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Clever on paper

Farm stubble, sawdust, and corn flakes are valuable resources for packaging material. Now, a Ukrainian startup is turning to nature’s other gifts to help...

Family balance

People with disabilities and chronic illnesses or women from the LGBTQ community can already access support in their professional lives. Now, a Romanian startup...

Profound personalisation

In Nigeria, mothers can obtain no-strings support to help them prepare for birth, while a special lab in Canada is looking after the health...

Literal connection

Technology skills can be acquired early through play. Now, with its new app, a Dutch startup is supporting an important area of education in...

Adjusted distribution

Substantial crowds can support sustainability. Large quantities of data stored in the cloud, however, can cause high CO2 emissions. By 2025, almost 50% of...

Multi-layered reflection

An app helps us find quiet places. Meanwhile, an Austrian startup is working to create a digital wellness experience. Key to the enterprise are...

Leading the charge

Banana ‘paper’ can help protect potatoes from pathogens by absorbing spuds’ discharge. Now, a startup from the Netherlands is using the discarded organic material...

Promoting perception

Given the right entertainment factor, people are happy to go without plastic bottles. Now, a Brazilian startup is helping children and young people on...

Measurable choice

Goal-setting can motivate people to undertake climate action. So too entertaining tips. Now with its new IT solution, a startup from Norway is helping...

Improving provision

Encounters in the virtual world can have a major impact in reality. Now, a Hamburg startup is using mixed reality to improve provision in...