Chad Goldberg

The Future of Mobility

October 16, 2019

Developer of hyperloop technology and infrastructure

The company was started by Sebastien Gendron and Ryan Janzen in 2015; it currently has 30 employees and offices in Canada, France, and Italy. Gendron holds a master's degree in aerospace engineering and has held leadership positions at companies like Bombardier and Airbus; Janzen holds a Ph.D. in ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

October 16, 2019

Electrification is changing what powers the wheels of cars for the first time in nearly a century, as cheaper and more energy-dense batteries make long-range battery electric vehicles (BEVs) possible. Although today the continued shift towards electric mobility appears inevitable, a decade ago the ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

October 16, 2019

Develops silicon-based quantum dots for display, lighting, and other applications

The company was founded by Jonathan Veinot and David Antoniuk who serve as the company's president and COO, respectively. The company develops metal-free, biocompatible silicon quantum dots, silicon-based nanomaterials, and semiconductor photolithography resists for a broad range of applications in ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

October 16, 2019

Developer of nanoplatelet-shaped quantum materials

The company was started by Benoit Dubertret and Maurice Guillou, who have extensive research and executive business experience, respectively. To date, the company has raised approximately $4.78 million. Among its investors, we highlight ESPCI Paris, Demeter, CapDecisif Management, François-Xavier ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

In the race to reduce food waste, Hazel Technologies has gained notable attention as of late, most recently raising a $13 million Series B round co-led by prominent investors Pangaea Ventures and S2G Ventures in August. The startup employs 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) within a sachet insert to ... read more.

Case Study

Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Plant-based meat substitutes

The company was founded by Patrick Brown (CEO), professor emeritus of biochemistry at Stanford University. To date, the company has raised approximately $688 million, most recently a $300 million Series E round in May 2019. Among its investors, we highlight Temasek Holdings and Horizons Ventures, ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Meat substitute products made from texturized pea protein

The company was founded by Ethan Brown (CEO) around extrusion technology originally developed by Professor Fu-hung Hsieh at the University of Missouri; Ethan previously worked in the energy industry. To date, the company has raised approximately $361 million, most recently $241 million through an ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Ethylene inhibitors for shelf life extension of fresh produce

The company was founded by Aiden Mouat (CEO), Adam Preslar (CTO), and Patrick Flynn (CMO), all from Northwestern University, with backgrounds in either chemistry or engineering. To date, the company has raised about $17.8 million, most recently raising a $13 million Series B round in August 2019. ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 15, 2019

Materials informatics (MI) is an emerging technology with rapidly growing innovation interest – and it's one of the technologies our clients have asked us about the most this year. Because of the interest in this topic, we wanted to highlight some of the most commonly asked questions and provide our... read more.

Analyst Insight

Christopher Robinson

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 15, 2019

UPS is one of the largest logistics and parcel delivery providers, with a fleet of roughly 125,000 road vehicles and nearly 300 airplanes globally. The U.S. company does most of its business in its domestic market, where more than 80% of its packages are delivered – a country that saw emissions from... read more.

Case Study

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes a major differentiating point in product innovation, incumbents will face a threat of being relegated to second-tier roles as contract manufacturers and commodity players, and must take action today to create a role for themselves in the future of their industry. The first step in this adaptation is understanding the impacts and future trajectory of digital transformation in the physical industries, which is addressed in this report.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

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

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.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

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.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.