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Top 5 innovations for Earth Day 2018

Our latest Top 5 celebrates Earth Day 2018 with some of the most inspiring business ideas trying to change our attitude and behavior about plastics.

Top 10 innovations fighting plastic waste

From credit cards and shopping bags to hair combs and water bottles, plastic has been integrated into every aspect of our lives. However, the manufactured material is leaving a harmful imprint upon our environment. As more businesses from all over the world announce their commitment to eliminating all single-use plastics from their operations, products and supply chain, we have selected 10 new innovative examples that bring about new ways of recycling plastic.
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Where Are They Now?: Lia

We spoke to co-founders Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson, who are focusing on providing women with an ethical and sustainable product to help women find out if they’re pregnant in a convenient and private way.

Where Are They Now?: Wisher

We spoke to Maz Cohen, founder of the gift registry smartphone app Wisher, to find out how the company is planning to expand globally using gamification and AR for better customer engagement.

Best of 2017

We have picked 10 of the most inspiring and popular business ideas from the Springwise Innovation Intelligence database over the last 12 months.

Where Are They Now?: Saberr

We spoke to Alistair Shepherd, founder of London-based HR company Saberr whose AI solution is trying to improve team’s overall performance with personalized and actionable coaching.

Formula 1 announces winner of first eSport series

The Formula 1 Esports Series is out to find the best virtual F1 driver in the world.

Where Are They Now?: Smarter

We spoke to Christian Lane, whose brand Smarter has been disrupting kitchen appliances since 2013 and is now moving into a broader conversation around sustainable consumption and food waste reduction.

Where Are They Now?: BeeLine Reader

We spoke to co-founder Nick Lum, who is on a mission to create significant impact in the area of of accessibility and working with many organizations, including Springwise, to support literacy and reading efficiency.

Where Are They Now?: Pavegen

We spoke to Laurence Kemball-Cook, founder of Pavegen whose expansion plans could see more cities using the electricity generating paving slab making energy more sustainable and accessible worldwide.

Building bridges for tech-government cooperation

The Seasteading Institute and French Polynesia have developed an innovative co-operation agreement that may signal a way to bridge the divide between tech and regulatory bodies.

How much is your personal data worth?

A pop-up data café was established as an experiment to gauge the price shoppers would place on their personal data.

Where Are They Now?: Plattar

The Australian Augmented Reality platform is currently looking for funding to expand its business operation by opening a Head Office in the UK.

Where Are They Now?: Morpher

We spoke to Jeff Woolf OBE, whose innovative helmet design has just received investment from tennis player Sir Andy Murray, as part of the latest Seedrs fundraising campaign.

Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2017

We’ve selected 10 new business ideas that will provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration in 2017. Spotted from countries all around the world, these businesses offer a taste of what’s to come in the year ahead.

How Google practices the Circular Economy

Our friends over at the Disruptive Innovation Festival have recorded a fascinating session with Jim Miller, Google’s Vice President of Global Operations, to discuss what the circular economy really means, and how Google are participating.

Where Are They Now?: what3words

We spoke to Chris Sheldrick, cofounder and CEO of what3words, a startup which is completely rewriting the way we map the world.

A response to Bill Gates’ “Accelerating Innovation with Leadership”

Earlier today Bill Gates wrote a powerful op ed on his blog ‘gatesnotes’, arguing that the world is at a pivotal moment, where conditions are ripe for transformative innovations. The ideas featured here go some way to showing that we have the power to create a future that is healthier, safer, more productive and more inclusive.