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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 12, 2019

CO₂ sequestration; produces graphite nanoplatelets and graphene oxide

Apoorv Sinha founded Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $1 million from National Resources Canada, National Research Council Canada, Alberta Innovates, and the Carbon XPRIZE competition. The company is a developer of a process that adsorbs CO2 ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

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June 12, 2019

3D sensor fusion and perception platform for autonomous vehicles

Develops a sensor fusion and software perception platform for autonomous vehicles; claims differentiation in achieving higher levels of perception accuracy and reliability Core innovation is in its upsampling approach, in which additional information is extracted and inferred from frame-to-frame ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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June 12, 2019

Natural language understanding based on transfer learning and knowledge base

Natural language understanding (NLU) platform that uses vector-based semantics and transfer learning to analyze text information, such as identifying words and phrases, understanding their relations, and conducting emotional analysis Uses  common-sense AI approach empowered by its proprietary ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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June 12, 2019

Automation and optimization software for deep neural networks

Develops software that uses AI tools like reinforcement learning and transfer learning to automate and optimize the design of deep neural networks (DNNs) so that they can run on edge devices with limited computational resources Claims that its software is able to decrease the computational overhead ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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June 12, 2019

Natural language processing-enabled online conversational platform that connects consumers in need of advice to product experts

The company was started by four co-founders with significant experience in entrepreneurship and venture capital; the company has raised a total of $55 million in investments, including the most recent $41 million Series C round in October 2017; some of the key investors include Bpifrance, Idinvest ... read more.
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Shoppertrack
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

June 12, 2019

Retail analytics

The company was founded by Bill Martin in 1993, who served as its CEO until its acquisition by Tyco International in 2016; later that same year, Tyco International merged with Johnson Controls; ShopperTrak now remains as a business unit of Johnson Controls. The company is a developer of retail ... read more.
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Shriram Ramanathan

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June 11, 2019

There is no doubt that commoditization in the marketplace has accelerated. The Boston Consulting Group recently noted that markets are maturing faster and company life cycles have halved in the past two decades. While there is ample data to support this conclusion, all readers need to do to convince... read more.

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Nardev Ramanathan

Consumer IoT More...

June 11, 2019

There are probably only a few things in the world today that we can say we are certain will happen. Aging is one of them. But with all the news around aging and the somewhat negative spin put on it, it is important to first revisit the concept of aging. Aging is a natural process of life, much like ... read more.

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Nardev Ramanathan

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June 11, 2019

Digital chronic disease management platform

The company was started by Kuldeep Singh Rajput and Wendou Niu in 2015. So far, the company has raised about $43.6 million from seven rounds of funding, with the most recent round being a Series B round of $35 million in May 2019. Among its investors, we emphasize MassMutual Ventures, Sequoia ... read more.
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Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

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Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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: Q3 2019

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