When there is a need there is always someone willing to find a way to satisfy it. With the development and ease of access to new technologies, new products and tools designed to make our lives easier are appearing continuously.
In some cases the innovation is geared at solving serious problems that affect society overall or a particular group. Others provide solutions to basic or commonplace problems and can be equally as handy in our daily lives. Whether one type or the other, the goal is always the same: to harness technology to improve our lives by providing ideas that had not been developed to date.
It’s no surprise that corporate R&D departments are growing exponentially and attracting more attention than they used to. Now more than ever innovation is a key factor in added-value creation and helping a company stand out from the pack. It is this growing business interest in developments and new proposals that explains why trade shows and congresses seeking to bring innovators into contact with development leaders are proliferating.
One of the principal sponsors is the 4YFN (4 Years From Now) platform which holds events in the world’s leading cities for investors and startups to network and showcase some of the latest advances of the moment. Taking advantage of their time in Barcelona, we interviewed the CEOs of four startups which have developed different software programs that aim to become a part of our daily lives.