Until the 1980s technological innovation in textiles was largely rooted in the chemistry of the raw materials. The boom in synthetic textiles continued until the early 80s; superpolymers mixed with natural fibres made more than half of the mass production. This type of innovation became commonplace and ceased providing a competitive advantage.
The Encyclopedia of Digital Government, edited by Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko (University of Tampere, Findland) and Matti Malkia (The Police College of Finland) offers a comprehensive coverage of issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of digital government (or electronic government).
The challenges and future prospects faced by governments at different institutional levels,
E-Government is a new report that provides an overview of technology tools and products for local e-government, such as online permitting, e-maill listservevs, delivery of electronic planning documents, and web-based mapping. It is written by Jennifer Evans-Cowley, AICP, and Maria Manta Conroy, assistant professors of City and Regional Planning at Ohio State University, and
Technology Marketplace is a free on line service where you can find research and technological development results and search for innovative business opportunities on emerging technologies.
The purpose of the KSC project is to develop and organize Culture and Scientific Research Districts; a group of twelve new districts in an area of approximately 15,000 hectares, where the three prefectures of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara meet. By this development method, in which the area is divided into a group of small districts, harmonization with the natural environment and the local communities is made possible.
Songdo Intelligent City will be developed as a centre for Asia-Pacific multinational headquarters, global business, and a high value-added knowledge-based industrial complex.
Songdo Intelligent City will be developed over an eight-year period. In the first phase, an international convention centre and 60-story world trade centre,
Dubai Internet City provides a Knowledge Economy Ecosystem that is designed to support the business development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East’s biggest IT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone, and has the largest commercial Internet Protocol Telephony system in the world.