Mneme
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Abhirabh Basu

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April 14, 2019

Tribore hollow-fiber membrane for membrane distillation

The company was founded by Antony Prince in 2018 based on PVDF membrane technology developed by Neal Chung at the National University of Singapore; the technology is being commercialized by Memsift and the Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation (START) Centre in Singapore. The ... read more.
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D3max
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Runeel Daliah

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April 12, 2019

Bolt-on cellulosic ethanol

D3Max was founded in 2015 by BBI International and is currently headed by Joe Brian, who is also the CEO of BBI International; BBI started developing the corn fiber-to-ethanol technology in 2007 and transferred all related intellectual property (IP) to D3Max. The company develops a bolt-on ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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April 12, 2019

Bioconversion of vegetable byproducts using BSF

Developing a bioconversion process based on the use of agrifood residues to grow black solder fly (BSF) larvae for insect meal, oil, and fertilizer; Ingredient Odyssey's brand is called EntoGreen The EntoGreen insect meal is approximately 65% protein, and the oil is less than 10% protein The company... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products

Launched in 2015 and spun out of AOBiome in 2017 Produces microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products; claims its products improve the look and feel of the skin and can reduce the number of conventional products needed First product, AO+ Mist, introduces ammonia-oxidizing bacterium ... read more.
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Over the past few decades, China has consistently been the top destination for plastic waste. In 2016 alone, Chinese recyclers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste plastics worth about $3.7 billion from developed countries across the globe. These Chinese recyclers accepted a large amount of ... read more.

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Cole McCollum

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Passive beam shaping for various applications

Develops a technology called Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC), which is designed for passive beam shaping Technology is differentiated by its high flexibility to define the structure of the light, a higher quality of beam output, and lower cost compared to other techniques, such as lenses or ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

One-step catalytic process to transform ethanol to butadiene

Develops catalysts for the single-step conversion of ethanol to butadiene; catalysts use silica as a support material, with silver nitrate powder and zirconyl nitrate as catalyst materials Claims process converts more than 70% of ethanol to butadiene in a single pass at industrially relevant process... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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April 11, 2019

Develops a range of silver nanomaterials and their conductive ink formulations and applies these materials in development of transparent conductive film, fullly printed RFID tags, and other applications

So far, the company has raised about $2.2 million. The company makes a range of silver nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanoflakes, nanowires) and formulates conductive ink (used for gravure, inkjet, screen printing, and coating processes). Compared to others in the field, the company claims ... read more.
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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April 11, 2019

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recently closed the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, also known as DEWA IV. Since its initiation in 2013, this project has become the largest single-site solar park in the world, and it is expected to reach 5,000 MW ... read more.

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Innolith
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Tim Grejtak

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April 11, 2019

Developer of Li-ion batteries using liquid sulfur dioxide electrolyte

The company develops Li-ion batteries using an inorganic sulfur dioxide-based electrolyte kept liquid under pressure; electrolyte is based on predecessor startup Alevo. Key claims of the company include a 1,000 Wh/kg battery – if true, an industry first – but it offers no details on chemistry or ... read more.
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Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 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?