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Life-Like Hologram a Sign of the times Regarding AR/VR

Nov 2, 2020
Kim Kardashian West was given the “most thoughtful gift of a lifetime.” Her husband surprised her with a life-like hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian, giving her a special happy birthday message. This sentimental production was made possible by Kaledia, a hologram company...

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

FDA Approved Suppliers of COVID-19 Testing Kits

May 12, 2020
As the country continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, testing remains one of the keys to mitigating the virus and reopening the economy.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been rapidly reviewing and approving Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) in order to ensure adequate...

Europe

UN sustainable procurement survey

Jun 9, 2021
The UN Environmental Programme is partnering with Arizona State University researchers and other experts to develop the 2021 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement, following the 2013 and 2017 editions. The stakeholder survey is to help better understand the state of sustainable...

Consultation Response: Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper

May 20, 2021
Among the announcements in the UK’s 2021 Queen’s Speech is that a new Procurement Bill is to be introduced in the next session of the UK Parliament. That bill builds upon the consultation in the Green Paper on procurement reform which closed in March 2021. The UK government’s aim is to...

WHO Procurement Report 2020

May 20, 2021
The World Health Organization report provides information on the WHO’s procurement activities in 2020. It covers procurement of goods and services, and also includes Covid-19-related procurements. The report provides procurement statistics — it says “over the past years, WHO has purchased on...

International

Introducing the My GovShop Dashboard

Feb 24, 2021
The free My GovShop Dashboard was launched January 2021 and is the newest product feature from GovShop.com. Designed to help further reduce the barriers to entry into the government sector by helping businesses discover, follow, and monitor government opportunities across federal, state, and local...

NHS Wales to join the drive for adoption of GS1 standards

Jan 15, 2021
GS1 UK is a community of more than 42,000 members working in areas such as retail, foodservice and healthcare. It is one of 115 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. It helps everyone involved in making, moving and trading goods to automate and...

AI4Cities has launched Request for Tenders

Dec 11, 2020
Six European cities and regions — Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Île-de-France, Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) — have developed ambitious strategies and policy plans to become carbon neutral by at latest 2050. AI4Cities, an...