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Tugce Uslu

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March 19, 2019

Silicone 3D printing technology with service provider business model

Founded in 2018 as a spinoff from ETH Zurich Has developed 3D-printable silicone materials for vat photopolymerization-based 3D printers Core technology relies on photocurable additives to make standard silicones 3D-printable using commercial SLA or DLP 3D printers; claims to have partnership with ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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March 19, 2019

BASF is a key player in the materials and chemicals industry, with diverse business units. The company's Nutrition unit focuses on developing solutions for human nutrition, including novel ingredients for food and supplement applications. Developing novel ingredients with specific bioactive ... read more.

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Thomas Hayes

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March 19, 2019

Microbiome health company focusing on Type 2 diabetes management

Uses a DNA sequencing and metabolite bioinformatic approach to analyze the microbiome, from which it identifies interventions (e.g., synbiotics) that can favorably change the metabolic pathway of short-chain fatty acids Currently using 16S,18S, and metagenomic (shotgun) high-throughput and long-read... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

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March 18, 2019

While utility-scale anaerobic digesters have dominated the industry, small-scale digesters have gained traction in the past few years, tapping local waste streams and redistributing the power generated on-site. For CleanWorld, it constructed a 50 ton per day digester capable of generating 12,000 kWh... read more.

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Wabio
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

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March 18, 2019

Small-scale thermal power system via anaerobic digestion

The company was originally founded in 1993 as an engineering consulting firm, but in 2007, it re-branded to Wabio Technologies and began focusing on developing, commercializing, and distributing its Wabio technology. The company develops a 2 MW to 20 MW thermal power system using anaerobic digestion... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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March 18, 2019

Helps communities and organizations establish nonexpert monitoring programs specialized in agriculture

The company's founders include Dan TerAvest, Greg Austic, and Nexus Computing (Manuel Di Cerbo as acting partner) Our-Sci's sensors and software platforms are completely open-source The software platforms provide a data collection service that automatically validates sensor measurements, decreasing ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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March 18, 2019

Genome editing has received most of the hype and interest surrounding the future of crop development in the past year, but should genetic engineering (to yield so-called "GMOs") be left out of the equation? The planting of GMO crops has increased by 10 million acres annually (according to the ISAAA... read more.

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Joshua Haslun

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March 18, 2019

Processes grasses with mobile biorefinery for improved-digestibility feed and compound feed ingredients

The company was started by Johan Sanders in 2014 and is managed by a team of three: Peter van Paridon, Bram Koopmans, and Hans de Vries So far, the company has raised about $250,000 from the Limburg Development and Investment Company and is a part of the EIP-Agri Biorefinery Glas project The company... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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March 18, 2019

Develops bio-based coatings and soil-resetting treatment to control pests (the profile is focused on soil resetting)

The company was founded by research efforts at Wageningen University; the current managing director is Herman Feil, while the head of the soil-resetting business unit is Henk Meints Thatchtec's soil-resetting business develops an anaerobic disinfestation process (ADP) for soils significantly ... read more.
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Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Emerging Solutions

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Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The rise of AI has left a wake of misinformation, confusion, and overpromises. This report,a follow-on to the first report we published two years back, will look to sort through the hype, establish clear definitions for terms such as AI, categorize different available techniques, and highlight emerging technologies along with the challenges of implementing AI solutions.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Digital Twins

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Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

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Planned Publication Date: March 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

The Market Size for Smart Home

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Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The growth of connected smart home appliances have expanded from lighting controls to thermostats, door locks, and even coffee makers. With the large influx of new products, how is the smart home market segmented, and where do opportunities lie?

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.