Density
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Cole McCollum

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February 14, 2019

The company was founded by CEO Andrew Farah, Brian Weinreich, Jordan Messina, and Robert Grazioli; prior to starting the company, Andrew was the managing partner at a product and software consulting firm. So far, the company has raised about $16.2 million; its most recent round was a $12 million ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

February 14, 2019

Patented technology for the remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemicals from water and dry soil

The company was founded by Serg Albino in 2017 after receiving an exclusive license for the sorbent polymer extraction and remediation system (SPEAR) of persistent toxins in water, initially developed at NASA; the technology was co-invented by Dr. Quinn, Dr. Devor, and Dr. Maloney. To date, the ... read more.
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Bend labs
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 14, 2019

The company was started by Jared Jones and Shawn Reese in 2013; Bend Labs raised a seed round from the China-based LH Capital Management for an undisclosed amount in 2016. The company makes flexible electrical sensors for measuring the dimensions of products along one to two axes during ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 14, 2019

Greater adoption of IoT devices has increased the need for wireless power harvesting, which would make digital deployments easier. These harvesters look to extend the working life of sensors and cut down on the deployment costs by eliminating the need for a wired connection. Due to this potential ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Gihan Hewage and Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 14, 2019

As the build-up of waste becomes a key issue in today’s linear economy, both the private and public sectors have shown interest in transitioning towards a circular economy. Despite these intentions, many waste conversion technologies are early-stage and will require years of development before ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Voyant
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Danielle Bradnan

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

February 14, 2019

Smart toilet device for urinalysis

Develops a smart toilet device targeting high-throughput emergency rooms for the detection of pregnancy, protein, and sugar levels in urine Incorporated in 2017 and has raised $120,000 in funding to date The company is developing a smart device for automated urinalysis in emergency department ... read more.
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Curetis
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Danielle Bradnan

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

February 14, 2019

Integrated, cartridge-based, POC diagnostic platform

Develops a point-of-care (POC) rapid diagnostic system for pathogens and antibiotic-resistant biomarkers in hospital settings using a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique Curetis has developed two platforms, the Unyvero A50 (currently on the market) and the Unyvero A30 RQ (scheduled... read more.
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Aistorm
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Thomas Dawidczyk

Digital Transformation More...

February 13, 2019

Embedded AI processor in sensors

The company was founded by Robert Barker, Andreas Sibrai, and Cesar Matias in 2011. To date, the company has raised about $13.2 million in a February 2019 Series A. Among its investors, we highlight Egis Technology, a biometrics supplier for handsets, gaming, and advanced driver assistance systems; ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 13, 2019

Virtual reality software for neurosurgery planning and visualization

CEO Moty Avisar and CTO Alon Geri founded Surgical Theater in 2010; previously, the two engineered flight simulators for the Israeli Air Force; in 2015, the company raised a $9 million Series A with lead investor HTC, for a total of $9.6 million in funding to date. The company is a developer of ... read more.
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Nthcycle
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Tim Grejtak

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 13, 2019

The company is a developer of rare earth and specialty metals recovery technology that uses carbon nanotube (CNT) conductive filters to electrochemically trap metals and minerals from aqueous waste streams. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in recovery rate (between 73... read more.
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Identification of a pathway towards differentiation and success with biofertilizers

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Biofertilizers remain poorly defined, with products like organic material, biostimulants, and compost often incorrectly included in the technology landscape. Unfortunately, this improper labeling serves only to further mystify the space along with potential opportunities. In this report Lux explicitly defines biofertilizers, identifies differentiation among developers and their products, and provides a pathway towards success in this rapidly developing space.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Biofuels Outlook

Coverage Areas: Alternative Fuels More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Today’s biofuel industry is a long way from its rapid ascension of the early and mid-2000s. Growth in capacity for first-generation (1G) biofuels has stalled, but advanced biofuels are gaining ground. To characterize this new era of the global biofuels industry, we built a comprehensive database of nearly 2,000 facilities which we use to forecast the growth of the industry and examine trends in new nameplate capacity, location, fuel, feedstock, and conversion technologies.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.