L'Atelier BNP Paribas L'Atelier BNP Paribas : Accelerating Innovation https://atelier.bnpparibas/en Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:24:08 +0100 <![CDATA[Blockchain helping to spread knowledge]]>

The now famous transparent, decentralised database may well provide a means of remunerating people who share their knowledge on the Internet and make it accessible to everyone. Some explanations below.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/blockchain-helping-spread-knowledge Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:55:00 +0100
<![CDATA[CES 2018: voice recognition keeps getting emotional]]>

Voice control is no longer the prerogative of the smart home only: if emotion data is valuable for retail, it also is for health.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/health/news/ces-2018-voice-recognition-emotional-4 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Surveillance cameras and robots taking on the role of protectors in the city of tomorrow?]]>

The city of the future is likely to place a lot of emphasis on security. So robots may well be performing dangerous or unpleasant jobs normally done by the police, and automated incident detection cameras will be used to enable fast intervention by security personnel.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/surveillance-cameras-robots-role-protectors-city-tomorrow Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[CES 2018: carmakers looking to drive retail business?]]>

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toyota unveiled e-Palette, setting out a vision of mobility in the Smart City that links up with retail sales and delivery services.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/ces-2018-carmakers-drive-retail-business Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:55:02 +0100
<![CDATA[Amazon Key opens the door to new services]]>

The market for ‘smart locks’ has come under the spotlight since Amazon’s latest product launch. But why is the e-commerce giant now attacking this market segment? And what impact are smart locks likely to have on at-home services?

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/amazon-key-opens-door-services Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:12:52 +0100
<![CDATA[Can CO2 be captured directly from the atmosphere?]]>

Despite the considerable efforts being made to brake CO2 emissions, many scientists fear that things are not moving fast enough. The US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has not helped. But what if, in addition to reducing current emissions, it were possible to capture from the atmosphere the CO2 already produced?

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/co2-captured-atmosphere Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:02 +0100
<![CDATA[Is the future of innovation in Africa?]]>

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/future-innovation-africa Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Is Jumia the African Amazon?]]>

Jumia has emerged in recent years as the African leader in e-commerce

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/jumia-african-amazon Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Far Ventures, the African Rocket Internet]]>

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/ventures-african-rocket-internet Fri, 22 Dec 2017 20:34:09 +0100
<![CDATA[Asia innovating for a greener, more inclusive future]]>

On 13 November L'Atelier celebrated the 10th anniversary of its establishment in Shanghai. To mark the occasion, the Shanghai team unveiled a report on technologies being developed on the continent with a view to building a better future.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/asia-innovating-greener-inclusive-future Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Cape Town, the new Silicon Valley of Africa]]>

Almost all of the local entrepreneurial scene of South Africa is in Cape Town

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/cape-town-silicon-valley-africa Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:46:57 +0100
<![CDATA[Are e-tailers about to revert to bricks-and-mortar stores?]]>

E-commerce startups are now looking to gain a foothold in US shopping malls. Could this be the sign of a revival for the bricks-and-mortar retail outlet?

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/retail/news/e-tailers-about-revert-bricks-and-mortar-stores Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Startup Kytabu wants to democratize knowledge in Kenya]]>

Kytabu strives to provide quality knowledge accessible to all

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/startup-kytabu-democratize-knowledge-kenya Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:54:21 +0100
<![CDATA[Study: can civic tech save democracy?]]>

New technologies are being built to enhance civic engagement, especially in the US. How do these civic tech empower the citizen and improve democracy? The answers are in our study.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/study-civic-tech-save-democracy Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[A smart water bottle to help protect the environment]]>

Spanish startup Closca has launched a 'smart' water bottle plus app, designed to enable users to find nearby refill stations… and help safeguard the planet.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/smart-water-bottle-protect-environment Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Nairobi, the start-up incubator in East Africa]]>

Kenya has one of the most mature entrepreneurial environments in Africa: a plethora of local projects are developing every day.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/nairobi-start-up-incubator-east-africa Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:51:26 +0100
<![CDATA[Digital ID a social inclusion tool]]>

The World Bank is drawing on new tech solutions in order to help provide a billion ID-less people with an official identity.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/digital-id-social-inclusion-tool Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Africab, the Ivorian Uber to conquer Africa]]>

The start-up Africab is developing a VTC service modeled on Uber, adapting its model to the specificities of the continent.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/africab-ivorian-uber-conquer-africa Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:49:50 +0100
<![CDATA[Digital tech helping to combat global hunger]]>

As part of its drive to harness Information & Communication Technologies in order to combat hunger, the World Food Programme has set up an Innovation Accelerator with the aim of encouraging the development of innovative projects. L’Atelier takes a look at the most promising ones.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/digital-tech-helping-combat-global-hunger Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:20:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Abidjan, the West African phenix]]>

After the crisis of 2011, the country is rebuilding itself and its economy is reviving

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/abidjan-west-african-phenix Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:23:37 +0100