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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Wearable electrical injury-preventing safety monitoring device

Developed a platform that monitors workers around energized equipment to prevent electrical injury; consists of a wearable wristband device, smartphone application, and cloud-based web dashboard Applicable voltage of energized equipment ranges from 120 V to 500,000 V Targets all workers in ... read more.
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Omron
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Since Apple's announcement of the Series 4 watch with electrocardiograms (ECGs), many smartwatch developers have flocked toward making ECGs available for their own products as well. A short list of smartwatch developers with FDA-approved ECGs includes Withings, AliveCor, and Verily. The introduction... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma and Yuan-Sheng Yu

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

March 22, 2019

Many of the leading companies in autonomous vehicle development are headquartered in the U.S., and several of the major breakthroughs, with regard to technology milestones and regulations, have come from the country. However, 2018 was a transformative year with China, Japan, and Singapore, with each... read more.

State of the Market Report
Pillo
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

March 22, 2019

Connected medication dispenser with voice and facial recognition

Develops a connected medication dispenser to ensure medication adherence Is comparable in price to but undifferentiated from competitors The product is sold either B2C through Stanley Black & Decker, for approximately $499 and a subscription fee of $39.99, or B2B through physicians and payers for ... read more.
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Thomas Dawidczyk

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

The wide variety of omnipresent sensors and their ability to continuously collect data on their environment in real time. Ubiquitous sensors are part of a larger system and will consist of both basic and AI-enabled sensors. Because the sensors used in ubiquitous sensing are always on, powering each ... read more.

Technology
Electric batteries
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

March 22, 2019

Chemical processes to recover valuable materials from used batteries. Innovations in recycling – both lead-acid and Li-ion – will be invaluable to the battery industry. Alternatives to smelting will reduce regulatory pressure on lead-acid battery production, and increased Li-ion battery recycling ... read more.

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Tepco
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Jessica Hernandez

Digital Transformation More...

March 22, 2019

In our Utility of the Future report, we compiled and analyzed venture investments and acquisitions from leading electric utilities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America during the period of 2016 until the beginning of 2018. In the first quarter of 2019, we are already starting to see electric ... read more.

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Vast solar
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

March 22, 2019

Vast Solar is an Australian developer of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. Unlike competing approaches based on parabolic troughs, the company focuses on the design of modular heliostat systems with integrated thermal storage. This concept has been studied and validated at the company's 1.1... read more.

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Epishine
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

March 22, 2019

Roll-to-roll indoor organic PV

Develops roll-to-roll organic photovoltaic (OPV) films for indoor and internet of things (IoT) applications Epishine's films have a maximum width of 25 cm and are claimed to be flexible, entirely based on organic materials and efficient in low illumination conditions, with a rated generation of 20 ... read more.
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The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.