Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Digital wastewater services

Waterwerx was founded in 2013 in Victoria, Australia, and is led by General Manager Alastair Lockey; the company has not publicly disclosed funding information. The company makes STREAMWISE, a real-time systems optimization software for wastewater treatment; it particularly targets dissolved air ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Packaged, decentralized wastewater systems for commercial and industrial reuse

The company was founded by Amrit Om Nayak, Krunal Patel, and Aditya Vemuganti, graduates from the University of Washington, Seattle; Abhijit VVR, a graduate of BITS Pilani; and Sri Teja Allaparthi, an IIT Hyderabad graduate; CEO Amrit has experience in the clean energy and automobile sectors, having... read more.
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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 17, 2019

AI-driven platform for supporting decision-making in operating and managing water networks

The company was started by Jorge Helmbrecht, its managing director and a civil engineer with a focus on water resource management, out of a collaboration between Inclam Group, a water engineering and consulting firm, and Eurecat, a Catalonian technology center. The company is a developer of an ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 17, 2019

AI-powered system for real-time, continuous microbial detection and identification

Provides an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered, microscope-based system to monitor water quality for bacteria and potentially other harmful particles in real time, distinguishing the contaminants by their physical characteristics (i.e., shape, color, mass distribution) Built a proof-of-concept ... read more.
Company Profile

Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

October 17, 2019

Lux has worked with many clients to help them spot AI opportunities and cutting-edge technology developers. However, many clients still face challenges in integrating AI across their own organization or even establishing their own AI capabilities. This insight categorizes the AI value chain and ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 17, 2019

Autonomous drone software for inventory inspection

Develops an autonomy stack and inventory tracking service for warehouses using drones; features include bar code scanning, temperature monitoring, detecting stock-keeping units (SKUs), and visual inspection The company claims its solution is 15× faster and 30× cheaper than using human labor for the ... read more.
Company Profile

Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation

October 17, 2019

In April 2019, Takeoff, a software platform that manages microfulfillment centers across North America, partnered with Knapp, a warehouse automation provider that plans to open up 50 more of the micro fulfillment centers. These centers are expected to process up to $1.5 billion in grocery e-commerce... read more.

Case Study

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

October 17, 2019

Software platform for behavioral analytics to assess organizational change

Humanyze provides an organizational network analytics software platform that measures, aggregates, and models anonymous data from digital communications, including chat, email, surveys, as well as proximity, motion, audio and smart identification badge sensors to model worker behavior and test ... read more.
Company Profile

Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 17, 2019

Micro-fulfillment center-based grocery procurement platform

The company was founded by CEO José Vicente Aguerrevere and COO Max Pedro in 2016; to date, Takeoff has raised $63.9 million, with investments from Forrestal Capital and Ignia. The company develops a software platform that automates grocery fulfillment; Takeoff partners with warehouse automation ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

October 17, 2019

Three-in-one testing tool for in situ geomechanical data

Develops a novel downhole tool that incorporates minifrac, intelligent packer, and downhole scratch testing components to measure in situ geomechanical properties in real time Collects comprehensive geomechanical data, which is used to determine key formation characteristics, such as normal stress, ... read more.
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The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

How to organize for materials informatics

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The potential of materials informatics (MI) to change the way R&D is done within chemical and material companies — and by their customers — is becoming increasingly clear. Lux has highlighted potential MI strategies and the importance of consortia or other collaborations to increase acess to data, but having the right internal organization to make strategic use of this data, and the new business models and MI can enable, can be just as critical. This report provides a guideline on how to form an internal MI strategy, laying out the key steps and questions to ask, as well as the potential pitfalls to avoid.

How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.