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Industrial

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Environmental innovations strengthening communities
Energy innovations are critical to reduce the poverty cycle in many communities - at Tech23 we heard of some remote Asian communities where children cycle 8km to charge a battery for 4 hours to power their light & mobiles! Okra Solar is spearheading this new approach to connect communities. Next year their goal is to connect 40K people!! In parallel, our youth is catalysing the much needed action on climate change. Vanessa & the ClimateClever team have built an app that helps schools & local communities measure, audit and remediate their carbon footprint (and save $ on their utility bills)
23 October 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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AI

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Blockchain for combating forgery & counterfeits
An Austrian company was recently awarded funding from US Department Homeland Security (DHS) to develop blockchain security technology to combat forgery and counterfeiting. By helping DHS implement interoperability between multiple data formats and blockchain-related endeavors— ultimately implementing an innovative distributed ledger solution to combat forgery and counterfeiting in immigration and citizenship documents. https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/09/26/news-release-dhs-st-awards-143k-blockchain-interoperability Image by rawpixel from Pixabay
8 October 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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AI

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AI + Cyber Collaboration to rethink how we detect & manage insider threats
In time for Tech23, local alum and Adelaide's emerging scaleup, Presagen has partnered with DTEX & US-federally funded R&D group Mitre.org, to apply its AI technology to a hard cyber challenge - detecting & mitigating insider threats. While initial healthtech focussed, Presagen's AI platform trains on data that is distributed globally without needing to move it or be centralised - an innovation in itself! Presagen is also solving a more general and critical problem in AI – building robust, scalable and responsible AI products. Watch this space. https://www.presagen.com/single-post/2019/09/28/Presagen-to-collaborate
1 October 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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AI

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next frontier - texting by just thinking!
Many a company has talked up the idea of using non-invasive input devices to tap into our neurons and make things like text entry possible just by thinking. The possibilities for the less able bodied and other applications are endless. So far, the progress is either in greater R&D funding & university collaborations (always a positive step) or lots of hyped marketing (not so good). Facebook's latest acquisition could be a closer move towards productisation of this technology. https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/23/facebook-buys-startup-building-neural-monitoring-armband/
1 October 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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Startup

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Help anytime, anywhere - an Australian Tech Startup leading the way
Recognised by AFR as one of the top 10 innovative tech companies to watch in Oz (August 2019), three year old Sonder Australia is
14 September 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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Deepfakes - challenge and opportunity for innovators
Facebook, Microsoft and a number of US-based Universities have joined forces to sponsor a contest promoting R&D to combat deep
12 September 2019 by daniella-trai...
 
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