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Venkatesh Konanur

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August 15, 2019

Ultrasound-based pipeline corrosion sensor

Offers visual inspection tools and ultrasound sensors and software for detecting cracks, defects, and lost tools in the metal piping Claims that compared to incumbent offerings from major companies like GE and Emerson, its ultrasound sensors focus the waves onto multiple small areas to get a good ... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

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August 15, 2019

Wearable armband with environmental sensors for industrial worker safety

The company makes wearable armbands with environmental sensors that monitor gases including CO2, noise, light, temperature, humidity, air pressure, and movement of the plant surroundings as well as the workers; analytics are provided by a machine learning-based software platform that provides ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 15, 2019

Surface treatment for enhanced bonding

Christopher Harris, president and CEO, founded Vindicoat in 2014; however, the company's core team has moved on. To date, the company has raised approximately $200,000 in seed funding in 2013/2014 from the founders and friends. The company makes a molecular surface treatment via room-temperature ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

August 15, 2019

Hydrogen generation from silicon and water

Develops silicon fuel that generates hydrogen when mixed with water at ambient temperatures and pressures Claims a hydrogen yield of 10% from silicon fuel; hydrogen produced has high purity and can be used directly in a fuel cell Currently at laboratory scale; plans to launch fuel cartridges with ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

August 14, 2019

Quantum computing software for enhancing chemical simulations used in product design

Develops quantum computing algorithms to enhance chemical simulations used in the design stage of development for products like small molecules, superconductors, drugs, OLEDs, magnets, and chemicals and processes Existing simulation solutions like density functional theory (DFT) struggle with trade-... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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August 14, 2019

Mobile robots

Develops mobile robots for last-mile delivery, indoor delivery, indoor cleaning, and security applications Claims differentiation in its ability to easily customize machines for different industries and customers, as well as its mapping software; however, the technology is comparable to that of ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 14, 2019

Data labeling for machine learning

The company labels data for companies developing machine learning software, targeting computer vision and natural language processing; it makes its own software that takes a first pass at labeling data provided by its customers before passing it on to human contract workers who make corrections ... read more.
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

Despite some startup activity, Na-ion battery development today is led by research institutes; more than three times as many academic papers as patents were published on Na-ion batteries in 2018. The value proposition of these batteries is that they are cheap: Unlike lithium, there is already a ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

In 2018, South Korea was the largest stationary storage market in the world, with more than 1 GWh of deployments, surpassing Germany, the U.S., and even China. Then the battery fires started. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy ordered stationary storage systems to cease operations, ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

In March 2017, Aquion Energy, one of the earliest companies to commercialize aqueous Na-ion battery technology, famously went bankrupt after raising $267 million and garnering praise from the nascent energy storage community. Lux and others credit Aquion Energy's downfall to an expensive, ... read more.

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

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.