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IIoT helping to automate supply chains

One of the major advantages the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will deliver for supply chain operations is improved visibility. Start-to-finish visibility has always been the ultimate objective of supply chain managers, who recognise that it would significantly improve efficiency and drive down costs.

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Big Data and Advanced Analytics Hold the Answers to a More Efficient and Sustainable Global Food Chain

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Technological innovations centred on big data and advanced analytics could hold the answers to a more efficient and sustainable global food chain.

Challenge Advisory Welcomes WaudWare to Sustainable Intensification 2016

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Challenge Advisory partners with WaudWare at the Agri-business Summit, Brazil: Sustainable Intensification 25-26th October 2016.

NFU To Use $1.5mn FDA Grant To Help Local Produce Growers and Processors With FSMA Compliance

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The NFU is to use a $1.5mn grant from the FDA to help ensure US produce growers and processors are fully informed and trained to deal with FSMA reforms.

Challenge Advisory Welcomes MagGrow Global to Sustainable Intensification 2016

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Challenge Advisory partners with MagGrow Global at the Agri-business Summit, Brazil: Sustainable Intensification 25-26th October 2016.

CRISPR Technology Set To Shape Future of Food Production

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CRISPR technology is set to replace GMO as the future of food production after USDA gives it the green light.

Bayer and Embrapa Collaborate To Improve Crop Yields With Soybean Pollinator Study

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Bayer and Embrapa have collaborated to study the relationship between pollinating insects and soybean production to improve crop yields.

Brazil Implementing Climate Smart Agriculture Techniques To Both Increase Productivity and Conserve The Environment

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Climate Smart Agriculture is changing the traditional trade-off between the economic benefits and environmental consequences of agricultural activity.

UN Report Stresses Importance of Increased Agriculture and Forestry Cooperation For A Sustainable Future

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New UN report states that improved cooperation between nations’ agriculture and forestry sectors is crucial to tackling deforestation and food insecurity.

UK Collaborating With China To Develop ‘Precision Agriculture’ Technologies

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Brazilian start-up Aegro have developed an app to help farmers collect, store and analyse crop data to inform better agricultural decisions.

Challenge Advisory Welcomes Croda To Sustainable Intensification 2016

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Challenge Advisory partners with Croda at the Agri-business Summit, Brazil: Sustainable Intensification 25-26th October 2016.

PlantVillage App Uses Data-Sharing IIoT Technology to Identify Crop Diseases and Prevent Mass Spoilage

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Penn State’s Dr. David Hughes has developed the PlantVillage app to enable farmers to diagnose crop diseases using smartphones and IIoT tech.

Brazilian Start-Up Aegro Develop New App to Optimise Agricultural Efficiency

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Brazilian start-up Aegro have developed an app to help farmers collect, store and analyse crop data to inform better agricultural decisions.

Challenge Welcomes Dr. Ladislau Martin-Neto of Embrapa to Sustainable Intensification 2016

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Challenge Advisory is delighted to welcome Dr. Ladislau Martin-Neto, the executive director at Embrapa, as a keynote speaker at our Sustainable Intensification summit.

Bank of Brazil Approves R$101bn For Brazilian Agriculture For 2016/17

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The Bank of Brazil has committed R $101bn to the Brazilian agricultural industry over the 2016/17 harvest.

Calata Corp. Partners With Pessl Instruments on Phillipine Agriculture Project

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Filipino firm Calata Corporation has partnered with Austrian company Pessl Instruments GmbH to introduce IIoT farming solutions to the Phillipines.

UK Government Funds 5 New Sustainable Farming Satellite Projects

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The UK’s NERC has funded five research projects to develop new methods to improve sustainable agricultural practices using satellite technology.

South Korea Launches First Commercial IIoT Network

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South Korea’s leading network operator, SK Telecom, has launched the nation’s first commercial Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network.

Brazil’s Interim President, Temer, Stresses Importance of Agroindustry to Brazilian Economy

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Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, has called for “national reunification” to secure jobs in the nation’s increasingly important agroindustry.

London Must Tackle Living Costs to Stimulate IIoT Start-ups

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Jim Bowes, CEO of digital consultancy Manifesto, has offered suggestions on how London can stimulate future growth in its IIoT industry.

Samsung to Invest $1.2bn in US IIoT Industry

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The South Korean tech multinational has announced that it is to invest $1.2bn into the US Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry.

Topcon Positioning Group Combines Recent Acquisitions to Create Precision Agriculture Conglomerate

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Topcon Positioning Group (TPG) has recently announced the foundation of a new global group dedicated to developing precision agriculture solutions.

General Electric Launches ‘Digital Foundry’ in Paris to Stimulate IIoT Innovation

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US tech giant General Electric is expanding its presence in Europe with a new ‘Digital Foundry’ based in Paris, creating 250 jobs in the process.

IIoT Technology is Revolutionising the Way We Protect Our Endangered Species

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Global wildlife populations have halved in the last 40 years due to human activity. IIoT tech is revolutionising the way we protect our wildlife.

Colombia Not Using 65% of its Arable Land

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65% of Colombia's agricultural land is not being used or is currently underused, according to a government report.

Cisco and MSP set to Launch IIoT Innovation Centre in Manchester

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US tech giant Cisco is set to launch an innovation centre in Manchester dedicated to the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.

Construction Begins On New Precision Dairy Facility at UK’s Harper Adams University

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Building work has begun at the Harper Adams University farm to create an innovative high-tech dairy unit.

Hitachi launches IIoT division

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Electronic giant Hitachi has launched a new international division dedicated to delivering solutions for the burgeoning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market.

UK Start-Up Powervault Launches New Home Energy Storage Range

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UK energy storage start-up Powervault has debuted its new range of home energy storage solutions, which is designed to save consumers thousands on their energy bills.

Researchers Combine Salt with Metal Oxides to Dramatically Increase Energy Storage Capacity

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An international consortium of US and Chinese researchers has discovered that increasing the surface area of metal oxides with the addition of salt significantly increases their energy storage capability.

French IIoT firm Sigfox escalate plans to expand into the US

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French IIoT company Sigfox has escalated its plans to expand its wireless-communication networks into the US market.

Precision Agriculture Could Be the Solution to Feeding 10 Billion People

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By the year 2050 the global population will hit 10 billion. Precision agriculture could be solution to meeting the necessary increase in food production.

Bean-sized Monitoring Device Could Revolutionise UK Farming

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As big data plays an increasingly more important role in agriculture, UK innovator Andrew Holland is preparing to test his bean-sized monitoring device in grain silos.

UCI Scientists Make “Infinite” Energy Storage Breakthrough

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UCI scientists have created a new type of energy storage device that could potentially last more than 100,000 charges.

Vodafone and Huawei Join Forces to Launch New Narrowband IIoT Lab in Newbury

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Major telecom players Vodafone and Huawei have opened a narrowband internet of things (NBIoT) laboratory in Newbury that will incubate and commercialise M2M and IIoT systems using narrowband networking.

Developments in Drone Technology are Revolutionising Bulgarian Agriculture

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Bulgarian start-up Flyver is revolutionising the agricultural industry by developing drones that can protect large farms from trespassers, wild animals and crop failure.

Ericsson Partner with Brazilian Government for IIoT Lab Project

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Swedish telecom giants Ericsson have collaborated with the Brazilian government to create a Networked Society Lab in Brazil to test new tech and assess the positive impacts of IIoT projects.

Is IIoT Our Saviour Against Climate Change?

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With unprecedented increases in the global population the pressure to tackle climate change has never been greater. The extensive applications of IIoT tech may provide the solutions.

The United Kingdom Flags With Its IIoT Adoption Strategy

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The US energy storing industry is growing fast but faces the challenges of integration with the old grid infrastructure and regulatory restrictions.

Intel Buys IIoT Firm Yogitech To Boost Functional Safety

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Tech giants Intel have acquired semiconductor startup Yogitech in a bid to bolster their development of IIoT functional safety.

Bodies collaborate on an IP networking standard for IIoT

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In the 18th century it was water and steam power, in the 19th century it was electricity and mass production, and in the 20th century it was computerisation. So what comes next?

Oil industry’s loss is IIoT’s gain in Canada

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Get ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution!

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In the 18th century it was water and steam power, in the 19th century it was electricity and mass production, and in the 20th century it was computerisation. So what comes next?

Challenge Advisory and Elio Tecnologia Collaborate For Sustainable Intensification 2016

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Elio Tecnologia partners with Challenge Advisory at the Agri-business Summit, Brazil: Sustainable Intensification 25-26th October 2016

Bayer Understands The Future Of Agriculture

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Bayer acquire plantPro to help to bridge the gap between chemical inputs and precision agriculture. What is next for digital agriculture in the modern age?

Challenge Advisory Partners With MacDon For Sustainable Intensification 2016

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MacDon partners with Challenge Advisory at the Agri-business Summit, Brazil: Sustainable Intensification 25-26th October 2016

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Friday, April 15 | 2016

IIoT

Investors Tap Into
Canada’s IIoT Potential

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Investors tap-in to Canada’s IIoT potential

Investment in Canada’s burgeoning IoT market is being fuelled by the downturn in energy prices and oil demand. However, if Canada is to realize the full potential of industrial IoT it will have to navigate the double-edged sword of a weak dollar environment.

Friday, April 15 | 2016


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Thursday, April 14 | 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Challenge Advisory Acquire
Sinclair Fox

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PRESS RELEASE

Challenge Advisory Acquire Sinclair Fox

Challenge Advisory today has announced the acquisition of Sinclair & Fox, an award-winning provider of global executive search solutions. A privately held company founded in London, Sinclair & Fox has established itself as a leading operator within the Factory Automation sector and is one of the pioneers on the Internet of Things, making them vital allies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Thursday, April 14 | 2016


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Wednesday April 13 | 2016

Health

Obama Announces
Precision Medicine Initiative

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Health

Obama Announces PMI

President Barack Obama sketched out an ambitious vision of medical research Thursday powered by a vast pool of research volunteers, a growing understanding of the human genome, big data and unlikely collaborators willing to work together to achieve new medical breakthroughs.

Wednesday April 13 | 2016


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Wednesday May 18 | 2016

Agriculture

MAPA Partner With
Challenge Advisory

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Agriculture

MAPA Partner With Challenge Advisory

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Supply today pledged to improving the global agricultural landscape by collaborating with Challenge Advisory on Sustainable Intensification 2016, which brings together key delegations in Brazilian agriculture for effective problem-solving throughout the agriculture sector.

Wednesday May 18 | 2016


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