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By Mortimer Hope and Herman Schepers Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals– the ‘to do list’ for the world adopted by the United Nations in 2015 – will require affordable internet access for all. To meet the challenge of affordably connecting 3.5 billion ‘unconnected’ people there is an urgent need to find new ideas and innovative[…]
By Irene Ng Since coming into office in November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have championed the need for innovation and homegrown new technology in Canada. In particular, the government has increased funding for research and development, encouraged more women entrepreneurs to join the tech sector, incentivised newcomers to set up[…]
By Walter van der Weiden For some time now, Europe’s progress on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has compared unfavorably to developments in the US and China. The finger of blame has pointed in familiar directions: fragmentation of private and public R&D, lack of scale up capacity and funding, a significant number of European SMEs have yet to[…]
By Herman Schepers It has been a while since the last Policy Impact Partners blog, mainly because (happily) we have been so busy. However, having spoken with many people last week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) I realise an update is probably overdue. I attended MWC with two of the PIP associates Martin Whitehead and[…]
By Herman Schepers and Walter van der Weiden Who can imagine a world where we could not watch the next episode of ‘House of Cards’ on Netflix, use an ‘Uber’ to get us around town, share ‘whereabouts’ with our friends on Facebook or buy a new gadget on Amazon – with next day delivery. The[…]
By Herman Schepers Last week the Westminster eForum in the UK organised an event around spectrum policy and how it can help develop 5G. Much of the discussion was about the potential opportunities 5G could bring, what the industry thinks it needs and what the UK government and regulator OFCOM are doing to support a[…]
With a little help from my friends…. By Herman Schepers Today is the day I decided it is the right time to ‘just go for it.’ I’ve been tinkering and perfecting, throwing around ideas and having some great coffees whilst discussing my new digital policy consultancy – Policy Impact Partners. It is a business I[…]