14 January 2021
Once again, Samsung’s C-Lab (Creative Lab Projects), an in-house incubator program is participating in the CES to exhibit some of its interesting projects. The C-Lab program includes projects from C-Lab Inside, a program inside Samsung that encourages and nurtures innovative ideas from Samsung employees, and C-Lab Outside which is a startup acceleration program that helps local startups in South Korea.
Samsung has selected four projects from C-Lab Inside and seventeen projects from C-Lab Outside to showcase them at the CES 2021 event.
The four C-Lab Inside projects include EZCal, Air Pocket, Scan&Dive, and Food&Sommelier.
The EZCal is a mobile app that is used to calibrate your TV’s picture quality. According to Samsung Electronics, EZCal aims to produce cinema level quality so that you could enjoy the theater-like effect at the comfort of your home. The details on the same are pretty scanty but we expect to hear about them at the CES event that is scheduled to start on January 11.
Similarly, there are more projects in the queue to exhibit at the virtual event. One is Air Pocket, a portable oxygen storage device; Scan & Dive is an IoT device for fabric classification and optimal care recommendation; Food & Sommelier is a service to find optimal food & wine pairing.
Samsung is also backing 17 outside projects that include a smart height and weight scale for kids (Kiko from Magpie Tech), a 5G mixed reality collaboration platform, Counter Culture Company to offer online K-pop training service. A mention of one more project from C-Lab Outside is necessary and that is Flexcil, a digital note-taking service that enables easy PDF editing using pen gestures.
Samsung also announced that it helped some C-Lab projects to become full-fledged startups as well. There are three startups in this category – Luple, which has developed a portable and artificial sunlight device; Breathings, a maker of an IoT device that easily manages respiratory health; Linkface, a neckband device that monitors breath and heart-related biosignals.
We will update the article further once Samsung announces more in the coming days.