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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

June 14, 2019

Mobility is no longer about the private automobile, and as such racing to acquire the next generation of advanced vehicle technology alone is not enough. Future mobility is using new technologies and business models, with unprecedented momentum in the past three years. This momentum is driven ... read more.

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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

June 14, 2019

Vertical axis wind turbines for off-grid applications and backup power generation

Flower Turbines was started in 2013 by CEO Daniel Farb, who had previously founded Leviathan Energy (Flower Turbine’s parent company) in 2008; to date, the company has raised more than $370,000 through an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. The company develops Wind Tulip, a two-bladed vertical axis wind... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 13, 2019

Real-time, fully integrated predictive and proactive storm water management control systems

The company was started by Brian Moloney, currently the managing director, while working as a civil engineer in Australia, where he developed a stormwater technology in response to the Queensland flood; StormHarvester developed prototypes with Queens University, finally launching its first product ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 13, 2019

Continuous solvent extraction process for zero liquid discharge of industrial wastewater

Has moved away from traditional forward osmosis (FO) and introduced a liquid-liquid extraction process called ABX to replace both the evaporator and the crystallizer for zero liquid discharge (ZLD), which it claims can save industrial operators up to 90% of energy and 60% in overall operational ... read more.
Company Profile
Banyan water
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 13, 2019

Data-driven water conservation for commercial properties

The company was started by seasoned investor Tamin Pechet, who served as its director until 2016; Tamin is also chairman of Imagine H2O, one of the most well-known water innovation accelerators; Gillan Taddune, Banyan's current CEO, joined the company in mid-2013; Gillan is an experienced business ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

June 13, 2019

Motion detection using existing Wi-Fi signals in a home

The company was founded by CEO Tajinder Manku and CTO Oleksiy Kravets in 2014; Oleksiy, along with many other team members, came from a radio chip design team at BlackBerry. Among its investors, we highlight Quantum Valley Investments, launched by two BlackBerry co-founders, as well as the Canadian ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Massive MIMO using orthogonal time and space modulation (OTFS)

The company was started by Shlomo Rakib (CTO) and Ronny Hadani (CSO) in 2009; the founders and the current CEO, Raymond Dolan, have decades of technical and domain expertise in several wireless technologies; they have also previously founded and successfully exited other startups, such as Flarion ... read more.
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Mevea
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Design and operations digital twin provider specializing in hydraulics

Offers a digital twin modeling and simulation platform for predictive maintenance and operations optimization applications, specifically for the construction equipment used in mining and oil and gas industries Differentiates by specializing in hydraulics in earth mover/construction equipment; this ... read more.
Company Profile
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Overview Smart manufacturing is a broad category that comprises of several technologies used in the manufacturing environment. It can be a misleading term, causing challenges in scoping projects and communicating between internal departments or with suppliers. Therefore, a well-reasoned taxonomy is ... read more.

Analyst Insight

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.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

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?

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The rapid growth of AI in China has caught the world’s attention. The country has surpassed the U.S. in every possible measure – government support, R&D activity, VC funding, and market traction. Is China ready to take over the world when it comes to AI? What are the opportunities and threats? In this report, we will dive deep into innovation data to understand the progress of AI in China, highlight its strengths and weaknesses, identify some key players, and lay our recommendations for what clients should do / expect.

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Healthcare systems across much of the developed world have become unsustainable as treatment costs escalate and demographics shift with people living longer. Current healthcare models must evolve, and digital transformation is the way forward. This report will explore how Digital Transformation is augmenting and in some cases even replacing existing models of care for various stakeholders. This transformation not only promises more sustainable healthcare costs for payers but also better health outcomes for individuals. We will highlight both near term and long term business opportunities that clients must consider in the healthcare space as a result of Digital Transformation.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

In the world of overhype and hashtags, few themes have dominated the global dialogue as sustainability and the circular economy. While there have been numerous contributing factors, much of this hype has resulted from the work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and its New Plastics Economy to reduce plastic waste. Although the foundation now has hundreds of partner companies, the majority of interest started in January 2018, when 11 companies - Amcor, Ecover, evian, L’Oréal, Mars, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart, and Werner & Mertz - responsible for over 6 million tpa plastic packaging a year joined the foundation to move towards 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable packing by 2025 at the latest. Given that we are one year closer to the 2025 target, how close are these companies to accomplishing their goals? In this report, we aim to evaluate the likelihood of these goals by examining the technologies these brands are involved with, the other technologies being developed to help accomplish these goals, and expected scale-up of these innovations.