Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

January 22, 2020

Light filed display technology developer

The company was founded by Jonathan Blackley. To date, the company has raised approximately $25 million. Among its investors, we highlight New Enterprise Associates. The company makes 3D display technology based on light fields, which allows motion parallax (image perception depends on the viewing ... read more.
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Chad Goldberg

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

January 22, 2020

Outdoor and on-street intelligent parking management technology

The company was started by Thomas Hohenacker in 2012. To date, the company has raised about $31 million. The company is a developer of intelligent parking management systems aimed at reducing traffic and pollution and increasing parking revenue; the solution includes a combination of sensors and a ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

January 22, 2020

This insight is part of the Lux Energy Team’s Year in Review series examining the highlights and key developments of the energy industry in 2019. For an overview of the entire energy ecosystem, see the hottest energy topics and highlights across four key storylines. For deep dives into particular ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

January 22, 2020

Advanced robotic systems for tough environments

The company was acquired in 2017 by Ensign-Bickford Industries, a privately owned conglomerate with a group that focuses on aerospace and defense. The company has three lines of business; its Exploration group develops technology for planetary sampling and space mining; its Motion Control group ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

January 22, 2020

At CES 2020, Lux saw a rising trend of integration and customization of consumer products and services. One of the specific examples of this trend is in the emerging field of the smart mirror, which is a mirror empowered by computer vision and augmented reality technologies to monitor skin health, ... read more.

Case Study

Michael Holman

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2020

Here’s some recent critical quotes about the social role and impact of the chemicals business: “The old-fashioned belief that the raison d’être of a commercial enterprise is to maximize shareholder value belongs to another century, as businesses that do not embrace holistic approaches to engage ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2020

CNT-containing anti-corrosion coatings

Develops solvent-based zinc and carbon nanotube epoxy and urethane coatings that provide rust and corrosion protection for steel and aluminum surfaces; products include primers and topcoats with or without zinc or CNTs Offers a two-layer coating system with an epoxy or polyurethane top coat, both of... read more.
Company Profile

Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2020

Protein-based fiber with exceptional tensile strength, ductility, and toughness. Spider silk fiber's exceptional mechanical properties give it potential as a premium material in apparel, composites, and bioabsorbable medical implants; however, high spinning costs have caused some manufacturers to ... read more.

Technology

Sara Olson

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

January 22, 2020

Throughout the year, urgent daily challenges frequently crowd out important, longer term thinking, but only by taking a step back do the individual events coalesce into broader trends and themes. This report examines the significant, relevant trends that embodied the year 2019 in agrifood and health... read more.

State of the Market Report

Benjamin Torda

Energy Storage More...

January 22, 2020

This insight is part of the Lux Energy Team’s Year in Review series examining the highlights and key developments of the energy industry in 2019. For an overview of the entire energy ecosystem, see the hottest energy topics and highlights across four key storylines. For deep dives into particular ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.

Ultra-wideband radar sensors

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar is a promising technology for the detection of humans and moving objects, through-wall imaging, and search and rescue applications due to its high-resolution and high-accuracy features. With the progressive development of miniaturized, energy-efficient, and low-cost radar sensors, the applications expand to personal electronics, IoT devices, health care products, and robotics. This report will outline the landscape of the technology, reveal the challenges that need to be overcome, and provide outlooks on the future roles of the UWB radar sensors.

Autonomous Vehicle Cost Model 2020

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

As the cost of sensors, processors, and batteries go down, the overall cost of an autonomous vehicle is starting to approach feasible levels for ride-hailing and logistics customers. While fleets operating businesses in those industries will almost immediately realize cost-effectiveness, through a cost modeling analysis, we'll explore when other industries and consumers will be able to afford this emerging technology.

Solving Connectivity in Remote Industrial Locations

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Across industries, cloud computing has created an analytics revolution. But when a cloud connection isn’t easy to come by, for example on an oil rig in the ocean or at a remote wellhead, poor connectivity can stifle the impact of IoT and analytics. This report will discuss various solutions to the connectivity challenges presented by remote sites, including ways to transmit data and ways to reduce the need for transmitting data, and how to combine these solutions to enable complex analytics applications.