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Chloe Holzinger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2019

Li-ion batteries using protected metallic lithium anodes

Sion Power develops Li-ion cells with protected metallic lithium (Li) anodes; it has stopped pursuing its lithium-sulfur (LiS) technology to focus on its Li-ion cells Deposits Li anode on a metallic substrate instead of using the more common Li foil, then applies a hybrid inorganic/polymer ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2019

The advent of smart textiles saw a range of sensing technologies, mainly aimed at healthcare, sports, and military markets. Beyond sensing, a range of technologies for integrating displays into textiles has been an active area of development since the mid-2000s. Philips showcased its Lumalive LED-... read more.

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Trifo
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

January 14, 2019

Full-stack AI home robot company

Develops an AI home robot product, which will be released January 2019 Differentiates by implementing advanced simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms on its platform The company is looking to branch out into other home robot applications, such as pet/elderly care and surveillance ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Exploration and Production More...

January 14, 2019

Today, E&Ps are outsourcing water operations that they traditionally managed in-house, as it is becoming cheaper to build pipeline capacity than to haul millions of barrels per day (bpd) using trucks. The rapidly growing midstream segment has responded to the water infrastructure needs of oil and ... read more.

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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

January 14, 2019

Electricity retail with smart metering and residential customer load disaggregation

The company was founded by Christian Bogatu and Daniel von Gaertner in 2017; it has disclosed a seed round of €3 million ($3.4 million) in funding from Innogy Innovation Hub and was also announced as a participant in the 2018 Free Electrons accelerator cohort. Fresh Energy acts as a retailer in ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

January 13, 2019

Decomposition of CO₂ into CO and chemicals using electricity. While potentially highly disruptive, electrolysis of CO₂ is, and will remain, too expensive for commercial viability unless a very cheap source of electricity is available and high carbon taxes are enforced on the chemicals industry. ... read more.

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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

January 13, 2019

Each year, Lux Research's Alternative Fuels team seeks out the most interesting companies that are driving the evolution of the industry. While many of the heavy hitters in the industry are already at scale or recently reached scale, there are still several new technology developers making headlines... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2019

Nanoporous carbon materials from bio-based feedstock

Porous4App is a four-year EU Horizon 2020 project; 11 partner groups began work in 2016 to validate and scale the production of nanoporous carbon materials from biorenewable resources. The project plans to make metal and metal oxide-doped nanoporous carbon materials; it is focusing on potato starch... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2019

Tunable mesopore zeolite catalysts

Developed a proprietary platform process to modify commercial zeolite into mesopore zeolite to increase the catalytic activity and selectivity of middle distillates over light distillates in cracking Claims to achieve pore sizes of 2 nm to 20 nm regardless of starting zeolite morphology, topology, ... read more.
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Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

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

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Pinching the Funnel: How China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation Makes it a Global Force

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.