LG selects 9 startups in digital health, metaverse and electric mobility

LG Electronics said it has selected nine startups that could lead the tech company’s future growth in digital health, metaverse and electric mobility.
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LG’s San Francisco-based North American Innovation Center wrapped up its two-day Fall Innovation Festival, where it announced nine most-promising startups in the three sectors, with entrepreneurs, investors and influencers in attendance.

The nine winners for the Mission for the Future program were chosen from approximately 1,300 startups from all around the world. T hey secured the top spot after working closely with the LG NOVA Entrepreneur-In-Residence team over a six- to nine-month period to build and test the proposals.

LG said it plans to invest a maximum of US$20 million in total to realise the ideas of the nine winners and grow their businesses.

9 start-ups

Digital Health

Digbi Health is a digital care platform to prevent and reverse chronic metabolic, digestive and mental health conditions using gut microbiome insight, genetics, AI and food-as-medicine. Together, LG and Digbi will work to make care globally accessible at home and the office, and to advance cure.

LifeNome is a B2B2C precision health platform powered by genomics and AI, offering personalized health and well-being solutions to the world’s leading enterprises. LG and Lifenome plan to bring to market the world’s first precision maternal and family health platform, supporting pregnant individuals 24/7 from conception all the way to the early stages of a child’s life.

Mindset Medical is a sensor-based technology platform that can use a camera in patient-owned devices to virtually capture health and biological readings to assist doctors in enhancing medical diagnosis and treatment effectiveness. Expanding upon new services available to doctors and providers, LG’s work with Mindset Medical is expected to make it easier for medical providers to understand patient health over time or during live virtual doctor visits.

XRHealth develops virtual treatment rooms, integrating immersive VR/AR technology, licensed clinicians and real-time data analytics on one platform, providing a comprehensive therapeutic care solution for patients through the continuum of care, from the hospital to the patient’s home. LG and XRHealth will continue to grow the service offering to deliver more insights to clinicians and enable more precise personalized care.

Electric Mobility

Driivz empowers major EV service providers with an end-to-end EV charging and smart energy management software platform. LG and Driivz will work together to enable the hospitality industry across the U.S to offer EV charging-as-a-service, while optimizing their EV charging operations and providing their customers with an exceptional EV charging experience.

I-EMS Solutions uses innovative AI and blockchain-based distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) and transactive energy software platforms to enable power optimization across smart cities, smart homes and e-mobility. By working with I-EMS, LG will help modernize the electricity grid and optimize energy management to deliver better power management solutions for the market.

SparkCharge offers an affordable and convenient way for electric vehicle owners to charge their EVs without a direct-access charger at home or on the road. LG and SparkCharge plan to work together to deliver turnkey EV solutions for businesses to create a stream of revenue from their parking spaces.

The Metaverse

iQ3 Connect provides immersive 3D workspace technology to enable distributed teams to cost-effectively work, collaborate and train from anywhere, on any AR, VR or 2D device. LG will work with iQ3 Connect to deploy immersive training and realtime collaborative workspace solutions for enterprises.

NeuroTrainer is a brain training and optimization platform deployed in VR to create immersive environments and training protocols that utilizes the scientific principles of neuroplasticity to enhance focus and cognitive performance.