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Comments Off on Digital skills will be critical in the future workplace

For a number of years now Ericsson has been supporting Universeum in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the Digital Lab program – a dedicated technology program for kids. A visit to Universeum is a wonderful experience for kids and adults alike. It’s Scandinavia’s largest science center, with 9,000 cubic meters of adventure spread over seven floors. Visitors….

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In July of this year, manufacturing growth in Vietnam showed its highest level in seven years amid faster export growth. Indeed, its strong manufacturing sector has allowed the country to have one of the fastest growing economies in the world to date, with data from their General Statistics Office (GSO) registering a 6.8 percent increase….

Comments Off on Protein-folding and digital solutions for Sustainable Development Goals – a summer in the labs

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on July 13, 2018, on the Ericsson Research Blog. Meet Kaspian Jakobsson and follow his journey on what started as an internship leading to an extended experience for life; from developing a database explorer, interesting events, Ericsson’s CEO Börje Ekholm and a UI containing sustainable ICT solutions. Students from….

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I recently attended the High Level Sustainable Development Goals Business Conference in Sarajevo, which focused on the topic of how businesses can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The conference was organized by the UN Office and the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ericsson was one of a few Swedish companies invited….

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  Earlier this month, I represented Ericsson at the international conference Sweden Foodtech Big Meet, a key event around the idea of building a next-generation food system based on tech, data, sustainability and health. Katarina Luhr, Stockholm’s vice mayor, opened the conference with a speech that stressed the importance of sustainable food and agriculture in….

Comments Off on The Future of Truth: Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018

Closely aligned with the theme of this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue, the theme of the 2018 Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) competition was “The Future of Truth”. We challenged students around the world to propose technical solutions that improve people’s ability to find, validate and share information in a fully connected world. More than 1,400 university….

  Together with Future Earth, the UK Science and Innovation Network, TNO, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and inno4sd.net, Ericsson co-hosted a two-day workshop in Stockholm last week on the topic of exponential climate action for cities. The purpose was to bring leading researchers, tech companies, innovators, international organizations (including the World Bank) and….

The New York Times recently published a long and informative article called The robots are coming and Sweden is fine. Among other things, it highlights a visit to the New Boliden mine in Garpenberg, Sweden, where workers in a control room use computer screens and joysticks to remotely steer mining equipment. Instead of inhaling dust….

Photo caption: Self-driving shuttle bus transporting passengers in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) – just one example of an IoT solution that contributes to sustainable development. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published a white paper based on an analysis of more than 640 Internet of Things (IoT) deployments worldwide that suggests it is possible to maximize….

Last week I attended COP 23, the international climate meeting convened annually by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the main concerns this year was the fact that the latest studies show that after several years of stable, flat development, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions recently rose by 2 percentage points…..