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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 16, 2019

As we described in a recent report, many of today's applications of AI involve supervised pattern recognition capabilities like image classification or speech recognition. Moving beyond these capabilities to more complex human tasks requires higher levels of reasoning and planning to not just ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Last month, Lux co-organized the Materials Informatics for Industry conference with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) at Northwestern University. NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the lead ... read more.

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Alex Herceg

Digital Transformation

April 16, 2019

Lux Research recently attended the Open Mobility Conference in Brussels, co-organized by the TravelSpirit Foundation and MaaS Alliance. The event sought to bring together transport authorities, operators, technology providers, and infrastructure developers. The program explored the key themes of ... read more.

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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

One of the largest global defense and space companies is a leading satellite operator and a supplier of satellite imagery for commercial and military applications to governments and large businesses. Satellite imagery by itself provides limited value. Moreover, with multiple satellite operators, ... read more.

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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 16, 2019

Danish company Chr. Hansen (Lux Take: Positive) is a key player in the agrifood ecosystem, with more than 600 products in its portfolio across three segments. The company develops food additives in line with consumer demand for clean-label, "natural" ingredients as well as gut microbiome-benefiting ... read more.

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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Develops vision systems and applications through a breakthrough computational holographic technology

The company was founded by Hakan Urey and Orkun Oguz, who have extensive experiences in research and business. To date, the company has raised approximately $10 million. Among its investors, we highlight Intel Capital. The company is a developer of computational holography display technology for AR... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

April 16, 2019

Residential smart hot water tank

Mixergy spun out from the University of Oxford, where co-founders Pete Armstrong and Ren Kang were working on their Ph.D.s around smart hot water tanks and power systems; the company has received cash from Climate-KIC, Oxford Science Innovation, IP Group, and Innovate UK, the total amount of funding... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Predictive modelling for use cases within the food, cosmetic, and chemical industries

Provides data analysis solutions, typically in the form of an interactive tool that generates predictive models, for the food, cosmetic, and chemical industries (note: for the purpose of this profile, we will be focusing on Creme Global's solutions for the food industry, which addressuse cases ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 16, 2019

The company was founded by Riana Lynn, who has a background in biology and was previously associated with supply chain data management startup FoodTrace. The company makes “better-for-you” snack products made from plant-based ingredients. It also develops an ingredient portal journeyfoods.io, which ... read more.
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How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

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.