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Weekly innovation round-up: 30 November 2022
Spotted this week: Bio based plastics made from macroalgae, an injectable hydrogel for non-permanent male contraceptive and the world’s first commercial CO2-to-methanol plant.
Weekly innovation round-up: 23 November 2022
Spotted this week: Home furnishings made from carbon negative mycelium, the world’s first sustainable foam and precision engineered, carbon negative homes.
Weekly innovation round-up: 16 November 2022
Spotted this week: A nano-mebrane desalinator that doesn’t require an energy supply, avoiding cost and food waste in hospitality and a floating home concept made from recycled materials.
Weekly innovation round-up: 9 November 2022
Spotted this week: A start-up cultivating desert land for agriculture, new biogas plants producing carbon negative power and a start-up building an inclusive network of sustainable, connected farms
Weekly innovation round-up: 2 November 2022
Spotted this week: A bladeless wind turbine that produces 24-hour energy in any weather; nailable solar shingles for the home; and a high tech toilet seat that detects kidney failure, diabetes and u.t.i’s
Weekly innovation round-up: 25 October 2022
Spotted this week: An electric flying car completes it’s first public exhibition flight, a recycled clay humidifier requiring no electricity and electricity generating floor tiles powering lights and more
Weekly innovation round-up: 19 October 2022
Spotted this week: Oil-eating bacteria that produces gold hydrogen; a child friendly web browser; and a washing machine that captures laundry microplastics
Weekly innovation round-up: 12 October 2022
Spotted this week: The world’s first fully connected e-bike; generating electricity from waves; and an invasive plant turned into sustainable charcoal
Weekly innovation round-up: 5 October 2022
Spotted this week: A recycling shower that saves water, a solar powered weed seeking robot and a startup keeping clothes out of landfill.
Weekly innovation round-up: 28 September 2022
Spotted this week: A new wind turbine design that could make offshore wind more efficient, modular light electric vehicles for urban transport and making laundry more sustainable
Weekly innovation round-up: 21 September 2022
Spotted this week: Plant based biodegradable sneakers that are plastic free, a new electric boat that uses only one battery and making laundry more sustainable
Weekly innovation round-up: 14 September 2022
Spotted this week: An invisible film making wood fireproof, greenhouses that produce their own energy and smell maps creating new ways of exploring cities.
Weekly innovation round-up: 24 August 2022
Spotted this week: virtual windows that boost wellbeing; heat-emitting wallpaper to save on electricity bills; and a sustainable alternative to the humble avocado.
Weekly innovation round-up: 17 August 2022
Spotted this week: vegan cereal that’s good for your gut; a greener way to make car tyres black; and an haute couture dress made from waste cocoa bean husks.
Weekly innovation round-up: 10 August 2022
Spotted this week: a yacht that produces green hydrogen as it sails; a tool to identify and help struggling readers sooner; and the bespoke scents bringing to life classical paintings
Weekly innovation round-up: 3 August 2022
Spotted this week: a digital tool to help vets with their diagnoses; building insulation made from grass; and new research that could enable farmers to grow crops without sunlight
Weekly innovation round-up: 27 July 2022
Spotted this week: digital viagra’ therapy; eye scans to detect kidney disease; and as system to turn any river into a hydroelectric power source
Weekly innovation round-up: 20 July 2022
Spotted this week: a hi-tech factory for sustainable, modular houses; blinds that can turn any window into a solar panel; and plastic packaging that is completely compostable
Weekly innovation round-up: 13 July 2022
Spotted this week: a deep-sea turbine that provides limitless green power; an index that shows the influence of climate change in real time; and electric rickshaws that could offer a second-life for used car batteries
Weekly innovation round-up: 6 July 2022
Spotted this week: homes with zero energy bills; a circular economy platform that helps neighbours share household items; and carbon-negative cement powered by algae.