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Max Halik

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November 15, 2018

Simulation and planning software for distribution networks

The company spun out of the Institute for High Voltage Technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2017; it raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in May 2018, with contributions from High-Tech Gründerfonds and Demeter, and is currently raising a Series A round for €8 million ($9 million). Envelio has ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Long-term trends in health and wellness are creating demands for new or improved product performance across many metrics in a wide range of markets. In this report, we examine how emerging materials technologies are key to helping companies meet these demand shifts. read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 15, 2018

LoRa-enabled devices for smart city and worker safety monitoring applications

The company was founded by CEO Piyush Goyal in 2016 and has raised a total $154,000 seed investment in 2017. The company develops a LoRa-based connected device platform for worker safety and smart city applications; it reports worker location and alerts against adverse events like a worker fall and ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 15, 2018

Power management integrated circuits and microcontrollers

Offers power management integrated circuits (PMICs) that, in conjunction with third-party energy harvesters, provide regulated power to IoT devices  Will also start offering energy-efficient microcontrollers and image sensors that use subthreshold computing in 2019; it is a fabless facility that ... read more.
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Mike Rolfes

Digital Transformation More...

November 15, 2018

Process automation using 3D vision and deep learning

Develops a product suite, known as "Fluid Vision," that utilizes 3D vision and deep learning to automate repetitive high-throughput enterprise processes, such as product inspection and 3D scanning Primary differentiation from other inspection systems and machine vision-based systems is in its use of... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 14, 2018

Advances in AI provide powerful methods to analyze and derive insights from sensor data, unlocking new sensor capabilities and applications. While this trend is already readily apparent in a domain like computer vision for analyzing image sensor data, other sensor types such as mechanical, acoustic... read more.

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Sara Olson

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

November 14, 2018

Microbiome-focused company developing therapeutics and diagnostics based on human-microbe interactions

The company was founded in 2012 to commercialize a microbial discovery platform developed by INRA in France. To date, the company has raised approximately $75 million across four large fundraising rounds, including venture capital investors as well as a number of strategic investors. Among its ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 14, 2018

Simulation software for autonomous vehicle testing and training

CEO Dan Atmonson and chairman Amiad Solomon founded Cognata in 2016; the company raised an $18.5 million Series B in October 2018 with lead investor Scale Venture Partners and strategic investor Airbus; the company has raised a total funding of $23.5 million to date. The company develops simulation ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

November 13, 2018

Catalytic conversion of ethanol to gasoline

The company was founded by Stanislaw Jablonski in 2006 and is based in Poland; EkoBenz develops an ethanol-to-gasoline technology using its proprietary catalyst platform. EkoBenz's technology is a two-stage process; according to its patent, the company first dehydrates ethanol into ethylene and ... read more.
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State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

APAC Oil and Gas Innovation Landscape

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

The demand for hydrocarbons is growing and is projected to be led by major Asian economies such as India and China. With the region largely driven by national oil companies, this report analyses the innovation landscape of Asian oil companies, how it differs from their IOC counterparts, and the potential opportunities the region offers to western oil companies as countries such as India begin to privatize its oil and gas market. 

Breaking Through Barriers to Industry 4.0

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

All the necessary tools and technologies of Industry 4.0 are available now, yet companies continue to struggle with strategy and adoption. What is holding it back? This report will take a firsthand look at barriers to success in Industry 4.0, and how clients can find a path to success within their respective industries.

Polymer Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will develop a landscape of polymer innovation in terms of industry players, key technologies, and trends. It will also highlight unmet needs and emerging opportunities.

CSI Large Company Report: Corning

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In June 2018, Lux published a report rating 40 of the world's largest chemical and material companies on innovation effort and business performance using the Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB). The company that scored highest on both Innovation Effort and Business Execution was the New York-based specialty glass and ceramics company Corning. This report will examine the role of tech innovation in the firm's business strategy and business operations.

Data Sharing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Effective data sharing has the potential to optimize industrial processes by gaining access to larger and/or adjacent data sets. However, the risk is sharing confidential data potentially with competitors. In this report, we will examine how to make the most of data sharing in your supply chain and potentially even with competitors, while mitigating the potential data security risks.

Autonomous Vehicle Development in APAC

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There has been an enormous amount of activity from Asia in autonomous vehicles. Korean giants (LG, Samsung) want to become premium Tier 1s. Japan wants commercial robotaxis by the 2020 Olympics, China wants to beat the U.S., and Singapore is interested in every space-saving, smart city related technology out there. In this report, we will analyze the autonomous vehicle innovation activity coming out of APAC.

Smart Home

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Planned Publication Date: December 2018

The smart home has largely fallen short of expectations to date, but new innovations like Amazon Alexa and the ecosystems they support, in addition to new technology and product development, are starting to make some of the hype into commercial reality. We evaluate the categories of smart home innovation to understand the landscape and products ready for market.

19 for 2019: Transformational Innovations Reshaping the World

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

We asked the Lux Research analyst team: “What innovations and technologies will you be following in 2019 that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade?” We also investigated the same question using our Lux Intelligence Engine data platform. This report shows the top 19 transformational technologies reshaping the world, ranked and evaluated for their industry impact. We also highlight what changed from last year's list, what companies are best-positioned to lead based on their innovation in these 19 areas, and what the longer list - the Lux 299 - looks like.

How to Make Money in Energy Storage: Deriving Value through Stacking Revenue Streams

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Batteries for grid energy storage are not yet economically viable, but this may change if it becomes possible to address multiple businesses at the same time. That is hard to do, however, because different applications require different battery characteristics. This report will investigate the technical and business potential for application stacking, and identify which locations in the grid are most favorable to tap into different revenue streams.

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