Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

3D printers for dentistry

The company was started by Amir Mansouri, Jing Zhang, and Hossein Bassir in 2014. The company is a developer of DLP 3D printers and printable photopolymer materials for the dental industry. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in printer cost and production speed compared... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 9, 2019

Antimicrobial coatings

BioCote was founded in 1994 to develop antimicrobial coatings. The company makes antimicrobial coatings with active ingredients including silver, zinc, copper, phenolic biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds, and thiabendazole (fungicide). Some of the company's key claims include hazard analysis ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

October 9, 2019

Concrete foundation for floating wind applications

CEO Paul de la Guérivière and Pierre Coulombeau co-founded Ideol in 2010; to date, the company has raised over €40 million ($44 million) in public and private funding coming from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), HPC Capital, Kerogen Capital and Hitachi Zosen among others... read more.
Company Snapshot

Danielle Bradnan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 8, 2019

Women's reproductive health technologies. Women's health is a potentially lucrative opportunity to provide excellent care to a traditionally underrepresented demographic.  Clients should be looking for ways to interface with this healthcare vertical through any readily available technology for ... read more.

Technology

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 8, 2019

Tesla's acquisition of DeepScale comes after a summer of shakeups in the automaker's Autopilot team, which works on vehicle automation features made available to customers over software updates. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised to have full self-driving capabilities implemented by 2020, an ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

October 8, 2019

Developer of unsupported nanoparticle colloids for energy storage and energy transfer applications

Develops nanofluids comprising unsupported metal and metal oxide nanoparticles suspended in aqueous and organic liquids; targeting new high energy density flow batteries and heat transfer applications Early-stage; in energy storage applications, the company has moved beyond rotating disc electrode ... read more.
Company Profile

Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

October 7, 2019

Lux Research recently presented at Tank Storage Asia 2019 in Singapore, a conference dedicated to the emerging trends in the bulk liquids storage industry. Developments in the storage industry directly impact oil and gas companies, terminal operators, oil tanker companies, and marine logistics ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Benjamin Torda

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 7, 2019

Lightweight rooftop solar modules affixed with adhesive

The company was started in 2013 as a subsidiary of DRI Companies, a commercial roofing contractor, by Tim Davey and Brian Flaherty; any additional funding is undisclosed; Lumeta took part in the joint Plug and Play PV for American Homes project between the Department of Energy (SunShot Initiative) ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 7, 2019

Selectively activated smart sensors. Event-driven sensors will have a strong impact on autonomous driving, industrial IoT, and surveillance – areas where continous monitoring is desired but the vast amounts of data generated create limitations during deployment. These sensors will intelligently ... read more.

Technology

Drishti Masand and Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 7, 2019

Barrier coatings to enable monomaterial flexible packaging

Develops and manufactures water-based barrier coatings to enable monomaterial flexible packaging, which can be more easily recycled than multimaterial flexible packaging Primarily targeting polyethylene and polypropylene substrates but is developing coatings for use with substrates like paper ... read more.
Company Profile

Top 10 Global Hotspots for Smart City Innovation

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Every city wants to be a “smart city” in pursuit of economic growth, sustainability, and quality of life. Many organizations have developed ranking tools to characterize smart cities across various aspects. However, these rankings fall short, as none of them are comprehensive enough to address all of the overarching themes, which include connectivity, water and energy, infrastructure, mobility, and governance. In this report, we present the Lux Smart City Ranking, which is a composite index that uses a weighted evaluation to score cities on their pursuit of and progress toward being a smart city. We also present individual case studies to identify the best practices of the top innovators.

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

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.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

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.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Conquering Customer Choice: The Opportunities in ASEAN Electricity Retail Liberalization

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

ASEAN regions are at various stages of electricity retail liberalization, and each country is identifying different unique opportunities to fold tech innovation into the process. This report looks at several characteristic examples in order to highlight future tech opportunities.