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Anthony Vicari

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May 13, 2019

Automated post-processing solution for smoothing thermoplastic polymer 3D-printed parts

The company was founded by Joseph Crabtree based on technology developed by and licensed from the Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) Centre at the University of Sheffield. To date, the company has raised approximately £624,000 (about $822,000) in the form of a development grant from Innovate UK... read more.
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Bontera
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Developer of biofertilizer with complex microbial consortia and humates

Bontera was founded by Iqbal Kalla in Dallas, Texas Bontera's product includes at least 30 different microorganisms (the species remain undefined on the label) and humates The company reached commercialization in 2016 and now has an R&D facility, but relies on industrial fermentation partners to ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

On-site aqueous ammonia generation for crop fertilization

Atmonia was founded by Helga Dögg Flosadóttir (co-founder and CEO), Arnar Sveinbjornsson (co-founder and CTO), and Egill Skulason (CSO and co-founder) following experimental confirmation of ammonia production, based on predefined catalyst surfaces from first principle calculations indicating the ... read more.
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Valent biosciences
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company that develops biostimulants and biopesticides

The company was started by Sumitomo Chemical Company following its acquisition of the Ag Specialties business unit of Abbott Laboratories. The company makes biopesticides (microbial and plant-based) and biostimulants (chemical and microbial) targeting the agriculture, forestry, and public health ... read more.
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Hectare
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Commodity trading and farm data transparency

Dan Luff founded Hectare Agritech with Jamie McInnes (CTO) in 2014 through the SellMy Livestock service The impetus was to decrease the distance of travel required to sell livestock to prevent profit loss due to weight reduction caused by stress in transit as well as reduce the risk of disease to ... read more.
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Poietis
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Anthony Vicari

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May 13, 2019

3D bioprinting of human tissue

The company was founded by Fabien Guillemot and Bruno Brisson based on technology developed at the University of Bordeaux. The company is a developer of 3D bioprinters for tissue engineering. Among its investors, we emphasize government sources, crowdfunding (via WiSEED), and undisclosed industrial ... read more.
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Tenaga nasional berhad
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

May 13, 2019

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are moving from concept to broad deployment throughout many countries worldwide, aiming to get the most out of distributed energy resources (DERs) in these regions. Examples of the most recent efforts include Statkraft's 1 GW VPP in the U.K., Tesla's 250 MW VPP in South ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

May 10, 2019

Diabetes is one of the most expensive chronic diseases to manage today. In India, diabetes is officially the fastest-growing disease. There are more than 70 million Type 2 diabetics, and the number is expected to double by 2025. Interestingly, robust clinical intervention plans exists to manage ... read more.

Case Study
Plastic recycling
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Charles Willard

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May 10, 2019

New valorization routes that produce high-value materials and chemicals from low-grade plastic waste. China's National Sword has caused major disruptions in the global plastic waste market, resulting in waste accumulation and increased momentum for the circular economy. New plastic recycling ... read more.

Technology

Innovating Innovation: How Technology is Changing Technology Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

As the importance of innovation for company growth has risen, the complexity of innovation management has soared, limiting its impact. To get back on the path to growth, companies need to add the next new discipline to innovation management – data science – to better integrate existing tools and improve efficiency and impact.

Li-ion Battery Innovation Roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

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: May 2019

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

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.