Transforming ideas into reality.

Banner Image

Impact Innovation Group Newsletter January 2021

Posted 3 years ago

January 2021 Newsletter.

Innovation news, research, opportunities, and insights from Impact Innovation Group.



Bates Smart has plans to turn some of Melbourne’s 1200 acres of parking spaces into much-needed community space, an innovative way to inject new life into the city and make better use of underutilised space. Read More

Want to learn how to ask questions that promote creative thinking and problem-solving? Read More

New Zealand architecture firm Condon Scott Architects has designed a tiny home that uses passive construction methods to supply heating. The house has won several awards for its innovative approach to sustainability. Read More

Sometimes being innovative is not enough. There is much to learn from this reflective list of the worst technology failures in 2020, compiled by MIT. Read More

But some tech innovation is here to stay. What can we expect from technology in our lives in 2021? Read More

Would you like to live forever? Microsoft could bring you back from the dead… As a chat bot. The company has recently filed a patent which raises the intriguing possibility of digitally reincarnating people as a chat bot. Read More


The Innovator’s Playbook by Nathan Baird, released 1 February 2020. Author and leading Design Thinking expert Nathan Baird shares his 20 years of hands-on experience, tools and methods for developing a winning customer-centric approach to innovation.



“Innovation: Imagine the future and fill in the gaps.”  


CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2021 (Online, 11-14 January) CES brings together all of the biggest players in the consumer tech space. One of the largest trade shows in the US, this is where many innovative new products are launched each year. And in 2021, CES is online, making it easier for those based outside the US to attend.

Discover – Invest – Cure: Digital Investor Conference. (Online, 11–15 January) Connecting investors and the most innovative biotech companies to drive the future of drug development.

Beyond Tech Digital Innovation Conference (Online, 28 January) Based in the Netherlands. Hear from international keynote speakers and panels as they discuss ways to transform and innovate – keeping pace in an ever changing digital world.

2021 India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (Online, 8-10 February) CSIRO and Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India are collaborating on this hackathon focused on solutions that address the waste crisis. Groups will select an idea to develop, justify, and present a solution to one of the four challenge themes linked to the Circular Economy.


Waverly Ambassador translation tool

Ambassador Interpreter is a wearable device that actively listens for someone speaking near you (within 8 feet / 2.5 meters) and translates their speech into your ear, in your native language. It is compatible with 20 languages and 42 dialects. Now you can talk to anyone, and language is no longer a barrier.  Want one?


Subscribe here to receive future monthly newsletters to your inbox.