News and Trends

News and Trends

Tech solutions for greater financial inclusion

While significant progress has been made across the globe to improve financial inclusion, it is estimated that about 1 in 3 adults still does not have access to financial services, representing 1.7 billion unbanked people.  Various commitments to this cause have been made by governments via initiatives such as the G20 High-Level Principles for Digital … Read more

Unboxing 3 key trends in packaging innovation

We’ve become used to seeing key areas of our daily lives be revamped and transformed through digital breakthroughs: AI personal assistants, contactless phone payments, robot-powered stores, personalised and cross-channel shopping experiences…the examples are countless. Packaging is among the omnipresent elements of our lives, that we may not pay much attention to, but is also being … Read more

How to measure the potential of an intrapreneurial project

At a time when entrepreneurship is king and startup collaborations are growing, it may seem a bit old-fashioned to innovate internally, within a large group. However, large corporations do not necessarily rhyme with worn-out methods. In fact, intrapreneurship is making a comeback, as seen by the multiple programmes and projects launched by JC Decaux, Siemens, … Read more

5 Tech Trends in Health & Safety at Work

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an effective health and safety programme can save a company $4-6 for every $1 invested through increased productivity and higher employee morale. Indeed, research has shown that properly implemented health and safety measures in the workplace help reduce absences and sick leave, keep employees engaged, increase productivity … Read more

How can CVCs track and show the value of their portfolio?

By Arthur Puig, Associate VC Analyst at Early Metrics As the coronavirus pandemic brings a new era of economic uncertainty, more and more entrepreneurs are seeking funding from corporate venture capital (CVC) to make up for their lack of cash and increase their chances of survival. In a Belgian study conducted in April with 980+ … Read more

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