Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

December 11, 2019

A major pressure in hospitals in developed and developing economies is high patient volumes and the corresponding length of stay. CaroMont, a hospital in North Carolina, U.S., is no different. The hospital has approximately 250,000 patient encounters every year, and because of its location in the ... read more.

Case Study

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation

December 11, 2019

Develops textile finishing and processing technologies and equipment

The company was founded by Enrique Silla and José Vidal in 1994; the company is currently headquartered in Valencia, Spain. The company is a developer of textile finishing technologies and equipment, including laser and eco-efficient systems; the company's offerings include laser designing and ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

December 11, 2019

Due to their tunable emission properties and excellent stability, quantum dots (QDs) have allowed for improving LCD quality and created a market for premium QLED TV panels, thus pulling back adoption of OLED technology, which comes with its own barriers despite a greater color gamut and contrast. ... read more.

Case Study

Venkatesh Konanur

Consumer IoT More...

December 11, 2019

Consumer device network security and activity monitoring service for carriers

Offers network monitoring and device management software for internet carriers; claims that it's a departure from traditional approaches that decrypt protocols to parse network and device activity – Cujo uses machine learning to characterize these parameters based on their usage signatures Claims ... read more.
Company Profile

Kevin See

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 11, 2019

At Lux, one of our bread-and-butter analyses is evaluating emerging start-ups. Our teams use a mix of data and expertise to determine which companies are worth talking to; from there, they use our years of experience to interview, challenge, and synthesize into an overall recommendation. As we wrap ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 11, 2019

Biodegradable additive for plastic products including PP, PS, PE, and PET

Develops polymer additives to enhance the biodegradability of polyolefins, including PP, PS, PE, and PET; the product is an undisclosed blend of organic and synthetic materials  Claims the additive attracts microbes, which consume macromolecules within the plastic and anaerobically convert it into ... read more.
Company Profile

Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

December 10, 2019

Digital therapeutic for chronic disease management

Wellthy is a digital therapeutic (DTx) developer that designs clinically validated behavioral interventions to help people change their behaviors and reduce their risk of chronic disease The app lets users log their meal, enter and monitor blood sugar over time, and track medications; there is also ... read more.
Company Profile

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

December 10, 2019

Enterprise smart contract development platform

The company was started by CEO Yuval Rooz, CTO Shaul Kfir, and Head of Product Eric Saraniecki; the team has a background in algorithmic trading and cryptocurrency as well as technical expertise in cryptography. To date, the company has raised about $107 million from investors, including 15 ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Innovation in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

While metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) remain a highly academic subject, understanding of their capabilities has grown in the past several years, and synthetic methods and MOF design tools continue to improve. MOFs can be widely applicable to potential use cases in gas and liquid separations, gas storage, catalysis, battery anodes, and even food storage. This report surveys the market opportunities for MOFs and explores key players that both OEMs and chemical and materials companies need to be aware of to act on these opportunities.

Biopolymer Vision 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Bio-based polymers have garnered significant interest for replacing petroleum-based incumbents, but commercial success stories have been few and far between. Has the recent rise of interest in sustainability and worries about plastic waste changed the game for biopolymers? Or are the same economic challenges going to keep biopolymers consigned to a niche unless or until oil prices skyrocket? In this report, we update partnerships and production capacity to provide a new vision of the commercial future of bio-based polymers.

Beyond Made in China 2025: China's Move Up the Global Innovation Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. With roadmaps for developing domestic capabilities in electricity, agriculture, advanced materials, new energy vehicles, robotics, information technology, aerospace, rail, marine engineering, and medicine, the country is currently transforming itself in order to move up the global value chain across ten major industry sectors. But what about beyond 2025? Several technologies possess potential to transform the world beyond the five year time frame. In this report, we analyze hundreds of technologies generated by the Lux Intelligence Engine data platform to identify the key technologies and players driving China's move up the global innovation value chain and determine how domestic players fare against their global peers.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

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?

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

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.

Do digital healthcare models lead to more cost savings than traditional healthcare models?

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Digital technologies in healthcare are expected to increase in scope and to affect ever more parts of the healthcare system, as Lux has postulated previously. It is, however, vital to examine if new digital methods and innovations provide monetary value compared with traditional models of care. Technology for technology’s sake without evidence of being less costly in the long run, especially in a climate where healthcare costs are becoming unsustainable, can be catastrophic to all stakeholders. Through different models and projections, this report will evaluate if digital transformation of healthcare will indeed be less costly in the long run compared to traditional healthcare models.