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Laura Krishfield

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February 16, 2019

Uses acoustic data and machine learning to optimize salmon feeding

The company was founded by CEO Bendik S. Søvegjarto in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. So far, the company has raised about $8.8 million, with the most recent investment being for $2.8 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Innovation Norway, Breed Reply, and a ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

February 16, 2019

Collaborative robotic platform for outdoor labor

Develops automated path-tracing robots for assisting in transportation tasks within agriculture production; the robot is called Burro Burro uses computer vision and machine learning to trace paths and automatically rerun routes while carrying up to 500 lbs Augean Robotics is currently selling its ... read more.
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Bactusense
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Laura Krishfield

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

February 16, 2019

Develops silicon-based microchips and optical biosensors for bacteria detection

The company was founded by Amir Saar, Ester Segal, and Ofer Du-nour; Amir and Ester developed the technology while professors at the Jerusalem's Hebrew University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology before partnering with Ofer to license the technology to a nanotechnology innovations ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 15, 2019

Mapping data for autonomous vehicles

CEO James Wu and CTO Mark Wheeler founded DeepMap in 2016 after work at Baidu's autonomous vehicle program and Google's mapping services; the company raised $60 million in a 2018 Series B led by Bosch's VC arm, for a total of $92 million in funding to date; other investors include Nvidia, Accel, and... read more.
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Umicore
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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

February 15, 2019

This year's AABC Europe conference saw a change in location, moving from Germany to just across the border in France, but remained a must-attend event due to the high quality of speakers and balance of technical and market discussions. As in previous conferences we've attended in the past couple of ... read more.

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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

February 15, 2019

Electric rickshaw ride-hailing

The company is a developer of an electric rickshaw ride-hailing service, in which it owns the vehicles and provides charging and battery swapping infrastructure to drivers. SmartE's rickshaws have batteries ranging in size from 3.4 kWh to 7.4 kWh, which it sources from local suppliers like Amara ... read more.
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Mobisol
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

February 15, 2019

Off-grid solar solutions for emerging economies

Mobisol was founded in 2010 and has received $27.5 million in funding from the International Finance Corporation and other venture capital firms. The company develops off-grid solar systems ranging from 80 W to 200 W, which incorporate a charge controller and a lead-acid battery for short-term ... read more.
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Michael Kronberger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 14, 2019

Has more than 80 years of experience in industrial fermentation; leverages this knowledge for innovative and new applications like the production of bioplastics Operates its core business in the two business lines Ingredient Solutions – Food and Ingredient Solutions – Biochemicals; more cutting-edge... read more.

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Michael Kronberger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 14, 2019

Is the largest lithium producer in the world; its $1.15 billion acquisition of a 50% stake in the Wodgina lithium mine will further strengthen its position Its products are mainly used in energy storage, petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 14, 2019

Textile coatings from agricultural and algal feedstocks

CEO Matthias Foessel co-founded Beyond Surface Technologies in 2008 after serving as the global director of new technologies at Huntsman and the head of the finishing division at Ciba Specialty Chemicals. The company develops chemical finishes for textiles made partially or fully from renewable raw ... read more.
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Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.