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Joshua Haslun

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December 10, 2018

Stabilization and targeted delivery of microbes, vaccinations, and food ingredients for animal and human health

The company was founded in 2001 with the goal of providing solutions to stabilize, protect, and deliver bioactives to their target sites. So far, the company has raised about $24 million from seven different funding efforts and grants; the company is generating revenue. Among its investors, we ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

December 10, 2018

Develops local-scale weather monitoring systems

The company was founded by Alex Kubicek in 2012. So far, the company has raised about $17 million following Series A and Series B bridge funding rounds of $7.5 million each. Among its investors, we highlight Monsanto Growth Ventures (now Bayer Growth Ventures), 4490 Ventures, and Rise of the Rest. ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

December 10, 2018

Develops antiviral drugs for livestock

ViroVet was founded in 2015 as a spinoff following Aratana's acquisition of Okapi Sciences The company develops plasmid-launched live-attenuated virus (PLLAV) vaccine technology and antiviral compounds targeting viral replication in livestock The DNA-based plasmid vaccine, produced via fermentation... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

December 10, 2018

Cricket protein and autonomous farming systems for edible insect production

The company was started by CEO Mohammed Ashour, Gabe Mott, Shobhita Soor, Katie Gardon, Venu Margam at McGill University to compete in the 2013 Hult Prize competition. Among its investors, we emphasize the Hult Prize Foundation, which made a $1 million contribution in 2013. The company employs ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

December 10, 2018

Develops microbiome-modulating products for skin care and personal care applications

Develops skin care products containing encapsulated, live biotherapeutic probiotics capable of modulating the skin microbiome Employs Lactobacillus strains for maintaining and restoring a healthy skin microbiome; specifically focuses on L. plantarum, L. pentosus, and/or L. rhamnosus Currently ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

Hydrothermal liquefaction process to convert organic matter into biocrude

Develops a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology for conversion of organic matter into biocrude using a supercritical water process Primary feedstock is wood residues; looking to expand to sewage and municipal solid waste (MSW) Developing a 30 bpd biocrude demonstration-scale project with Silva... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

2018 was an eventful year within the Alternative Fuels space. High-profile technology developers like LanzaTech and Fulcrum BioEnergy have finally surpassed significant milestones on their long-anticipated commercial projects, the cellulosic ethanol space is getting a fresh makeover with newly ... read more.

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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

December 9, 2018

Conversion of syngas to synthetic fuels. The capital-intensive nature of GTL plants using Fischer-Tropsch technology prohibits their commercial deployment when using natural gas feedstock during sustained periods of low oil prices. Commercial interest now lies in small-scale deployments that use ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 6, 2018

Wood fiber-plastic composite for carrier bags

Produces wood-plastic composite materials by combining virgin soft wood kraft pulp (70% by weight) and an undisclosed thermoplastic resin (30% by weight); has achieved a target of making its material 90% to 95% bio-based by using bio-based polymers like PLA for the plastic component and is exploring... read more.
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State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Innovation Activity in 3D Printing Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There is increasing innovation activity in the 3D printing space. This report compares innovation at different parts of the value chain: materials, hardware, and software. Based on each material segment (polymer, composites, metals, ceramics, and others), this reports aims to visualize the areas that see more innovation, and areas that need to be improved. Finally, it aims to identify which players can create the most value, and what that means for clients' strategies.

Carbon Fiber Update 2018

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update Lux's overall carbon fiber coverage. In particular, it will focus strongly on manufacturing technologies ranging from 3D printing to large, high-volume systems. It will seek to understand the manufacturing landscape and match processes to industries.

China Carbon Fiber

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will explore and answer the questions: What are the current innovation and commercialization activities of Chinese start-ups and large corporations? What are the challenges and opportunities the Chinese carbon fiber companies pose to Lux clients? What is the future outlook of carbon fiber in China?

Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Let's Get Personal: Constructing a Powerful Personalized Nutrition Solution

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

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will examine enabling technologies, like microbiome sensing, and analysis that are bringing personalized nutrition solutions to the forefront and increasing their effectiveness.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Energy's Top News, Technology Developers, and Questions You Asked About in 2018

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Highlights of the top news, technology developers, and questions that you and your peers asked Lux Research about in 2018. While not designed as a ranking list, this report instead serves as a summary of the developments in 2018 and how Lux Research's Energy Team views them as key steps in the evolution of the energy system in 2019 and beyond.

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