Much of the “CES buzz” is around tech that’s making our lives easier and more enjoyable such as thinner TVs delivering sharper images, smart home devices with advanced capabilities and futuristic transportation. While the excitement around this tech is well-deserved, many exhibitors have set their eyes on innovations that ensure we can enjoy our favorite tech products for generations to come.
Last year, CTA announced the first CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators awards to highlight innovators whose technologies have a meaningful environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions.
Six winners were chosen last year by industry experts: Wavelite for its lowpower connectivity platforms; Sharpell Technologies for its eco-friendly energy storage systems; Qarnot Computing for developing a way to reduce the environmental costs of data centers; Lightyear for creating the first electric car that charges itself with sunlight; K&A Wireless for its Internet of Things-based pollution monitoring system in vehicles; and Conservation Labs for its technology that monitors home water usage to deliver insights and conservation tips.
"To successfully address the challenges of climate change, the tech industry – and, you could argue, the whole world – must incentivize innovation and champion technology-based solutions," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “There's nowhere better than CES, the global stage for innovation, to scout the world’s next tech startup that can deliver meaningful carbon emission reductions."
For CES 2019, CTA is proud to announce the newest CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators:
The Spy Can Compact is the first autonomous text message-driven smart valve that detects leaks and overconsumption in pipes and sends alerts in real time.
Archibald is a personal digital gardener with “super sensors” that choose plants adapted to a precise location such as a garden, terrace or balcony and pairs with an app that gives maintenance instructions.
The GoSun Solar Grill can bake, boil or fry a meal
The GoSun Fusion is hybrid solar cooker that uses a highly efficient vacuum tube and PV system that allows one to cook day or night without any fuel other than the sun.
The Model 3 Water Heater is the first of its kind to use graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls to heat up water making it 99 percent energy efficient.
The FLEX is the first solar and connected LED street light adaptable to any lamp post, which provides a cleaner and cheaper-to-use alternative to classic on-grid lighting.
NanoScent is a real-time detector that senses, monitors, alerts and traces specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air.
Eddo.drop is a technology dedicated to water and energy preservation in households through an IoT solution that controls shower duration.
At CES 2018, more than 1,500 tons of materials and more than 1.7 million square feet of carpet were recycled or reused after the show. More, exhibitors collectively donated 187,000 pounds of materials to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Teachers Exchange and HELP of Southern Nevada. CES attendees also conduct an average of 33 meetings onsite, avoiding roughly 3.4 billion miles of business travel.