View this email in your browser
Welcome to 2021! We’re starting off the year with some predictions from familiar faces at the Lab, info on our newest displays, and the scoop on all things innovation.

Welcome to your January Curiosity Corner…

Looking Into 2021

While 2020 was full of uncertainties and unprecedented times, we are optimistic about innovation in 2021! We reached out to leaders in our innovation ecosystem to get their take on what to expect in the months ahead. 

Here’s what they had to say:

All About Automation
“2021 will bring a focus on automation in software applications and manufacturing. The shift to remote work and service delivery will continue in a range of areas. Key areas will be autonomous transportation, robotics, work processes led by advancements in AI & ML. Data science, analytics and cybersecurity will be critical, and the hyperloop, 3D printing and quantum computing will make great leaps this year.”
Larry Williams, President & CEO Technology Association of Georgia
Look to the Sky
“2021 can provide us the platform from which we use our technology to be better predictors of catastrophes and speed up innovation with care and focus. Industries such as UAVs and our ability to provide touchless and more efficient service, software, and equipment, can be a major factor for growth and innovation.”
Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air
New Year. More Remote.
“One of the long-lasting lessons from 2020 is how well most companies can function remotely. This will have lasting implications, including how companies organize, recruit, and deliver services. These changes will have impact well past COVID. Products or services that play into this trend could be well positioned.”
John Avery, Director, ATDC
Creating Meaningful Connections
“2020 changed how we conduct business, run errands, and interact with family and friends. We had more virtual meetings, utilized grocery and meal delivery, and spent more time with friends and loved ones through a camera lens than ever before. This increase in connected technology playing such a prominent role in our everyday lives will most certainly accelerate adoption of these same devices in more everyday and important parts of our day in 2021.”
Eric Hornsby, VP of Sales, LG-MRI
Inclusivity in Innovation
“In general, I hope 2021 would continue to increase the accessibility and opportunity to those who want to innovate. These include lowering infrastructure barriers like improving connectivity but also strengthening social networks so that more people are empowered with the knowledge and tools to be part of the ecosystem.”
Debra Lam, Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Innovation
Smarter Cybersecurity to Tackle Increased Threats
“In 2021, growth of “cyber breach costs” will outpace the growth of the global economy. Specifically, the threat landscape will shift towards smart networks and Healthcare. Most alarmingly, we’ll see an increase in AI-based attacks, requiring more sophisticated, network-native, cybersecurity solutions - especially in smart city environments where the attack surface is greater. Cynamics is focusing on expanding its offering to the municipal and healthcare sectors where we’ve seen the most rapid increase in attacks.”
Eyal Elyashiv, Founder & CEO, Cynamics
A Welcome Return to Normal
“I am very excited about the year ahead. I can’t help but think about the tremendous momentum being built in the greater southeast and Atlanta. This is our opportunity to shine! I feel confident that by the later half of the year, more of us will be having coffees, lunches, enjoying outdoor concerts and maybe even attending conferences.”
Allyson Eman, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Atlanta

LG-MRI Deploys Integrated BoldVu® LCD Displays throughout Curiosity Lab 

New pole-mounted, high-brightness screens in Peachtree Corners will share traffic related updates, City announcements and other relevant information with residents and businesses, thanks to LG-MRI. The company’s BoldVu® displays further integrate visual communication, analytics and connectivity at Curiosity Lab.

Each platform is equipped with an environmental sensor board to monitor environmental factors, such as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. The sensor boards are currently monitoring Peachtree Corners’ local microclimate and generating anonymized traffic data as part of a research initiative with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

You can read more about this exciting partnership here.

Meet WasteWizer, the Startup Making Waste Removal More Efficient

To meet the need for managing the inventory of waste containers, Thomas Spencer and Jay Brenner developed WasteWizer. This startup creates industrial scales for waste containers to weigh contents and send the information into a cloud server for real-time updates on capacity. This allows companies to efficiently schedule container pickup from places like construction sites. WasteWizer is currently testing its devices at Peachtree Corner’s Curiosity Lab.

The company came out of Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X incubator and is part of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)’s incubator for early-stage companies, ATDC Accelerate. The company hopes to eventually expand their device for additional projects, such as checking if railcars are overloaded.

Check out a full feature article about WasteWizer in Atlanta Inno.

Check out Curiosity Lab’s recent media coverage:

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners to Install High-Brightness Smart Screens
Read more

Peachtree Corners Makes Traffic Updates Public
Read more

7 Mobility Startups to Watch in 2021
Read more

Curiosity Lab Deploys Digital Displays to Broadcast Announcements
Read more

High-Tech Roads Are Powering Electric Cars, Sensors and More
Read more

Don't miss these exciting stories and developments in the Smart City and Autonomous Vehicle industries:

Apple Inc. Plans to Release Fully Autonomous Vehicle by 2024
Read more

Georgia Driving Investors and Investments as a Global Technology Hub
Read more

Tesla’s Autonomous Vehicle Tackles the Snow and Other Environmental Factors
Read more

Smart Cities Dive Recaps Major Smart City News from 2020
Read more

Be sure to stay up to date on all things Curiosity Lab by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn!
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners
(470) 550-1727 | | 147 Technology Pkwy | Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners · 147 Technology Pkwy · Peachtree Corners, GA 30092-2936 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp