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Laura Krishfield

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

May 26, 2019

Controlled atmosphere and monitoring systems for perishable cargo in shipping containers

Originally founded as Novazone, the company changed its name to Purfresh in 2007; the company's current CEO is Christian DeBlasio. So far, the company has raised about $65.7 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Wheatsheaf Group's food safety solutions subsidiary, TriStrata Group, which has ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

May 26, 2019

Nonthermal plasma gas scrubber for marine vessels and petrochemical facilities

Developing "SulPure" for gas oil engines, which can reduce sulfur oxide emissions by 99.3% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 85% The scrubber is a compact, nonthermal plasma reactor that combines water and ammonia with engine exhaust to produce fertilizers as a byproduct Daphne is in the early stages ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

May 26, 2019

Last week was very bright and colorful in the display industry, as all the major display manufacturers and supply chain players gathered together at the SID Display Week conference in San Jose, California. Many parallel sessions delved into all aspects of electronic user interfaces, from broad, ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 26, 2019

Reusable or recyclable wind turbines

A collaboration among Vestas, Aarhus University, and the Danish Technological Institute, Dreamwind (Designing Recyclable Advanced Materials for Wind Energy) is a research project aimed to develop wind turbines that can be disassembled for reuse in wind or other sectors, active between March 2016 and... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

May 24, 2019

Blockchain-based marketplace for renewable virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs)

The company was founded by Artūras Asakavičius, Kaspar Kaarlep, and Nikolaj Martyniuk in 2017 and raised $40 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018; in April 2019, it joined the Free Electrons accelerator program. The company develops a marketplace where companies can purchase renewable ... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

May 24, 2019

Renewable energy asset management and analytics platform

The company was founded by Jonas Corné and Oscar Winter in 2010 and has disclosed €5 million in venture funding from Korys raised in March 2018. Greenbyte has developed a renewable utility-scale asset management and optimization platform to monitor the performance of solar and wind assets over time ... read more.
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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

May 24, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities recently approved 20-year contracts made by Vineyard Wind to sell power generated from its planned 800 MW offshore wind farm. This may represent a watershed moment for offshore wind in the U.S. – actual progress in approving and building out farms ... read more.

Case Study
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

Biostimulants to increase intrinsic yield potential and yield stability

Koch Biological Solutions, LLC (Koch Bio) is an affiliate of Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) In December 2014, Koch Bio acquired a portion of Mendel Biotechnology's assets and personnel The company's first product, a biofertilizer, is scheduled for release in 2019; other products in the developmental ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

The company's management team includes strong industry experience from Jeff Ubersax (CEO; previous VP of R&D at Amyris), Darren Platt (president; director of research at 23andMe and head of bioinformatics at the Joint Genome Institute), and Cynthia Bryant (marketing and branding for CPG companies). ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

May 23, 2019

End-to-end waste oil collector and biodiesel producer

The company was founded by Shiva Vig in 2015 with the intention of providing a waste management solution for India's food and beverage industry and meet the country's rising demand for sustainable transportation fuel. The company is an end-to-end biodiesel producer with a used cooking oil (UCO) ... read more.
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Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

The commercial applications of vehicle automation

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Although technologies enabling automated vehicles have evolved considerably over the last few years, we aren't as close to massive deployments as many had initially hoped. In this report, we examine what the applications are for today's existing technologies, and where the next early-stage applications will appear.

5G Impact on Innovation

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

5G will provide critical opportunities for new value capture driven by new and existing use cases, with a mix of higher transfer rates, lower latency, lower battery consumption, higher signal reliability, and support for more simultaneously connected devices. This report addresses the key question of how these characteristics create opportunities for innovation in use cases across agriculture, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, smart cities and transportation sectors.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?