Tech

Evolutionary Shift: From Consumers of Our World’s Resources to Enhancers of the Future for All

We could be on the verge of our most momentous evolutionary shift. For, as a species, we no longer need be subject to the primitive competitive instinct.   As animals this drive may have compelled us to compete for control of what hindsight indicated to be the scarce resources we needed to survive, without serious concern for our effects on the wider world.   But as intelligent, self-conscious beings we certainly do have a choice. …

Crowdfunding Meets Tech4Good

We’ve gone over how crowdfunding has become a popular method of alternative finance in our previous blog post but we thought it would be best to dedicate an entire blog post to highlight examples of how exactly crowdfunding has promoted individuals in pioneering social change. It’s fair to say that crowdfunding has introduced a number of extensive technological advances with …

This app will update you on your grandparents’ health

We recently caught up with Alessandro Guazzi, CEO and Founder of Sentimoto, a technology-enabled care service provider. They support older people in remaining healthy, independent, and connected to their families and friends. They provide a smartphone-based analysis platform for data from wearables to address health and lifestyle risks early on. Alessandro is about to finish his DPhil in Biomedical Engineering and has a …

This startup uses automated lighting to reduce the risk of elderly falls

Luna Lights is a bright new company founded by Donovan Morrison and Matt Wilcox whilst they both studied engineering degrees at Northwestern University. They are currently rolling out an automated lighting system that utilises cloud based analytics to reduce the risk of falling for the elderly. Luna Lights initially started off as a project in the Design for America programme …

This startup helps businesses quantify their environmental impact

Carbon Analytics was founded by a group of expats from the US, Canada and Australia while doing their Masters degrees at the University of Oxford. Michael Thornton, their CEO, held the Skoll scholarship for social entrepreneurship, and originally came up with the idea during a “business model hackathon” with former co-founder James Tilbury who was studying environmental policy and had a …