Tech for Good Ten: Tinder hooks up organ donations, rugged tech use in natural disasters and the world's first zero carbon and waste city

14th December 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

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Tech For Good Ten | 14.12.2015

 

1// The NHS has hooked up with Tinder to raise awareness of organ donation

In a bid to attract younger donors, users of the dating app will be given the choice to sign up to the donor register


2// How rugged tech is coming to the relief of citizens caught up in natural disasters

Instant hotspots, mobile tech and crisis apps all prove essential in regaining communication following earthquakes and war conflict situations


3// A group of tech’s most prominent executives pledge $1 billion funding of artificial intelligence research

Google, IBM and Apple among the companies backing non-profit OpenAI aimed at advancing digital intelligence


4// The man who aims to build a new economy for women and small farmers

Mark Gunton, CEO of the Clinton Foundation, aims to rebuild what he views as a broken formal economy in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


5// The Adidas take on sustainability and innovation aims to be kind to our oceans

The sports brand showcased their recent footwear prototype concept: the 3D-printed Ocean Plastic shoe


6// This everlasting gift wrapper supply cuts down on endless waste and not just at Christmas

A reusable and eco-friendly paper that can be given from one recipient to the next, whatever time of the year for the next decade


7// IKEA is helping to build practical change for Syrian refugees

Designer Johan Karlsson’s ideas in partnership with The IKEA Foundation are helping build easy-to-assemble refugee shelters that last for months at a time


8// Following the Paris Climate Summit, here’s three ways to say au revoir to fossil fuels

While the new climate accord aims to accelerate the shift toward clean energy, how quickly can it happen?


9// The United Arab Emirates city being built with zero carbon and zero waste

Masdar City close to Abu Dhabi planned as the world’s first clean technology city


10// This mobile apps aims to help children pick healthy, portion-controlled food

Kurbo is the first mobile platform aimed at aiding children and teenagers to eat healthier and lose extra pounds

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"What was once unthinkable has now become unstoppable." - Ban Ki Moon, following the Paris Climate Summit.

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