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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

February 14, 2019

Integrated, cartridge-based, POC diagnostic platform

Develops a point-of-care (POC) rapid diagnostic system for pathogens and antibiotic-resistant biomarkers in hospital settings using a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique Curetis has developed two platforms, the Unyvero A50 (currently on the market) and the Unyvero A30 RQ (scheduled... read more.
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Thomas Dawidczyk

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February 13, 2019

Embedded AI processor in sensors

The company was founded by Robert Barker, Andreas Sibrai, and Cesar Matias in 2011. To date, the company has raised about $13.2 million in a February 2019 Series A. Among its investors, we highlight Egis Technology, a biometrics supplier for handsets, gaming, and advanced driver assistance systems; ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 13, 2019

Virtual reality software for neurosurgery planning and visualization

CEO Moty Avisar and CTO Alon Geri founded Surgical Theater in 2010; previously, the two engineered flight simulators for the Israeli Air Force; in 2015, the company raised a $9 million Series A with lead investor HTC, for a total of $9.6 million in funding to date. The company is a developer of ... read more.
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Tim Grejtak

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 13, 2019

The company is a developer of rare earth and specialty metals recovery technology that uses carbon nanotube (CNT) conductive filters to electrochemically trap metals and minerals from aqueous waste streams. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in recovery rate (between 73... read more.
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Sara Olson

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

February 13, 2019

Over 2018, we saw major changes across the food and health value chain, from the introduction of new crops developed with gene editing to progress on growing meat without needing animals. It was an eventful year, which can make it difficult to keep perspective on the major changes, and avoid getting... read more.

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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

February 13, 2019

Power generation from tethered airborne turbines or from airborne kites or drones tethered to a ground-based generator. AWES developers are slow to reach commercialization and to scale. With the levelized costs of traditional utility-scale renewables falling ever-lower, the value proposition for ... read more.

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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

February 13, 2019

Lighting infrastructure as a service for commercial buildings

The company was started by Kevin Maughan, Graham Deane, and Declan Barrett in 2015 and has raised €85 ($98) million from Swiss environmental fund SUSI Partners and U.K.-based investment company Low Carbon. UrbanVolt offers lighting system retrofits for commercial buildings at no upfront cost; the ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

February 13, 2019

Concentrated solar gasification for drop-in gasoline production

The company was founded in 2005 and emerged in the alternative fuels market in 2011 as a concentrated solar gasification company focused on producing renewable gasoline via ExxonMobil's methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) process. Historically, the company was backed by investors Oak Investment Partners and ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

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February 11, 2019

Activated carbon for biocoal and gas desulfurization

Produces activated carbon pellets and biocoal from organic waste using high-temperature slow pyrolysis, named SulfaCHAR and CleanFyre, respectively CleanFyre can be used as a carbon-neutral replacement for high-energy coal in steel manufacturing, while SulfaCHAR can be used as a catalyst for methane... read more.
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Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

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

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

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: April 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.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 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?

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.

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.