LG Electronics (LG) recently announced the final winner of its Life's Good Award, supporting global innovators taking on challenges to help create a Better Life for All. The Grand Prix was awarded to Dot Inc. from South Korea.
The jury ranked the final four teams after each of the teams pitched their innovative solutions in the award’s final round, held during the Life's Good Award Conference at LG Science Park, in Seoul, Korea, on Jan. 16. LG’s own executives leading the company’s ESG (environment-social-governance) management, chief sales officer Lee Sam-soo and chief technology officer Dr. Kim Byoung-hoon, were present as well.
The award embodies LG’s ESG vision of a Better Life for All, aiming to foster a brighter future for the planet and its inhabitants. The company aimed to solicit ideas for environmental sustainability and accessibility, two key focuses of its long-term ESG initiative, the Better Life Plan 2030. The ingenious solutions presented by the four winners illustrate the power and potential of tech-for-good to spread positive impact throughout the world.
Life's Good Award-Winning Solutions
- Dot Inc.: developed an assistive information display device for the visually impaired composed of 2,400 braille pins, or ‘dots,’ which move up and down. The novel device converts images, maps, and other diverse digital information from connected devices such as computers and mobile phones into a display that visually impaired users can comprehend.
- Solutum: developed a novel plastic material that dissolves in water at ambient temperature and then biodegrades leaving no microplastic or toxic residue.
- Day1Lab: created an organic polymer plastic that completely biodegrades in freshwater after about two weeks, and in the earth after about two months.
- NONA Technologies: developed a desalination solution leveraging ion concentration polarization (ICP) to remove viruses, bacteria, salts, and debris from water.