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They Waive the Fee, You Drive for Free

USA – WaiveCar is a free, electric-car sharing service. Based in Santa Monica, the company allows customers to drive their vehicles without...Read More

Startup Offers Electric Van Rental For Free

Germany – UZE Mobility, an open-source platform for e-mobility, are offering van rental of their electric StreetScooter fleet completely free...Read More

Adidas Develops Running Shoes That Can Be Recycled

Germany – Adidas has developed running shoes made from 100% recyclable material. The idea is that customers will be able to return the shoes to...Read More

The Coffee Cup That Is Truly Recyclable

UK – Frugalpac has created a 100% recyclable paper coffee cup. According to the company, it is the first coffee cup that can be easily and...Read More

The Need for Speed

UK – Formula 1 has taken their need for speed to a whole new level with their choice of sonic branding. The premier racing organization teamed...Read More

Seeking Good Vibrations

USA – Following the major credit card brand’s choice to remove words from their iconic red and yellow circles logo, Mastercard created...Read More

In-Car Burger Deliveries

USA – Burger King has extensively played around with the imaginative burger delivery – one instance included the fast food restaurant...Read More

One App For All Your Transport Needs

Finland – A Finnish-based startup has created an app that coordinates all forms of city transportation into a single platform, potentially...Read More

Americans are Skipping a Summer Vacation This Year

USA – According to a new survey by Bankrate of almost 2,600 adults, over one in four Americans have already decided to forgo a summer vacation...Read More

‘TravelBirds’ App Finds Time for Friends and Family to Travel

USA – The increasingly hectic schedule of many consumers is making it only more difficult for them to schedule get-togethers or travel with...Read More

US Store Merges Retail, Co-working Space and Wellness

USA – Washington, DC-based Take Care combines a beauty shop with a wellness-oriented co-working space. In the shop, customers can browse and...Read More

Co-working Space Opens to the Public with Desks, Shopping and Food

USA – WeWork has launched a new combination co-working space with retail and food called Made By We. It is located in New York City’s...Read More

Parking Facilities Cater to Autonomous Vehicles

USA – A Chicago-based technology company has upgraded 500 of its parking spaces with technology to meet the needs of driverless cars. SpotHero,...Read More

Company Makes Sensors That Could Ease Parking Congestion

UK – UK-based Nwave’s smart sensors use the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve parking efficiency. The sensors (roughly the size of a...Read More

Seeing Through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those With Motor Impairments

USA – The Georgia Institute of Technology has found a simpler way to control complex robots. It could lead to the development of faster and...Read More

Greek Startup Tracks What People Ignore on a Webpage

Greece – Greek startup Loceye is offering a tool to track when, where and how long people focus on various parts of a webpage. Users upload a...Read More

Safe Sleep Relief For Your Kids

USA – Building on the success of its line of chocolate supplements for adults, Good Day Chocolate launched Good Day Chocolate For Kids, a...Read More

No More Counting Sheep

UK – The old folklore of drinking a cup of warm milk before bed is common, but UK-based brand Sleep Well took it to the next level by releasing...Read More

Research Attempts To Make Self-Driving Safer For Pedestrians

UK – As self-driving vehicles become closer to an everyday reality, manufacturers are becoming concerned with building trust in autonomous...Read More

Virtual Reality Videos Teach Drivers Road Safety

Hungary – UK and Hungary-based FrancisKodak Design Lab has created a virtual reality (VR) immersion safety course for drivers. The product,...Read More

Love The Way you Pay

USA – In the past, payment plans (e.g., layaway programs) were typically available for big ticket items, such as electronics and appliances,...Read More

Pay Over Time At Your Favorite Stores

USA – Millennials often splurge on big ticket experiences such as travel, live events, and meals, and are strapped for cash afterward. Affirm...Read More

New Hotel Suite Promises 100% Vegan Experience

UK – A London-based design studio has created a completely plant-based hotel suite in London, reportedly a world first. The Hilton London...Read More

E-commerce Platform Offers Sustainable Fashion Options

UK – Access to sustainable fashion becomes far easier with this e-commerce platform, Antibad, made up solely of sustainable brands. The site...Read More

Solar Tech Innovations Offer New Capabilities

Korea – Solar panels on cars aren’t just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have both announced plans...Read More

Honda Program Offers Cash Back To Those Who Charge Their Cars During Off-Peak Hours

USA -Many drivers have experienced the benefits of owning an electric car, especially when it comes to saving money on fuel. Honda is looking to...Read More

Designed to Reuse

USA – Family-run KoffieStraw produces reusable straws made completely of silicone. The soft straws come in two lengths and are a good fit for...Read More

Have Your Cocktail and Eat Your Straw Too

UK – As part of their goal to reduce plastics used in their operations, Diageo has created an innovative solution to cocktail straws –...Read More

Facial Recognition App Helps People Remember Faces at Event

Australia – At large events, it can be difficult to remember every individual’s name and face. The team behind Social Recall sought to...Read More

New Font Aids Memory and Helps You Learn Study Notes

Australia – A team of designers and behavioral scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have developed a new font called Sans Forgetica...Read More

Cars Made Easy

USA – Car subscription service Canvas is backed by Ford, offering exclusively Ford and Lincoln vehicles, currently available in LA and San...Read More

Get The Car You Want When You Need It

USA – Flexdrive is a subscription service that allows you to select a car via its app, pay a weekly fee — which differs from car to car...Read More

Autonomous Robot Can Replace Bees As Pollinator

USA – There is a great deal of concern about the rate at which honey bees are disappearing due to colony collapse disorder. Bees are the...Read More

Autonomous Robot Dog Could Be Used In Construction

USA – Autonomous robots are impacting a myriad of industries. Usually, these robots are designed to perform repetitive simple tasks. Boston...Read More

Flying Car Uses All-Electric Power

USA – Many companies are working on creating the world’s first mass-market flying car. Kitty Hawk, backed by Google founder Larry King,...Read More

Danish Bicycle Brand Unveils Its First Electric Car

Denmark – Biomega, the Danish company known for its stylish, electric city bicycle, has announced the creation of its first electric car....Read More

WeWork Promotes Its Members’ Products in Rotating Shop

USA – Shared workspace company WeWork has opened a retail space called WeMRKT that will feature the products of the various startups and...Read More

New Space Combines Co-Working with Children’s Education

Hong Kong – The co-working company Campfire has added children’s education to its spaces to allow parents more flexibility. The Campfire...Read More

Company Creates Sunglasses from Coffee Waste

Ukraine – The coffee industry is known to produce tons of waste in the form of water, cherry pulp, husks, and leftover grounds. While some of...Read More

Ecological Packaging Material Made From a Plant

Netherlands – Don Kwaning, a graduate at Design Academy Eindhoven, is using the pith of soft rush to create an ecological packaging material....Read More

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  • Women in Engineering Day Goes Global June 24, 2019
    June 23 is International National Women in Engineering Day. Designating a day to recognize women in engineering was launched for the first time in the UK on June 23, 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in order to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the organization. Since that launch, the day has grown significantly over the subsequent […]
  • Flexible Generators Could Power Next-Gen Wearable Technology June 24, 2019
    There are a number of new ways researchers have found to create devices that harvest energy from movement for the development of wearable devices that don’t need batteries. It’s a good option, as the first wave of wearable technology has been used for fitness devices and smart clothing that people can wear to monitor their […]
  • DesignCon 2020 Call for Abstracts Now Open June 21, 2019
    DesignCon is the place for semiconductor and electronic design engineers to share technical knowhow, make connections, and discuss industry advances. DesignCon 2020 will take place January 28-30, 2020, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The Call for Abstracts just opened, and between now and July 19 you have the opportunity to submit your […]