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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Personalized skin care formulations on demand

Develops personalized skin care formulations in which the type and quantity of ingredients are a function of the skin's elasticity, lipid content, and moisture content  Has patented a "miniature beauty plant" for on-demand formulations in stores; the mini plant comprises the entire production ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 20, 2019

As a plethora of Fortune 1000 companies along the agrifood value chain observe annual revenue decreases up to billions of dollars per year; these giants are looking outside their four walls and engaging with startups through corporate venture capital (CVC) more than ever, with 15 new arms forming ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Lux recently attended Future Food Asia (FFA) 2019, sponsored by ID Capital, in Singapore.  More than 300 food and agriculture corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and others gathered to connect and deepen their understanding of three major themes shaping Asia's food system: 1) smallholder... read more.

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Chloe Holzinger

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 19, 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This is one in a series of insights examining innovation clusters in the energy industry, supported by primary research that Lux Research will be ... read more.

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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 18, 2019

Automated drone technology for inspection, maintenance, and painting of surfaces

Apellix has developed a tethered drone platform for physical inspection and maintenance of industrial surfaces, such as conducting contact-based nondestructive testing (NDT) of coatings on customers' assets The drone's modular multicopter has a customizable sensor payload that the company can tailor... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 18, 2019

A membrane technology that separates two solutions based on the difference in their osmotic potential. Many early-stage companies in FO initially targeted seawater desalination to produce drinking water or process water, but the two-step FO process has yet to successfully compete with the incumbent ... read more.

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Patricia Seoane da Silva, Max Halik, and Holly Havel

Next Generation Power More...

June 17, 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 ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 17, 2019

Recycles coffee grounds into natural oils

The company was started by Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy. To date, the company has raised approximately $325,118 in total: $305,118 from the Zero Waste Scotland agency and a $20,000 prize from the global social impact competition Chivas Venture. The company develops oil extracts from coffee grounds... read more.
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Katrina Westerhof and Mike Rolfes

Digital Transformation More...

June 14, 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. Industry 4.0 use cases directly impact the product lifecycle, and are motivated by either top-line revenue growth or bottom-line savings. We develop a taxonomy for Industry 4.0... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 14, 2019

Plastic conductive fibers for flexible electronics

Develops and produces conductive plastic fibers for use in smart clothing and flexible electronics Claims that compared to other types of woven conductive fibers, its product can stretch to 50% of its original dimensions and still retain its conductivity; typical resistance for its product is around... read more.
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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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

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.