Dynium robot
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Joshua Haslun

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January 21, 2019

Autonomous agriculture tractor with crop analytics

The company was founded by Charles Kirby (CEO) and Christopher Marshall (CTO). So far, the company has raised about $2.5 million through grants and projects and recently closed a seed funding round. Among its investors, we highlight AI Seed and Innovation UK. The company develops driverless ... read more.
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Novonutrients
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Laura Krishfield

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January 21, 2019

Uses microbial bioreactors from carbon dioxide to create protein for aquaculture feed

NovoNutrients is a developer of proprietary microbes and gas fermentation systems for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into protein The company sources CO2 and hydrogen (H2) gases from industrial gas emissions to produce its fishmeal alternative, branded Novomeal; Novomeal is currently 68% protein  ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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January 21, 2019

AI-powered control-environment agriculture monitoring and maintenance systems

The company develops a software platform, JustGrow, that automates greenhouses and uses AI technology to make predictions on operational behaviors (harvest cycles, yields, pests and diseases, etc.) The JustGrow software can retrieve data of up to 10 operational variables; six of the variables are ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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January 21, 2019

Autonomous drones with agri-spraying applicators

The company was founded by CEO Eylon Sorek and CTO Itzik Turkel; Eylon was the founder and CEO of a financial media company called CommuniFin, and Itzik founded and managed an algorithm-trading technology company called AutoInvest. Skyx has participated in two accelerators, MassChallenge and Impact ... read more.
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Agric bioinformatics
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Laura Krishfield

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January 21, 2019

Livestock management platform with genomics-based insights

Agric-Bioinformatics is developing a cloud-based livestock management platform that also features genetic testing and analysis of livestock; the company's software platform is branded AgBoost The AgBoost platform analyzes genetic data of beef cattle to estimate the genetic potential of breeding and ... read more.
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Encentive logo
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Max Halik

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January 21, 2019

Software platform for managing rollout and participation in energy efficiency programs

The company was founded by Stephen Mortiz in 2009; since then, the company has disclosed about $3 million in funding, with a Series A round of $2.4 million in 2016, with contributions from Pittsburgh Equity Partners, Innovation Works, and Birchmere Ventures. Encentiv has developed a cloud-based ... read more.
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Triditive
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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 21, 2019

Automated 3D printing system for continuous production of parts

The company was founded by Mariel Diaz Castro in 2016 as a spinoff of her project from Oviedo University in Spain. The company has developed a filament extrusion-based 3D printing technology called automated material deposition (AMD); its printer, AMCELL, has a conveyor belt for continuous ... read more.
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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January 18, 2019

Rotor sails for cargo ships

Norsepower was founded by CEO Tuomas Riski in November 2012 and has received more than $11.6 million in funding in the past two years from the EU, the Finish government, and different venture capital firms. Develops a rotor sail technology that harvests wind energy and provides auxiliary propulsion... read more.
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Biopetrolia
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Gihan Hewage

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January 17, 2019

The company was started by Jens Nielsen and Anastasia Krivoruchko to commercialize yeast synthetic biology technology developed in Jens' lab. Among its investors, we emphasize Novo Seeds, which provided a pre-seed grant to Biopetrolia upon its founding in 2014. The company develops platforms to ... read more.
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Cleyond
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Charles Willard

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January 17, 2019

Converts mixed polyethylene and polyamide waste to regranulates

The company was founded by CEO Jürgen Pfister and CFO Andreas Nold in early 2017 to help solve the ocean plastics issue by finding an alternative end-of-life strategy for mixed plastic waste. Stakeholders include CEO Jürgen Pfister, who owns 24% of the company; CFO Andreas Nold, who owns 21%; German... read more.
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Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

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: February 2019

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

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

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.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: March 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.