With a focus on emerging technologies and innovative
startups, the 2020 Retail Innovation Conference is featuring three Startup
Innovation Lab sessions that will introduce attendees to a total of 20 tech
Startup Innovation Lab #1: 10-11 am ET, Oct. 13
Moderated by Orlando Ribas Fernandes of XnFinity-XNFY Lab, the first group of startups presenting include:
Omnichannel Fulfillment: onfleet – a last-mile delivery platform;
Touchless Retail: SuperSmart – a validation and loss-prevention system for Scan & Go;
Digital Commerce: Pointr – A deep location company combining indoor location intelligence with machine learning;
Business Agility: Uncrowd – SaaS platform generates live-tracking Friction/Reward Indexes;
Experiential Initiatives: Gravity AI — a MLaaS (Machine Learning as a Service) platform; and
E-Commerce Optimization: Taste — making artificial intelligence fun and consumer-friendly, and offering a personalized shopping experience.
Startup Innovation Lab #2, 10-11 am ET, Oct. 14
Ken Fenyo of Coresight Research will moderate tomorrow morning’s
A version of this article first appeared in the fall 2020 Artnet Intelligence Report, which you can download for free here.
These founders, visionaries, and upstarts are part of Artnet’s New Innovators List. Whether developing new software or constructing novel platforms for exchange, these six innovators remind us that you can’t build the future with outmoded tools.
See the complete list of the New Innovators here and check back for more in-depth profiles in the coming days.
Tyler Woolcott, 38, Director of StudioVisit, London
Tyler Woolcott, Owner StudioVisit London.
Thanks to Tyler Woolcott, artists can now make much-needed money by offering bespoke visits to their studios, priced up to £250 per person. “They are fully in control,” Woolcott says. “StudioVisit gives artists the tools to become a self-sustaining, independent institution.” The expat American has nearly 40 artists on his books—and the list is growing. Tours are by necessity mostly virtual
While the political cyclone of 2020 continues to suck the air out of the proverbial room, the world of education innovation continues to engage in the all important task of responding to and iterating for the challenges of education worldwide. It’s astounding and inspiring to convene with the best in class entrepreneurs whose work is not only making a difference, but can help you forget the insanity we live in today.
It’s hard to believe, but I had the chance to attend one such convening just last month, in Italy, no less! In full disclosure, the US-Italia Ed Innovation Festival, was the brainchild of my organization. Our “modest” goal was to create a new education renaissance, so we set out to do so with this unique hybrid event. What’s most remarkable and
The idea that the government is a low-tech place where projects move slowly has chilled the willingness of lawmakers to fund ambitious, tech-driven projects within the government. And it’s stifled the movement of talented people into government service roles.
In a conversation at Fast Company‘s Innovation Festival Thursday, ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo, and Booz Allen Hamilton chief innovation officer Susan Penfield argued that the government needs to embark on a charm offensive to prove that big-time, game-changing innovation isn’t strictly confined to the private sector.
According to Penfield of Booz Allen Hamilton, the government doesn’t entirely deserve its low-tech reputation.
“There’s amazing work going on every day, and it really takes leadership . . . from the federal sector to really tout the things they’re doing,” Booz Allens’s Penfield said. “If you think about the government, they’re
DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eight innovators have distinguished themselves during the auditions for Qatar Foundation’s Stars of Science moving on to compete to become this season’s Top Arab Innovator.
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“Selecting this crop of contestants was not easy, as they had to prove that both their ideas and their pitching skills stood apart from the best that Arab youth has to offer,” said Professor Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, Stars of Science jury member. “This season’s contestants come from a wide variety of disciplines, showcasing an incredibly diverse pool of ideas.”
Mohammad Almogahwi, a Kuwaiti periodontist, joined with his Automated Hands-Free Toothbrush, which includes a U-shaped mouthpiece designed for effective teeth brushing, especially for people with special needs. Sarah Aboerjaib, a fellow Kuwaiti engineer, earned her place with the Fractured Bone Optical Scanner; a handheld device that uses near-infrared rays
EPiC offers US$200,000 in cash prizes and exclusive cross-border business and investment opportunities to entrepreneurs
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced that the Elevator Pitch Competition 2020 (EPiC 2020) is now inviting applications from around the world. Given current global circumstances, HKSTP will stage the event on a virtual platform for the first time. Local and international startups and innovators can go beyond the geographic boundaries and unlock tremendous opportunities at EPiC 2020, which will take place from 6 to 13 November.
Marking its fifth anniversary, EPiC 2020 comprises a series of one-week events for the 150 contestants shortlisted from a competitive pool of global-wide applications. The startups will simulate the signature 60-second elevator ride to pitch their innovative business ideas virtually via a 1-minute video to a judging panel of major investors and industry leaders, who will select the top 10 finalists. The finalists will be