News Inspiration And Innovation Shout – June 2020

2nd June 2020

Change is upon us!

As the world adapts to the new normal, the global pandemic continues to be a catalyst for incredible entrepreneurship. Here are the innovations that have grabbed us recently.

Connected Smart Thermometers Help Parents And Teachers Track School Student Health.

A program designed to help school nurses and parents understand virus spread in classrooms is already in 10% of elementary schools. Could it help them reopen faster?…more

Scientists Are Adding Copper Particles To N95 Masks To Create A New Gold Standard.

In the nascent days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jiaxing Huang watched as the novel virus overwhelmed the hospitals in his native China. A professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, he contacted colleagues back home to brainstorm how to apply their expertise to mitigate future pandemics and sent the subsequently published suggestions to the National Science Foundation…more

TapWise Creates A Contactless Smart Dispenser 

Many familiar products are being updated with safe and fully contactless designs and the TapWise Touchless smart dispenser improves upon the familiar drink-pouring experience…more

Wearable Devices Are Helping Monitor Social Distancing

This social distancing wearable has been designed by Romware as a technology solution for workers that could help dramatically to keep them protected from infection and with contact tracing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic…more

This Crib Shows How Hard It Is To Produce Something Completely Free of Fossil Fuel

The challenge with designing the Fossil Free Crib wasn’t so much in the design, but in researching the materials the crib would require. Almost every material available to designers today involves a fraction of fossil fuel…more

Unilever Are Stepping Up Their Efforts To Reduce Plastic

Unilever is undertaking radical action to help fix the plastic system. Plastic is a valuable material that has a vital place in the economy and in business. It is crucial for the safe and efficient distribution of our products and it has a lower carbon footprint than many alternative materials… more

Letterbox Deliveries Are Booming.

How Are Designers Meeting These New Demands?

You can get wine, laundry capsules and deodorant posted through your letterbox now, and it’s testing traditional ideas of product and packaging design…more

Eco-Friendly Paper Tube Packaging By Toppan

The tube is constructed with 50% less plastic volume than alternatives on the market and features the proprietary GL BARRIER film on the interior to help make it suitable for cosmetic and food products…more

This Clever Lid Lets You Customise Your Own Chip Flavours

Snack time is now more shareable and more fun with Twistd. Hornall Anderson designed these tubes of potato chips to not only make it easier to mix and match flavors (and have a good laugh while you’re at it), but the smaller size of the container aids in portion control and promotes healthy, balanced snacking…more