3D-Printing represents a great opportunity for vending machine startups to innovate through an easier iteration process, enabling the whole industry to reinvent the customer experience.
Quirky launched in 2009 to make the invention of consumer products more accessible. Open innovation helped usher in ideas from the masses and some would argue that crowdsourcing led to the company’s untimely demise.
We're getting old at an increasing rate, and today's options for care are often expensive, inefficient and depressing. Can machine learning help?
Hyperloop – most people have an opinion about the technical feasibility of Elon Musk's space-age proposal transportation. Setting this discussion aside for a moment, consider an equally fundamental question: how would you even fund it, much less run one profitably? Enter the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge, an open innovation competition to crowdsource a startup's commercialization plan. Thoughts welcome 🙂
Lumiena, a startup making “smart” LED lighting systems, couldn’t find the processing equipment it needed to make its novel products since the technology didn’t exist. Thanks to additive manufacturing, it made its own equipment, and this was a game-changer until its scalability was called into question.
With online DTC newcomers already taking up a considerable market share, traditional beauty giants try to stay ahead. Shiseido invests in data and digital research and machine learning for product development, acquisitions of AI startups and launched their own Venture Fund – but is it enough?
While everyone thinks printing business is dying, Raksuk, a Japanese startup thinks differently.
Uberization is taking place in the agricultural space. A Chinese startup Farm Friend is bringing on the revolution.
By borrowing best practices from the manufacturing sector, Katerra — a unicorn start-up in the construction industry – is hoping to build a better way to build.
UPS invested in last mile drone delivery and innovative partnerships in Rwanda and Tanzania, but is that enough to leapfrog Amazon and Google? Or will they remain a fast follower?