We’ve picked out our top ten Food & Beverage articles from the last 12 months on Springwise, designed to provide entrepreneurs with plenty of fresh inspiration for the future.
Jungle Island in Miami is incorporating iPads into its into its Orangutan School in an attempt to better understand the primates and encourage interaction between visitors and animals.
The GiraDora is a portable tub that could make easy-to-use, electricity-free washing affordable for those in poorer communities.
Gild Source is a tool that aims to help companies hire talented web developers by checking their coding and gathering information from social networks.
Based in the Netherlands, Kroupys helps students from different programs to share their knowledge and create social groups based on their interests.
Thunderclap lets supporters unite through social media with what it calls the first-ever “crowdspeaking platform.”
DIY platform Tindie offers gadget makers the chance to display and sell their wares.
Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has built a working bicycle entirely out of recycled cardboard for a production cost of less than USD 15.
Pennsylvania-based Duolingo is a site that lets consumers learn a new language for free while helping to translate the web.
ZetrOZ, a manufacturer of portable ultrasound generator technology, has now introduced a wearable product designed specifically for treating common musculoskeletal conditions in horses.
A new offering from Japanese PC maker Fujitsu that lets consumers not just customize but also assemble their very own computer.
The Cat Ancestry test is a new genetic testing service that aims to help cat owners learn more about the ancestry of their feline companions.
Spanish La Casqueria now sells secondhand books by weight rather than by individual title.
Donate Your Desktop offers a simple yet effective way for people to raise funds for charity. Founder David Hillier shares his thinking behind the startup.
Coffee Meets Bagel gives users one potential match each day and – if they accept – a discount at a local date venue.
Digital Kitchen has created the Stanley Piano, which is able to play tracks requested on Twitter, as well as learn the ones it doesn’t know.
Grafetee aims to provide users with a tool for bookmarking real-world locations for later reference and sharing with friends.
The Rescue Drive campaign from car dealership Orca Chevrolet set out to find drivers with broken-down cars and offered them a test drive of the new Chevrolet Cobalt.
Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany have developed a vest fitted with cooling pads that could provide timely help in the case of a cardiac arrest.
Molson Canadian is encouraging consumers to greater appreciate their surroundings through its Red Leaf Project, which is providing plantable beer coasters embedded with tree seeds.
A new selection of custom music from the UK’s Gatwick Express train service aims to give riders a musical description of their journey.
BrightNest is an organization tool for homes that keeps important information in one place and offers tips to keep the house in check.