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Abhirabh Basu

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April 18, 2019

End-to-end monitoring systems for nonrevenue water, meter health, and leak detection

Offer hardware to continuously monitor the health and accuracy of a water meter (or any flow meter) using three sensors, cellular communications, and edge processing capabilities; technology finds hidden revenue and meter errors and can use acoustics to identify leaks Utilities recieve the results ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 18, 2019

Nuclear magnetic resonance sensors for monitoring of heavy fuel oil and water quality

The company was founded by owner and CEO Ole Jensen, former founder of Danish Bluetooth pioneer Digianswer. To date, the company has raised approximately $2.6 million from several angel investors. The company makes real-time, online fluid measuring devices, CatGuard and Tveskaeg, based on nuclear ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 18, 2019

Blockchain-based marketplace for component manufacturing

The company was founded by Jeremy Goodwin (CEO) and Andy Tong (Strategic Advisor) in 2013; the founders have expertise in corporate development and finance but lack prior domain experience; the company has fewer than 20 employees. So far, the company has raised about $545,000 through multiple seed ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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April 18, 2019

IoT platform for industrial enterprises

Develops an IoT platform for industries that can be used to connect devices, manage data and applications, and provide analytics; recently pivoted its focus from automobiles to manufacturing industries Claims differentiation in the platform's capability to connect and manage edge devices, as well as... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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April 18, 2019

Computer vision software to optimize manual processes in manufacturing

Offers a computer vision software for the factory environment to assess worker activity and develop efficient operational practices Claims that it solves an unmet need in the automated factory by quantifying the efficiency of work and processes that involve employees with real-time information, as ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 18, 2019

This is the third article in a series of insights from Lux's participation in the Mobile World Congress (MWC19) in Barcelona. We've previously highlighted the hype surrounding 5G, from fake 5G that does not conform to international standards to 5G that is still far from commercial deployment. Two ... read more.

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Christopher Robinson

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 18, 2019

Personal rapid transit

Transit X is designing a high-capacity personal rapid transit (PRT) system that uses an overhead monorail and suspended pods capable of carrying up to four adult passengers Pods are electric vehicles that can generate their own power from solar panels or recharge wirelessly on locations on the track... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

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April 18, 2019

Smart home energy monitoring with electricity disaggregation

Offers a connected home energy monitoring system with embedded processing power to perform load disaggregation Uses current transformer (CT) sensors to gather electricity measurements directly from the home electricity panel a million times per second Continues to target the consumer market directly... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

April 17, 2019

Low-pressure natural gas storage for motor vehicles

Builds activated carbon-filled natural gas storage tanks that store gas at 25% of the operating pressure of conventional tanks while offering 50% higher storage volume The activated carbon adsorbs natural gas molecules at 900 psi or lower pressure for a cost of compression between $0.07 and $0.1 per... read more.
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 17, 2019

New applications in connected cars are providing greater safety, performance, and entertainment for occupants of vehicles. Many of those services require data transmission over cellular networks, such as 4G LTE. Of course, all automotive OEMs want this connectivity, but cellular data transmission ... read more.

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Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 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?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.