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Topical Focus : carbonauten

Creating a regenerative world by carbonising biomass residues and supplying CO2 negative materials for the construction industry, carbonauten is the German start-up calling time on CO2.

Phoebe Harper By Phoebe Harper

Maeving : Topical Focus

Maeving is taking the industry by storm with the model RM1, an electric motorcycle riding at the forefront of transport built with the urban commuter in mind. We speak to Maeving co-founder Sebastian Inglis-Jones, about the company’s origin, model and mission for the future.

Marcus Kääpä By Marcus Kääpä

Infinited Fiber : Topical Focus

Powered by Finnish engineering, Infinited Fiber is the textile recycling technology company delivering circularity to the fashion industry.

Phoebe Harper By Phoebe Harper

Expo 2020 : Topical Focus

Expo 2020, the first ever World Expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is showcasing the best examples of collaboration, cooperation and innovation from around the world.

Jack Salter By Jack Salter

Europe’s Mobile Banking Evolution : Topical Focus

Accessible at the swipe of a finger, we explore the technological progression of mobile banking and mobile payments in Europe.

Jack Salter By Jack Salter

Kinaxis: Navigating the supply chain ‘pingdemic’

Fraser Ironside, Director Business Consulting at Kinaxis, reflects on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption caused by the ping of the NHS Covid app.

Fraser Ironside By Fraser Ironside

Euro 2020 : Topical Focus

A year after the tournament was cancelled because of COVID-19, we examine the preparation for this summer’s UEFA European Championships and explore what restrictions are in place.

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Topical Focus: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

We look ahead to Dubai’s rearranged World Expo and examine what to expect from the highly anticipated event  Writer: Sean Galea-Pace  Dubai’s Expo 2020.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and set to be the largest event staged in the Arab world. The disruption caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic meant that Dubai’s showcase event will now be held from 1st October 2021, to 31st March 2022 instead of in its original titular name. With safety paramount, the delay will allow all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19 and enable the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of all-time. At the time, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, commented: “We welcome the decision of BIE Member States to support the delay Expo 2020 Dubai by one year. We’re thankful to Member States for their continued commitment to contributing to a World Expo in Dubai that will play a pivotal role in shaping our post-pandemic world at a time when it will be most needed. “Over the past 50 years, we have sought to build bridges, connections, and partnerships worldwide because we believe in genuine collaboration to safeguard the future of all. The swift and overwhelming vote reflects the strength of our international partnerships and truly reflects the positive role in the UAE and Dubai play with all countries around

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