Worldwide Insights on the Smart City Technology Convergence Industry to 2026

DUBLIN, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Smart City Technology Convergence: AI, Broadband Wireless (LTE, 5G and Beyond 5G), Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications, Services, and Solutions for Smart Cities 2021 – 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

Smart cities represent a combination of solutions deployed in an urban environment to transform the administration and support of living and working environments. Accordingly, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are transforming at a rapid rate, driven by urbanization, industrialization of emerging economies, and the specific needs of various smart city initiatives.

Smart city development is emerging as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Analytics. This research covers all of these technologies with analysis from 2021 through 2026.

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  • Global AIoT market will reach $81.5B by
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IES turns an editorial eye to the state of the lighting industry

Image credit: Graphic by Tumisu via Pixabay; used under free license for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Image credit: Graphic by Tumisu via Pixabay; used under free license for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

For many of us, a panel discussion forecasting trends and exploring the state of the industry is an annual expectation. This year, organizers at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have taken a different approach than the usual executive-level LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) industry professionals. Instead, they have invited four editors covering the LED and SSL community to connect what they’ve reported on to how it has shaped their perspectives on technology development and the lighting business.

Not only will webinar participants be eligible for an IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU), but they will also hear IES host Mark Lien, EdisonReport’s Randy Reid, Lighting Design & Application’s Paul Tarricone,’s Al Uszynski, and our own Maury Wright bring their unique viewpoints and experiences to inform the industry on what’s working, opportunities

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ZeroAvia wins Amazon, Shell funds to transform the aviation industry

  • The startup ZeroAvia is developing technology to power airplanes with hydrogen fuel cells. 
  • It recently won backing from Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, and Shell.
  • Major challenges lie in the path to hydrogen-powered flight. ZeroAvia says it’s eating away at them.
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When hydrogen gas inside the Hindenburg exploded in 1937, the era of airship travel came to an end.

Now the very same gas is reentering the aviation industry. And this time it’s kicking off a new era — one of zero-carbon travel.

Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to power electric motors or combusted to drive an engine. Either way, the gas doesn’t generate carbon emissions if it’s made using renewable energy.

That’s why investors have been hunting for hydrogen startups to fund, with some of the biggest names landing on one that appears to be leading the race

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