Innovation That Matters

Top Ten Innovation Report for September


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:

1 UK motorways could soon have an in-road EV charging lane

Equipment installed beneath the road surface could soon be wirelessly charging EV vehicles as they travel along UK motorways.

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2 Crypto-fuel could power the growing Internet of Things

Ethereum has created a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency called Ether, the value of which is based on computing power, and could eventually power smart devices.

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3 Rainforest desktop app could curb wasteful office printing

The Deforested Desktop app places an interactive image of a dwindling rainforest onto workers’ computers to encourage thrifty printing.

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4 Smart Russian billboard hides secret advert from the police

The hiding ad is a smart billboard advertising banned European goods, which automatically scrolls out of rotation when the police approach.

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5 Top 10 business ideas from Travel & Tourism over the last 12 months

We’ve picked out our top ten Travel & Tourism articles from the last 12 months on Springwise, designed to provide you with plenty of fresh inspiration for the future

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6 Virtual workplace simulator enables companies to trial job candidates

Human iTech that has created a virtual workplace simulation, which businesses can use for recruitment, personal assessment and training.

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7 Amsterdam scheme lets visitors hitchhike on the back of locals’ bicycles

Yellow Backie is an Amsterdam initiative which encourages visitors to get a free ride on the luggage rack of a local’s bicycle.

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8 Airport sensor system tracks mobile phones to provide accurate wait times

At JFK airport, the BlipTrack Indoor Sensor system uses beacons and passengers’ phones to determine very accurate waiting times.

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9 Smart disc makes any surface into an Internet of Things remote control

Knocki lets users control their smart homes via knocking patterns on any chosen surface.

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10 Bike lock requires cyclists to take a breathalyzer test

The Alcho-Lock is a Bluetooth connected bike lock which requires users to take a breathalyzer test before it will unlock.

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