Wuhan university of technology
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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.

Case Study
Nyserda
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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.

Analyst Insight
Benan
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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.

Case Study
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

August 14, 2019

MicroLED typically refers to a technology that includes, first, production of individual micrometer-sized pixels based on inorganic semiconductor materials, which offers better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency compared to LCD and OLED technologies, and second, assembly of those ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Agroscout
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Artificial intelligence software to control drone flight and image analysis for crop health scouting

The company was founded by Simcha Shore in 2017 AgroScout is a software company rather than a drone service provider The platform is not drone-dependent but rather imagery resolution-dependent in that any image of sufficient resolution (>13 megapixels) provides adequate data The company plans to ... read more.
Company Profile
Phage biotech
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Commercialization of bacterial phage treatment for OmniLytics arm of Phagelux

Phage Biotech no longer develops its own phage products and has narrowed its scope to focus on crop disease treatments in agriculture It works with OmniLytics in Israel to commercialize the company's AgriPhage treatments for several crop diseases The company's degree of success with regulatory ... read more.
Company Profile
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Precision farming service provider in Brazil

The company was founded by professionals trained at ESALQ/USP in Brazil. The company works closely with Brazilian universities (ESALQ/USP) to develop its products and tools. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in providing precision agriculture services to growers of ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Small robot compnay
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Three-robot platform enabling precision agriculture for small-scale farmers

The company was started by Ben Scott-Robinson (entrepreneur) and Sam Watson Jones (fourth-generation farmer). So far, the company has raised about $1.5 million from crowdfunding equity. The company makes three different unmanned ground vehicles targeting crop and soil monitoring (Tom), crop input ... read more.
Company Snapshot
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

August 13, 2019

On-demand warehousing and freight service platform

The company was founded by Andree Susanto in 2017, who previously worked at Chevron as a chemical engineer. To date, the company has raised approximately $16.1 million in funding, chiefly via a $14.5 million Series A round in July 2019. Among its investors, we highlight Singapore-based VC groups EV ... read more.
Company Snapshot

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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.

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.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.