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Josh Kern

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September 16, 2019

Autonomous mobile robots for material transport

The company was acquired by Teradyne in 2018 for $148 million; Teradyne also acquired cobot maker Universal Robots in 2015. The company is a developer of a line of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that can be used for material transport; the company also develops a web-based fleet management software... read more.
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Nanopack
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 16, 2019

Nanoclay-based recyclable barrier coatings

Develops nanoclay-containing polymeric moisture barrier coatings called "NanoSeal" for flexible plastic packaging (FPP) films, including PE, BOPE, and MDO NanoPack's primary value proposition is that NanoSeal-coated FPP films are recyclable while maintaining low cost and high moisture and oxygen ... read more.
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Rapidtpc
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 16, 2019

Thermoplastic composite molding equipment and part production

Developed a process for lower-cost partial production automation for thermoplastic composite parts Provides composite part design and prototyping services as well as production runs up to hundreds of thousands of units per year Currently produces parts for sports and recreation as well as medical ... read more.
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Eden geotech
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

September 16, 2019

Pulsed electric well stimulation for unconventional and conventional oil and gas applications

Develops a pulsed electrical well stimulation system that leverages subsurface electrical stimulation to increase permeability and create microfracture networks by inducing thermal stress, reducing oil viscosity, and/or inducing vibration Claims its system is up to 66% cheaper than hydraulic ... read more.
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Flylogix
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Holly Havel

Digital Transformation More...

September 16, 2019

Unmanned autonomous vehicles for offshore oil and gas applications

The company was started by Chairman Charles Tavner in June 2015 to develop drone-based solutions for infrastructure monitoring and inspection applications; the company's funding history is undisclosed. The company develops remotely piloted drone solutions to monitor and inspect offshore ... read more.
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Nutriati
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Laura Krishfield

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 16, 2019

Chickpea protein concentrates and chickpea flour

The company was started by former Altria executive Richard Kelly (a current adviser) and Michael Spinelli (chief innovation officer), who previously worked with Ben & Jerry's and Sabra. To date, the company has raised approximately $13.4 million; the company last raised $2.9 million in August 2019 ... read more.
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Sene
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 16, 2019

Therapeutics and supplements for cognitive health

The company was founded by neuroscientist Shawn Watson (CEO), inspired by his personal experience witnessing dementia within his family. So far, the company has raised about $2 million through a seed round from undisclosed investors in June 2017; at the time of the seed round, it anticipated opening... read more.
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Persona
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 16, 2019

Personalized supplements based on physical trait and lifestyle data

The company was started by Jason Brown (CEO), Tamara Bernadot (chief nutrition officer), and Prem Thudia (CTO); the group comes from the healthcare and supplement industries. The company changed its name from Vitamin Packs to Persona in 2018. Nestlé acquired the company in August 2019 for an ... read more.
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Mol catalyst technology gmbh
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

September 16, 2019

Chemical-free catalytic water treatment

Offers two products; the first is MOL CLEAN solution, which uses a catalyst in combination with hydrogen peroxide to create biosurfactants that disinfect equipment surfaces Its second technology, MOL LIK uses the same catalyst with visible-light LED's to accelerate the formation of "hydration shells... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

September 14, 2019

Lux Research recently presented at the Asian Utility Week 2019 in Kuala Lumpur to speak on a breadth of topics, including the digital transformation of the power sector. In particular, Lux shared its opinions and thought leadership on the subject of digital twins at PowerGen Asia 2019, which ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Innovating the Lithium Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

With many automakers heavily invested in battery electric vehicle (BEV) development and more than 1 million vehicles in annual sales, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. Yet even as more and more automakers announce aggressive electrification strategies, challenges facing the lithium industry could have significant impacts on the future battery and BEV markets. This report considers the gap between lithium supply and demand forecasts, the innovative companies looking to address the challenges in producing battery-ready lithium chemicals, and the established incumbents best positioned to take advantage of this critical market opportunity.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.