Design Thinking is an approach to problem-solving based on the processes used by designers to resolve issues creatively and innovatively. This particular technique can be applied in a wide variety of situations including the design of products and services, the formulation of business strategies and staff training.
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During the health emergency caused by Covid-19, international experts warned of an imminent energy crisis, which they expected to bring a devastating rise in carbon dioxide emissions.
The issue of cybersecurity training for company staff is one that every company should bear in mind. Now that just about every sector heavily depends on digitalisation, sooner or later, every member of staff will find themselves having to deal with IT systems of some kind.
In recent years, biomethane production has been steadily expanding in Italy, where an increasing number of companies are choosing to embrace the circular economy by using waste products from their manufacturing processes to produce clean energy.
Increasingly frequent requests for AI regulation are being made by a growing number of institutions and organisations, who all agree about the potential risks of the malicious use of that technology. Some have suggested that it should be monitored by a specific governing agency, as its potential can in some ways be considered comparable to that of nuclear energy.
The climate crisis is a global phenomenon which is manifesting itself as drastic, devastating changes across the entire planet. Among its main causes, one of the most significant is the massive concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which is setting off a chain of events resulting in dire consequences for the environment, biodiversity and human health.
The semiconductor crisis which has caused concern over the last two or three years, now seems to be over. At least, that is what data from the commercial areas most damaged by the shortage suggests, especially in markets connected with the IT supply chain, consumer goods and the automotive sector.
As the cost of investing in low carbon emission HVAC systems remains high, a need has emerged for governments to provide subsidies for domestic heat pumps. This issue is explored in a report released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), examining the various kinds of financial support available to families in different member states.
Early last February, the European Commission presented what is known as the Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age. This project is incorporated into the wider Green Deal, the main purpose of which is to help companies reach zero net emissions and climate neutrality.
Smart (or intelligent) cities are urban conurbations that use technology to offer residents a better quality of life and make public services more efficient, while reducing the environmental impact. This process is made possible via the use of high tech systems including sensors, monitoring devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and data analysis.
The digital transition is proceeding more slowly in professional firms than in other sectors, where competitiveness is the driving force behind the pursuit of innovation. Although in such a context the digital transition may appear to of limited significance, it is important to note that the data gathered indicates a proactive trend, spurred on by a desire to move with the times.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently put forward a proposal to reduce HFCs by the year 2024. According to the document presented by that organisation, the main objective is to lower US production and consumption of fluorinated gases by 40% compared to previous levels.