Startups: New Tecnhology

d.light design is a social enterprise dedicated to bringing modern lighting and power to underserved populations including 1.6B people currently without electricity globally.

Bagazo is a for-profit organization that creates clean-burning cooking fuels from agricultural waste products for people in developing countries. Bagazo targets the 2.4 billion people worldwide who currently use dung, biomass, or wood-based products as their primary source for cooking fuels.

Concrete Canvas Ltd develop and commercialise Concrete Canvas Shelters and Concrete Cloth technologies. The Concrete Canvas Shelter is a rapidly deployable hardened shelter that requires only water and air for erection. It can be deployed by two people without any training in approximately thirty minutes and is ready to use in twelve hours. The shelter consists of a cement-impregnated fabric (Concrete Cloth) bonded to the outer surface of an inflatable plastic inner structure.

Humdinger Wind Energy LLC has successfully demostrated the first efficient turbine-less wind generator on small scale. The new technology is known as Windbelt, this new wind technology works by capitalizing on an effect known as aerolastic flutter, most famously exhibited in the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse.

FlexNlock Ltd has helped develop a novel material for the production of spinal bracing for scoliosis and other orthopaedic supports. Able to be formed directly around the patient’s body, this novel material eliminates the labour intensive mould and model making part of the process.

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