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Guardian of Indonesia’s critically endangered orangutans – Sari Fitriani: ‘My dream…the people near the forest act as their guardians’

“My dream for orangutans is that the people near the forest act as their guardians” – Sari Fitriani didn’t set out to become an activist. She just thought a career that involved commuting in her native Jakarta’s traffic seemed humdrum.  “Yeah, I’m kind of like that,” she laughed. Fitriani wanted to travel to the parts of Indonesia […]

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How EcoSpot aims to simplify sustainability using a collective effort

We are often bombarded with messages about reducing our carbon footprint and leading more sustainable lives but it can be difficult to know where to start. Maya Lingam, founder of early-stage startup EcoSpot has used her personal experiences to design a solution. She explains: “The idea for EcoSpot came about a year ago when I […]

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As a young scientist…the economy will always exist but we want our future to be stable and safe

We only get one planet. The economy will always exist, whether crashing or rising, but we want our future to be stable and safe – that means economically and environmentally. The current pandemic is not enough to distract the attention away from the looming threat of climate change and the young activists behind the call […]

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The six global food startups in the race to feed billions of people and reduce our carbon footprint

From plant-based pork combating diseases to microbes converting greenhouse gas into food – these sustainable food innovations are some of the ideas competing for the Food Planet Prize award aimed at remodelling the global food sector. Ending hunger by 2030 is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and it looks like we might be falling […]

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The next generation inventors ‘creating’ to fix our health and the planet

With ideas hailing from sustainability, med-tech, sport-tech and mental health – these newest generation of inventors are creating to solve our health issues and the ecosystem. The founders are the recent cohorts joining the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), the UK’s first purpose-built hardware accelerator for product designers inventing ‘for societal good’. Selected from over 85 […]

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Ideas on how to save us from Coronavirus apocalypse? The European Commission wants to fund you with €164 million (over £148 million)

Startups and SMEs are invited to urgently apply for funding from the European Innovation Council to create technologies and other innovations to help in treating, testing and monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak. With a budget of €164m (over £148m), the Commission is looking to fast track the awarding of the EIC grant in this round of […]

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Two prize awards of $1 Million (over £700,000) are being awarded to global food startups with sustainable ideas on how to save the planet and feed its growing population

With the world’s residents expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, according to a UN report, the Food Planet Prize award is looking for sustainable solutions on how to feed the world’s huge population and revamp the global food sector.  Created by The Curt Bergfors Foundation – a Swedish foundation established in 2019 to find […]

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‘The Anti-Fragile Collective’ created by students to inspire the younger generation into becoming future agents of change

The I Am New Generation Magazine team were invited to experience a sensory walk-in exhibition – created by students from London College of Fashion together with creative agency ‘Superimpose‘ – exploring how the younger generation can become future agents of change. ‘The Anti-Fragile Collective’ mantra is about inspiring conversations and thoughts about future creativity and […]

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Share Your Startup Story: MarinaTex – the substitute to single-use plastic bags using ‘fish waste’

The fight against single-use plastic continues well-beyond 2020 and this marine bioplastic design – MarinaTex – wants to exchange plastic in food and drink packages with its own alternative made from fish waste. Created by Lucy Hughes, 24, in 2018 for her final year undergraduate degree project, MarinaTex is the result of over 100 prototype […]

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A Plastic Alternative ‘made from fish waste’ Wins The 2019 International James Dyson Award

Founder of MarinaTex – Lucy Hughes – is the winner of the 2019 International James Dyson award and £30k prize for her biodegradable and compostable material which substitutes plastic with fish waste. MarinaTex, made from red algae and organic fish waste destined for the landfill, is designed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, which […]