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Expressions of Interest – ForestTECH 2019

In Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

ForestTECH is this region’s premier technology series. It’s run for Australasia’s forest resource managers, planners, inventory foresters and GIS and mapping specialists by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). Since 2007, it’s the one event every year that focuses on this particular part of the forestry industry. Forest owners, forestry managers, key researchers and technology providers now also pick up …

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Australian business leaders’ eye AI boost but 46% yet to act

In ForestTECH, Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

New research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a growth driver for Australian businesses, today revealed that just over half of Australian organisations (54%) have started to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of their business strategy, despite 80% of Australian business leaders believing AI is important to their organisation’s competitiveness over the next three years. The study found that Australia …

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AI to double the rate of innovation in NZ

In ForestTECH, Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

By 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will allow the rate of innovation in New Zealand to double. Employee productivity gains are also expected to increase 1.5 times, according to a new AI study released by Microsoft, in partnership with IDC Asia/Pacific. The research, “Future Ready Business: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Growth Potential Through AI”, found more than three-quarters of business leaders polled …

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Recent Developments in Airborne Lidar

In Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

The arrival of airborne Lidar, also referred to as airborne laser scanning (ALS), has revolutionized area-wide 3D data acquisition of topography, bathymetry, vegetation, buildings and infrastructure. This article presents an overview of the progress made since then in both sensor and aircraft technology. Current trends include a steady increase of the measurement rate, achievements in full waveform processing, the spread …

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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: The gateway to innovation ecosystem

In Issue24, Video by FIEALeave a Comment

A free online platform has just been launched to connect New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators. Scale-Up NZ, from Callaghan Innovation, shines a light on our thriving innovation ecosystem.It delivers accurate insights on ambitious, innovative New Zealand companies, removing information gaps that too often prevent our businesses from achieving their potential. The late physicist and entrepreneur …

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World-First Approval For Drone Deliveries Of Food And Medicine In Australia

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Google’s parent company has launched a world-first commercial air delivery business in Canberra’s north, delivering gelato and golfing equipment by drone directly to homes. Wing, run by Google’s overarching company Alphabet, has been trialling delivering burritos, coffee and medication by drone in a suburb on the fringes of Canberra for a year. For months, a depot in Canberra’s industrial suburb …

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Treemetrics ambitious plans for growth

In ForestTECH, Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

Forestry software company Treemetrics intends to double, if not treble, its workforce over the coming 12 to 18 months as it embarks on a plan to drive revenues from €1 million to €40 million by the end of 2022. The Cork-based company, whose clients include Coillte, the World Bank Group and the European Space Agency, is lining up a multi-million …

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Canada’s supercluster to help forest resource management

In ForestTECH, Issue24 by FIEALeave a Comment

Lim Geomatics is thrilled to play a part in the next chapter of Canadian innovation that will see homegrown companies play a much bigger role in the world economy for big data and digital technology. The rubber recently hit the road for Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative—the $950-million federal government plan for jumpstarting public-private collaboration to accelerate global competitiveness—with the announcement …