LG Grows New Business Ventures with Selection of Finalists in First ‘Mission For The Future’ ChallengeBy News Reporter
Chosen ‘Mission for the Future’ Companies and LG to Jointly Pursue
Innovative Solutions for Digital Health, the Metaverse and Electric Mobility
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sep. 13, 2022 — LG Electronics’ North American Innovation Center (LG NOVA) has selected its link hidden, please login to view companies for its Mission for the Future global challenge program. Representing multiple potential business paths in three industries, the companies will be working with the LG NOVA team to collaborate on new business ventures, alongside continuing to grow and scale their companies, qualifying for potential investment from LG and other investors within the LG NOVA ecosystem to develop impactful solutions for people, communities and the planet.*
“This inaugural year of our challenge demonstrated how effective and powerful collaboration between technology startups and established corporations can help accelerate the innovation process,” said LG Electronics Senior Vice President of Innovation Dr. Sokwoo Rhee and head of LG NOVA. “Congratulations to the Finalists and all the companies that participated in the Mission for the Future challenge. We look forward to the journey with these companies innovating for a brighter, more technologically advanced future.”
The finalists were selected from an initial pool of approximately 1,300 applicants. They 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. Throughout the process, the companies had opportunities to meet with LG business teams and investors within LG NOVA ecosystem. Finalists were presented to LG Electronics Global CEO William Cho.
With this selection of companies, LG NOVA will build new businesses in Digital Health, Electric Mobility and the Metaverse, pursuing multiple paths to deliver new services and solutions that will help us move forward faster into the future.
Digital Health – With digital health capabilities key to enabling the delivery of healthcare to diverse and disparate communities, LG NOVA is working to expand and scale greater access to healthcare and personal health services.
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. 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. 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. 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 – With LG’s commitment to sustainability as an organization, LG NOVA is working to pursue new opportunities to expand access to electric vehicles (EV) and electric mobility solutions by enabling more businesses to leverage their infrastructure to provide EV services.
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. 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. 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 – The Metaverse will bring greater capabilities that will change how we engage across the digital space in the future. LG is looking to broaden its role and explore new services and applications for enterprises that leverage the capabilities of the Metaverse.
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. 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. Expanding upon iQ3 capabilities, LG and NeuroTrainer will work together to add platform capabilities and enhancements designed to further refine NeuroTrainer as a powerful tool for corporate wellness and mental resiliency. LG NOVA’s (2022) is now open for submissions. Deadline to submit is Thursday, October 6, 2022. Please visit for more information on how to submit new ideas to LG NOVA.
*Subject to due diligence and other considerations.
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By News Reporter
Multinational Tech Company’s USD 1 Million Innovation Challenge Invites
Innovative Minds Worldwide to Step Forward with Ideas for People and the Planet
SEOUL, Sep. 6, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) announces that its first LIFE’S GOOD AWARD is now under way. The entry period is open from Sep. 6 through Oct. 10. Announced at CES® 2022, the LIFE’S GOOD AWARD seeks to uncover innovative solutions aligned with LG’s goal of creating a Better Life for All. A total of USD 1 million will be granted to help accelerate the development of the winning submissions.
Envisioning a sustainable world where Life’s Good for the planet and all its inhabitants, LG continues to pursue eco-minded solutions and ideas for a greener environment and develop user-centric products and services that provide access to convenient, valuable and novel experiences for everyone.
The LIFE’S GOOD AWARD marks a significant step in LG’s sustainability journey, helping to spread the company’s Life’s Good message around the world. In addition to carrying out its own sustainable practices, the company is now inviting like-minded individuals and groups to step forward with their unique ideas to help build a Better Life for All.
The LIFE’S GOOD AWARD asks entrants to submit their original and marketable solutions relating to Innovation for the Planet, which targets solutions for environmental health, or Innovation for People, which centers on ideas that can enrich daily life through prioritizing safety, usability and accessibility. True to its philosophy of open collaboration, LG looks forward to working closely with budding innovators. Submissions can be made at the
link hidden, please login to view, where applicants can also find full details and conditions for entry. “The LIFE’S GOOD AWARD encapsulates our philosophy of innovation and our belief that the road to a better future can only be paved if we all come together,” said William Cho, CEO of LG Electronics. “We look forward to seeing people’s innovative ideas for a better society and healthier environment, and to provide our support and encouragement in their realization.”
LG is bringing together respected academics from a diverse range of environment and social industries to support its own executives on the award’s judging panel, which has been dubbed the Life’s Good Committee. Judging panel members include Alex Edmans, a professor at London Business School who won the Financial Times Best Business Books of 2020 and the Financial Times award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education, Christopher Marquis, a professor at Cambridge Judge Business School and the 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards gold medalist in the Business Ethics Category, and Hyun S. Shin, a professor at the Hanyang Business School and a director of Collective Impact Center at Hanyang University.
“Application of knowledge for the alleviation of real-world problems is what every scholar aims for,” said Marquis. “LG has given us a powerful platform to do that. The LIFE’S GOOD AWARD leverages LG’s resources to gather round budding innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and business professionals and is a compelling example of how a company can make a genuine impact to better lives.”
LG has joined hands with B Lab Korea, a non-profit with expertise in measuring and certifying the social impact of businesses to ensure that all entries submitted for the LIFE’S GOOD AWARD are evaluated using relevant impact metrics.
The entries will be thoroughly evaluated in the first screening, and those with the highest marks will go through a second screening carried out by a judging panel composed of selected LG executives and renowned scholars presiding in leading academic institutions. The three finalists will be announced at CES® 2023, and will present to the judging panel in a final pitch session in January. The first-place winner (Grand Prix) will be awarded USD 700,000 in prize money, and the second (Silver) and third place (Bronze) will receive USD 200,000 and USD 100,000, respectively.
Innovators worldwide can refer to the for more details. To keep up with the latest news and developments from LG’s inaugural innovation challenge, stay tuned to .
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By Nick Payne
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