Semafora
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Informatics software solutions

Semafora (previsously called Ontoprise) was founded by Jürgen Angele, Stefan Decker, Rudi Studer, Steffen Staab, and Hans-Peter Schnurr in 1999 as a spinoff from Karlsruhe University; it filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and got acquired by Triangle Venture Capital Group; Bernd Geiger, the founder of the... read more.
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Visionlib
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Cole McCollum

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May 14, 2019

3D object tracking for AR applications

The company was founded by CEO Harald Wuest, CTO Timo Engelke, Folker Weintapper, and Jens Keil; prior to starting the company, the founders worked at Fraunhofer Institute, a vision technology research institute. The company’s investors include High-Tech Grunderfonds and Fraunhofer; financial ... read more.
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Anora
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Software for digitizing FDA applications

The company was started by Michelle Wu (CEO), Eric Loreaux, with the help of a team of Stanford students, faculty, and alumni in 2017; it was called Nova Approval until 2018; the company is funded by the Stanford BIOME group and Cardinal Ventures, but the funding amount has not been publicly ... read more.
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Cyrus biotechnology
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Computational protein engineering software

Develops enterprise software for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures; leverages an open-source software called Rosetta and adds features including a GUI on top Claims that its software is cloud-based as well as easy to learn and use, which makes the protein engineering process ... read more.
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Tesla
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Josh Kern and Cole McCollum

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May 14, 2019

Tesla has long been promising full self-driving capability for its vehicles. In fact, the company has claimed that all vehicles sold since October 2016 have the necessary hardware (radars, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors) for full self-driving. The plan was to update the software in these vehicles ... read more.

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Matthew Wagner

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May 14, 2019

Offers broadly applicable 3D printing software said to be "tested and optimized for hundreds of different 3D printers"

The company was started by mechanical engineer Clayton Webster in 2013. To date, the company has not disclosed any outside investors. The company is a developer of 3D printing software that includes model setup, support structure generation, preprint simulation, and slicing; more advanced features ... read more.
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Arevo
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Xiao Zhong

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May 14, 2019

Digital part design and 3D printing using carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Designs and 3D prints high-performance continuous carbon fiber-reinforced polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Provides an end-to-end solution for composite design and manufacturing. Key technologies include materials development using its proprietary algorithms, software for part design that enables ... read more.
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Cyanoguard
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Abhirabh Basu

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May 14, 2019

Rapid grab sample analysis for cyanide detection in mining, wastewater, food, and health care

The company was started by Benedikt Kirchgassler and spun out of the University of Zurich. CyanoGuard has raised funding from MassChallenge and the European Horizon EU 2020 Phase 1 grant of €50,000; the company also raised a seed round of up to $500,000 in 2017. The company makes a handheld ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

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May 14, 2019

Remote sensing satellite fleet and analytics provider

Designs, manufactures, and operates a constellation of remote sensing CubeSats and provides the generated data and associated analytics to customers; sensor payloads monitor radio signals and use radio occultation to track atmospheric conditions Claims to provide value by providing better data ... read more.
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Innovating Innovation: How Technology is Changing Technology Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

As the importance of innovation for company growth has risen, the complexity of innovation management has soared, limiting its impact. To get back on the path to growth, companies need to add the next new discipline to innovation management – data science – to better integrate existing tools and improve efficiency and impact.

Li-ion Battery Innovation Roadmap

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The future of battery electric vehicles depend on innovations in Li-ion battery anode, cathode, and electrolyte materials. Understanding how and when these materials make it to market will be key to succeeding as a Li-ion battery materials supplier. This report forecasts the market share of the various anode and cathode technologies over time, and assesses the impact of different commodity price scenarios on that roadmap.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation 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.

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.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

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.