Innovation That Matters

Top Ten Innovations for July

Here is this month’s Top Ten Innovation Report, featuring the most inspiring and popular business ideas from the Springwise Access database over the last four weeks.

In the Top Ten Innovation Report, we present a digestible run down of the best innovations from the last four weeks. Published monthly, these reports are a quick and pain free way to stay up to date on the latest innovations, and are included as a part of a Springwise Access account.

Decentralized cloud storage is safe from cyber snooping

Storj spreads data across a community of users, decreasing the risk of huge server failures.

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Electric shocks to curb overspending

Interact IoT is a banking platform that connects to smart devices and gently punishes the user for overspending.

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Group VR: Children taken on surprise road trip to Mars

Field Trip To Mars rigged an entire school bus with virtual reality screens, providing an immersive Martian experience for school children onboard.

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In Amsterdam, clean air gets free wifi from trees

TreeWiFi’s smart birdhouses measure air quality in real-time, and provide free wifi when pollution levels drop.

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In Bangladesh, DIY aircon made with plastic bottles

Made from empty plastic bottles, the Eco-Coolers use no electricity and can cool a home by five degrees Celsius.

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Lego-style blocks teach kids coding via digital game

Osmo Coding teaches kids programming through a combination of digital and physical tools.

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NFC wearable skin stamps are like disposable tattoos

MC10 have partnered with PCH to open up their ultra-thin smart skin wearables for development of NFC applications.

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Platform links startups with talent who will work for equity

EquityOwl helps new businesses by connecting them with professionals who believe in the project and are willing to work in exchange for equity.

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Real-life FarmVille lets urbanites invest in crops

iGrow is a gamified investment platform that enables Indonesian urbanites to invest in the country’s farms.

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Six-pack ring feeds, rather than kills, marine life

Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has created the world’s first sustainable, edible six-pack ring designed to save the lives of millions of sea creatures.

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