3d shaper
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 10, 2019

Radiation-free 3D bone analysis technology

Quantitative computed tomography (QCT), considered the gold standard for bone imaging, unfortunately exposes patients to high levels of radiation and is also costly 3D-Shaper employs a model-based algorithm to analyze the bone in 3D from a standard 2D dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, ... read more.
Company Profile
Biofourmis
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 10, 2019

Lux Research was recently invited to give the opening speech at the JUMPstart Digital MedTech Conference jointly organized by the commercialization arms of the two biggest universities in Singapore: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The main objective... read more.

Analyst Insight
Homage
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 10, 2019

Digital caregiving marketplace for elderly care

The company was founded by Gillian Tee, Lily Phang, and Tong Duong in 2016. So far, the company has raised about $4.2 million in funding over three rounds, the most recent being a Series A in July 2018. Among its investors, we highlight Golden Gate Ventures and HealthXCapital. The company makes an ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

July 10, 2019

Solid-state circuit breakers, power distribution hardware, and energy management software for commercial and industrial buildings

The company was founded by Ryan Kennedy and Denis Kouroussis in 2014; Atom Power has raised around $6.7 million from investors like ABB Technology Ventures, Eaton, and Next47. The company develops a digital solid-state circuit breaker (dubbed Atom Switch) for commercial and industrial applications, ... read more.
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Google translate word lens
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

July 10, 2019

Tools and techniques, including machine learning, to process, analyze, and generate text. Natural language processing (NLP) is rapidly reaching human performance in a variety of basic pattern recognition tasks; however, the technology is still far away from human-level comprehension and ... read more.

Technology
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Alex Herceg

Digital Transformation More...

July 10, 2019

Technologies applied to cities across the themes of mobility, resource use and efficiency, digitization, and governance. The dream of cities with lakes of "open data" and myriad IoT devices proliferated by the early mover tech giants has passed. Today's smart city leaders are working to apply ... read more.

Technology
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

July 10, 2019

The rapid growth of AI in China has caught the world’s attention. The country has surpassed the U.S. in every possible measure – government support, R&D activity, VC funding, and market traction. Is China ready to take over the world when it comes to AI? What are the opportunities and threats? In ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Hebi robotics
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

July 10, 2019

Smart robotic actuators

Founded by the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) robotics team in 2014, including professor of robotics and CEO Howie Choset Develops series elastic actuators for robotics that allow simultaneous control of position, velocity, and torque; actuators are in the form of a module that contains embedded ... read more.
Company Profile
Korver2
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

July 10, 2019

Perovskite-silicon solar tandems

The company was originally founded in 1968, but it only pursued perovskite technology after being acquired in 2018 by Mark Brown, who was just recently replaced as CEO and relegated to the position of secretary in favor of Sang-Ho Kim. Korver develops a perovskite-silicon solar tandem aimed at 30% ... read more.
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Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Healthcare systems across much of the developed world have become unsustainable as treatment costs escalate and demographics shift with people living longer. Current healthcare models must evolve, and digital transformation is the way forward. This report will explore how Digital Transformation is augmenting and in some cases even replacing existing models of care for various stakeholders. This transformation not only promises more sustainable healthcare costs for payers but also better health outcomes for individuals. We will highlight both near term and long term business opportunities that clients must consider in the healthcare space as a result of Digital Transformation.

New business models emerge in the agrichemical industry

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Digital transformation is occurring across commercial industries and a similar transformation is emerging in the agrichemical sector. Currently 90% of growers receive inputs directly from agrichemical manufacturer/distributors that apply traditional business to business (B2B) models, but digital transformation provides the opportunity to relieve pain points from the B2B model; for example, enabling product performance comparisons, decreasing transaction speed, and enabling data driven product selection and recommendation. We will walk through the current market trends and landscape of this digital transformation, discuss emerging E-commerce business models, and provide insight regarding the digital future of the agrichemical industry.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: July 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Key Players and Business Models in the Connected Car

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at how different types of players from applications developers to automotive OEMs to municipalities can both make money and get value out of different connected car services.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

The Digital Maturity Model

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant mismatch between their digital capabilities and their digital goals. Companies need a framework to determine their current level of "digitalness" and what capabilities they need to add to get to the next level; in this manner, they can approach their digital transformation in a step-by-step manner thus enhancing their chances of success. In this report, we will present the Lux Digital Maturity Model which will clearly define the different levels of digital maturity in terms of various underlying parameters. In subsequent research, we plan to use this maturity model to benchmark the maturity of digital transformation in various sectors.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 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.