TripMode is exactly the kind of lifestyle service that telecoms and financial service providers should be paying close attention to — and possibly incorporating into their own product suite.
#EndangeredEmoji is a campaign from WWF which enables people to donate money, and help save 17 endangered species, by tweeting an emoji.
GreenHotelWorld enables travelers to find the most eco-conscious hotels and have the CO2 emissions from their stay offset for free.
In the CoWriter project, a humanoid robot is the least advanced pupil in class — giving struggling students someone to learn with and teach.
The Valedo is the latest wearable healthcare offering to gamify exercise — this time, for back-pain sufferers.
Swiss workwear brand make their biodegradable clothesline from eco-friendly fibers, sourced and produced within Europe.
Pumpipumpe is a Switzerland-based project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they’re willing to lend to their neighbors.
Vietnam’s Ta đi Ôtô bar has fitted an entire restaurant — kitchen included — onto a roving mobile structure steered by tricycle.
Boîtes d’Échange Entre Voisins — or Neighborhood Exchange Boxes — is a network of brightly-decorated repositories where residents can leave unwanted goods they’d like to give to the community.
The IDNA – Spatial Storytelling project from Switzerland has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet.
Switzerland’s digitalSTROM is a system that uses small, intelligent blocks to turn any offline appliance into a smartphone-controlled device.
iRock is a charging device in the form of a rocking chair capable of converting motion into energy to power an iPhone or iPad.
The Ar Vag by design student Thibault Penven is a DIY canoe that can be packed away after use.
Swiss company Anemon is testing sensor technology that alerts farmers via text message when a cow is in heat, enabling them to better time the expensive insemination process.
EasySMS uses text-to-speech technology to read out text messages and translates visual symbols into text replies.
Squirro aims to provide researchers with a data filtering platform that offers content based on the way the service is used.
Swiss company Empa has created a new bulletproof vest with built-in air conditioning, designed to make protective gear more comfortable.
Zürich Airport, in collaboration with ART+COM, has revamped its Dock B with an observation deck featuring state-of-the-art equipment designed to deliver information about the airport to travelers.
EVRYTHNG is a new service which can connect physical objects through a digital dialogue.
In France and Switzerland, Green Monkeys aims to create a safe carpooling community.
Paperboy uses image recognition technology to enable users to share, save and explore printed media, online.
iLoad is a new textile carrier from Swiss Schoeller Textil, designed to deliver therapeutic medicines transdermally.