Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 19, 2019

Develops liquid crystal-based films with dynamic light control

Gauzy is a materials science and nanotechnology company founded by Eyal Peso and Adrian Lofer in 2009; the company is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is a developer of light control glass, including liquid crystal films and suspended particle device (SPD) emulsions and films; its liquid ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 19, 2019

Uber ATG has had a rough PR week. Recently, an independent software reviewer found that ATG is using trade secrets taken from Waymo. In response, Uber has claimed that it "will likely" need to either license the technology or build the necessary software from scratch. Both options could incur huge ... read more.

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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

November 18, 2019

In-line somatic cell and fat content sensor for milk

System uses small-angle light scattering to detect various attributes of liquids in line and in real time Sensor is application-agnostic; the initial algorithm was developed to measure somatic cell count, progestogens, and milk fat in cow's milk Anticipates commercial launch on large North American ... read more.
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Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 18, 2019

Paper-based bottle developer; joint venture formed by BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla

The company was founded by Alpla and BillerudKorsnäs in 2019 to commercialize a paper-based bottle initially developed by ecoXpac. The core technology for the venture is from ecoXpac's work; BillerudKornäs is the feedstock provider; Alpla will provide expertise for manufacturing bottles on a ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

November 18, 2019

Performance electric vehicles and battery solutions

Oxra Energies was founded in 2015 by Prajwal Sabnis, who earned a Ph.D. in material mechanics, and Ranjita Ravi, who has experience in sales and marketing; the company partners with Innovate India and Airbus BizLab. The company makes swappable, modular battery packs; it will be releasing its first ... read more.
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2019

Recycled plastic has the potential to displace over 100 million tons of traditional plastic by 2030 due to new legislation and downstream demand. Where will this recycled plastic come from? Investment into advanced recycling technologies - namely depolymerization, pyrolysis, and solvent-based ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2019

PHA from carbon-based feedstocks like agricultural and industrial waste

On October 29, 2019 Bio-on announced that its CEO Marco Astorri had resigned after allegations of fraud had been brought upon the company by Quintessential Capital Management a few months prior; the company has since suspended payments to its employees. Marco Astorri and Guido Cicognani co-founded ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

November 15, 2019

Developer of AI-empowered devices for human-machine interaction

Rokid was started in 2014 to develop products for human-machine interaction based on AI and augmented reality technologies; the founding team has background in both AI R&D and corporate financial governance; since its founding, Rokid has raised nearly $160 million in investment funding; key ... read more.
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Chad Goldberg

The Future of Mobility

November 15, 2019

Multimodal urban mobility platform

The Singapore-based company was founded in 2018 by Colin Lim, who has held transportation-related positions at IBM and Singapore's Ministry of Transport. So far, the company has received an undisclosed amount of financing from Toyota Tsusho and Signapore's major transport service provider SMRT ... read more.
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Tiffany Hua

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November 15, 2019

Silane-based hydrophobic and antimicrobial nanocoating for consumer applications

Liquid Glass Nanotech was founded by Sanjay Daswani in 2012; the company is based in Croydon, U.K. The company is a developer of silicone dioxide-based hydrophobic, oleophobic, and antimicrobial nanocoatings and films for electronic and textile devices; it offers three coating product lines: ... 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.

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.