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Venkatesh Konanur

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December 13, 2018

Analytics platform for equipment prognostics and predictive maintenance

Offers a cloud-based predictive maintenance solution that prognosticates machine failures; is one of the few players in the market that has the ability to prognosticate machine failures, as opposed to only threshold monitoring and diagnostics While its technology has not changed drastically since ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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December 13, 2018

2018 will end as a strong year for industrial IoT, with IoT security and 5G emerging as hot areas and with IoT platforms also finding a resurgence of activity after a brief lull. As the year comes to a close, in our last journal, we wanted to highlight key pieces of activity that happened this year ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur

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

December 13, 2018

The company was started by CEO Gabriel Halimi and Henry Halimi in 2015; Flo has raised over $11 million through seed and series rounds; most recently, it raised a $7.8 million Series A led by Crosslink Capital; other notable investors include Echo Capital, Plug and Play, and USAA. The company ... read more.
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Cyclica
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Joshua Haslun

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December 13, 2018

Drug discovery using biophysics, biological data, and artificial intelligence

The company was started by Jason Mitikidis; Naheed Kurji is now the president and CEO. So far, the company has raised about $7 million, including its most recent $2.3 million Series A funding round. The company is a developer of an in silico compound discovery and development platform that utilizes ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

December 13, 2018

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) developers are benefiting from tightening regulations across municipal and industrial markets and the demand for better access to wastewater treatment in emerging economies. By 2021, the MBR market is expected to grow to $3.34 billion from $2.2B in 2018, at which point ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Katrina Westerhof

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December 12, 2018

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In the power industry, renewables and distributed generation, alongside other forces, are prompting rapid change on a global scale, and ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

December 12, 2018

Fleet management software for ridesharing and carsharing

Offers a software solution for car-sharing and ride-sharing operations for fleet operators and an autonomous vehicle ride-sharing management platform; also deploys Level 4 autonomous vehicles under the name Auro, after acquiring Auro Robotics in 2017 Claims its differentiation lies in its software's... read more.
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L'oreal
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Danielle Bradnan

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

December 12, 2018

Healthcare has been collecting data for decades in order to improve treatments and therapeutic products. Regulations surrounding the ownership of medical data have prevented the development of alternative revenue streams; however, with the increasing blurring of lines between medicine and wellness ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Kyle Landry

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

December 12, 2018

Autonomous vehicle development software

Jan Decker (CEO) and Dejan Pangercic (CTO) founded Apex.AI in 2017 based on their work with robotics and autonomous vehicles at Bosch and Faraday Future; the company raised about $15.5 million in November from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. The company has developed two software ... read more.
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Jonathan Melnick

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December 12, 2018

On December 4, 2018, Lawrence Rosenberg, the president and CEO of the Integrated Health & Social Services University Network of West-Central Montreal in Quebec, Canada, invited Lux Research, Darrell Johnson (VP of Data Science Business Solutions at Medtronic), and a 60-person cross-functional ... read more.

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Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Biofuels Outlook

Coverage Areas: Alternative Fuels More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Today’s biofuel industry is a long way from its rapid ascension of the early and mid-2000s. Growth in capacity for first-generation (1G) biofuels has stalled, but advanced biofuels are gaining ground. To characterize this new era of the global biofuels industry, we built a comprehensive database of nearly 2,000 facilities which we use to forecast the growth of the industry and examine trends in new nameplate capacity, location, fuel, feedstock, and conversion technologies.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

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.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 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.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil rigs will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

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

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