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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
Flo technologies
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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

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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.

Analyst Insight

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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