GENERATING SOLAR ENERGY BY UPCYCLING BIO-WASTE

Carvey Ehren Maigue, a scientist at Mapua University in the Philippines has developed solar panels that can produce energy even without direct sunlight. The concept is based on luminescent particles from fruit and vegetable waste that is integrated into the glass. The particles can convert UV light that passes through thick clouds and thereby represents … Read more GENERATING SOLAR ENERGY BY UPCYCLING BIO-WASTE

AI-CHIP WITH BRAIN-LIKE FUNCTIONALITY

Researchers at RMIT University have developed artificial intelligence technology that brings together imaging, processing, machine learning and memory in one electronic chip, powered by light. The prototype delivers brain-like functionality in one powerful device. The AI chip is based on black phosphorous, which changes electrical resistance in response to different wavelengths of light. It could … Read more AI-CHIP WITH BRAIN-LIKE FUNCTIONALITY

UPCYCLING ASHTRAYS INTO CHARGING STATIONS FOR E-BIKES

The Netherlands has banned smoking in train stations and, as part of a pilot project, is converting ashtrays at railway stations into charging stations for e-bikes. As part of a cooperation between the railway company ProRail and the Amsterdam-based firm Lightwell, the ashtrays in the poles are being replaced by sockets. Two e-bikes can then … Read more UPCYCLING ASHTRAYS INTO CHARGING STATIONS FOR E-BIKES

INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOMIZED IMPLANTS FOR BROKEN BONES

Customized implants for broken bones

Researchers at Saarland University and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence have developed a technique that can be used to make customized implants for patients with broken calf or shin bones to improve the healing process and reduce complications. Using methods from the fields of engineering mechanics, informatics and image processing, any kind of … Read more INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOMIZED IMPLANTS FOR BROKEN BONES

SKI MADE FROM ALGAE-BASED BIOPLASTICS

WNDR Apline Ski made from bioplastics

The start-up WNDR Alpine has replaced the environmentally harmful, petroleum-based plastics usually used in skis with algae-based bioplastics. Specifically, microalgae are genetically engineered to produce all types of different oils when grown and fermented in steel tanks. Much like a brewery produces beer. These oils are then used as building blocks to create new, biobased … Read more SKI MADE FROM ALGAE-BASED BIOPLASTICS

TURNING WASTE INTO 3D-PRINTED FURNITURE

The start-up Model No. Furniture creates tailor-made 3D-printed furniture items using an upcycling process involving sustainably sourced agricultural waste. The process uses different types of waste, such as maize husks and sugar cane, which are turned into biopolymers and plant resins, and then 3D-printed into various items of furniture like tables. A digital showroom enables … Read more TURNING WASTE INTO 3D-PRINTED FURNITURE

START-UPS MADE IN AUSTRIA: ROOM4PHYSIO

Room4physio Team

📸: Magdalena Schauer This month’s start-up shows us that a global crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic, despite all odds bears a lot of opportunities as well. Room4Physio was founded during the first lockdown in the spring of 2020. The lack of remote solutions for physiotherapies during the pandemic led our Interviewpartner Oliver Alf and … Read more START-UPS MADE IN AUSTRIA: ROOM4PHYSIO

1030 INNOVATION @ VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020

Vienna Design Week 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, business trips around the world were cancelled, leaving us trapped either working from home or in the office. In order to bring variety into our daily work and strengthen the team spirit, we decided to do a teambuilding event every month. Therefore, on October 1st, our team visited the … Read more 1030 INNOVATION @ VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020

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