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Nature-inspired sustainable design and innovation.

The natural world exists sustainably, with all the plants, animals, landscape, and other features and products on the planet working in unison. However, as we all know, the human race is currently existing quite differently. In our quest to become more sustainable, some companies are finding that using Biomimicry (the design and production of materials, structures, and systems modelled on…

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The innovative businesses working towards a circular economy

What is a circular economy? I hear you ask... A circular economy is an economic model designed to reduce the number of resources required and waste produced by an industrial process. It aims to get the maximum use of a resource, whether that be from virgin materials or preferably from sustainable or recycled materials. Then, once the product reaches the…

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The Startups aiming to create a sustainable fashion industry.

The textile industry is one of the biggest global polluters, consuming high levels of water, fuel, and chemicals for washing, bleaching and dyeing fabrics. The industry expels untreated effluents into water systems, toxic gasses into our skies and discards textile and yarn scraps and one-use plastic packaging. As consumers, we demand sustainability in many aspects of our lives, and this…

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Robotic-assisted surgery

Growing old happens to us all, and with this, the possibility of requiring an operation to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life increases. This month close family members of two of the VenCat team required urgent medical procedures, both were carried out using robots. My father was one of these patients, and when I first heard that he would…

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The use of Artificial Intelligence is solving traffic issues.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making a difference to most industries and human beings around the world. AI automates systems and processes, enabling performance with little or no human involvement. With its use, it can reduce time and increase safety by removing the potential of human error. AI use within the traffic management sector is now streamlining systems and potentially saving…

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Cleaner and cheaper power sources

As governments across Europe shut down old coal plants and scrap plans for new nuclear power stations, electricity generation is falling. This is happening just as our electricity demand could skyrocket as we move to electric-powered and green hydrogen-powered transportation. The race is on to find alternative, cheap, and environmentally sustainable power sources. Three promising alternatives could be High-altitude Wind…

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Aiming for the sky! Using Hydrogen for zero-emission aviation

Aviation accounts for over 12% of all emissions within the transportation sector, and it may double by 2050. Aircraft release their emissions at high altitudes which give them up to 4 times the impact of emissions released at ground level. Without a replacement solution to the fuel-powered jet engine, the aviation market appears to be heading into a sustainability crisis.

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The leading drone delivery Startups

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) defines a drone as "an aircraft without a human pilot on board, whose flight is controlled either autonomously or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle." EASA, 2015 According to SESAR, the projected sales of drones in Europe are 200k units in 2025 and 395k units in…

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