News & Opinions
August 22, 2019
The world’s largest gaming expo is in full swing today. Until Saturday, fans and gaming enthusiasts have the chance to connect with developers and influencers and try out their favorite games. Here’s the second edition of the gamescom daily news. Games are for everyone In a keynote during the gamescom congress, the accompanying conference on the potential of computer and video games for society and the economy, Heiko Klinge – the editor-in-chief of German magazines...
August 21, 2019
The world’s largest expo for video games, gamescom, officially kicked off yesterday for trade visitors, and today opened its doors to all fans. From August 21st to August 24th, more than 370,000 visitors are expected in Cologne. They are joining game publishers, developers, hardware companies and overall 1,100 exhibitors from more than 50 countries to celebrate what has become the world’s most popular form of entertainment. On Monday evening, gamescom kicked off with a new...
Innovations are changing traditional patterns of mobility – the new Policy Brief focusing on mobility
July 18, 2019
The proliferation of digital and technological innovation is transforming mobility as we know it. The number of car owners is dwindling and innovations in the form of electrification and alternative powertrains as well as connected and autonomous vehicles are disrupting the automotive industry. In addition, providers of new mobility services are blurring the lines between public and private transportation. Having neglected these trends for many years, policymakers have recently become much more active amidst a...
VR is still alive, Gaming-as-a-service is a thing, diversity in games and synchronized gaming is the future
August 23, 2018
On day two, gamescom traditionally open its doors to the consumers, who streamed into the expo to finally try out new games and gaming hardware. A new record of over 500.000 visitors – all unmoved by the legendary long queues at the demo stations – is expected for this year. Here’s the second edition of NEXT LEVEL – the gamescom daily news: gamescom awards 2018 – the expo’s big winners Every year, the prestigious gamescom...
August 22, 2018
'Diversity wins' is the central theme of gamescom 2018, highlighting the great diversity and versatility of games as both an entertainment medium and a cultural asset, as well as a door opener to digitalization for millions of people worldwide. Established in its current form in 2009, gamescom has become a focal point for the international gaming industry and fans worldwide. Measured by exhibition space and number of visitors, Gamescom is the world's largest gaming expo...
August 9, 2018
Digitalization hasn’t spared the healthcare industry. Today, new, digitally-driven treatment methods and preventative techniques aim to make society’s most common ailments a thing of the past. But the reality is: we’re far away from a humanitarian utopia. For example, more than half of the German population is overweight; tendencies are rising. And the healthcare has long been swallowed by cost pressure. Physiological and psychological health remain leading global challenges. Healthcare systems are at the forefront...
July 13, 2018
The beginning of the parliamentary summer recess usually marks the start of a rather quiet period in the public affairs business. Members of Parliament spend the coming weeks in their constituencies and use the time without parliamentary sessions for meetings with their constituents and preparations for the second half of the year. Which also gives us the opportunity to take a deep breath and address projects which have not received proper attention in hectic everyday...
Cryptocurrencies for the Internet of Things, the Future of Mobility and 3D Puzzle Fun (HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 3)
April 25, 2018
The tech-loaded fun continued on day three of the Hannover trade show with exciting news on e-mobility, IoT, IOTA, ICT innovations and a smart energy platform. With its broad portfolio, Huawei presented ICT innovations, while ABB and MOIA concentrated on solutions for e-mobility. Siemens previewed their platform MindSphere on Microsoft Azure, Nokia showed a “factory in a box” and Fujitsu presented a unique showcase on IOTA, a cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of Things (IoT...
3D-Printing, A.I., Intelligent Forklift and Robot vs. Human Table Tennis (HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 2)
April 24, 2018
Day 2 of the HMI showed a strong focus on this year’s fair trends with Ultimaker’s enhanced 3D printing portfolio, BISTel and Oracle previewing a powerful A.I. based Predictive Maintenance (PdM) solution for Smart Connected Factory and ZF presenting its intelligent forklift. Plus, SAP showcases its latest digital twin technology and Microsoft demonstrates the abilities of HoloLens with its partners. Aside from purely functional showcases, HMI visitors can experience what technology is capable of in...
April 23, 2018
The Growing Significance of the Hannover Messe (HMI) Established in 1947, the HMI has become the world's largest industrial technology fair. With 6,500 exhibitors and 225,000 visitors from all over the world in 2017, and even more expected for 2018, the technology show is profiting from digitization trends, the need for ever greater automation and industry 4.0 applications. The interaction between man and machine is the determining theme of the HMI 2018, exemplified by this...