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Humans Not Robots (HNR), a software provider specialising in reducing carbon emissions and costs from businesses’ technology footprints, has announced a strategic partnership with ClimateEQ, a globally recognised provider of sustainability-focused training and consultancy. The alliance aims to deliver comprehensive services and technology solutions for various businesses navigating the complexities of sustainability with their infrastructure and digital operations. “Sustainability is at the core of our mission at HNR, and this partnership with ClimateEQ marks a significant milestone in our journey towards helping businesses meet their sustainability objectives,” said Kristan Bullett, CEO of HNR. “By combining our advanced analytics platform, HNR to Zero, with ClimateEQ’s expert consultancy and education services, we are uniquely positioned to offer our clients unparalleled insights and effective strategies to reduce their technology carbon footprint while driving operational efficiency.” Through this partnership, data-heavy companies that are uncertain about where to begin can now benefit from a single point of contact for accessing both the necessary expertise and technology solutions. HNR and ClimateEQ strive for sustainable operations


Collaborative learning at Tilburg University

Tilburg University, the Netherlands campus which specialises in AI, social and behavioural sciences, upgraded its DAF Technology Lab to revolutionise the way its students learn. Expanding the possibilities of immersive education and innovative research, two cutting- environment) systems with VR opportunities and 360° sound from Genelec now call Tilburg home. edge CAVE (cave automatic virtual

The project aims to positively impact education and training, and Genelec’s Smart IP series of loudspeakers brought high-quality, real-life audio to a complex installation. Max Louwerse, professor of cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence at Tilburg University and founder and scientific director of the DAF Technology Lab, has been a big advocate of this new type of immersive learning. In several publications, he

has explained how a CAVE system could be pivotal in the teaching of complex subjects. “We looked at loudspeaker companies across the world; Genelec was our preferred choice,” explained Louwerse. “Not only because of the quality of the equipment, but because of something else equally important – when we collaborate with a company, there must be mutual trust and enthusiasm about the project.”

Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, has officially announced that entries for its annual Rise Awards are now open. Taking place at Troxy in London on 19 November, the awards will be streamed live. Submissions and nominations are encouraged from across the global broadcast media technology audience to showcase talent across the industry, whether in a manufacturer, service provider, engineering or broadcaster role. Nominations are open until 19 July; the shortlist will be announced at IBC 2024. Entrants can be nominated, or they can nominate themselves. All participants will require statements on the nominee and why they are relevant for the award. The judges across the categories are looking for the best demonstration of exceptional achievement, innovation, positive impact and the ability to fulfil the criteria. Entries now open for 2024 Rise Awards DIVERSITY & INCLUSION


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