SLUSH 2019

Finnish NewSpace Startup Develops Water Propulsion Tech

There are all sorts of statistics out there about how often tech startups fail, with data research firm CB Insights saying that 70% of upstart businesses close shop in less than two years. Some industries are obviously tougher than others, like consumer hardware with a 97% death rate.  We’d wager that launching a rocket or […]

5 Examples of Global Innovation in Life Sciences

According to Deloitte, some of the key drivers for life sciences in 2020 will be data-driven approaches that employ machine learning and AI, the use of sensors and wearables for telemedicine and predictive medicine, and precision medicine supported by new cell and gene therapies. For years, we’ve been reading about these superb innovations and what […]

5 Global AR/VR Startups With Product Traction

In our earlier piece titled “Can Virtual Collaboration Give a Facelift to AR/VR?” we lamented that both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have already dropped off the Gartner Hype Cycle, yet we still seem to be waiting for a product or service to achieve mainstream adoption at scale. Seems like the growth trajectory of […]

5 Examples of Global Innovation in Materials

“Move over Graphene: Next-Gen 2D Materials Could Revolutionize Technology,” was the title of an article last month by Discover which talked about a family of “atomically thin” nanomaterials that will usher in a new era of material innovation. It’s not like graphene needs to move over much. In our recent piece on The Long Road to […]

5 Examples of Global Healthcare Innovation

According to Deloitte, global healthcare spending is expected to increase at an annual rate of 5.4% between 2017-2022, from $7.7 trillion to $10.1 trillion. Aging societies, global population growth, and an increase in life expectancy thanks to a burgeoning longevity industry are all putting a strain on existing healthcare systems. All the while, non-communicable diseases […]