Younger-Lee, Minister of SMEs and Startups (photograph courtesy of Aving.web)
The twenty third Progressive Expertise Present (ITS) was held final week within the COEX middle in Gangnam, Seoul. Like final 12 months, Ubergizmo was an ITS Awards jury member (through video conferencing). We fastidiously reviewed and rated the worth proposition and technical excellence of the finalists of the “Ok-Innovation Firm” award.
The ITS opened with a welcoming speech by Minister Younger Lee of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups who referred to as the present “Korea’s largest SME-centered know-how innovation occasion”. This 12 months’s theme was ‘Tech-Innovation, Speak to the Future!’.
10 firms out of 245 made it to the ultimate, so the competitors was intense, and we had been impressed by the overall degree of sophistication of the merchandise and applied sciences used throughout numerous industries.
Ubergizmo nominated three firms as Ubergizmo’s “Better of ITS 2022” based mostly on their innovation, capability to export worldwide, and worth proposition. They’re Everchemtech, SHENB, and NES&TEC Co., Ltd, on this order.
Everchemtech is an organization that develops movies made of assorted supplies sometimes used for industrial functions, to insulate electronics, for instance. Nonetheless, they got here up with a brand new product that would attain each shopper as a result of it’s associated to meals: NEXRIER.
NEXRIER stands for NEXt BarRIER and is a bio-degradable substitute for plastics used within the meals trade. Its aim is to forestall contact between meals and oxygen, and it may be a drop-in substitute for conventional plastic wrapping.
This can be very sometimes troublesome to create a bio-degradable plastic that received’t degrade in a short time when in touch with moisture or meals. Everchemtech says it has managed to take action, and though its product will bio-degrade finally, they’re secure through the meals’s shelf life.
Moreover, the corporate says it could possibly produce this NEXRIER 30% to 40% cheaper than the normal plastic equal within the Ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) household. So far as we all know, it is a enormous breakthrough that would result in a drastic and economically sustainable discount in petroleum utilization on this trade.
Surprisingly, the bottom element of NEXRIER is whey protein, which is generally a by-product of Cheese-making. Everchemtech’s NEXRIER acquired one among two “Excellence Awards” from the mixed jury.
SHENB is a medical system maker demonstrating its VIRTUE RF Microneedling system.
Microneedling is a medical process sometimes utilized within the beauty trade to rejuvenate or heal individuals’s pores and skin. For instance, it has been used to deal with Zits, Hair loss, Scars, Solar harm, Wrinkles, and extra.
Microneedling works on the precept that pricking the pores and skin with tiny needles (managed pores and skin harm) causes your physique to heal (rebuild) that space by producing extra collagen and elastin. The healed pores and skin may need a greater look, though it’s not with out threat, and consultants ought to do procedures in line with native laws.
SHENB makes use of RF (radiofrequency) know-how along with the needle, therefore the VIRTUE RF product title. RF turns into warmth and may attain deeper into the pores and skin layers, giving much more management and therapy choices. Most individuals don’t understand it, however human pores and skin has three distinct layers.
Different producers additionally use RF, however SHENB’s novelty comes from a number of options. First, it has ACS (superior cooling system), which cools down the pores and skin as quickly because the RF power has achieved its job. This makes it doable to make use of extra power (attain deeper) whereas avoiding the chance of thermal harm.
Subsequent, IPRS (Built-in Pulsed Radiofrequency System) gives higher power pulse management which turns right into a “wider space of pores and skin rejuvenation,” says SHENB. Lastly, the system works throughout a number of frequencies (0.5MHz to 2MHz) and may safely ship power for as much as 7 seconds (vs. 0.8s beforehand), the corporate says.
Apparently, the Advantage RF has already been permitted by the U.S FDA and its European equal, and SHENB is already engaged on the 2024 improve. SHENB is the opposite recipient of an ITS 2022 “Excellence Award.”
NES & TEC
NES & TEC Co LTD was pitching its SWID drone (multi-copter UAV system in trade lingo) that has a number of potential functions. It has all it takes to be utilized as an industrial drone to control infrastructures, or by fireplace departments throughout forest fires, for instance.
Nonetheless, it additionally has a robust army potential as a result of it’s constructed to withstand jamming and may navigate even when conventional positioning techniques (like GPS) aren’t out there.
To thwart hackers, NES & TEC makes use of a proprietary flight management system. Whereas we are able to argue in regards to the security degree of proprietary vs. open-source code, the corporate didn’t actually have a alternative because the South Korean army prohibits present open-source communications techniques. The one used on this drone adheres to the Korean Army Specification-level encryption (KCMVP) customary.
NES & TEC additionally received safety certifications within the USA and Europe however didn’t go into particulars about which of them. The corporate talked about that the drone can resist jamming and may nonetheless navigate regardless of being lower off from GPS. It does so through the use of a camera-based positioning system as a substitute.
Given latest army developments, this functionality is more likely to entice consideration from safety forces worldwide as drones have confirmed to be extraordinarily invaluable reconnaissance instruments.
The opposite nice finalists are listed under. Most are glorious as effectively and worthy of your consideration:
- JPS: ITS 2022 Grand Prize winner. (electrical band for packaging metal merchandise)
- Kanavi Mobility: scanning LiDAR sensor merchandise
- IntelliVIX: deep learning-based CCTV video analyzer
- Jijun System: clever basic parking administration system
- Secuworks: sound area safety sensor
- Ison: drone charging station
- P&S Expertise: meals and beverage (PET bottle) defect inspection gear
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