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Jerrold Wang

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August 20, 2019

Electrochromic film developer with proprietary deposition process

Core technology is about the deposition process of making the electrochromic (EC) layer in the EC film; this process uses a solution of metal salts (which is stable in the air) as the precursor of the EC layer and uses UV light to cure the sprayed solution to form an amorphous metal oxide layer ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

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August 20, 2019

Substances that join parts together and resist separation. Adhesives are essential to multiple markets, but it is a mature and established space where disruptive formulations are difficult to develop. At more than $40 billion and growing proportional to GDP, there is still opportunity in adhesives... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

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August 20, 2019

Continuous carbon fiber composite 3D printing technology

The company was founded by Giovanni Cavolina and Martin Eichenhofer as a spinoff of ETH Zurich; it is currently supported by European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Switzerland. To date, the company has raised about 1 million CHF (around $1 million) in seed funding. The company ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Southeast Asia presents a tantalizing yet challenging opportunity for the food industry. The region contains 10 countries, all within a 2,000 km radius and with some of the highest and lowest GDPs per capita in the world. Singapore sits at the high end, with $65,000 per capita, while Myanmar sits at... read more.

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Thomas Hayes

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August 19, 2019

Produces animal proteins using synthetic biology techniques

Produces fermentation-derived animal proteins by employing synthetic biology techniques; product pipeline consists of six different animal proteins across four different animal types, having produced certain proteins up to the scale of 1,000-liter fermenters Plans to engage in a business-to-business... read more.
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Sara Olson

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August 19, 2019

Countertop steam oven and complementary meal delivery service

The company was founded by David Rabie and Bryan Wilcox, current CEO and CTO, respectively; the company was founded with the name Maestro, but rebranded as Tovala in January 2016 on its entry into the Y-Combinator. To date, the company has raised about $19 million in publicized fundraising, ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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August 19, 2019

Immobilized microorganisms for sugar reduction in fruit juices

Develops immobilized microorganisms for the bioconversion of monosaccharides and disaccharides in fruit juices into nondigestible forms; continuous process claims to result in 30% to 80 % reduction in sugar So far, raised about €570,000 funding backed by The Kitchen FoodTech Hub incubator and is ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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August 19, 2019

Upcycles soybean-derived pulp into a high-protein, high-fiber flour

The company was started by Claire Schlemme, who also started a juice bar business in Boston, Massachusetts. So far, the company has raised about $2.5 million in seed funding. Among its investors, we highlight HG Ventures. The company is a developer of a high-protein, high-fiber flour from okara, ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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August 19, 2019

Sensor and data integration to optimize processes from growth to harvest to shipping

The company was started by the cloud consultancy 9apps. To date, the company has raised about $5.5 million, including a 2019 Series A and two seed rounds in 2016. Among its investors, we emphasize SHIFT Invest and Rabo F&A Innovation. The company makes ZENSIE, a sensor-integrated dashboard that ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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August 19, 2019

As the crop trait discovery and development industry gains momentum (see recent news from Inari, Benson Hill Biosystems, and Cibus) thanks in large part to advances in technologies capable of reading, writing, and editing the genome, technologies capable of rapidly and comprehensively measuring the ... read more.

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Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

The Digital Maturity Model

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant mismatch between their digital capabilities and their digital goals. Companies need a framework to determine their current level of "digitalness" and what capabilities they need to add to get to the next level; in this manner, they can approach their digital transformation in a step-by-step manner thus enhancing their chances of success. In this report, we will present the Lux Digital Maturity Model which will clearly define the different levels of digital maturity in terms of various underlying parameters. In subsequent research, we plan to use this maturity model to benchmark the maturity of digital transformation in various sectors.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.