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Monaco’s partnership with the Eurecom Digital Science School at Sophia Antipolis is now expanding to include concrete themes such as smart city, future networks, mobility and the deployment of high-performance infrastructures to facilitate innovation.
The school provides ongoing support to the Principality as part of the cooperation agreement signed in June 2015 with the Metropole of Nice Côte d’Azur on digital innovation. The objective is to build a mobility laboratory by associating other members of the Institute (Orange and Monaco Telecom).
Monaco is associated with the EURECOM GIE (Economic Interest Grouping) through its National Financing Company. The GIE brings together renowned French and European academic partners as well as leading industrial partners, including Orange, ST Microelectronics, BMW, IABG, and Symantec.
Initially, the partnership concerns digital security, Web and networks, in cooperation with Monaco Telecom, also a member of the Institute.
Pierre Casiraghi will see his German racing partner Boris Hermann skippering the first Monegasque yacht to participate in the Vendée Globe, a gruelling round-the-world sailing race.
The Monaco Business Expo’s 8th annual event will be held on Tuesday at the Auditorium Rainier III, enlightening entrepreneurs on the specifics of doing business in the Principality.
The MEB has taken stock of a difficult year at its annual General Assembly meeting and discussed how it plans to help with economic recovery.
A new exhibition featuring the latest works by innovative undersea photographer Olivier Jude entitled Profondeurs (Depths) is now on show at the Maison de France.
The UK-based charity GreenSeas Trust, with the support of the Mairie de Cannes in France, recently gave away free pocket ashtrays and leaflets at Midi Plage, just west of La Croisette, to residents and tourists taking advantage of this popular beach and the sunny weather.
A group of GreenSeas Trust volunteers, made up of local residents from the Cannes region and visitors, made a visible attempt to bring awareness by picking up cigarette ends, plastics and rubbish from the sand. The group working together en-masse caught the attention of beach-goers, many of who were surprised to learn that cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate fibres (a plastic), which does not degrade.
The GreenSeas Trust volunteers explained that cigarette butts left extinguished in the sand or carelessly tossed on the beach, upon reaching the sea, release toxic chemicals such as, acetone, ammonia, formaldehyde and cadmium, the active component in battery acid. This Molotov cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals and toxins leak into the marine environment and poison microbes, insects and fish or suffocate marine wildlife. It is estimated there are 4 trillion cigarette butts in the oceans.
The charity was established in memory of Haida Khan who loved the sea with a passion. Her daughter, Fazilette Khan, said, “GreenSeas Trust wants smokers to behave responsibly and put their butts in designated bins or pocket ashtrays. Cigarette butts are the number one item found in coastal clean-ups. Every time we organise an awareness campaign it brings us closer to our goal to ensure marine life and fish stocks are sustainable for future generations.”
The aim of GreenSeas Trust (greenseas.org ) is to educate, promote and implement environmental programs to eliminate plastics and marine debris entering the seas and coastal areas.