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‘Mission for the Future’ Challenge Seeks Innovations that Improve Quality of Life
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 1, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) announces the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future. This inaugural competition is hosted by the company’s new Silicon Valley-based innovation center, , a strategic team within LG working with startups and the entrepreneur communities to build new businesses and bring even more innovation from the outside into LG.
Mission for the Future is a nine-month annual challenge program created to seek the best ideas, concepts and businesses that will improve quality of life in a greener, smarter, healthier, more-connected future. Selected challenge entrants will begin working with the LG NOVA team on their business proposals within three to six months, leading up to the finalist selection process starting in March 2022.
Finalists of the challenge competition will get the opportunity to work with the LG NOVA team based in California to accelerate their growth and take their business to the next stage, potentially launching a new business with LG. The company intends to set aside up to USD 20 million to support finalists with investments, resources, funding for concept development and access to LG’s global infrastructure and supply chain to build joint businesses with LG.
Throughout the process, outstanding challenge participants with unique business ideas will have the opportunity to engage with LG and its partners and access corporate resources, mentorship and pilot programs to continue to grow their business.
The 2021-22 competition will spotlight innovations for technologically advanced lifestyles for the good of people, communities and the planet across five focus tracks:
Connected Health: Inventive approaches, access and devices to provide people with more control over their healthcare anytime and anywhere, thereby increasing the health and wellness of our population; Energizing Mobility: New services, solutions and business ideas that will help scale the electric mobility infrastructure and catapult the use of electric power for vehicle and transportation forward; Smart Lifestyles: Content, services, applications and technology that can be deployed in the connected home space, potentially leveraging LG’s ThinQ platform to streamline and improve how we live our daily lives; The Metaverse: Innovations that will help build the next digital world and internet enabled by gaming, VR, AR and XR technologies, blockchain, digital avatars and more; and Innovation for Impact: An open track for breakthrough or adjacent innovations aligned with LG’s philosophy of innovation for a better life that create positive impact on people, communities and the planet. “The Mission for the Future challenge serves as LG NOVA’s first step towards outside-in innovation for LG, as it collaborates with innovators and startups all around the world to grow ideas and build businesses together,” said Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, senior vice president for innovation at LG Electronics and head of LG NOVA. “Simply put, LG wants to create positive societal impact, and we believe that diverse perspectives can lead to better innovations for the broader global community. This means technologies for sustainable living, eco-friendly products and an inclusive society overall. We will innovate to save lives, save the earth and create a better life for all.”
How It Works: Mission for the Future Review and Selection Process
Applications for Mission for the Future will be accepted September 1 to October 25, 2021, at , and winners will be named in June 2022. Ultimately, up to 10 companies will earn the finalist distinction and get the opportunity to build their business in collaboration with LG.
Startup evaluations for the “First 50” will take place between October 25 to December 31, 2021, in which up to 50 companies will be provided access to resources to help grow a joint business, including essential business infrastructure, networking with global tech leaders, mentorship and collaboration opportunities. This group will also get connected to LG’s network of corporate partners, VCs, pilot programs and other influential organizations to pursue additional business opportunities.
The LG NOVA team will continue the engagement process with the “First 50” startups from January to March 2022 with the intent to announce the “Selected 20” at the end of March 2022. This group will be provided with opportunities for access to capital investments, LG’s global infrastructure and other business resources based on the joint business growth strategy and need.
The LG NOVA team will then select the “Top 10” challenge winners at the end of June 2022 who will have the opportunity to build their business in collaboration with LG and be supported by the company’s global organization.
Learn more about how LG NOVA is fueling innovation for a better future at .
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Live streaming has become a new method of entertainment and communication around the globe with the global live streaming audience expected to reach . This trend is especially true in esports so earlier this month at , the country’s popular festival to celebrate streamer culture, LG hosted top streamers, esports athletes, musicians, TikTok bloggers, video content creators and graphic designers who came to demonstrate their talent, share their stories and engage the audience.
LG’s exhibit was divided into four zones focusing on specific user experiences. The main stage focused on LG UltraGear and LG XBOOM, products that delivered high quality images and sound for spectacular esports matches, educational presentations on responsible gaming, quizzes with prizes as well as live performances by musicians.
The gaming zone encouraged visitors to experience Xbox on LG OLED TVs, the ideal combination for next-generation gaming thanks to OLED’s fast response time and unbeatable picture quality. In this zone, visitors were also treated to an immersive VR experience thanks to the powerful processing power of LG’s OLED technology.
The third zone was set up for computer graphic artists to create art and animate virtual heroes in real time with help from the powerful LG UltraFine Ergo 4K UHD monitor. The success and popularity of a game today depends greatly on its design and the designers behind it and LG UltraFine was developed with this customer in mind. The Ergo concept brings together the three key elements of image fidelity, ergonomic design and USB-C One Cable solution in a monitor that delivers unbeatable performance, user comfort and cleaner desk setup at the home or the office.
VIP Lounge made up the fourth zone, a casual space where visitors could relax, live stream to their fans and interact with their audiences on LG UltraGear monitors and LG ProBeam projectors.
Based on the interest observed at Streamfest 2021, one would easily conclude that the growth and popularity of gaming and esports is limitless. LG’s commitment to innovating and developing cutting-edge products with gamers, streamers and viewers in mind is sure to endear Russians to LG for many years to come.
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LG’s Innovative Home Entertainment Solutions Honored
Once Again by the World’s Foremost Experts in Consumer Electronics
SEOUL, Aug. 16, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has added to its impressive record of success at the EISA Awards, with five of its home entertainment innovations earning accolades for the 2021-2022 award season. Held annually by the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, the world’s largest consumer electronics editorial organization, the EISA Awards honored the following LG products for their outstanding performance and superior design: LG OLED TVs (models OLED65G1, OLED48C1), LG QNED Mini LED TV (model 75QNED99), LG Eclair Soundbar (model QP5) and LG TONE Free True Wireless Stereo (model FP8) earbuds.
LG’s 65-inch G1 OLED TV being named EISA BEST PREMIUM OLED TV 2021-2022, marks the 10th consecutive year of accolades for LG OLED TV. LG 65G1 sets a new standard for picture quality and next-gen viewing experience with its ultra-bright OLED evo panel and powerful α (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI processor. Described as “a thrilling statement” by EISA judges, LG’s TV boasts support for both Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, future-proofed HDMI connectivity and a wide range of smart features.
LG’s 48-inch C1 OLED TV earned EISA’s first-ever BEST GAMING TV award. Featuring LG’s own OLED panel and video-processing technologies with support for Dolby Vision HDR across all four of its HDMI inputs, the versatile 48-inch 4K 120Hz screen size is ideal for both living rooms and gaming dens. What’s more, LG’s Game Optimizer and Game Dashboard features delivers genre-specific presets and customizable display settings as well as variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM) for tear-free visuals and responsive control.
This year’s EISA 8K TV honor went to LG QNED Mini LED TV, which delivers greater details and more accurate colors with its combination Quantum Dot NanoCell color technology and mini LED backlight compared to conventional LCD TVs. LG’s Quantum Dot NanoCell panel offers enhanced brightness, deeper blacks and brilliant hues, its advanced backlight with unique dimming zones delivering precision illumination for an ultra-high contrast ratio.
In the soundbar category, LG Eclair brought home a win for EISA SOUNDBAR INNOVATION. LG’s most compact soundbar to date, the distinctive LG Eclair is especially suitable for smaller spaces, its chic, rounded design encased in a stylish fabric enclosure blending in with any decor. This small but powerful unit features a wireless subwoofer with twin 5.25-inch drivers and bipolar configuration that minimizes vibrations so users can enjoy satisfying audio performance with deep, rich bass without upsetting the neighbors.
A first for LG in the EISA IN-EAR HEADPHONES category, LG TONE Free earbuds earned a win for outstanding sound with advanced features not found in any other TWS product. Boasting LG’s new 3D Sound Stage technology, LG FP8 creates an authentic sense of space, aided by larger drivers and diaphragms for solid, distortion-free bass. For peace of mind, LG’s UVnano case with UV-C LED eliminates germs and bacteria from the eartips while recharging (wired or wirelessly). Its 10-hour battery life between charges, fast charging and IPX4 rating all contribute to excellent on-the-go convenience while LG’s ergonomic Arc Design ensures a perfect fit for an active lifestyle.
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I have purchased LGTV Model 55LM7600 . When I purchased I used to view Youtube, Netflix , Web Browser etc. To my surprise
1. I am unable to View anything using web browser When i open any content I get a message " Not suffiencient memory and Need to restart yes or no" Message
2. Also I dont find apps like Youtube and Primevideo etc. When I factory reset the apps are shown but when I connect to Internet the apps disapear.
Pls give me a solution for the same. Without these apps and Web browser my TV is DUMB . I have spent more than 1.5 lakhs for the TV and Cant ignore the same. Pls Provide a solution immediately. If required pls update the OS ASAP.