Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

January 15, 2020

Develops a satellite-based software platform for digital agriculture

Develops variable-rate application maps and soil sampling support Provides freeware and pay-to-play versions of its platform, the former including data from public sources and the latter including data from private sources Tools for water management are currently under development, with a launch ... read more.
Company Profile

Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 15, 2020

In a recent interview, Braskem's Marco Jansen foreshadowed future announcements from Braskem regarding expanding its capacity and product offerings. However, Marco did not provide any details on what to expect – these future announcements could be unsurprising next steps for the company or major ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Christopher Robinson

Digital Transformation More...

January 15, 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has evolved from a focus on screens, robotics, and computers in its early days to placing a heavy emphasis on automotive technologies. The show has become such an important avenue for automakers and suppliers to highlight cutting-edge automotive technologies that ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Biodegradable biopolymer fiber based on kelp seaweed

AlgiKnit was found by a group at the Fashion Institute of Technology after the team (previously known as BioEsters) won the 2016 BioDesign Challenge; the company is based in Brooklyn, New York. To date, the company has raised approximately $2.2 million through seed funding from Horizons Ventures and... read more.
Company Snapshot

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

January 14, 2020

Light field display technology developer

Founded by Wally Haas and Russ Baker in 2015 after a successful sale of previous technology startup Develops immersive 3D display technology based on light field technology and does not require headwear Created a 29" display with more than 1,000 angular views in both vertical and horizontal ... read more.
Company Profile

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Produces mineral-based infrared reflective additives that is embedded within textiles and apparel

Develops natural mineral metal oxide additive products with infrared radiating properties; claims additive is sustainably sourced and made from thermoreactive minerals embedded within polyester fibers Claims its technology captures and converts heat radiating from the body and reflects it back as ... read more.
Company Profile

Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

January 14, 2020

Develops an algorithm-based platform for identifying patient risk and helps develop a goal-based treatment plan

Ufinity is a healthcare data analytics platform that combines data from different sources to create healthcare plans for patients to keep their healthcare goals on track The platform connects multiple apps and devices into a central hub that can be accessed by both patients and physicians The ... read more.
Company Profile

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Waterless dye processing technology and equipment based on supercritical CO₂

DyeCoo develops waterless CO2-based dye processing technology and equipment; the process eliminates chemicals and reduces energy usage, translating to lower operating costs compared to conventional textile dye processing The company's equipment dyes textiles in a batch process where the CO2 medium ... read more.
Company Profile

Lessons from 2019 and Projections for 2020 in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

Throughout the year, urgent daily challenges frequently crowd out important, longer term thinking, but only by taking a step back do the individual events coalesce into broader trends and themes. This report examines the significant, relevant trends that embodied the year 2019 in agrifood and health innovation, and looks ahead to how 2020 is shaping up.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

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.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

2020 Vision: Top Materials Developments in 2019 and What to Look for in 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

2019 was an eventful year in materials as issues of sustainability and plastic waste issues became a massive concern, digital challenges like materials informatics and data-driven business models continued to grow in popularity, new material platforms like metamaterials and applications like 5G rose -- all while corporate M&A and strategic venturing continued apace. This report reviews some of the biggest developments while looking forward to trends to watch in 2020.

Decarbonizing the global energy trade

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

As renewable energy generation grows to meet decarbonization goals, so do concerns about overgeneration and curtailment. Hydrogen is increasingly seen as means to reduce curtailment by shuttling energy that would otherwise be wasted on the grid to other sectors like industry and transportation – a practice called sector coupling. While sector coupling may help curtailment, it doesn’t address the myriad regions that lack the land area or resource potential like Japan or the Netherlands to overbuild solar and wind generation. These regions instead must find a means to import renewable energy cheaply to realize decarbonization goals. In this report, we will highlight the challenges of sector coupling and provide a framework to identify the best energy vectors to import and export renewable energy.

Applications and impacts of bioinformatics across the agrifood and health ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

Building on the first phase of Lux's thematic coverage of bioinformatics, the second phase explores the applications and impacts of this technology on the agrifood and health ecosystem through the lens of subjective and objective analyses. Applications and impacts are broken down for agriculture, food, and health and future recommendations of engagement in the space outlined.

Owning the Energy Transition: Key Storylines and Predictions for 2020

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

Over the past two years Lux Research has tracked the energy transition through four key storylines – Power Grid of the Future, Evolution of Oil and Gas, Future Energy Sources for Mobility, Carbon and Emissions Management. As with all stories, the narrative evolves over time and the energy transition is no different. The rise of renewable energy and electric vehicles will lead to significant changes the energy system has not been seen in over a century. Through this change comes new challenges and opportunities as the pace of the energy transition varies by industry, technology, and timeline. To capture this evolution, the storylines inevitably change as well. This report introduces the four new storylines for the energy transition and the team gives its predictions for key developments and trends in 2020.

The Digital Transformation of Warehousing and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

Innovative manufacturing methods to shift production costs and customize products on demand

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

This report will delve into the many ways manufacturers are shifting away from the traditional high-volume, centralized production model in order to lower per unit costs and respond to product diversity and customization. Methods examined will include adaptive manufacturing, distributed manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing, as well as lessons learned from emerging generative design and product simulation methods and their implications for production. The different methods will be defined and analyzed for value, fit to industry sector and business model innovation and readiness.