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Tim Grejtak

Owning the Energy Transition

February 22, 2019

One of the most crucial developments in the stationary energy storage market over the past two years was not new technology, but new policy, specifically the policies that enabled a single energy storage asset to secure multiple revenue streams by providing different grid services – a practice ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 22, 2019

GVD

Functional coatings for mold release and electronics protection

Hilton Pryce Lewis and Karen Gleason from the Gleason Lab at MIT spun out GVD in 2001 to commercialize initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) technology, similar to the startup DropWise, also from the Gleason Lab. The company is a developer of iCVD, a platform technology that uses a free-radical... read more.
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Mia Lu

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February 21, 2019

End-to-end platform for water quality and supply management

End-to-end solution supplier for proactive management of water use, quality, and distribution Provides a modular, automated device integrating a range of U.S. EPA-approved methods for direct measurement of up to 21 water quality parameters, such as pH, temperature, turbidity, chlorine, and heavy ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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

February 21, 2019

Hyperspectral imaging for automated food inspection and sorting

Developed a custom hyperspectral imaging system that can automatically inspect and sort food products; operates in line with product moving as fast as 120 ft per minute and can detect surface-level foreign objects as small as 2 mm × 2 mm within fractions of a second (can also yield insight in terms ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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February 21, 2019

Fouling-resistant nanofiltration membrane for challenging industrial wastewater reuse

The company was started by two recent graduates from Tufts University, Alex Rappaport (CEO) and Aditi Deorukhakar (VP, Business Development), Chris Drover (CTO), former R&D manager at Oasys Water, and Chris Roy (VP, Product), former field engineer at CeraMem (now part of CTI-Orelis). To date, the ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

February 21, 2019

Industrial burners for below 5 ppm NOx levels

ClearSign Combustion was founded in 2008 and went public in 2012; via its IPO, the company raised close to $14 million to commercialize its Duplex burners. The Duplex burners are retrofittable, low NOx emission burners that are cost-effective alternatives to incumbent ultra-low-NOx burners and ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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February 21, 2019

Manufacturing analytics platform

The company was founded by CEO Bill Bither, COO Eric Fogg, and Jacob Lauzier in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $13 million, with the most recent $11 million coming in December 2018. Among its investors, we highlight MassVentures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Tola Capital, and Hub Angels ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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February 21, 2019

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The company was founded by Luis Murcho (CEO) and Gonçalo Pinheiro Santos (CTO); founders have no prior entrepreneurship experience; the company currently has fewer than 10 employees. Glartek has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from an accelerator called Startup Lisboa in 2017 and EDP ... read more.
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The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).