Green & Wearable

Green
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Green Talents promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. Sample 2019 awardees:
  • Bioplastic - Bioplastic from milk whey (byproduct of cheese making)
  • GreenLaw - Use law and regulation to combat plastic pollution
  • WaterSplitting - Store energy by splitting water into hydrogen & oxygen
  • GeoSpatial - Use geospatial modelling to find and rehabilitate degraded land
  • Bioreactor - Use anaerobic digestion to covert farm waste to energy
  • OutcomeMapping - Behavioural change as an alternative to KPI
  • Pseudocapacitance - Carbon supercapacitors as an alt to lithium batteries
  • Arbitration - International law when nations push green roles to each other

Wearable
Google just bought Fitbit. As phones get increasingly chunky, focus switches to wearables. A sample of finalists at the recent Asia Hardware Battle 2019 @ CN:
  • Xenoma - Clothing as mouse and game controller (2nd place)
  • Vicara - Wristband as mouse and game controller
  • Aiello - Voice as keyboard (3rd)
  • Aina - Finger ring as a smartphone adjunct
  • Nemo - Wearable for infants to monitor sleep & temperature (1st)
  • ACBiode - Alternating current batteries 30% smaller, 35% more efficient



Pick of Events (W4-Nov-2019)

General
Link Sarawak Digital Village @ SR 1 2 3
Link Big Data in Architecture @ KL tix
Link Business Challenge @ KL tix also
Link Green Exporters @ KL 1 2 3
Link Climatethon IR4 Dev @ PG 1 2 3

Arts & Misc
Link Lean In Unconference @ KL tix
Link Emily, Alice & Anne @ KL 1 2 3
Link Art Curation @ KL 1 2 3
Link Kebaya Jazz @ KL tix
Link Lit Fest @ PG tix

Around The Region
Link Corp Entrepreneurship @ SG tix
Link Digital Payments @ SG tix also
Link De-Globalisation @ SG
Link Agile Happiness @ JKT
Link Design Thinking @ HK tix