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Harshit Sharma

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September 14, 2019

Lux Research recently presented at the Asian Utility Week 2019 in Kuala Lumpur to speak on a breadth of topics, including the digital transformation of the power sector. In particular, Lux shared its opinions and thought leadership on the subject of digital twins at PowerGen Asia 2019, which ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 13, 2019

Plastics developer using machine learning

The company was founded by Ata Zad in 2017 to commercialize plastics development using machine learning; it also offers toll compounding services and sells purge compounds. The company develops machine-learning algorithms customized to specific plastic materials (PE, PET, CFRP, PEEK, PEKK, TPU, PA, ... read more.
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Nanto
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 13, 2019

Portfolio of functional coatings including nanoclay-filled fire retardant, anti-corrosive, antifouling, and superhydrophobic coatings

Develops a portfolio of functional coatings and additives including nanoclay-filled anticorrosive coatings, fire retardant additives, biocide-free antifouling coatings, and superhydrophobic coatings Also cites other benefits, including increased gas and moisture barrier, hydrophobicity, ... read more.
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Aernos
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Venkatesh Konanur

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September 12, 2019

MEMS-based carbon nanotube gas sensors

Continues to offer carbon nanotube-based gas sensors that can be embedded within devices from third-party vendors; since we last spoke with the company, it has released its own device, called AerIoT, that can be directly plugged into existing HVAC systems Differentiates from the more commonly used ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

September 12, 2019

Introduction Menopause has three major stages, beginning with perimenopause. Perimenopause, which can begin as early as age 35 and commonly begins in the early 40s, can bring mood changes, low sex drive, and incontinence as well as be the first indicator for menopausal concerns like lowered bone ... read more.

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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 12, 2019

Synthetic biology strain development as a service

The company was started by Dennis Stevens in 2016 to provide R&D services for synthetic biology-derived molecules and materials. The company is a developer of microbial strains for customers looking to replace petroleum-based chemicals and materials; the company has disclosed one specific project, ... read more.
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Handerek tech
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Charles Willard

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September 12, 2019

Pyrolysis of waste plastic for fuel production

The company was founded by Adam Handerek and Susan Kim-Chomicka in 2018 as a continuation of a sole proprietorship run by Adam Hańderek under the name "Recycling Technologies Adam Hańderek" that has operated since August 2015; Susan Kim-Chomicka is now the CEO of the company. The company develops a ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

September 11, 2019

IBM recently shared information outlining its view of the timeline for quantum computing applications. In it, chemical simulation was highlighted as one of the most prevalent algorithm families accessible in the near-term NISQ era of quantum computers. NISQ – Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (coined... read more.

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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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September 11, 2019

Developer of AR technology based on computer-generated holography

The company was founded by Darran Milne and Aleksandra Pedraszewska in 2017. So far, the company has raised about $4 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Suir Valley Ventures, Sure Ventures, and Innovation Warehouse. The company makes AR headset based on its proprietary computer-generated ... read more.
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Echiontech
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

September 11, 2019

Developer of fast-charging Li-ion battery anode material

The company was founded by the Boies Group and De Volder Group at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering. The company makes a carbon nanotube-coated iron-aluminum oxide anode material for Li-ion batteries and a method of manufacturing that material through continuous chemical vapor ... read more.
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Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: October 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 key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

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.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as 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.

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.