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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

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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

Digital Transformation More...

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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Jessica Hernandez

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September 19, 2019

AI-powered software platform for grid balancing and electricity market monitoring

The company was founded by Gavin Bell, Karan Kathuria, Magnus Hausken, and Erlend Torgnes in 2013; in Q1 2018, the company announced it was raising its first investment round, aiming to gather €2 million (there is no evidence that it closed this round); the company received project development ... read more.
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Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This report will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

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?

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.

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Innovating for a Rapidly Aging Planet: Lessons From Japan

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

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Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.