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Laura Krishfield

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January 22, 2019

Phone-connected metabolism measuring device for personalized nutrition recommendations

The company was started by sisters Merac and Michal Mor, who both have backgrounds in physiology and health research, and co-founded by CEO Daniel Tal, Chief Project Management Officer Dror Ceder, and CTO Avi Smila. To date, the company has raised about $8.8 million in funding; about $2 million was ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2019

Materials design and informatics platform for material property optimization

The company was started by two faculty members of Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Washburn and Barnabas Poczos, in 2018 to apply materials design and informatics technologies to material properties optimization. The company is a developer of hierarchical machine learning (HML) algorithms that can... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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January 22, 2019

Gut microbiome health company specializing in personalized probiotics

The company was started by Sunny Jain (CEO), a molecular biologist who previously worked for Illumina. To date, the company has raised about $3 million, largely from a $2.9 million round in January 2019. Among its investors, we highlight SOSV; Sun Genomics participated in SOSV's IndieBio accelerator... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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January 22, 2019

Food production and delivery

The company was started by Martti Paatela (CEO) and Kai Karttunen; Martti is a former rocket scientist, and Kai has a background in business and is associated with several other startups. So far, the company has raised about $1.5 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Estonia-based VC firm ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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January 22, 2019

Cultured chicken meat

Develops lab-grown poultry meat; employs biopsy for cell isolation Looks to develop hybrid products containing plant protein and cultured meat The company is no longer pursuing a distributed manufacturing model; it plans to produce a chicken nugget prototype by early 2019 and hopes to introduce a ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

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January 22, 2019

AI that uses on-device smartphone sensors to predict consumer behavior

The company was started by CTO Gil Levy and COO Yaron Aizenbud; CEO Ofer Tziperman joined the company in 2015 and previously served as the CEO of On Track Innovations (NASDAQ: OTIV). So far, the company has raised about $16.5 million, including a $10 million Series B round in 2018; among its ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

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January 21, 2019

Microwave-based depolymerization technology for recycling polystyrene

Developed the catalytic microwave depolymerization (CMD) technology that recycles waste polystyrene to styrene monomers via microwave pyrolysis Pyrowave's CMD reactors have a processing capacity of 4.8 metric tons per day (MTPD) and offer a 90% yield of recycled styrene that exhibits equivalent ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

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January 21, 2019

Small-scale renewable ammonia synthesis

The company was founded by Joe Beach and Jennifer Beach in 2007 to develop projects in solar energy; in 2016, the company switched to developing a catalytic technology for renewable ammonia synthesis. The company develops a fast-ramping low-pressure ammonia synthesis process that uses renewable ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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January 21, 2019

Drug discovery using biophysics, artificial intelligence, and systems biology

Cyclica began operations in 2014, and the current CEO is Naheed Kurji The company's flagship product, Ligand Express, allows for rapid polypharmacology screening of small molecules against protein structure databases or a complex database of molecules (i.e., the hypothesized contents of a cell) The ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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January 21, 2019

Develops information communication technology for digital agriculture applications

Developed as an innovation project within Microsoft Azure Utilizes TV white spaces as an information streaming technology for agriculture data FarmBeats and Microsoft are not interested in becoming an agriculture company but will instead develop enabling technologies for existing platforms The ... read more.
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The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil rigs 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.

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.

The Market Size for Smart Home

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

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The growth of connected smart home appliances have expanded from lighting controls to thermostats, door locks, and even coffee makers. With the large influx of new products, how is the smart home market segmented, and where do opportunities lie?

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

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

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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: March 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.

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

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)

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.