Season 3:

Episode 18


Did you know, for example, that 92% of the world's largest lower-middle-income cities don’t have mapped public transit routes? And with over two billion people within these cities relying entirely on public transport, we desperately require a solution that will empower those in emerging-market cities to safely, confidently, and more accurately navigate their streets.

Episode 17


As the sun dips and the city’s streets are plunged into darkness, you can almost always count on the glow of street lights to provide a sense of safety until your final destination. Yet with over 230 million street lights around the world in use every single night, the total energy consumption certainly adds up. In fact, roughly 40% of a city’s total energy costs can be traced back to its street lights. For this reason, street lights have become the entry point for smart city technology adoption, and will continue to be the source of innovation for cities around the world.

Episode 16


Despite this massive number, less than 20 percent of the waste will be properly recycled. This is partially due to the complexity of the modern waste system, with material being moved locally, nationally and internationally with no true structure or transparency.

Episode 15

Tappy Technology

Did you know that more than half of all public buses in the world don’t have space for a single wheelchair? For those with disabilities, transportation can become a daunting task, as even a short distance to travel can present a myriad of obstacles to the destination

Episode 14


A recent study found that 89% of people would be encouraged to purchase an electric vehicle if they could access a parking space with a charger. However, as of right now, public charging in many cities is unreliable and inconvenient, and is in desperate need of transformation.

Episode 13


In 2021 alone, housefires and wildfires accounted for 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. We are in desperate need of technology that can more accurately identify and extinguish fires before it is too late

Episode 12

Edge Vision

In 2019 alone, 3.5 billion gallons of fuel were wasted due to traffic congestion in the US, leading to more than 36 million tons of excess greenhouse gasses. We now must ask ourselves how existing road infrastructure can be more efficiently used to avoid traffic congestion.

Episode 11

Smart & Sustainable Built Environment

The concept of urban forestry has become increasingly paramount, in fact, just one mature tree can sequester 22 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Today we present a solution to support the built greenery of our cities.

Episode 10


Did you know that upwards of 75% of the emissions associated with plastic waste don’t even come from plastic at all? Today we met a circularity-as-a-solution platform that effectively transforms plastic waste into new products without long-distance supply chains or high-energy manufacturing. 

Episode 9

Gebirah/ Help App

In the chaos of wartime, much of the world is left disconnected from the crisis, unsure of what is needed or how they can help. Today we will explore a mobile application developed in the wake of the Ukrainian refugee crisis to provide visibility, transportation and immediate relief.

Episode 8

Bindi Maps

Current wayfinding methods are mostly static and not accessible to people who are blind or have low vision - something that is becoming more and more important to the owners and managers of buildings.

Episode 7

RunWithIt Synthetics

Human-induced climate change has spurred a sequence of widespread adverse weather patterns and our world’s cities get pummeled with increasingly violent disasters. How can we invest in infrastructure better equipped to handle such events?

Episode 6


In a recent poll 48% admit that they could be making more of an effort to do so. Enter Greenerguide, a solution that solves these issues by mapping out user’s energy consumption to plan a more sustainable lifestyle.

Episode 5

Carbon Limit

As the key building material of most tower blocks, car parks, bridges and dams, concrete has enabled great advancements in our citys’ infrastructure throughout the years. It’s the most widely used man-made material in existence, but it comes with a heavy price. Did you know that for every 1 ton of cement created, an equivalent 1 ton of carbon dioxide is produced? In fact, the cement industry has been so busy that, if it were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world, only behind China and the US. But recently, a new technology has been developed that has the ability to backtrack the immense carbon footprint of cement.

Episode 4


Severe weather patterns and climate-related disasters have jumped 83% since the year 2000, causing an estimated 3 trillion dollars in damage. And while homeowners with insurance are eventually able to repair these damages, in the time it takes to finalize a claim, the average temporary tarp malfunctions anywhere from 5 to 13 times. This begs the question that, if another disaster strikes, how in the world will the average tarp protect a home from further damage?

Episode 3


1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every single year. This translates into about 2.6 Trillion dollars that are lost yearly, simply due to irresponsible food consumption. This, however, isn’t just a money problem; as 8% of the world’s greenhouse gasses are a direct result of food waste. How can we end this trend? 

Episode 2


With 10 years left to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #1, No Poverty, more than 730 million people remain below the global poverty line. And of this astounding number, over two-thirds of them work in agriculture. Is this a coincidence or an injustice? How can we solve it?

Episode 1

Cocoon Technologies

The consequences of traffic stops. A New York Times investigation in 2021 examined why traffic stops for minor offenses sometimes escalate into deadly encounters. Policing is risky for all parties involved, let's make it safer.