Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

November 14, 2019

Electric vehicles with battery swapping

Flymove was created as a spinout of Equiventia Capital Partners in 2018 to commercialize electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The company is a developer of electric vehicles with battery packs designed for swapping; its vehicles include a small city vehicle, a sports car, and a racing ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Katrina Westerhof

Digital Transformation

November 14, 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes ... read more.

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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

November 14, 2019

Flexible Li-ion battery company

The company was founded in 2016 by Ming Xie, Ph.D., who in the same year also founded parent company Enerol Nanotechnologies, developer of a range of wearables. BattFlex claims to have received $250,000 from the People's Republic of China and to have achieved more than 1 million units in sales. The ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

November 14, 2019

Disease diagnostic tests for bovine livestock

The company was started by Rudy Rodriguez (chief scientific officer), who was the vice president of research and development for BD Worldwide's Primary Care Diagnostics Division prior to starting Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD). So far, the company has raised about $41.8 million in venture capital... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 14, 2019

Plastic waste is the highest-profile issue facing the chemicals industry today, and major materials and chemicals companies have responded by making a dizzying flurry of commitments, investments, and partnerships in advanced recycling tech. To help clients unravel this space, we put together the ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

November 14, 2019

Lux Research recently spoke at the Asian Downstream Summit 2019 conference as part of Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019. The theme for ADS 2019, similar to the 2018 edition, centered around digital transformation of the oil and gas industry and the role of refineries and petrochemicals... read more.

Analyst Insight

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

November 13, 2019

Given that Lux has named 5G the No. 1 technology to watch for in 2020 and recent industry announcements tout technology rollout battles between the U.S. and China, one could be forgiven for believing that 5G has already expanded into full deployment. But in actuality, as stated in our 5G use case ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Danielle Bradnan, Tiffany Hua, and Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 13, 2019

The idea of 3D-printed organs and tissues has tantalized both the medical establishment and sci-fi fans for years, but cell cultures have been limited to 2D structures in traditional well plates since the early 1900s. The rapid growth of 3D printing in industrial applications has helped jump-start ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

November 13, 2019

Dutch developer of hydrogen/bromine flow batteries for stationary energy storage

The company makes hydrogen-bromine flow batteries for stationary energy storage applications. The company was founded by Wiebrand Kout in 2014, following a number of other energy storage companies like HyET and Nedstack. Among its investors, we emphasize the European technology investment group EIT ... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 13, 2019

Like many manufacturers, Siemens, the largest producer of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), has increasingly added layers of digital control to its production systems, but it still faced the challenge of linking siloed islands of automation to fully optimize the manufacturing process. The ... read more.

Case Study

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Innovation Clusters

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This report will present Lux's methodology for evaluating clusters and identify regional trends in cluster activities. It will conclude with Lux's guidelines on how clients can choose the right innovation cluster partner for their business needs.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

This report will looks at biologically enabled industrial productions processes like fermentation and synthetic biology. Their advantages are in being scale-independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing, and enabling flexible production. But many companies have struggled and had to pivot toward high margin products to survive. By reviewing the top players and partnerships, and looking closely at the economics of key processes, this report lays out the impact biotech will have on chemicals and materials industry and their customers in food, medicine, agriculture, consumer products and more -- and calls out the right business models to succeed.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

Innovating for a Rapidly Aging Planet: Lessons From Japan

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The world’s population is aging at an alarming pace. Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in its population. But in no other country is this scenario more evident than in Japan. Almost 1 in 3 people in Japan today are aged 65 or older, the highest proportion of any country in the world today. What is happening in Japan today will inevitably occur in many other nations in time. This report will examine Japan as a case study to examine what an aging society looks like and what opportunities and challenges it brings. The findings from this report will enable clients to plan ahead to address an increasingly aging market in many developed and developing economies, especially for elderly care and aging-in-place solutions.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

From forecasting to procurement through transportation and customer service, digital technologies are reshaping traditional supply chain management operations. In this report, we will survey the ways digital tools are being developed for and deployed in supply chain management to understand the evolving key uses cases and technologies.

Digital Transformation: 2019 Review and 2020 predictions

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

In this report, we will review key happenings in the digital space in 2019 and outline our top predictions for digital transformation in 2020