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AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to Consider Joint Research on Advanced Energy and Environment Technologies

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:31am

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Toyota CRDL) announced today that they have commenced discussions on joint research aimed at accelerating development and implementing advanced technologies in the field of energy and the environment.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Toyota CRDL) announced today that they have commenced discussions on joint research aimed at accelerating development and implementing advanced technologies in the field of energy and the environment.
  • More specifically, AIST, Toyota, and Toyota CRDL, will discuss joint research on the following four topics:
    Using energy models developed by AIST, the three parties will analyze the impact on energy use systems occasioned by future trends in energy-related technologies, energy environment policies, and other societal changes.
  • The three parties will seek to popularize vehicles equipped with solar power generation systems, which convert light energy into electrical energy.
  • Toyota and Toyota CRDL wish to see advanced technologies aimed at carbon neutrality implemented across society at the earliest opportunity.

One Concern Partners With Fathom to Launch Advanced Flood Risk Model for Japan

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

One Concern, Inc., and global flood risk specialist Fathom today announced a partnership to develop a state-of-the-art flood model for Japan that accounts for future changes in pluvial, fluvial and sea level for RCP 4.5.

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  • One Concern, Inc., and global flood risk specialist Fathom today announced a partnership to develop a state-of-the-art flood model for Japan that accounts for future changes in pluvial, fluvial and sea level for RCP 4.5.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210929005258/en/
    Fathom will provide One Concern with flood hazard data, including flood data for present-day and future climate data scenarios, in order to build Resilience-as-a-Service solutions for Japan.
  • One Concern offers climate modeling, including flood predictions, that enables decision-makers to understand the vulnerabilities facing communities and organizations.
  • The company delivers flood risk intelligence across multiple sectors including (re)insurance, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, corporate risk management, conservation and disaster response.

Green Sun Medical Awarded $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Whisper Scoliosis Brace Intelligence Platform

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:12pm

Fort Collins, CO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Sun Medical , a pioneer in non-surgical scoliosis treatment solutions, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $1M to commercialize an advanced sensor system for the connected Whisper Scoliosis Brace .

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  • Fort Collins, CO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Sun Medical , a pioneer in non-surgical scoliosis treatment solutions, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $1M to commercialize an advanced sensor system for the connected Whisper Scoliosis Brace .
  • The platform will collect data from smart pads and empower clinicians to prescribe more effective treatments and optimize healthcare resources needed to treat adolescent scoliosis.
  • Jamie Haggard , CEO of Green Sun Medical said, We are honored and grateful to the NSF for this grant supporting the enhancement of the Whisper Brace.
  • The Whisper Brace is a comfortable and flexible dynamic solution for treating patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Blume Global Announces New Investment by Bridgepoint

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blume Global, a leading provider of supply chain execution and visibility technology, today announced it has raised new equity from London-based Bridgepoint Group. This investment will further the company's effort to bring its truly innovative and transformational supply chain digitization to the industry. This latest funding values Blume Global at $500 million, and Bridgepoint joins funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and EQT as equity investors in the company.

Key Points: 
  • This latest funding values Blume Global at $500 million, and Bridgepoint joins funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and EQT as equity investors in the company.
  • Launched in 2018, Blume Global provides a cloud-first, intelligent operating platform that orchestrates global supply chain processes through a digital map of the supply chain world for thousands of customers.
  • "When we launched Blume Global in 2018, we saw an opportunity to build a cloud-based digital operating platform for global supply chains that leverages modern technologies and machine learning to optimize and automate operations," said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global.
  • We're pleased to support Pervinder and the Blume Global team as they continue to scale the business and welcome additional blue-chip investors like Bridgepoint."

Blume Global Announces New Investment by Bridgepoint

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blume Global, a leading provider of supply chain execution and visibility technology, today announced it has raised new equity from London-based Bridgepoint Group. This investment will further the company's effort to bring its truly innovative and transformational supply chain digitization to the industry. This latest funding values Blume Global at $500 million, and Bridgepoint joins funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and EQT as equity investors in the company.

Key Points: 
  • This latest funding values Blume Global at $500 million, and Bridgepoint joins funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and EQT as equity investors in the company.
  • Launched in 2018, Blume Global provides a cloud-first, intelligent operating platform that orchestrates global supply chain processes through a digital map of the supply chain world for thousands of customers.
  • "When we launched Blume Global in 2018, we saw an opportunity to build a cloud-based digital operating platform for global supply chains that leverages modern technologies and machine learning to optimize and automate operations," said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global.
  • We're pleased to support Pervinder and the Blume Global team as they continue to scale the business and welcome additional blue-chip investors like Bridgepoint."