Startup ideas: wildfire forecast, better customer communications – EJ Insight

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It is estimated that the global population was less than 1 billion at the beginning of the 19th century. Today, 200 years later, the world’s population has soared to 7.2 billion, and is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050. As a result, humans have to compete with all other creatures for natural resources. Human activities have caused global warming which caused the world many problems. One of them is the drastic decrease in worker productivity due to hot weather, the other is serious wildfires. In 2019, Australia’s bushfires caused 17.1 million hectares of scorched earth (about 155 Hong Kong), and 1 billion animals suffered from the disaster. In 2020, the wildfires on the west coast of the United States killed dozens of people, the smoke even spread to Europe, which is 8,000 km away.

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Startups using geographic information to offer business support – EJ Insight

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The Esri Startup Program (Esri Program) supports startups which use geographic information in their core business. The companies participating in the Esri Program have diversified business, they include American companies as well as startups from many countries around the world. SmartLoc from Russia is an example.

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Startups to improve accessibility and walkability- EJ Insight

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Smart Mobility generally refers to real-time traffic information or reducing traffic congestion. No wonder Google acquired Waze, an Israeli startup that crowdsources traffic data, for US$1.3 billion in 2013. However, to improve road safety is actually equally important to our daily lives.

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Thinking globally to create successful startups – EJ Insight

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The Legislative Council Secretariat’s Research Brief on Global Competition for Talent in June analysing a number of local talent admission schemes in the past 10 years found that the results were not satisfactory: “Various talent admission schemes have met with limited success which has aroused the concern over Hong Kong’s competitiveness in attracting talent."

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