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Qualtrics expands research & strategy team in APJ
Qualtrics has expanded its research services and strategy team with three new appointments, in a move that demonstrates its growing investment in the Asia Pacific and Japan.
Huawei launches ‘world's most powerful AI processor’
The Ascend 910 was announced alongside MindSpore, an all-scenario AI computing framework.
Automation Anywhere to provide RPA for Wipro Automation Lab
The Lab will be a playground for co-creating business solutions with Wipro and leading automation providers like Automation Anywhere.
NSW to give cybersecurity SMEs R&D gift cards
SMEs in NSW can apply for a ‘cyber voucher’ which will connect them with cybersecurity research teams from one seven universities.
China to usurp Europe in becoming AI research world leader
A new study has found China is outpacing Europe and the US in terms of AI research output and growth.
Spark to launch emerging tech innovation unit in 2019
The as yet unnamed unit will be headed by Claire Barber and focus on R&D, operating as a distinct unit from the main business.
R&D Tax Incentive a welcome boost for tourism sector - TECNZ
The government’s new R&D Tax Incentive could be a breakthrough for the tourism sector’s ability to innovate, adapt and change.
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
Toshiba Memory and Western Digital open new facilities in Japan
The two companies hope to cultivate the 3D flash memory business with the new research and manufacturing facilities.
UC senior lecturer a finalist in Kiwi innovation awards
Dr Deborah Crittenden has been named as a finalist for her efforts in research behind an 'infinitely' rechargeable battery.
SaaS and cloud behind H1 success for TechnologyOne
SaaS platform contract revenue has grown 51% and revenue from cloud offerings by 217%, leading to a total of $120m in revenue over this half-year.
World’s first advanced blockchain identity lab to be built in Edinburgh
The £600,000 lab will explore ways in which blockchain technology can protect personal data from online scammers and cybercriminals.
Report: Opportunity for partners as more Kiwi businesses spend on expansion
The Business Operations Survey has revealed that more Kiwi businesses are spending on expansion, showing there is plenty of opportunity for partners.
Huawei announces £3bn commitment to UK after meeting with prime minister
After procuring more than £2bn into the UK between 2013-2017, Huawei has committed to £3bn more over the next five years.
TechnologyOne pumps $49.9 million into R&D
The R&D investment exceeds the market average of approximately 12% and equates to 18% of the company’s revenue.
Comba Telecom aims to help customers evolve their wireless networks
The company's 5G NR equipment is playing a key role in ongoing pre-5G testing.
Flexenclosure cashes in on €10m loan for data centre innovation
The loan was granted by the European Investment Bank and backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments to create opportunities in the region.
Hong Kong government reveals latest innovation policies
The government will be stepping up efforts to embrace technology in a number of different areas, including doubling the current R&D expenditure.
Alibaba to invest more than $15b in new global research program
At its launch, Alibaba will be opening seven research labs in China, the US, Russia, Israel and Singapore with more than $15b invested.
ThoughtSpot opens new R&D center in India headed by Google veteran
ThoughtSpot recently announced the expansion of its engineering operations with the opening of its India Engineering Center in Bangalore.
Callaghan applauds Team NZ’s third Americas Cup victory using winning R&D projects
Team NZ’s win is an example of how investment in R&D pays off, Callaghan chief executive Vic Crone says.
Avaya looks to drive digital transformation in India with new R&D team
Avaya recently announced a new leadership team to drive product innovation in its research and development (R&D) centers across Pune and Bangalore.
Kiwi companies invest in R&D and innovation, new survey finds
“Research and Development activity is crucial for creating a strong and diversified economy, and moving into higher value products and services."