Author Archives: seth.knutson

What Our Tech Actually Does – a Case Study

We just finished treating three industrial sludge samples provided by a very large multinational waste management and energy company which I’ll call The Company in this article. I want to share these results to provide a better idea of what our technology actually does. Although we’re treating sludge here, we can also treat mixed, dirty […]

Pitch@Palace China Shenanigans

Innov8tia is quite active, so much so that I don’t have time to write blog posts I am not managing my time well enough to write blog posts. One of our recent activities involved traveling to Beijing for the China Pitch@Palace finals, a British entrepreneurship event. Shouldn’t it be “Pitch at a Palace” or “the Palace”? This […]

The word “environment” appears to be trademarked in Zhejiang, China

We are currently in the process of creating a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise aka WFOE aka woofie. This involves multiple engagements with government offices including but not limited to: National Security Bureau Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau Administration Bureau of Industry and Commerce Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision State Tax Bureau Local Tax […]

That time I was detained by the Chinese secret police at a landfill

This is what happens when you are performing a study on a landfill over a period of months, the landfill fills up between visits which prompts the local government to propose an incinerator, causing local protests and riots, leading to the foreigner (me) getting arrested for potentially being an “undercover reporter” rabble rouser, then having […]

Not dead, just inadvertent stealth mode

So I haven’t posted in three and a half years. Time for an updated I think. This post is basically a recap from the start plus catching up all three of my readers (hi mom) to today. Back in 2009 I set out to solve an extraordinarily large, yet hidden problem: the dumping of sludge, hazardous […]

Nottingham China (Blog), moving to….

No one had claimed the domain http://www.nottinghamchina.com until today, when I did. This new blog will cover my education at The University of Nottingham’s Ningbo, China campus. Prospective students and such may find it interesting. I failed to create the startup in Hong Kong. I didn’t have what I needed, Hong Kong didn’t have what […]

Tesla pitching a VC

I had forgotten about this until I was researching for a presentation at my school’s entrepreneurship class. Imagine if Nikola Tesla had brought some of his technology to VCs. Would he get the support to develop them? Here is a good opinion piece on the idea (and also my favourite topic, “We wanted flying cars, and […]