Sara Olson

Agro Innovation More...

January 13, 2020

Sample prep kits, miniaturized thermal cycler, and smartphone integration for in-field real-time PCR

The company was founded in 2012 by three founders, including current CEO Max Perelman  In terms of funding, Biomeme has raised just over $5 million in total funding, including $2 million in a convertible note and $3 million in an equity round, which included Dreamit Ventures, Independence Blue Cross... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 13, 2020

Cold-temperature process that doubles the wear and corrosion life of industrial equipment

Developed a process to improve several performance characteristics in a wide range of metals, including steel, aluminum, copper, superalloys, and refractory metals, by exposure to cryogenic temperatures Improves wear, fatigue, and corrosion performance by 30% to 70%; increases tensile and yield ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 13, 2020

Sealant materials and integrated system to seal air ducts and building envelopes

Developed a process, materials, and equipment for sealing ducts in building HVAC systems, as well as building envelopes, to improve energy efficiency Claimed its duct sealing technology can typically reduce duct leakage by more than 80% and reduce HVAC energy bills by $200/year to $300/year in ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

January 13, 2020

Vision system and simplified interface for industrial robots

Develops a 3D vision system, computer vision algorithms, and a graphical programming interface for industrial robotic arms Differentiates by the system's ability to distinguish the border between objects that are tightly packed and often nonuniform in size; claims its camera systems are 50% cheaper ... read more.
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Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 13, 2020

MOF-based direct air capture technology being developed under CSIRO

The company was started by CSIRO as a commercialization effort to develop investment-ready MOF technologies for CO₂ capture applications. The group develops a direct air capture (DAC) technology that can capture CO₂ from ambient air; the captured CO₂ can then be liquefied or used for dry ice ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

January 12, 2020

Packaging materials containing agents that promote shelf life extension by absorbing or emitting certain volatiles, controlling moisture levels, or reducing microbial activity. Active packaging technologies will only make an impact for perishable foods, namely baked goods, produce, dairy, meat, and ... read more.

Technology

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

January 10, 2020

Smart home devices for the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom

Develops IoT-enabled smart home devices for the kitchen, bathroom, and living room, as well as consumable and complementary products associated with the devices Smart home devices are empowered by AI, specifically computer vision and voice recognition technologies; the devices have strong synergy ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2020

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data-centric nature makes them more valuable when ... read more.

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Lisheng Gao

Consumer IoT More...

January 10, 2020

Nonprofit organization that offers low-cost air quality sensors and data visualization maps

Michael Heimbinder founded the nonprofit organization in 2006, aiming to promote public awareness of and address health concerns over air pollution issues; there is no disclosed financial information. The organization offers low-cost air quality sensors and an online interactive map platform for ... read more.
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Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

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 Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Electrochemical conversion is 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.

Quantum computing for chemicals and materials

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Many of the earliest practical applications of quantum computing are related to the technology's potential to simulate systems (of limited size) at a quantum level. While this opens up exciting applications, that excitement must be tempered with the limitations of an extremely early-stage technology. In this report, we examine how quantum computing will play a role in chemicals and materials industries over the coming years.

The Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Management Opportunity

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Organizations are built upon the exchange and synthesis of vast amounts of information from both internal and external stakeholders. However, much of this information goes uncaptured digitally and that which does often exists in unstructured formats such as emails, documents, and reports that make it difficult to process and analyze for insights. Emerging AI tools like natural language processing (NLP) offer new capabilities to automatically capture, interpret, and communicate information at a low-cost and massive scale thereby unlocking significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of processes, uncover and manage knowledge, and enable new business models. This report will lay out the landscape of NLP tools and capabilities available, analyze the new opportunities enabled by these tools, and forecast where the space is heading.

EV Inflection Tracker: 2020 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Electric vehicles are no longer a niche segment of the automotive industry, approaching 2 million in annual sales. Automakers are now committing billions toward securing raw materials and battery supplies, designing platforms, and building manufacturing capacity for electrified vehicles. However, as governments around the world roll back subsidies while tightening environmental regulations and forcing automakers to sell electric vehicles, automakers face the challenge of making electric vehicles profitably at a large scale. This report analyzes a decade of electric vehicle data to determine how electric vehicles compete with performance from internal combustion engines on metrics like range, price, charging speed, and others.

Harnessing the Power of Plant Proteins

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Plant proteins are, and will continue to be, a key near-term opportunity within the realm of alternative proteins for the food industry. In the last three years, second generation proteins like peas, chickpeas, and oats have risen in dominance, signaling the diversification of plant-based protein sources beyond soy. In addition to differences in quality between protein-rich crops, the realities of agricultural production are relevant considerations, and there are further regional differences complicating the space. Companies across the agrifood ecosystem need to engage productively with plant proteins, both as competitive threats to existing animal protein businesses and as opportunities for new business growth.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

Digital Therapeutics

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Digital therapeutics are a key element of the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. These tools support personalized yet scalable health services, which is critical where high costs and accessibility represent barriers to quality healthcare. This report will outline the landscape of digital therapeutics, demystify the challenges that they face, and provide an outlook on the future role of digital therapeutics in the healthcare landscape.