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Jessica Hernandez

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November 1, 2018

Residential energy storage systems for virtual power plant aggregation

Swell Energy deploys behind-the-meter residential energy systems, such as solar PV and energy storage, with the purpose of aggregating them into virtual power plants The company claims to offer a turnkey platform to utility customers, including design of the rollout program, enrollment of retail ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

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November 1, 2018

Home energy monitoring for energy efficiency, electric fire safety, and demand response

The company was founded by Oren Schetrit and Steven Lanzisera in 2014; in 2016, the company was acquired by Earth Networks, but was spun out as its own company in 2017 while also receiving a grant of undisclosed size from Elemental Excelerator. The company develops two devices to monitor a home's ... read more.
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Energy meteo systems
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Grant Klafehn

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November 1, 2018

Wind and solar prediction and VPP services

The company was founded by Ulrich Focken and Matthias Lange in 2004; it has not released any information on investments or funding since. Energy & Meteos Systems provides two distinct services: the first is weather predictions for solar irradiation and wind speeds, along with predicted electricity ... read more.
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Xeltis
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Nardev Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 1, 2018

Restorative heart valve therapy

Martijn Cox founded Xeltis as a spinoff from the University of Zurich in 2006 and later merged with Qtis/e, a Dutch spinoff from Eindhoven University of Technology, in 2012. Xeltis has raised €75 million in funding over three rounds; the latest funding came from a Series C round that raised €45 ... read more.
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Katrina Westerhof

Digital Transformation

November 1, 2018

We recently chaired the IoT Security Summit in Dallas, Texas, where technology developers and security analysts from a wide range of industries and applications gathered to discuss technologies and implementation best practices in IoT security. While technology innovation was the focus of some ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur and Cole McCollum

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November 1, 2018

With the boom of AI and machine learning, there has been a growing demand for data science skills in the workforce. Universities have started ramping up course offerings in this area; for example, MIT recently announced a whopping $1 billion investment in a new college focused solely on AI. However... read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

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November 1, 2018

Cybersecurity software with threat visualization

The company develops a suite of security services and tools: "Threat Pop" and "Jazz" are security software that offers visualization of malicious network activity for the benefit of security analysts; "Threat Red" is a white-hat hacking service designed to spot vulnerabilities within the existing ... read more.
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Prevision
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Venkatesh Konanur

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November 1, 2018

Automated machine learning platform

Offers an automated machine learning (AutoML) platform that automates data cleanup, feature engineering, and model selection; however, does not currently include hyperparameter tuning The solution is similar to other AutoML platforms like XBrain, H2O, and DataRobot, but it claims to better choose ... read more.
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Max Halik

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October 31, 2018

Modular fission reactors that are smaller than conventional reactors and emphasize security and low capital expenditure costs, often using molten salts as a coolant material. Clients are strongly advised to keep a close eye on the relatively few SMR developers with tangible progress toward ... read more.

Technology

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

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

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.