Tuesday, July 5, 2022

SkyDrop hires Thomas Meyer as Vice President of Business Development

SkyDrop continues to expand drone delivery into the restaurant and retail industries by hiring Thomas Meyer as the Vice President of Business Development to engage top brands. Thomas previously played a key role in Walmart and Uber Eats drone delivery programs.

Luyten picked to print houses for First Nations people in Northern Territory

Australian 3D printing building and construction firm, Luyten, has signed a deal with the Ilpeye Ilpeye Aboriginal Corporation (IIAC) to build five 3D printed homes in the Northern Territory. The houses will be built using Luyten’s world-class 3D printing tech which has garnered international acclaim and attracted the interest of multinational building companies across the globe. The deal will see Luyten commence building the structures in August this year.

People unaware and concerned when it comes to space reveals Inmarsat

The world is largely unaware of key activities in space, with Gen-Z twice as likely to associate space with aliens, Star Wars and billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos than older generations, according to the representative survey of global consumer attitudes towards space, unveiled by Inmarsat, a stakeholder in global, mobile satellite communications.

SES’s C-band satellite successfully launched onboard SpaceX rocket

SES announced that the SES-22 satellite was launched into space onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, US. The SES’s C-band satellites dedicated to freeing up the lower 300 MHz of C-band spectrum is built by Thales Alenia Space, and will operate in the 135 degrees West orbital slot.

Velodyne Lidar marketing head Sally Frykman named woman of the year

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced its CMO Sally Frykman won the 2022 Woman of the Year award from Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics. The Best of Sensors Awards recognize the most innovative products, technologies, teams and people in the sensors industry.

Itron, Inc. lines up industry leaders for second annual Itron Inspire APAC

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Itron, Inc., which is innovating how utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced that its annual event, Itron Inspire APAC 2022, will take place virtually July 26-27, 2022. The customer-focused event will feature a lineup of sessions facilitated by industry leaders highlighting trends, use cases, customer and consumer experiences, benefits realized etc.

Aleph Farms appoints Yifat Gavriel ahead of global commercialization

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Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat firm to grow steaks from non-genetically engineered animal cells, has hired Yifat Gavriel as Chief of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Gavriel will play a vital role in the introduction of Aleph Farms’ products into global markets. The establishment of a regulatory approval process for cultivated meat is underway in many countries, with the Singapore Food Agency the first to approve it as an ingredient in 2020.

Quantum computing takes a leap with Archer Materials getting key patent

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Archer Materials has been granted a key Australian patent for its 12CQ quantum computing tech. The patenting approval signals a step forward for the Adelaide-based firm in the race towards the world-first technology being used in every day products, such as smart phones. The firm, which has an office in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation district, announced this month it now has commercial rights to its 12CQ chip invention. Archer Materials CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said that once fully developed, it’s hoped the ultra-powerful 12CQ chip will be able to operate at room-temperature and integrated into everyday electronic devices.

SkyDrop and Domino’s to launch commercial drone delivery trial in NZ

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SkyDrop announced that production of the drone fleet for the commercial drone delivery trial with Domino’s is complete. SkyDrop (formerly known as Flirtey) and Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited, signed a deal to launch the second phase of drone deliveries in New Zealand. This trial with Domino’s is scheduled to launch in New Zealand in the coming months.

Velodyne Lidar’s IIS used in Helsinki traffic safety improvement project

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland to collect traffic data and improve road safety. The project showed the value of IIS in multimodal traffic classification, and in near miss collision detection and monitoring.