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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 13, 2019

Develops prescribed digital therapeutics for treating cardiometabolic diseases

The company was founded by David Perry and Kevin Appelbaum in 2015 and has raised approximately $23.8 million to date. The company develops digital therapeutics platforms that use artificial intelligence and neuroscience to modify behaviors that induce or exacerbate lifestyle diseases. Some of the ... read more.
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Kaia
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 13, 2019

Develops digital therapeutics as part of multimodal support for chronic diseases

The company was started by Innocent Clement, Konstantin Mehl, Manuel Thurner, and Moritz Philipp Weisbrodt in 2015. So far, the company has raised about $14 million from European venture capital firms. The company makes a multimodal app that combines physical therapy instruction, psychological ... read more.
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Ftc solar
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

June 13, 2019

Single-axis solar trackers for commercial and utility-scale applications

FTC Solar was started in 2017 by former employees of SunEdison, who are currently part of the management team. The company develops Voyager, a single-axis tracking system that performs row-level control and can rotate up to 60° in each direction; Voyager features a 2-in-Portrait (2P) tracking ... read more.
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Coolback
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

June 13, 2019

Integrated module frame for passive cooling of solar modules

Simon Meijer started the company in 2011 as part of a low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) project that ceased activity in 2015, giving rise to a new strategy focused on passive cooling of PV modules; the company joined the Greenhouse Cleantech Incubator and raised an undisclosed amount of funding ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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June 12, 2019

Laser-based methane detection for continuous monitoring

The company was started by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) and spun out of the university in 2017; to date, the company has received more than $2 million in grant funding via ARPA-E's MONITOR program to support field demonstrations. The company makes dual-frequency ... read more.
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Standard kairosaerospace
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

June 12, 2019

Aerial methane imaging and leak detection

Offers an aerial-based imaging solution that incorporates an optical camera and imaging spectrometer to detect fugitive methane leaks in oil and gas infrastructure Uses cloud computing and data analytics to generate optical georeferenced maps that show methane plumes and provide computed values for ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

June 12, 2019

Autonomous truck convoys

Develops a Level 4 (L4) autonomous system for long-haul trucks; although the company aims to enable an L4 truck that can drive entirely on its own (within roughly six years), it is beginning with the development of a convoy of two platooning trucks, where the lead truck is driven by a human, while ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

June 12, 2019

Last-mile delivery refers to the shipping of products between a penultimate location (like a warehouse, store, or restaurant) and the final customer. Traditional brick-and-mortar companies like Walmart have struggled to compete with internet shopping services like Amazon in the delivery of goods ... read more.

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Solyndra
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Yuan-Sheng Yu and Chloe Holzinger

Owning the Energy Transition

June 12, 2019

With Uber's and Lyft's recent IPOs, the discussion of valuations and the coveted unicorn label is making the rounds in the innovation circle again. It seems that this conversation is cyclical – some days, valuations are just another data point within dozens that go into innovation decisions; other ... read more.

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Siemens
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

June 12, 2019

Despite the efforts of Siemens and its peers, optimization through big data-enabled digitization is slow to take hold in industrial settings. Legacy incompatible systems and a steep learning curve make the transformation process slow and laborious. These factors were in evidence at Siemens' recent ... read more.

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How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

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.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

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.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

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.