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Jerrold Wang

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September 20, 2019

AI and IoT solutions for smart buildings and communities

Terminus was founded in 2015 by undisclosed founders to develop software and hardware solutions for smart buildings and communities; the company has raised $521 million in investment funding so far, including the most recent $282 million in Series C in August 2019; among its investors, we highlight ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

September 20, 2019

IoT enablement platform for connected home appliances

Offers device OEMs three services: solutions that make conventional appliances connected and controllable, a cloud platform that provides OEM customers end user analytics and empowers appliances with AI capabilities, and an app development service that enables interaction between OEM customers and ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 19, 2019

Fortified beverage-dispensing machine based on finger-prick blood analysis

The company was started by Eric Hilton (CEO), who is also the CEO of NutraPharma, an R&D firm for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. The company's only known external funding has been raised through crowdsourcing; according to the MiNutra page on Nutra Pharma's web site, it has raised ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

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September 19, 2019

Online marketplace for container haulage

The company was founded by Alvin Ea in 2017 to build a B2B platform for container haulage in Singapore; the company was incubated by Singapore's port authority PSA International. To date, the company has raised approximately $1 million from undisclosed investors; this figure, however, does not ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

September 19, 2019

Sourcewater recently announced that it has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by Bison Companies' technology arm, Bison Technologies, and with major participation from Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation. This is Sourcewater's second funding round since landing $5 million from ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

September 19, 2019

Greywater recycling systems for residential and commercial markets

Chemical- and membrane-free greywater recycling system that can save about 45% of domestic water consumption by recycling up to 85% of greywater; collects water from showers, baths, sinks, and washing machines and treats it to a reuse quality meeting some of the most stringent regulations Uses a ... read more.
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Benjamin Torda

Next Generation Power More...

September 19, 2019

Buoyant membrane-based floating photovoltaic system

Develops a novel floating photovoltaic (FPV) system using a buoyant polymer fabric membrane to support horizontally oriented solar modules; offers 100 kW, 200 kW, and 500 kW models; claims some manufacturers provide a 20-year warranty Additional claims include lower material and transportation costs... read more.
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Arcstone
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Miraj Mainali

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September 19, 2019

Data integration and application development platform with manufacturing execution system (MES)

Develops a vendor-agnostic manufacturing execution system (MES) that collects data from factory floors and allows users to develop custom applications; connects with various sensors through its own communication protocols or through PLC and SCADA systems; displays data and KPIs on a dashboard and ... read more.
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Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: October 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 key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

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.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.