Seven From Seven:A multi-million-pound prize on dementia and plant-based beer bottles
27th June 2022
Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…
At an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Challenge Works (the new name of Nesta Challenges), Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council announced the £4.1m Longitude Prize on Dementia. It will award innovators who develop new technologies that use AI and machine learning to help people living with dementia bridge cognitive gaps as their condition develops.
Scientists are developing odour-control fabrics to help reduce the amount of laundry done weekly . The scientists, who are taking learnings from sports apparel, hope these fabrics will reduce the need for people to wash their clothes so frequently, which currently has a huge energy footprint consuming an estimated 100 trillion watts of electricity globally per year.