How many investors are currently available to you for cross-border impact investing?

Of over 120 million investors in the United States, only about 0.3 % are professional investors. The total number of professional investors in the United States is in the neighborhood of 350,000. This includes approximately 300,000 active angels, 1,200 VC funds, 4,200 private equity firms and 6,000 family offices – and some 35,000 miscellaneous professional investors. 60 % of[…]

Out of over 1,000 water bodies reported to be in New Delhi in 2017 nearly 80% just exist on paper

In March 2019, the National Green Tribunal pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to take remedial measures for tackling industrial and any other pollution in the state’s Hindon, Kali and Krishna rivers. Millions of people living along the banks of the Hindon and its tributaries are consuming groundwater that has been contaminated by hazardous[…]

Brief look at national AI strategies

From Venture Beat: Canada’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy is a five-year, $94 million (CAD $125 million) plan to invest in AI research and talent. The EU Commission has committed to increasing its investment in AI from $565 million (€500 million) in 2017 to $1.69 billion (€1.5 billion) by the end of 2020. In two policy documents, “A Next Generation Artificial[…]

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From smart cities to quantum nations: what to watch to lead innovation in the 21st century

Year-round election cycles: national, local Mining and material production cycles Global value chains Semiconductor deployment by country Public debt (including provincial, municipal) vs government’s science and infrastructure budgets Impact financing gap vs levels of certified project manager concentration levels per country Inequality of productivity gap and sociology of knownledge research that explains that gap Workforce[…]

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Four TED talks about science and technology augmenting human body

The Age of Genetic Wonder Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? What Your Breath Could Reveal about Your Health The latest[…]

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[…]

263 blockchain-related projects in China reportedly account for 25 % of current global total

The financial sector is said to be the biggest user of blockchain technology, particularly in asset securitization for banks and brokers. In 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization reported that most blockchain-related patent filings came from China. Over half of the 406 patents in 2017 were from China: the country filed 225 Blockchain patents, followed[…]

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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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[…]