saharan African countries, according to consultancy Asoko Insight and Africa Capital Digest, a research firm. Among them, 10 largest firms, defined by funds under management, have over $1 billion each. They are: Actis African Capital Alliance African Infrastructure Investment Managers Brait Development Partners International[…]

Strongest cluster initiatives are unafraid to “pick winners” from the broad array of potential alternatives

The most successful cluster initiatives have five traits according to researchers at Brookings: 1. Focused on establishing a robust ecosystem, not quick job gains Cluster initiatives must be focused on establishing a robust and regenerating ecosystem that produces the innovation, talent, and economic opportunities that firms need to thrive. These initiatives must be first and[…]

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Solving Africa’s youth unemployment problem by training more African cybersecurity and healthcare experts

Lack of jobs, or lack of skilled people to fill them? It’s all about lack of proper information sharing between those who educate and those who seek to hire. The World Population Counter says that there are three times more births than death on a given day, while more than 7.6 billion people populate the Earth at[…]

Global $8.5 trillion talent lack can be solved by greater sharing of impact investment information to build trust among the likes of pension fund managers

In our line of work, R&S Quantum hears a lot from innovative companies — big and small — in different pockets of the world and their respective governments, both local and national, that talent is lacking. And many a government turn to immigration as their most immediate solution. A post shared by Andy Kozlov (@andykozlov)[…]

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Population of India will be getting younger all the way till 2040. Job-led growth in EV charger manufacturing will help avoid social unrest, cut pollution

India’s production and industrial development need to drive inclusive growth to create the projected 100 million new jobs by 2022. India’s government targets to have 25% of the South Asian nation’s GDP to come from manufacturing by 2025. The population of India will be getting younger till 2040, according to Amitabh Kant, CEO of India’s major think tank[…]