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[Part 2] The ultimate comparison of different water purification systems

Following our previous post, we show you why current water treatment systems are ineffective.

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Water Oct 31, 2018
[Part 1] The ultimate comparison of different water purification systems

Each home-use water system in the market advertises their latest features and trendiest technologies. After awhile, the amount of information gets immensely overwhelming. Filters? Reverse osmosis? Ultraviolet? Ultrafiltration? How many types of water purification methods are there? And what are the differences in terms of features, effectiveness, cost, and long-term performance? We have done the

Technology Feb 23, 2018
Interview with Boris Milkowski: On design thinking, a hybrid agency model, and the future of connectivity

As one of the early members of Goodpatch in Tokyo, Boris helped to grow the team to over 100 designers and developers. In May 2015, he moved back to Germany after spending 3 years in Tokyo to open the Berlin studio. Having worked with Goodpatch on developing our IoT solution, I found their approach to

Water Feb 13, 2018
Other water-related technologies and inventions that inspire us

The world’s water crisis is in full force. Approximately 844 million people around the world still lack basic access to safe drinking water – 90% of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, according to the World Health Organization’s latest statistics. In addition, a report from the United Nations warns that global water resources may

Water Jan 4, 2018
Interview with Christophe Maire, a mission-driven investor in food tech space

With over 20 years of experience as a founder and also investor, he plays a prominent role in the rise and growth of diverse startups in the city. He founded Atlantic Labs, a Berlin-based seed investor dedicated to identify and invest in innovative digital startups, such as Clue, Mimi Hearing Technologies, SoundCloud, HeyCater, Good Bank,

Technology Nov 20, 2017
Involving community in product innovation and development

We are almost at the finish line with our crowdfunding campaign. It has been an amazing journey and the response has completely exceeded our expectations. We are positively overwhelmed with all the support and suggestions received, and we thought that it would be fantastic to include our supporters in the process of making Mitte even

Technology Aug 26, 2017
3D printing at mitte®: Putting the Pro in prototyping

It was a usual day in the office until we received the delivery of our spanking new Ultimaker 3 Extended. The team (mostly the engineers) immediately burst into excited activity, and had our 3D printer set up and whirring away on its first job in no time.   3 reasons for 3D printing Before Mitte

monetizing plastic waste
Sustainability Jun 30, 2017
The plastic revolution: Monetizing plastic waste

Plastics – A flood of harm to our environment Water, like many other basic necessities, has exploded as a commodity that companies feel should be bought and sold to us in plastic containers. According to data released by Beverage Marketing Inc., the world spends over $100 billion on bottled water every year. That’s about 50

Technology May 16, 2017
mitte®’s human-centered approach to product design and development

As we are well-aware, getting users to adopt new behaviors or even modify their existing behaviors with a new, innovative technology is as tough as replacing the QWERTY keyboard with its contenders. So how do you ensure a product-market fit? Launch a minimal viable product that your first hundred customers will love? Enter a market