Aipalette
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Thomas Hayes

Digital Transformation More...

July 13, 2019

AI-powered software platform for new food and beverage product development

Developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software platform to provide data-driven inspiration for new food and beverage product development Combines both external data (e.g., social media) and proprietary customer data (e.g., current portfolio make-up and relative sales); main features of ... read more.
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Jenax
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

July 12, 2019

Developer of flexible thin-film batteries for IoT, wearables, and medical devices, and supplier of stainless steel wire for the automotive industry

Jenax has developed flexible, thin-film Li-ion batteries that use a 3D electrode architecture in which the active electrode materials are dispersed throughout a porous metal fiber framework that acts as the current collector Its batteries can be made in a range of thicknesses (0.5 mm to 2 mm); ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

July 12, 2019

Bio-herbicides derived from or delivered by tobacco mild green mosaic virus

Developed post-emergence bio-herbicide, SolviNix LC, from naturally occurring plant virus, effective against tropical soda apple Company received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration approval for SolviNix in 2014, though approval is limited to use on pastures and conservation ... read more.
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Alex Herceg

Digital Transformation More...

July 12, 2019

Optimization of commercial buildings beyond energy savings, targeting facility operation and utilization, workplace productivity optimization, and operational enhancements. Advanced sensing and connectivity have already transformed building energy management. Moving beyond this, smart buildings ... read more.

Technology
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 12, 2019

Travel booking solutions based on CO₂ emissions

The company was started by a group of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in low-carbon travel and expertise in computer science and advertising. The company is a developer of an online booking platform for train and bus tickets targeting individual customers using a B2C approach. To date, the company ... read more.
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Omio
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 12, 2019

Multimodal search tool that provides route and pricing information and ticketing capability for travel within Europe

The company makes a multimodal search tool that provides route and pricing information and ticketing capability for travel within Europe. To date, the company has raised about $296 million, including its Series D in October 2018. Among its investors, we emphasize Kleiner Perkins, Temasek Holdings, ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 12, 2019

Soft circuits for wearables, apparel, and automotive upholstery

Develops a multilayer soft circuit textile called the Loomia Electronic Layer (LEL) using a conductive metal-containing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) treatment The LEL can integrate other flexible devices like capacitive touch sensors and heating panels, as well as interface with more rigid ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

July 12, 2019

Developing a gene discovery platform utilizing machine learning

Benson Hill Biosystems is developing a gene discovery platform, branded CropOS, utilizing machine learning and plant genomics to bring about higher yield, enhanced nutrition, or resource use efficiency in crops CropOS powers three distinct tools: Reveal (trait identification), Breed (computational ... read more.
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Wivity
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 11, 2019

Device security registry and communication module for IoT devices

Develops an open-source device security registry and Trusted Communication Module (TCM); the security registry runs on a permissioned blockchain architecture and allows device manufacturers, trusted platform module (TPM) suppliers, certificate authorities (CAs), and end users to securely share the ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 11, 2019

Application-enabled IIoT platform

Since we last spoke with the company in 2015, it has taken a soft pivot from developing generic IIoT platforms to application-enabled IIoT platforms for specific industrial use cases; the company now designs and deploys IoT solutions that include hardware, software, and networking frameworks for ... read more.
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State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

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

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.