Over the past decade, technology has brought us everything from angry birds to iphones. We can now turn on all the lights in our home with the push of a button–from hundreds of miles away. And while all this gadgetry is truly incredible, technology also has the potential to help us solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. We just have to understand how to harness its potential.
At this month’s community gathering, we’ll be talking about some of the ways technology and data are helping us reimagine solutions to issues like sustainable energy, hunger, health, elderly care, childhood development, and more. A host of founders from our community will showcase their projects in an open venture fair, and participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading startups and organizations in Vienna working to solve social challenges with the tools of the 21st century. Participating startups and community organizations include:
Humanizing Technologies are experts in robotics. They advise, sell, and develop applications for robots. Their main goal is to bring humans and technology together. One of their current projects is to explore how their robot Pepper can help in caregiving for people suffering from dementia.
World Data Lab
World Data Lab specializes in developing granular economic and demographic forecasts for every country and any point in time. Thier products harness the power of social, econometric, and geospatial data modeling to help decision makers in the public, private and international development sectors. Their most popular product, the World Poverty Clock (WPC), is a webtool that forecasts poverty rates in every country of the world from today through 2030, allowing users to investigate each country’s likelihood of achieving SDG 1, in real-time.
Tetragon is the inventor of the Braillering, a refreshable braille ring that is a small but limitless reading solution for the visually impaired. One of the winners of last year’s Social Impact Award, and with an approved and currently still unchallenged patent, Tetragon is ready to take their product to the market.
Vienna Data Science Group
The Vienna Data Science Group [VDSG] is a nonprofit association promoting knowledge about data science. They connect data scientists in Europe and all around the world.
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