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Top Ten Innovation Report for February

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Here is this month’s Top Ten Innovation Report, featuring the most inspiring and popular business ideas from the Springwise Access database over the last four weeks.


In the Top Ten Innovation Report, we present a digestible run down of the best innovations from the last four weeks. Published monthly these reports are a quick and pain free way to stay up to date on the latest innovations, and are included as a part of a Springwise Access account.

*Note that to read some of the linked articles, a Springwise Access account is required.

1 Energy efficient street lamps are also mosquito traps

Researchers at University of Malaya develop street lights powered by wind and solar, which attract and trap mosquitoes using a ‘human’ scent.

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2 In Brussels, locals talk to visiting tourists via public phones

Visit.brussels installed phones and live webcams in Brussels that enabled tourists to call locals, boosting tourism after recent terror alerts.

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3 Candle-powered heater runs on 10 cents a day

Egloo is a candle-powered terracotta heater that is both cheap and ecologically friendly.

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4 Mini crowdfunding site for children teaches them to save

Sow is a gifting platform that enables parents to help their kids save for things they actually want and need.

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5 Top 10 Fin Tech Startups From The Last 12 Months

From tweeting money to the proliferation of Bitcoin, we look at the best innovative business ideas that are making finance more seamless in the New Economy.

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6 Microscope turns smartphones into parasite diagnostics kits

CellScope is a 3D printed microscope that detects parasites in blood samples using the cameras of smartphones.

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7 Search engine helps students pay their loans

BrowseU is a new search engine, recruiting users by offering them a cut of the advertising revenue, to help pay off their student debts.

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8 Insure a friend’s cars for one hour via app

Cuvva is making it possible for users to get insured on their friend’s cars, on-demand, for as little as an hour.

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9 Tool uses color gradients to improve reading speed

BeeLine Reader is a plugin that can improve reading speed, simply by introducing color gradients that guide the eye easily across the page.

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10 Cardboard standing desk is only USD 25

Oristand is a lightweight, flexible standing desk alternative made from recycled cardboard that costs only USD 25.

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