Saperatec
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Charles Willard

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April 25, 2019

Breaks down the adhesives within multilayered systems to recover the individual-layer components

The company was founded by current CEO Sebastian Kernbaum and has raised approximately $9.5 million to date. The company is a developer of a patented process designed to separate the adhesive bonds of multilayer systems for individual component recovery; the waste materials are crushed, heated, and ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

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April 25, 2019

PHA and PHA-based coatings for paper and paperboard

The company was founded by Roland Wee and Daniel Carraway in 2015 in Singapore; the company now has offices in China and the United States. Produces medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHAs) that are designed for use across a broad range of applications such as PHA straws (claimed to be a... read more.
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Afyren
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Gihan Hewage

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April 25, 2019

Microbial conversion of nonfood biomass to volatile fatty acids (VFAs) followed by chemical conversion of VFAs

The company was founded by Régis Nouaille and Jérémy Pessiot in 2012. To date, the company has raised about 22 million euros, including a 21 million euro raise led by Sofinnova Partners and Valquest Partners in 2019; the 2019 raise is part of a broader 60 million euro financing package. The company ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

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April 25, 2019

Biodegradable and bioresorbable glass fiber composites

Artic Biomaterials has developed a novel degradable glass fiber for mechanical composites, sizings for those fibers to make them compatible with biodegradable resins, and bioresorbable resins for medical applications In the near term, ABM's fibers can be used to help mitigate glass fiber waste; in ... read more.
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Electrozyme
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Cole McCollum

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April 25, 2019

Dermal sensor for continuous glucose monitoring

Biolinq (previously called Electrozyme) was started in 2012 to develop disposable electrochemical sensor strips for hydration monitoring; in 2015, the company pivoted to focus on developing a dermal electrochemical sensor platform Develops a small (quarter-sized), minimally invasive patch that it ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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April 25, 2019

Connected air quality sensors

Offers connected air quality sensors for monitoring particulate content across cities and municipalities; claims that its devices are lower-cost than expensive desktop alternatives used in current air quality monitoring stations Uses laser interferometers to measure particulate matter of different ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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April 25, 2019

Metal 3D printing using metal feedstock with a water-based binding agent

The company was started by Dan Gelbart in 2015; Dan is the former CTO of Creo, which was acquired by Kodak. The company has developed a solvent-free material extrusion-based metal 3D printing technology; its solution comprises a 3D printer and a sintering furnace; the 3D printer comes with two print... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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April 25, 2019

Building materials made from demolition and construction waste

The company was founded by Tom van Soest and Ward Massa; the concept came from Tom's student project focused on upcycling urban waste at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The company makes bricks from construction and demolition waste (CDW); the bricks come in five standard sizes, three surface textures... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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April 25, 2019

Multipurpose electrophoretic signage

CladNetwork combines E Ink monochrome and colored electrophoretic technology with proprietary hardware and software components to develop digital signage solutions in a 32" weather-resistant form factor Claims differentiation in display size, price, and flexible software solution that is compatible ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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April 25, 2019

AI-powered software platform for new food and beverage product development

Developing an AI-powered software platform, dubbed "Genesis," to provide data-driven inspiration for new food and beverage product development Will license software to those responsible for new food and beverage product development (focusing on the U.S. and Canada market) Claims to have done a pilot... read more.
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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.

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.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

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

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

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.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.