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Joshua Haslun

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December 10, 2018

Develops local-scale weather monitoring systems

The company was founded by Alex Kubicek in 2012. So far, the company has raised about $17 million following Series A and Series B bridge funding rounds of $7.5 million each. Among its investors, we highlight Monsanto Growth Ventures (now Bayer Growth Ventures), 4490 Ventures, and Rise of the Rest. ... read more.
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Virovet
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

December 10, 2018

Develops antiviral drugs for livestock

ViroVet was founded in 2015 as a spinoff following Aratana's acquisition of Okapi Sciences The company develops plasmid-launched live-attenuated virus (PLLAV) vaccine technology and antiviral compounds targeting viral replication in livestock The DNA-based plasmid vaccine, produced via fermentation... read more.
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Aspire food group
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Laura Krishfield

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December 10, 2018

Cricket protein and autonomous farming systems for edible insect production

The company was started by CEO Mohammed Ashour, Gabe Mott, Shobhita Soor, Katie Gardon, Venu Margam at McGill University to compete in the 2013 Hult Prize competition. Among its investors, we emphasize the Hult Prize Foundation, which made a $1 million contribution in 2013. The company employs ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

December 10, 2018

Develops microbiome-modulating products for skin care and personal care applications

Develops skin care products containing encapsulated, live biotherapeutic probiotics capable of modulating the skin microbiome Employs Lactobacillus strains for maintaining and restoring a healthy skin microbiome; specifically focuses on L. plantarum, L. pentosus, and/or L. rhamnosus Currently ... read more.
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Steeper
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

Hydrothermal liquefaction process to convert organic matter into biocrude

Develops a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology for conversion of organic matter into biocrude using a supercritical water process Primary feedstock is wood residues; looking to expand to sewage and municipal solid waste (MSW) Developing a 30 bpd biocrude demonstration-scale project with Silva... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

2018 was an eventful year within the Alternative Fuels space. High-profile technology developers like LanzaTech and Fulcrum BioEnergy have finally surpassed significant milestones on their long-anticipated commercial projects, the cellulosic ethanol space is getting a fresh makeover with newly ... read more.

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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

Conversion of syngas to synthetic fuels. The capital-intensive nature of GTL plants using Fischer-Tropsch technology prohibits their commercial deployment when using natural gas feedstock during sustained periods of low oil prices. Commercial interest now lies in small-scale deployments that use ... read more.

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Paptic
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 6, 2018

Wood fiber-plastic composite for carrier bags

Produces wood-plastic composite materials by combining virgin soft wood kraft pulp (70% by weight) and an undisclosed thermoplastic resin (30% by weight); has achieved a target of making its material 90% to 95% bio-based by using bio-based polymers like PLA for the plastic component and is exploring... read more.
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Hs manufacturing group
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 6, 2018

Sucrose fatty acid ester coating to improve the wet strength of cellulosic materials

Developed a sucrose fatty acid ester coating for cellulosic materials with claims of improved strength, thermal stability, and water, grease, and oil resistance while remaining recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable; can apply the coating with a few industrial-standard processes Claims ... read more.
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Strategic Ways to Monetize Data

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Current approaches to data monetization are fairly straightforward and can be imitated by competitors, leading to a game of catch-up. This report will discuss a framework that companies can use to be strategic in monetizing data, thereby setting up competitive barriers for themselves.

The hurdles to microLED displays

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In the past five years, there has been a significant uptick in investment in microLED technology. Apple, Foxconn-Sharp, Samsung, and Facebook have all recently acquired startups in this space, as microLED is considered a direct competitor to OLED, with its longer lifetime and more responsive performance. In this report, we will discuss the microLED landscape and its major barriers to entry.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Building a Circular Economy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

The Circular Economy - converting waste such as spent biomass, foodwaste, and plastic waste into products with value - has seen significant innovation interest in recent times. However, the path towards circularity requires connecting multiple technologies including waste collection/sorting, and the conversion technologies themselves. This report aims to highlight and evaluate these enabling technologies, while also highlighting gaps in creating a circular economy.

Innovation Activity in 3D Printing Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There is increasing innovation activity in the 3D printing space. This report compares innovation at different parts of the value chain: materials, hardware, and software. Based on each material segment (polymer, composites, metals, ceramics, and others), this reports aims to visualize the areas that see more innovation, and areas that need to be improved. Finally, it aims to identify which players can create the most value, and what that means for clients' strategies.

Carbon Fiber Update 2018

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update Lux's overall carbon fiber coverage. In particular, it will focus strongly on manufacturing technologies ranging from 3D printing to large, high-volume systems. It will seek to understand the manufacturing landscape and match processes to industries.

China Carbon Fiber

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will explore and answer the questions: What are the current innovation and commercialization activities of Chinese start-ups and large corporations? What are the challenges and opportunities the Chinese carbon fiber companies pose to Lux clients? What is the future outlook of carbon fiber in China?

Let's Get Personal: Constructing a Powerful Personalized Nutrition Solution

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will examine enabling technologies, like microbiome sensing, and analysis that are bringing personalized nutrition solutions to the forefront and increasing their effectiveness.

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