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Extended inclusion

A doctorate is enabling the future leaders to develop empathetic innovation strategies. Leading to equal opportunities in the workplace and a sense of belonging among employees. For internal and external communication, however, word choice can be crucial. Enter a Swiss-based startup whose extension for browsers and social media tools uses artificial intelligence to analyse written text and suggest improvements,...

Cultural provision

Medical consultations can take place at the laundromat, while a platform is helping underrepresented groups obtain the health advice they need. But considerations surrounding social and/or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other cultural factors are just as important for those in need of care. Enter a New York-based startup, which has used decades-spanning research to identify the core elements...

Balanced independence

Rail journeys should be more comfortable in future. People with limited mobility, however, don’t just need help at train stations. Which is why a British consortiumhas developed a new concept to improve accessibility at airports. The consortium’s electric one-seater vehicle is self-balancing and comes with luggage space at the rear. Its design means users can dine or shop like other airport passengers,...

Shared experience

Our bodies are unique. Good that 3D X-ray images are helping diagnoses become even more precise. People from underrepresented groups have special needs when it comes to medical treatment, and don’t always receive the care and attention they deserve. Cue a non-profit organisation from Cologne which helps them find the right treatment. Their platform contains an index of medical...

Power stage

Birds have rhythm in their blood and dancers are onto something pretty cool. Just like an organisation from London who is giving around 100 former homeless people the chance to star in an opera - whether front- or backstage. The artists come from London, Nottingham and Manchester. Each performance comprises 9 parts, co-written during creative workshops by people with...

Moving impact

Thanks to a Nigerian startup, women there can enjoy a more active social life. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference. A team from the USA, for instance, examined the impact a single hashtag has had on Hollywood’s annual Academy Awards. Since 1929, it is predominantly white men who have been nominated for or won awards; women,...

Sweet pattern

Spoons can be savoured and coffee cups crunched. Now, a woman with Down’s Syndrome and her startup are making life for Americans and Canadians that much sweeter. After struggling to find a job, the 33-year-old decided to go freelance, developing a unique cinnamon-chocolate-chip cookie and making the national news in the process. To date, she has sold more than...

Collective remedy

An app is supporting Black and indigenous women with breast cancer. Now an organisation from California is focusing on Black healing and how to respond to generational trauma. Among topics addressed: inequalities in the justice system, misogynoir, homophobia, transphobia, HIV/AIDS, racism and domestic violence. The organisation offers creative training sessions and psychological tools for self-reflection. Courses and events take...

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