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Harshit Sharma

Exploration and Production More...

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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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

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.
Company Profile

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.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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: June 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.