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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

December 18, 2018

Over the past few weeks, we had the opportunity to participate as a thought leader at some great conferences on artificial intelligence (AI). We chaired the data analytics session at the IoT Tech Expo, and we moderated a panel on digital business models and shared our thoughts on the prognosis for ... read more.

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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

December 18, 2018

Enterprise automation tools that integrate data ingestion, robotic process automation (RPA), and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques

The company was founded by Asheesh Mehra and Govind Sandhu in 2015; since being established, the company has raised $15 million via Series A funding from SBI Investment, a subsidiary of SBI Holdings. Offers a product called ANTstein, an all-in-one digitization process automation solution that ... read more.
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Kebotix
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Miraj Mainali

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 17, 2018

AI and robotics for material discovery

The company was founded by Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Christoph Kreisbeck, Dennis Sheberla, Jill Becker, and Semion Saikin; the company has fewer than 10 employees and only recently came out of stealth mode. So far, the company has raised about $5 million in seed funding. Among its investors, we emphasize ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

December 17, 2018

Autonomous systems for heavy equipment

Develops aftermarket automation and fleet coordination software for heavy equipment in the mining and construction industry Initially, the company will focus on autonomous hauling applications for reducing operational costs, increasing safety, and improving productivity, but it will also seek to ... read more.
Company Profile
Elevoc
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

December 17, 2018

Deep neural network (DNN)-based solutions for voice enhancement and human-machine voice interaction

Core technology consists of computational auditory scene analysis (CASA) and DNN-based voice technologies (such as voice enhancement, voice trigger, voiceprint recognition, and beamforming) The technology can extract clear speech from background noise and realize better noise cancellation and is ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

December 16, 2018

Personalized health reports and supplements based on blood biomarker analysis and user-provided data

Offers personalized health reports and supplements based on blood biomarker analysis and user-provided data Provides a noninvasive, at-home, single-use blood sampling device that collects three to four drops of capillary blood; employs a proprietary and allegedly low-cost mass spectrometry (MS) ... read more.
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

December 14, 2018

Stationless bicycle sharing

The company was started by CEO Hu Weiwei and former CEO Davis Wang in 2015 to provide stationless bicycle sharing and acquired by Meitu Dianping for $2.7 billion in April 2018. The company makes bicycles with connected locks that can be locked and unlocked by consumers using QR codes. Key ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

December 14, 2018

The indoor growth of crops in vertical stacks. Vertical farming continues to grow as a viable production alternative for high-value leafy greens. The cost associated with producing vegetables and other crops remains high, but cannabis production offers a solid opportunity for vertical farming. ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 14, 2018

Textile processing for functional finishes

MTIX is a wholly owned subsidiary of MTIX International; MTIX International began work that would relate to its computer numerical control and processing equipment in the 1930s; MTIX began to focus on textile applications in 2011. The company develops proprietary equipment and software for the pre- ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 14, 2018

Contract manufacturer of autoclaved carbon fiber parts

Göran Marström and Per Wärn began operations in 1983 to produce a high-performance Tornado sailboat for the Olympics; the then Marström Sail Center of Sweden spun off Marstrom Composite in 2003; all business is now conducted by Marstrom Composite. Among its investors, we emphasize Almi Invest, a ... read more.
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Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Innovation Activity in 3D Printing Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There is increasing innovation activity in the 3D printing space. This report compares innovation at different parts of the value chain: materials, hardware, and software. Based on each material segment (polymer, composites, metals, ceramics, and others), this reports aims to visualize the areas that see more innovation, and areas that need to be improved. Finally, it aims to identify which players can create the most value, and what that means for clients' strategies.

Carbon Fiber Update 2018

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update Lux's overall carbon fiber coverage. In particular, it will focus strongly on manufacturing technologies ranging from 3D printing to large, high-volume systems. It will seek to understand the manufacturing landscape and match processes to industries.

China Carbon Fiber

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will explore and answer the questions: What are the current innovation and commercialization activities of Chinese start-ups and large corporations? What are the challenges and opportunities the Chinese carbon fiber companies pose to Lux clients? What is the future outlook of carbon fiber in China?

Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Let's Get Personal: Constructing a Powerful Personalized Nutrition Solution

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will examine enabling technologies, like microbiome sensing, and analysis that are bringing personalized nutrition solutions to the forefront and increasing their effectiveness.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: January 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.

Building a Circular Economy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

The Circular Economy - converting waste such as spent biomass, foodwaste, and plastic waste into products with value - has seen significant innovation interest in recent times. However, the path towards circularity requires connecting multiple technologies including waste collection/sorting, and the conversion technologies themselves. This report aims to highlight and evaluate these enabling technologies, while also highlighting gaps in creating a circular economy.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Energy's Top News, Technology Developers, and Questions You Asked About in 2018

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Highlights of the top news, technology developers, and questions that you and your peers asked Lux Research about in 2018. While not designed as a ranking list, this report instead serves as a summary of the developments in 2018 and how Lux Research's Energy Team views them as key steps in the evolution of the energy system in 2019 and beyond.

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