Panasonic Deep Tech Innovation Challenge 1 aims to identify high potential companies with emerging technologies to partner with Panasonic's smell/odor detection capabilities in various applications such as industrial safety, food manufacturing/retailing, hospitals, workplaces, schools and homes.
What are the challenges?
As digitalization and the development of technologies such as IoT is increasing the level of convenience in society, there has not been new approaches developed to resolve emerging social issues.
Panasonic would like to contribute to the resolution of issues in society where Panasonic's approach of using odor sensing technology can be effective. Using its ultra-high sensitivity odor technology that is able to ‘visualize the invisible’, Panasonic hopes to create a healthy, safe and secure society.
Stress Detection by Human Skin-Gas Sensing
Today we can easily observe the effects of declined productivity and happiness levels due to excessive stress at work, in school and at home.
Although there have been many solutions invented, there has not been an impactful and effective solution developed that is able to transform our lives. Panasonic wants to develop a solution that is able to target the root cause of stress.
Aretas Sensor Networks
Cogniant.co, represented by Neeraj Kothari, is remote patient monitoring platform for chronic health conditions which uses behaviour analytics for outcome based tracking and preventative care. Cogniant.co’s vision for Panasonic’s business opportunity is to co-create measurements of stress through health data.
ELXR, represented by Steffan Fung, offers innovative and personalised solutions that harness the power of sports technology and science including ELXR Personalised Cloud Sports Club and ELXR Sports DNA Test Kit. Their idea includes integrating stress detection into their solution to provide a new angle of evaluation and enhancement of their complete solution.
Panasonic Deep Tech Innovation Challenge 3 aims to identify high potential startups and research institutes with emerging technologies to collaborate and co-innovate with Panasonic's heating/cooling thermal storage capabilities in various applications such as advancing product functionality, transportation & storage, pharmaceutical products and enabling human relief. Panasonic will be featuring two different thermal storage technologies in this challenge: (i) Cold storage technology, and (ii) Heat storage technology.
Transportation & Storage
Southeast Asia is a tropical region with warm temperatures and high humidity. Storing and transporting food, products and other materials may require a specific range of temperatures to keep the goods intact. Panasonic would like to solve wastage from storage and transport complications - where Panasonic will provide the heat and cold storage technology, IP and resources to create an environment suitable for prolonged periods of time.
Product Functionality & Enhancement
Certain machines, systems, and storage items are best operated within a range of temperatures. Operating in suboptimal temperatures may result in decreasing activities and even damage. To tackle this problem, the industry has created cooling systems that require large amounts of energy and are generally costly. Additionally, there can be losses in the event of power outages or failures.
Panasonic wants to utilise cold storage technology to solve such energy consumption and emergency problems. Panasonic's cold storage technology can reduce energy consumption and create an environment that cools machines and equipment promptly and for a long time in an emergency.
PLUSS Advanced Technologies
PLUSS® is a materials research and manufacturing company involved in the field of Speciality Polymeric Additives for enhancing polymer properties and Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage.
Thermal Energy Service Solutions
TESSSOL is a globally recognized venture, offering next generation storage and logistics solutions across the temperature controlled supply chain based on proprietary clean energy technologies developed over last half a decade.