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Companies can increase diversity virtually or by honing their online presence. Now, a German company is throwing its weight behind face-to-face contact by bringing diverse employees together over lunch. An algorithm programmed by a diverse team pairs people based on their characteristics. Only, it prioritises those who have least in common. An app provides employees with a suggested meeting...

Enhanced belonging

Modern maps show the location of former land borders. But worldwide, as many as 10 million people are classified as stateless. Now, a female founder from Munich without official nationality is aiming to change all that with her non-profit-organisation. Having no personal identification or passport makes everything tricky, not just travel. People can be stateless for a variety of...

Airy access

Covering California's canal system with solar panels will save on valuable water resources. A Tunisian startup, meanwhile, has developed a solar-powered device that turns wet air into water. In high-humidity areas where clean drinking water is scarce, the firm's metre-high machine could produce up to 30 litres per day. First, air is sucked into the machine's head before being...

Intensified promotion

Ballet is becoming more diverse, so too our evening entertainment. To ensure that Black people are successful in the innovation sector, an American organisation founded in 2020 is building a network of local initiatives. Advancing the careers of 1 million people of colour. Especially founders of fast scaling technology firms, heads of profitable small- and medium-sized companies and creative...

Signalling knowledge

Combining solar modules provides remote communities with electricity. Now, a man from the Democratic Republic of Congo is making internet access affordable for his fellow citizens. His startup, launched in Canada, uses small boxes of computer components to harness satellite signals and establish local wireless networks. The resulting ‘digital library’ in Kinshasa can supply internet for up to 100...

Continental encouragement

Mobile batteries are providing electricity to people in Nigeria. And this organisation is offering African girls and women mentoring and support to increase their skills in the technology sector. The female founder, a financial expert, is calling on her years of experience assisting African people abroad. Her team holds startup conferences in Africa at which women can meet specialists...

Extraordinary talent

Video games programmed by women or based on stories written by diverse creatives make our world more colourful. Now an organisation is campaigning to allow people with disabilities the chance to forge a Hollywood career. Disabled screenwriters with initial experience can apply for a grant to cover living costs and become part of a spiritually akin writing community. Included...

Fulfilling insights

An attractive brand image is important when it comes to product sales - and to certifying venture capital firms. With their new platform, a startup from Seattle is helping businesses keep an eye on employee diversity. Demographic data such as gender and ethnic background are obtained from candidate applications and analysed by an artificial intelligence. Throughout the recruiting process,...

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