Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

October 3, 2019

IoT middleware platform for device integration

Develops a middleware platform that integrates data across IIoT platforms and enterprise systems for data processing, application development, and automation; offers DIY rule-based engines that customers can use to rapidly build applications Claims differentiation in accelerated application ... read more.
Company Profile

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

October 3, 2019

The promise and reality of 5G In the world of 5G data transmission, two benefits are often touted: high speed and high bandwidth over any distance. However, in reality, the benefits of speed and bandwidth are lost as distance increases. This is due to the coverage limits of mmWave transmissions, ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

October 3, 2019

Wearable gloves with scanners for hands-free barcode scanning

Offers a glove with embedded motion tracking, vibration, and optical sensors and a BLE radio module; the product provides handheld scanning and feedback for workers in the assembly or fulfillment process Differentiated by its ability to reduce scanning time by 50% and reduce errors by 33% compared ... read more.
Company Profile

Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

October 2, 2019

Ping An Insurance is the largest insurer not just in China, but also the world, managing assets worth almost $1 trillion. Through its subsidiary Ping An Good Doctor, Ping An has been very active in leveraging its digital capabilities to transform the healthcare ecosystem in China, taking advantage ... read more.

Case Study

Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

October 2, 2019

Digital health platform and telehealth provider

The company was founded by siblings Bryan and Natalie Koh in 2018. The company develops an on-demand digital platform that offers telehealth services and delivery of medication. Some of the company's key claims include cutting down consultation (including payment) from the one to two hours typical ... read more.
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

October 2, 2019

Whereas the potential of perovskite-silicon tandems has been widely highlighted across our coverage, the past six months have represented a new step forward for the technology, which is now on the cusp of commercialization with the efforts of Oxford Photovoltaics and Meyer Burger. This partnership ... read more.

Case Study

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

October 2, 2019

Designs optical films for light management

Started working on light extraction materials for solar cell application and later pivoted toward lighting and display light extraction applications Developed a light-shaping technology based on proprietary patterned multilayered polymer materials with cascading refractive indices, which act as ... read more.
Company Profile

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 2, 2019

Developer of autonomous legged robots for industrial applications

The company was founded by Executive Chairman Hanspeter Fässler, Chief Business Development Officer Péter Fankhauser, CTO Christian Gehring, and COO Andreas Lauber, all of whom are graduates of ETH Zurich, which the company spun out of in 2016. The company is a developer of quadrupedal robots, ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

October 2, 2019

While mHealth apps like period trackers are fairly low-risk and low-investment ways to engage in women's reproductive health, most of the solutions are deeply problematic in that they are leveraging outdated health information (that a woman's cycle is a hard and fast 28 days) to create what is ... read more.

Case Study

Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

October 2, 2019

Develops tomographic mammography hardware and software

The company was founded by Neb Duric and Peter Littrup in 2010 has raised approximately $66.7 million in funding to date. The company is a developer of hardware and and software for 3D mammograms (tomosynthetic mammograms) that use a circular array of transducers to measure ultrasonic metrics of ... read more.
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Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

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.