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Datlab is a Czech IT company specializing in data extraction (using complex data-mining tools) and analysis with the main focus on public procurement. The main objective of DataLab is to enhance transparency, efficiency and higher quality in public procurement and promote good practice in this sector. Its social mission is carried out in cooperation with its nonprofit affiliate EconLab, which has produced sound and publicly known outputs such as zIndex, VsechnyZakazky.cz nebo zInfo.cz. The founder of Datlab is Ashoka Fellow Jiří Skuhrovec.
MIWA Technologies developed a modern system for the distribution and sale of unwrapped goods that can save up to 90% of packaging material compared to today’s disposable packaging system. The main objective of MIWA (Minimum Waste) is to eliminate disposable packaging waste throughout the whole supply chain from manufacturer to household. The system works on the principle of reuse, based on reusable shipping capsules and special sales racks, smart technologies and reusable containers. Since its foundation in 2015 by Petr Báča, the company has received several international awards, such as winning the European Social Innovation Competition 2019 by the European Commission, and as the only Czech project it has won the prestigious New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize given by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a world authority in the field of the circular economy.
DOT Glasses project has brought a radical new concept for prescription eyeglasses. Poor vision hinders children’s educational development and negatively impacts adult’s productivity at work or even the ability to work. Previous attempts were made to address this issue, but by and large, the solutions were too complex or too costly to scale globally. DOT Glasses has introduced a patented, snap-together, adjustable frame that has been designed by MBtech, a joint venture of Mercedes Benz and AKKA Technologies, bringing a fresh and functional approach to a classical product. The DOT Glasses solution provides a standardized set of lens powers combined with the one-size-fits-all frames. This enables the lowest end-to-end cost solution for getting people to their perfect vision. Solution needed by more than 1 billion people around the globe.