Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Industrial IoT platform and custom AI applications

The company was founded by Osamu (Takeshi) Hashimoto; prior to founding Skydisc, Osamu was an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher at Kyushu University; in addition, he has worked at various divisions of the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in leadership roles; however, he lacks prior entrepreneurship ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Natural language processing and machine learning for enterprise search and analytics

Offers a natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning platform for enterprise search and text analytics applications Compared to competitors, the company claims its offering is more productized, has more integrations with other applications and data sources, and manages the complete life ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Over the past decade, natural language processing (NLP), which consists of tools and techniques like machine learning to process, analyze, and generate text, has seen a rapid growth in innovation interest, and it is quickly becoming commercialized across a wide range of applications and industries. ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 23, 2019

Materials informatics platform and consulting service provider

Launched its Materials Platform for Data Science (MPDS) two years ago; differentiates in its data cleanliness; all data is manually extracted from more than 280,000 publications and examined to ensure quality The company sells MPDS based on a freemium model; customers have free access to some ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Owning the Energy Transition

July 23, 2019

Thermal energy storage systems based on molten silicon

The company was founded in 2009 as Gnomon Technologies, in 2014 it changed its name to Latent Heat Solutions, and at the end of 2016 it changed names again to 1414 Degrees; since 2016, the company has raised around $30 million from the Australian Government as well as from its IPO in 2018. The ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 23, 2019

GD software uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to create optimized design options. When it comes to engineering design, the output is usually a part design with better features, such as light weight, higher strength, and enhanced functionality. When combined with 3D printing and cloud ... read more.

Case Study

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

July 23, 2019

Dexterous humanlike robotic hand

Develops an anthropomorphic robotic hand with 20 degrees of freedom capable of handling tasks requiring high dexterity or advanced precision; the robotic hand can interface with any off-the-shelf robotic arm and has API integrations including the Robot Operating System (ROS) Recently developed a ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 23, 2019

Computational protein drug design employing machine learning and quantum computing

ProteinQure develops software for the design of protein therapeutics and drug targets using machine learning and quantum computing to perform simulations of protein folding and binding. The company achieves differentiaion in its use of quantum computing to provide a different kind of value than ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 23, 2019

Upcycled spent coffee grounds for cosmetic and food applications

Develops supercritical carbon dioxide-based extraction methods for retrieving coffee oil and fractionation methods to extract other ingredients from spent coffee grounds Extracts three different products: Kaffibre, a cosmetic raw material derived from pretreated and defatted coffee grounds, Kaffe ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 23, 2019

Edible filamentous fungi-based alternative protein

The company was started by Thomas Jonas (CEO) and Mark Kozubal (CSO); Thomas has a background in business, and Mark has a background in geomicrobiology, with previous research experience in the microbial ecology of iron and sulfur-oxidizing microorganisms. To date, the company has raised about $33 ... read more.
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How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.

Ultra-wideband radar sensors

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar is a promising technology for the detection of humans and moving objects, through-wall imaging, and search and rescue applications due to its high-resolution and high-accuracy features. With the progressive development of miniaturized, energy-efficient, and low-cost radar sensors, the applications expand to personal electronics, IoT devices, health care products, and robotics. This report will outline the landscape of the technology, reveal the challenges that need to be overcome, and provide outlooks on the future roles of the UWB radar sensors.

Autonomous Vehicle Cost Model 2020

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

As the cost of sensors, processors, and batteries go down, the overall cost of an autonomous vehicle is starting to approach feasible levels for ride-hailing and logistics customers. While fleets operating businesses in those industries will almost immediately realize cost-effectiveness, through a cost modeling analysis, we'll explore when other industries and consumers will be able to afford this emerging technology.