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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 16, 2019

As we described in a recent report, many of today's applications of AI involve supervised pattern recognition capabilities like image classification or speech recognition. Moving beyond these capabilities to more complex human tasks requires higher levels of reasoning and planning to not just ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Last month, Lux co-organized the Materials Informatics for Industry conference with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) at Northwestern University. NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the lead ... read more.

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Alex Herceg

Digital Transformation

April 16, 2019

Lux Research recently attended the Open Mobility Conference in Brussels, co-organized by the TravelSpirit Foundation and MaaS Alliance. The event sought to bring together transport authorities, operators, technology providers, and infrastructure developers. The program explored the key themes of ... read more.

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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

One of the largest global defense and space companies is a leading satellite operator and a supplier of satellite imagery for commercial and military applications to governments and large businesses. Satellite imagery by itself provides limited value. Moreover, with multiple satellite operators, ... read more.

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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 16, 2019

Danish company Chr. Hansen (Lux Take: Positive) is a key player in the agrifood ecosystem, with more than 600 products in its portfolio across three segments. The company develops food additives in line with consumer demand for clean-label, "natural" ingredients as well as gut microbiome-benefiting ... read more.

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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Develops vision systems and applications through a breakthrough computational holographic technology

The company was founded by Hakan Urey and Orkun Oguz, who have extensive experiences in research and business. To date, the company has raised approximately $10 million. Among its investors, we highlight Intel Capital. The company is a developer of computational holography display technology for AR... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

April 16, 2019

Residential smart hot water tank

Mixergy spun out from the University of Oxford, where co-founders Pete Armstrong and Ren Kang were working on their Ph.D.s around smart hot water tanks and power systems; the company has received cash from Climate-KIC, Oxford Science Innovation, IP Group, and Innovate UK, the total amount of funding... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Predictive modelling for use cases within the food, cosmetic, and chemical industries

Provides data analysis solutions, typically in the form of an interactive tool that generates predictive models, for the food, cosmetic, and chemical industries (note: for the purpose of this profile, we will be focusing on Creme Global's solutions for the food industry, which addressuse cases ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 16, 2019

The company was founded by Riana Lynn, who has a background in biology and was previously associated with supply chain data management startup FoodTrace. The company makes “better-for-you” snack products made from plant-based ingredients. It also develops an ingredient portal journeyfoods.io, which ... read more.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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: June 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: June 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.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.