The LG NOVA Program

We’re working to create new businesses that deliver the future of sustainability, readily accessible, socially impactful and technologically advanced living for consumers and the community at large.

Nov 15–19, 2021

We’re so excited to host Mission Launch - a virtual event series focused on the topics of Connected Health, Energizing Mobility, Smart Lifestyles, the Metaverse, and Innovation for Impact.

Mitch Lowe
Mitch Lowe
CEO
Movie Pass
David Chang
David Chang
Founder
Momofuku and Majordomo Media
Dr. David Rhew
Dr. David Rhew
Global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and VP of Healthcare
Microsoft
Chala Dincoy
Chala Dincoy
CEO
The Repositioning Expert
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Energizing Mobility
Panel Discussion
Ali Diallo
Ali Diallo
Director of Business Innovation
LG NOVA
Christine Moon
Christine Moon
Co-founder
BlueSpace.ai
Josh Aviv
Josh Aviv
CEO
SparkCharge
Patrick Lin
Patrick Lin
Innovator
Ford Motor Company
Richard Kerris
Richard Kerris
VP of Omniverse Development Platform
NVIDIA

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM PST
The Metaverse Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Smart Lifestyles: Simplifying Life’s Tasks in the Home
Discussion Panel

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST
Start-Up Launch Hub: Marketing for Startups
Panel Discussion

Featured

Mitch Lowe
Mitch Lowe
CEO
Movie Pass
David Chang
David Chang
Founder
Momofuku and Majordomo Media
Dr. David Rhew
Dr. David Rhew
Global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and VP of Healthcare
Microsoft
Chala Dincoy
Chala Dincoy
CEO
The Repositioning Expert
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Energizing Mobility
Panel Discussion
Ali Diallo
Ali Diallo
Director of Business Innovation
LG NOVA
Christine Moon
Christine Moon
Co-founder
BlueSpace.ai
Josh Aviv
Josh Aviv
CEO
SparkCharge
Patrick Lin
Patrick Lin
Innovator
Ford Motor Company
Richard Kerris
Richard Kerris
VP of Omniverse Development Platform
NVIDIA

9:25 AM - 10:15 AM PST
The Metaverse Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Smart Lifestyles: Simplifying Life’s Tasks in the Home
Discussion Panel

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST
Start-Up Launch Hub: Marketing for Startups
Panel Discussion

Our Focus

Improve quality of life with solutions for accessibility, mobility, usability, and connectivity – for home, work, school, life, while building the next generation of products, applications, and services for consumers.

Connected Health

Expanding Access to Healthcare and Wellness

Too often, healthcare and wellness are deprioritized. Creating unique access to healthcare and more opportunities for wellness is essential to our future and can have a tremendous impact on every single person’s life. In this category, we’re looking for innovative approaches, access, digital fitness products and devices to provide people with more control over their healthcare and fitness, thereby increasing the health and wellness of our population.

Energizing Mobility

Staying on the Go with Electricity

Electric charging for our transportation - vehicles, boats, planes, buses, fleets, and the grid is key to a clean future society. For this category, we want to hear about new services, solutions, and business ideas that will help scale the electric mobility sector, including the EV charging infrastructure ecosystem.

Smart Lifestyles

Simplifying Life’s Tasks in the Home

Smart lifestyle is the next phase of the connected home. These devices go beyond access to the internet. They improve power efficiency, automate processes, and make managing the increasing complexity of running a multi-person household that now often seconds as the home office, school, daycare facility, and family gathering place. LG's ThinQ platform is an open ecosystem built to help streamline tasks with data and information from your home appliances, entertainment devices and content services.

The Metaverse

Building the Next Digital World

The metaverse is our next internet. It will be made up of VR, AR, and XR technology, along with blockchain, digital avatars and cryptocurrencies. The potential, from enterprise VR and gaming to online learning, is boundless.

Innovation for Impact

Improve the World Community

This is an open category to broadly explore breakthroughs or adjacent innovations that create a positive impact on people, communities and the planet. We want to hear ideas that provide new solutions and services that impact and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Expanding Access to Healthcare and Wellness

Too often, healthcare and wellness are deprioritized. Creating unique access to healthcare and more opportunities for wellness is essential to our future and can have a tremendous impact on every single person’s life. In this category, we’re looking for innovative approaches, access, digital fitness products and devices to provide people with more control over their healthcare and fitness, thereby increasing the health and wellness of our population.

Staying on the Go with Electricity

Electric charging for our transportation - vehicles, boats, planes, buses, fleets, and the grid is key to a clean future society. For this category, we want to hear about new services, solutions, and business ideas that will help scale the electric mobility sector, including the EV charging infrastructure ecosystem.

Simplifying Life’s Tasks in the Home

Smart lifestyle is the next phase of the connected home. These devices go beyond access to the internet. They improve power efficiency, automate processes, and make managing the increasing complexity of running a multi-person household that now often seconds as the home office, school, daycare facility, and family gathering place. LG's ThinQ platform is an open ecosystem built to help streamline tasks with data and information from your home appliances, entertainment devices and content services.

Building the Next Digital World

The metaverse is our next internet. It will be made up of VR, AR, and XR technology, along with blockchain, digital avatars and cryptocurrencies. The potential, from enterprise VR and gaming to online learning, is boundless.

Improve the World Community

This is an open category to broadly explore breakthroughs or adjacent innovations that create a positive impact on people, communities and the planet. We want to hear ideas that provide new solutions and services that impact and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Innovation comes from the willingness to consider different perspectives

LG NOVA is nurturing the process of new business creation - from the outside-in.

We're calling on startups, founders and entrepreneurs to help us create new business that will shape the future of how we live, work and play.

Let's build a better future, together.

Powered by the LG brand and resources, we can offer startups the ability to take their ideas further and faster into the adoption process.

The LG NOVA Global Challenge is Now Closed

LG is looking for new technologies, concepts and business ideas that will push the envelope of a technologically advanced lifestyle for the good of people, communities and the planet.

Innovation Comes From the Willingness to Consider Different Perspectives

LG NOVA is nurturing the process of new business creation - from the outside-in. We’re calling on startups, founders and entrepreneurs to help us create new businesses that will shape the future of how we live, work and play.

Nov 15–19, 2021