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Harshit Sharma

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March 14, 2019

AI-driven geoscience platform for prospect evaluation

The company was started by Erik Larsen in 2016 to build machine learning solutions for seismic data interpretation; initial development support was provided by Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway. Among its investors, we emphasize Saudi Aramco, which led the company's Series A round... read more.
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Alliance for web
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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

Lux recently attended the Sustainability in Packaging 2019 conference in Chicago. Topics varied widely, but throughout the conference, a few key themes emerged: The definition of sustainability is still up for debate: While the event two years ago more strongly featured bio-based polymers, such as ... read more.

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Indorama ventures
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

As consumer awareness of the plastic waste issue rises, brand names in the consumer beverage and food packaging markets like PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Unilever are demanding high-quality recycled plastic for their packaging needs in order to better align themselves with their customers' interests. The... read more.

Case Study
Natsurfact
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

Rhamnolipids from the fermentation of vegetable oils

NatSurFact is a research project funded by parent Logos Technologies Uses a non-genetically modified bacterium to convert vegetable oil feedstocks (e.g., soybean oil) into rhamnolipids; claims that its semicontinuous fermentation approach is unique and that ts route is more cost-effective than ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

March 14, 2019

Software solution for data-over-audio transmission

Develops a wireless communication protocol for IoT and consumer electronic devices based on ultrasound Claims that compared to RF-based protocols like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that are used in mainstream applications, ultrasound-based communications have advantages in privacy Targets system integrators ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

March 14, 2019

Augmented reality glasses

CEO Chi Xu and lead optical engineer Bing Xiao founded Nreal in 2017 after Xu left Magic Leap; the company has raised a total of $16 million in funding from a 2019 Series A led by Shunwei Capital. The company develops augmented reality (AR) glasses with contextualized AR (i.e., not an HUD like North... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

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March 14, 2019

EV charging station management software

Meshcrafts was co-founded by Paal Myhre, Åsmund Frengstad, and Einar Gasmann in 2013 as a spinoff from a student enterprise project at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU); the company has received support from Innovation Norway, but has not disclosed the amount. The company offers an EV... read more.
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Hina battery
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

March 13, 2019

Sodium-ion batteries for low-speed electric vehicles and stationary storage systems

HiNa Battery Technology develops a proprietary sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery chemistry that incorporates a carbon-based anode, an unknown electrolyte, and a proprietary intercalation cathode containing copper-iron-manganese oxides. The battery chemistry was originally developed at the Chinese Academy ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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

March 13, 2019

Digital platform to integrate evidence-based digital tools

The company was started by Ashish Atreja in 2016; to date, the company has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. Among its investors, we highlight Mount Sinai Innovation Partners – this company spun out of the Mount Sinai hospital system. The company is a developer of a platform that connects data ... read more.
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Faunaphotonics web
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Joshua Haslun

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March 13, 2019

Develops an LED-based sensor to detect airborne agricultural pests

The company recruited Micheal Stanley Petersen as CEO in 2018 Fauna Photonics is developing an LED-based sensor to detect airborne insects The company established an R&D collaboration with Bayer's Xarvio in 2016, which aided in technology development and field trials Its first proprietary sensor ... read more.
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Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

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

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: March 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).

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil assets will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

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

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

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.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

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