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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 16, 2019

Valorizing coffee pulp for food applications

The company was founded by Rudi Dieleman and Andres Belalcazar (former CSO); the co-founders have backgrounds in economics and bioprocess engineering, respectively; Hans Verhoef is the current CEO of the company. The company is a developer of bioprocessing technology to extract pectin from coffee ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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April 15, 2019

Autonomous aerial surveillance for land management

The company was founded by James Peverill (CEO and co-founder). To date, the company has raised about $5.2 million from VC groups and corporate funding. Among its investors, we emphasize The Toro Company, Autonomy Ventures, and Tabard Venture Capital. The company develops an agronomy platform that ... read more.
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Mneme
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 14, 2019

Tribore hollow-fiber membrane for membrane distillation

The company was founded by Antony Prince in 2018 based on PVDF membrane technology developed by Neal Chung at the National University of Singapore; the technology is being commercialized by Memsift and the Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation (START) Centre in Singapore. The ... read more.
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D3max
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Runeel Daliah

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April 12, 2019

Bolt-on cellulosic ethanol

D3Max was founded in 2015 by BBI International and is currently headed by Joe Brian, who is also the CEO of BBI International; BBI started developing the corn fiber-to-ethanol technology in 2007 and transferred all related intellectual property (IP) to D3Max. The company develops a bolt-on ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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April 12, 2019

Bioconversion of vegetable byproducts using BSF

Developing a bioconversion process based on the use of agrifood residues to grow black solder fly (BSF) larvae for insect meal, oil, and fertilizer; Ingredient Odyssey's brand is called EntoGreen The EntoGreen insect meal is approximately 65% protein, and the oil is less than 10% protein The company... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products

Launched in 2015 and spun out of AOBiome in 2017 Produces microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products; claims its products improve the look and feel of the skin and can reduce the number of conventional products needed First product, AO+ Mist, introduces ammonia-oxidizing bacterium ... read more.
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Over the past few decades, China has consistently been the top destination for plastic waste. In 2016 alone, Chinese recyclers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste plastics worth about $3.7 billion from developed countries across the globe. These Chinese recyclers accepted a large amount of ... read more.

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Cole McCollum

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Passive beam shaping for various applications

Develops a technology called Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC), which is designed for passive beam shaping Technology is differentiated by its high flexibility to define the structure of the light, a higher quality of beam output, and lower cost compared to other techniques, such as lenses or ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

One-step catalytic process to transform ethanol to butadiene

Develops catalysts for the single-step conversion of ethanol to butadiene; catalysts use silica as a support material, with silver nitrate powder and zirconyl nitrate as catalyst materials Claims process converts more than 70% of ethanol to butadiene in a single pass at industrially relevant process... read more.
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Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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: April 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.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 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).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 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.