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Mike Rolfes

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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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Ekobenz
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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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Equispheres
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 13, 2018

Metal powders for 3D printing and metal spray coatings

Produces highly spherical metal powders for additive manufacturing with a process that enables a tighter size distribution than competing commercial offerings Powders combine low oxygen content, low fine particle content, and high smoothness Claims powders enable increased safety, throughput, ... read more.
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Tracy Woo

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

November 13, 2018

Holographic AR platform for intraprocedural clinical use

CEO Jim Howard, CTO Jonathan Silva, CMO Jennifer Silva, and lead developer Michael Southworth founded SentiAR in 2017; the platform is based on Jonathan's research at Washington University, which secured the initial $500,000 in grants to build the first prototype on the Microsoft HoloLens platform ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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November 13, 2018

Telehealth for transgender patients

QueerDoc uses an off-the-shelf telemedicine platform called Doxy.me to provide medical care to members of the transgender community on the West Coast of the U.S. Gender-specific care is provided through secure teleconferencing services, typically video conferencing for initial consultations and then... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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November 13, 2018

Wearable respiration sensing device for stress management and disease detection

Wearable device measures respiration and provides both haptic feedback and text message notifications when periods of tension (stress) are detected as a reminder to control breathing as a way to relieve stress Uses combined force and movement sensors to detect respiration through torso expansion ... read more.
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Eagle telemedicine
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Danielle Bradnan

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November 13, 2018

Telemedicine services provider offering remote staffing for hospitals

The company was founded by physicians in 2008, and the current CEO is Talbot McCormick. The company makes a privacy regulation-compliant synchronous telehealth platform and offers staffing solutions through that platform to hospitals. The company claims differentiation in the specialties of its ... read more.
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China's role in the future of energy storage

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

China's rapidly growing EV sales and concentration of battery production has impacted the world's emerging energy storage industry. This report analyzes China's focus on becoming vertically integrated leaders of the lithium-ion industry, their future activities in next-generation batteries, and implementing those batteries in automotive or stationary applications.

Roadmap: Next Generation PV

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will describe the economics and scenarios of deployment of three next generation solar PV technologies, while referring to the relevant Tech Pages for details on the technologies proper.

Strategic Ways to Monetize Data

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Current approaches to data monetization are fairly straightforward and can be imitated by competitors, leading to a game of catch-up. This report will discuss a framework that companies can use to be strategic in monetizing data, thereby setting up competitive barriers for themselves.

The hurdles to microLED displays

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In the past five years, there has been a significant uptick in investment in microLED technology. Apple, Foxconn-Sharp, Samsung, and Facebook have all recently acquired startups in this space, as microLED is considered a direct competitor to OLED, with its longer lifetime and more responsive performance. In this report, we will discuss the microLED landscape and its major barriers to entry.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

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. 

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

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.

Let's Get Personal: Constructing a Powerful Personalized Nutrition Solution

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will examine enabling technologies, like microbiome sensing, and analysis that are bringing personalized nutrition solutions to the forefront and increasing their effectiveness.

Food, health, and wellness in retrospect: The top news, tech, and questions you asked in 2018

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Over 2018, we saw major changes across the food and health value chain, from the introduction of new crops developed with gene editing to progress on growing meat without needing animals. It was an eventful year, which can make it difficult to keep perspective on the major changes, and avoid getting caught up in day-to-day happenings. This report offers a retrospective view of 2018 - the news we covered and what it means for your business, the top developers our analysts feel are worth engaging with, and the major questions that you and your competitors asked our analyst team. It also helps frame the themes we anticipate covering in 2019 and beyond

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

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