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“Focus on Climate Change” World Bank President urges South West tech sector

The President of the World Bank has told South West Tech Daily that the region’s tech sector should focus on the fight against climate change.

David Malpass addressed G7 Leaders on Sunday in Cornwall where he laid out plans to help the planet transition away from coal with “green bonds” and “climate credits” that hope to end, what he called, “green washing” by countries. Mr Malpass...

"Clusters are key" CBI President tells South West Tech Daily

From Robert Hillier at the G7 Summit in Cornwall:

Cities in the South West should replicate Cambridge to take advantage of global opportunities, the President of the CBI, Lord Karan Bilimoria, has told SW Tech Daily at the G7 in Cornwall.

The Confederation of British Industry represents 190,000 businesses in the UK making up a third of the private sector workforce. Their...

Robert Hillier: Could the anti-China “Cornwall Consensus” be the real legacy from the G7?

China doesn’t need to be member of the G7 to make its presence felt at their meetings. In fact, China has never been a member. Its relatively low level of per-capita income means it is not seen as an advanced economy. You don’t need to be Alanis Morrisette to appreciate the irony.

I’ve had to take a Lateral Flow Covid test every day to gain entry to the media centre. The pack had to...

Spaceport Cornwall signs agreement with America's Sierra Space

Spaceport Cornwall has signed a memorandum of understanding with an American company to explore galactic opportunities.

The agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation, which operates the spaceplane Dream Chaser through its Sierra Space subsidiary, raises the possibility of "potentially naming Spaceport Cornwall as an approved orbital return location" for the Dream Chaser.

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Robert Hillier: Is Cornwall's G7 just Poldark for Politicians?

As correspondents from Italy, Germany, Japan and the US lined up to file their early TV reports overlooking Falmouth harbour early Thursday morning, one name was heard over and over – yes, President Biden is all set to be the star of this G7. The aviators, light tan and love of ice-cream fit in well over here. Meanwhile, Cornwall hopes to get second billing.

It’s no surprise that the...

Feyaza Khan: Recycling doesn't matter...if you keep "upgrading"

I got my first cell phone when I was about 11; that’s when they were brand new to the masses in South Africa. My mother had got the first contract in our region and so even though it was expensive, I was allowed one to help her with testing. It was a massive orange Siemens that looked like a shoebox, and it had been instilled in me how expensive it was and how lucky I was to have one. I...

Five things for the South West tech industry to shout about at the G7

With the G7 starting in Carbis Bay on June 11, the South West has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the best of its thriving technology ecosystem.

Preparations have been underway for months for the meeting of world leaders including Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson on the Cornish coast. The conference’s Build Back Better slogan encapsulates an ambition to create...