Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Cell phone signal boosters, antennas, and accessories for home and commercial use for 3G, 4G, and 5G networks

The company was started by Hongtao Zhan, CEO, an engineer with multiple patents for apparatus and methods for radio frequency signal boosters. The company develops cellular signal boosters that rebroadcast signals within a structure; they acquire the strongest cellular signal in an area using ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Consumer IoT More...

November 12, 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 ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Develops image processing software solutions for improvements in manufacturing and assembly of electronic products

Instrumental was started by Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO,  and Samuel Weiss, CTO, who identified that the assembly process was not closely monitored, causing a gap in quality control practices during their engineering terms at Apple The company develops software based on image recognition to draw ... read more.
Company Profile

Lisheng Gao

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November 11, 2019

Weather forecasting software

Gene Pache founded TempoQuest in 2014; to date, the company has raised $3.5 million through VC investments. The company makes weather forecasting software (AceCAST) to offer faster, more precise, and more affordable local weather forecasting services; instead of a central processing unit (CPU), the ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

November 11, 2019

Quantum computing software

Provides software for quantum computing; the company has two main offerings: consulting services for major corporations looking to understand the impact of quantum on their business (including custom projects) and quantum computing SaaS Claims differentiation in the quantum computing expertise of ... read more.
Company Profile

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 11, 2019

Robotics technologies that use force limitation, environmental perception sensors, intuitive interfaces, and flexible programming to enable integrated workspaces between humans and robots. Collaborative robotics create an integrated workspace where humans and robots can work side by side, as they ... read more.

Technology

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 11, 2019

Digital platform with sensors and satellite imagery for asset and farm management

The company was founded as a spinoff from CleverMaps, a spatial data analytics platform. CleverFarm has not raised any funding to date, but it is unclear whether venture capital is a significant part of the company's growth strategy. The company is a developer of the CleverFarm app for the ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 11, 2019

Solar-powered sensor, user interface, and integrated water pumping station to manage irrigation

The company was started by Swathish Bellam Ravi (CEO) and Takahiko Okada. To date, the company has raised an unknown amount, but it was included in the $5.5 million EU Horizon 2020 project KATANA and raised money through its crowdfunding campaign. The company develops an irrigation management system... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

November 11, 2019

Connected IoT health platform

Develops a connected IoT health platform that collects data from both proprietary and licensed sensors to create a "health score" for patients monitoring their health It will be difficult for consumers to differentiate this offering from the glut of consumer wellness products on the market, and the ... read more.
Company Profile

Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

November 11, 2019

Uses machine learning to match high-quality produce with consumers

The company was started by Aashish Krishnatre, Atul Kumar (co-founder), Sumit Rai, and Vikas Dosala. So far, the company has raised about $2 million in venture capital funding, led by Equanimity Investments. The company develops an e-commerce mobile device application connecting end customers (large... read more.
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How to organize for materials informatics

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The potential of materials informatics (MI) to change the way R&D is done within chemical and material companies — and by their customers — is becoming increasingly clear. Lux has highlighted potential MI strategies and the importance of consortia or other collaborations to increase acess to data, but having the right internal organization to make strategic use of this data, and the new business models and MI can enable, can be just as critical. This report provides a guideline on how to form an internal MI strategy, laying out the key steps and questions to ask, as well as the potential pitfalls to avoid.

How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?