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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

August 16, 2019

Leg-mounted sensor technology to monitor lying times and lameness incidence in dairy cows

To date, the company has raised approximately $2.21 million. The company makes bovine-wearable accelerometers and a herd-monitoring platform to track animal fertility, lameness, and overall mobility; IceRobotics' platform is called CowAlert, and its two sensors are the IceTag and IceQube. The ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman and Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

August 16, 2019

This summary report is one of the outcomes of an interactive roundtable of agrifood industry peers, which focused on two major topics impacting the entire agrifood ecosystem: digitalization and personalization. On the digitalization front, this report assesses the potential of emerging digital ... read more.

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Chad Goldberg

The Future of Mobility

August 15, 2019

Growing frustration over congested urban grids and increased commute times has highlighted the need for improved transportation networks. The Government of Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a public infrastructure project aimed at building the world's first commercially operational Hyperloop transit ... read more.

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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 15, 2019

While many startups in the synthetic biology space have struggled to bring products to a commercially relevant scale, Ginkgo Bioworks and Zymergen have avoided this so-called "valley of death" via their service-based models. Instead of developing their own strains to sell their own products, Ginkgo ... read more.

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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 15, 2019

Synthetic biology techniques to produce amino acids and sulfated chemicals

The company was founded by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in early 2019. So far, the company has raised about $6.22 million, which includes investment from Zhejiang NHU, a Chinese company with experience in ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

August 15, 2019

Ultrasound-based pipeline corrosion sensor

Offers visual inspection tools and ultrasound sensors and software for detecting cracks, defects, and lost tools in the metal piping Claims that compared to incumbent offerings from major companies like GE and Emerson, its ultrasound sensors focus the waves onto multiple small areas to get a good ... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

August 15, 2019

Wearable armband with environmental sensors for industrial worker safety

The company makes wearable armbands with environmental sensors that monitor gases including CO2, noise, light, temperature, humidity, air pressure, and movement of the plant surroundings as well as the workers; analytics are provided by a machine learning-based software platform that provides ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 15, 2019

Surface treatment for enhanced bonding

Christopher Harris, president and CEO, founded Vindicoat in 2014; however, the company's core team has moved on. To date, the company has raised approximately $200,000 in seed funding in 2013/2014 from the founders and friends. The company makes a molecular surface treatment via room-temperature ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

August 15, 2019

Hydrogen generation from silicon and water

Develops silicon fuel that generates hydrogen when mixed with water at ambient temperatures and pressures Claims a hydrogen yield of 10% from silicon fuel; hydrogen produced has high purity and can be used directly in a fuel cell Currently at laboratory scale; plans to launch fuel cartridges with ... read more.
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China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.